The Reveal


I had been putting off posting an update on our remodel here at the ranch, but realized the holidays are right around the corner and I better get movin’!

The finishing touches are being put on the kitchen just in time for me to start dragging out the Christmas boxes.

The cabinets, hardware, appliances, sink, faucet and under cabinet lighting are all from IKEA. For the style, storage options and price you just cannot beat their 20% off sale. Their white thermofoil cabinetry reminds me of steel cabinets and gave me the futuristic look I wanted. I designed the kitchen using their online planner and took into consideration our lifestyle and era of the home.




The sputnik light fixtures are from Practical Props and the sconce lights are Havana from Jonathan Adler.

The flooring is Armstrong commercial VCT in charcoal, gray and teal. I had it professionally waxed after installation.

The original ceiling tiles were stained and damaged and no longer manufactured. We replaced them with a similar style that were special ordered from Menards.

The silver starburst decals I added to the soffits were purchased from Etsy.


The pinch pleat window coverings were made from 20 yards of vintage atomic fabric I also purchased on Etsy a few months ago.


The retro inspired counter top and back splash is Betty from Wilsonart. We used aluminum trim where the counter meets the back splash to give it a more mid century feel.


We purchased a NOS chrome exhaust fan grill cover off of eBay. It fits our original Emerson Pryne fan perfectly.


We kept the original knotty pine walls in the mudroom and I used  Ikeas stainless cabinetry in there.


We opened up the kitchen into the living room and added a coffee bar on the kitchen side and a snack bar in the living room.  I can now see the fireplace from the kitchen!


Hubby and I have eaten plenty of lunches at this counter.


I will soon be putting up the Christmas decor and planning for a swanky holiday party.

Check back soon to see all of my kitschy holiday decor!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


13 responses »

  1. Looks awesome!!! The floors are fantastic. Question…who do you look for to have your floors professionally polished. We installed Armstrong 5 years ago and this needed to be done, but I didn’t know what kind of professional service to look for. Suggestions?

    • Thank you Stacia! I ended up having the window coverings made by a local seamstress. It was getting so close to the holidays and I had so much else to do I just could not take on another project! She said the fabric was great to work with. I will be posting my Christmas decor in a day or two 🙂

  2. I’m curious which of the Practical Props Sputniks you used in the kitchen? I’ve been staring at their site for weeks (probably months now!) trying to decide which one(s) to use in my kitchen and dining area combo. We don’t have a ton of height, so my Lowe’s knock-off is just too much in the space. TIA!

    • Hi Nicole, I purchased 3 of the 24″ sputnik sconces in chrome. I just used them on the ceiling instead of the wall. They have a 5″ drop so they were perfect for ceiling use. They put out a lots of light, which is what I wanted. I am very happy with them 🙂

  3. Oh wow! It looks really fabulous and I am sure you are thrilled to wrap this up just in time for the holidays! Curious, do you know what kind of trim piece they used as a transition from the laminate back splash to the wall? Looks like the laminate around your sink area might have some kind of white trim running around the edge? Just wanted to ask in case we need something like that down the road!

  4. It all looks fabulous and spot on!! The cabinets are great and my first thought was they look liked metal cabinets from that time. I’m so happy you kept the knotty pine! It’s all coming together so nicely!! Great JOB and happy holidays!!

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