Friday, March 7, 2014

House Guests {Southern & Sassy Ranch Kitchen Revamp}

I'm thrilled to be sharing Jenna's kitchen here with you this weekend! Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof is one of my oldest blogging friends and I have loved seeing the evolution of her kitchen. She has taken it from typical ranch to SOUTHERN SASS REVAMP! As you can see, lots of little projects really add up in a small space and equal one fabulous and functional space.
Thanks so much, Jenna, for coming over and sharing your Rain on a Tin Roof touches with us!
And now, let's get to know Jenna and her kitchen!

Hi guys! I'm Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof. I'm thrilled to be here with you today sharing my kitchen.
Thanks for having me, Amy!
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Today, I want to share with you the details of my kitchen.
Because we all know: its all about the details.
Details pull a space together.
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The thing that catches your eye first could possibly be those barstools.
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Yep, they are pretty fab if I do say so myself.
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The barstools are my favorite thing in the space, you can read more about them here.
Wait, maybe I have more than one favorite thing.
Because I really love my island as well.
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You can read more about how we built the island here. Yep, we did it ourselves - minus the countertop. There are some things you leave to the professionals!
I refuse to move because I won't be able to take the island with me.
They may lay me out on it when I die.
Maybe not, that would be weird.
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I am a firm believer in the power of fresh flowers.
They can instantly add drama and welcome any guest into your home.
I have a full-time gardener who works tirelessly to make sure I have beautiful, fresh flowers like these.
His name is Grunt Labor. (Sometimes I call him my husband too, but Grunt Labor is much more fun!)
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The navy and white chevron tray was one of the easiest makeovers I have ever done.
When Grunt Labor and I did the kitchen renovation, we kept the original cabinets and just updated them with paint and hardware from Ikea.
We did however, remove one wall of cabinets to allow for some open shelving from once more, Ikea.
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I love the combination of the wood stained shelving against the subway tile.
I display my "whiteware" on it.
I refuse to pay over $5 for a piece of "whiteware" unless I absolutely love it.
Speaking of subway tile, it is just the best - timeless and classic, it goes great with anything.
Grunt Labor installed it as well - he's pretty valuable.
Below the open shelving, sits the fruit basket.
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Which is really an old metal locker basket.
I love these bad boys and anytime I see one for $10 or less, I buy it.
My sweet next door neighbor gave me this little vintage coffee holder.
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I'm not really a fan of the K-Cup spinner coffee holders and shelves.
They aren't very pretty at all.
And I'm snobby when it comes to things like that.
So, when she offered me this coffee holder, I jumped on it like stink on you-know-what.
To store my cookbooks, I use metal locker baskets as well.
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They have been up for well over a year now and have never fallen.
Go us.
You can see the tutorial on how we hung these here.
To store my cooking utensils, I use an old silver pitcher.
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I found this little gem at Goodwill for $3 one day.
My heart soared, I tell ya.
It adds a little bling to the counters.
Thanks for coming along on the tour with me today.
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I hope you enjoyed it!
If you really want to see how far my kitchen has come (it was a 1960s rancher style), see the full reveal here and tour my entire home here.
I would love to have you stop by Rain on a Tin Roof sometime!
You can also stalk me here:
Thanks for having me, Amy!


  1. What a fun idea to do a kitchen tour! Reminds me of the kitchen tours they do in the Food Network magazine. I love the bar stools!

    1. Thanks for stopping by to check out Jenna's kitchen! So glad you liked it, Becky!

  2. Your photos were so much fun to look at! Love so many of the elements in this room!

    1. Thanks for coming over to look at Jenna's awesome kitchen! Glad you liked it!