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The Great Weidner Kitchen Reveal of 2012

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Once upon a time there was a girl. And she had long beautiful locks of blonde hair. She was tan and toned and her clothes fit her like smooth peanut butter coating a ripe apple.

And then there was this other girl named Bev. And she had this really orange kitchen. And it was just fine and cute and great and whatever and la la la for a good 5 years.

As the years passed, Bev and her husband Aaron would toss about the idea of doing a remodel. Starting from scratch. Lighting the match. Pimp it out, natch. It was a cold Saturday morning in January when Bev was on a routine grocery run, and that’s when life took a turn. In the bottom of a clearance basket in the cleaning isle, she spotted the cutest little dish scrubby ever. She bought it, took it home and gave it a new life on her countertop. She stood back, tilted her head to one side, called for Aaron to come look, and then uttered the words that would change their lives and risk their marriage forever, “Uh yeah, this kitchen is way jank for this cute little dish scrubby. Time to remodel!”

After a round of texts with their dear friend/awesome home renovator/guy who did their bathroom only a few years before, Eric, it was decided. He would drive in from Colorado with a trailer full of tools and they would gut it and rip it and tear it to shreds and do the thang right. And they would also stop talking in 3rd person.

This was the night the Blair Witch and her raccoon stopped by for a spell.

AAAAAAND VOILA!

Yes. Yes.

Custom built floating wooden shelves. Death becomes me.

Lower open cabinets to hold bigger items. I don’t know why I have the coffee pot and the juicer so snuggled up. And look at that nail sticking out! HA. Eric, come back and hammer that in, ‘mkay?

White subway tile. Our bathroom matches. These things can’t be helped.

This little area is the COFFEE STATION. Every morning I turn on the under shelf lighting and yell to Aaron, “I’m having coffee in the coffee station! Don’t you want to join me? Are you tired of me calling it a coffee station? Want me to stop? Fat chaaaanncceeeee.”

Check out that recessed light over the sink. LIGHT. Real life light.

The area below the microwave used to be two long shelves, but we had custom large drawers (that soft close!) built so that I don’t bust a vein when trying to reach my heavy cast iron in the very back.

Aaron is building me a pot rack this weekend. This is considered PART DEUX of that whole risking the marriage thing.

We kept the electric range, but Eric went ahead and got me set up for gas, for when I go out this weekend and surprise Aaron with a new gas range. OH I’M KIDDING.

Maybe next weekend.

I had to show you this pee-ummmp hood because it’s just so dang pretty. And there’s no grease under there. Yet.

See that storage above the fridge? It was a total random last minute vision by the dudes and within a few hours it came to life and I squealed a lot.

Oh! My calendar is out of date. I need to change that real quick. Hold on.

Okay, my feng shui is back in order now, WHEW.

Cutting. Board. Slots.

I mean really.

This coiled industrial faucet was the very first thing we bought and I slept with it for a week straight.

See that little button to the right? That’s the garbage disposal button. Sounds like feathers tickling your heart.

This sink makes my life so good.

And this! These wall niches were also a random vision from Aaron and at first I was like, whatevz, but I die now every time I look at them. I’m absolutely in love.

This little corner will be addressed this weekend. PART TROIS of the marriage risking thing.

And this is the kitchen from the other end of the room. The stove and hood are to the right, in case you needed MY AID.

And there you have it! My new kitchen. That I will never leave. So don’t even try and make me.

My thanks go to:

* Eric, I mean seriously. You rule it.

* Laura, for lending us your man for 2 weeks.

* Aaron, for keeping me calm and making me realize that you actually DO have good ideas and are smart and wonderful.

* Rimann Liquors, obvi.

Some of the before shots, if your heart can even take it:

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go take a nap on my new quartz countertops.

 

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105 Responses to The Great Weidner Kitchen Reveal of 2012

  1. Lauren May 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Beautiful, Bev!!!

  2. amy May 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Love it!! It looks so great! The wall niches are a cool and useful idea.

    I’m new around here. But Bev you make me laugh so I keep coming back. And the food sounds good too :) (Rice cooked in coconut milk rocks my casbah. Thanks for that one)

  3. Cassie May 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Breathtakingly beautiful, Bev! So happy for you!!

  4. Megan @ Country Cleaver May 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    The cutting board slots, the floating shelves and the recessed lighting underneath – Genius all around. Then BAM – pops of color and subway tiles everywhere? Magnificent! Can I come cook with you? I’ll clean. Deal? Deal.

  5. sarah May 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Wow! So beautiful. I have been dreaming of a white kitchen.
    I am in love with the built in shelves – what a great idea!

    Super love. [and, you found some arrows!]

  6. Baking Serendipity May 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    This is so pretty! I love how open and organized it is :) And, I have one small cupboard over a piece of countertop set aside in my kitchen. We call it the coffee nook. I’m fairly certain it was the very first thing I unpacked and organized when we moved!

  7. Jenny May 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    STUNNING!!! ROCK SOLID GORGEOUS!! So bright, so you guys, so perfect. LOVE IT!! And so happy you now have a beautiful kitchen to make all of those wonderful dishes sing, entertain all your wonderful friends and family, sing, dance, drink and be merry.

    xoxo Jenny

    BTW………..Aaron and Eric – UNBELIEVABLE JOB!!!!

  8. Kathryn May 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I have such kitchen envy right now, mine seems like a dungeon in comparison. And look at all that storage.

  9. Villy @ For the love of Feeding May 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    This is superb!! I’m Hulk-green now from envy!
    I have to admit that the “before” was also nice and had a certain charm to it.. :)

  10. Aimee @ Simple Bites May 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Wall niches FTW.

    Gorgeous!!! Congrats!!!

  11. claire @ the realistic nutritionist May 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Wow. AMAZING. Come do my kitchen.

  12. Julie @ Table for Two May 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    omfg this is STUNNING!! I LOVE THIS!!

  13. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots May 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  14. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids May 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I love it! It is absolutely beautiful. Great job!!

  15. Kristen May 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Oh la la! What a great transformation (and you crack me up, by the way… Blair Witch… hehe)

  16. Tracey May 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    LOVE IT! :)

  17. Lori @ RecipeGirl May 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Beautiful!! And I’m in love with your sink big time!

  18. Amy May 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I love your kitchen! I NEED your tile! Would you share your source (I’m in KC, too)? Also, the faucet is my new boyfriend and I need to know where to find him, too.

    • Bev Weidner May 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      So glad you asked! I’m totally happy to share sources. The tile came from Lowe’s and the faucet came from Home Depot! Or Lowe’s. One of the two. Good luck!

  19. Lisa | With Style and Grace May 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Holy gorgeousness!! I love the open shelving and storage – obvi your dishes are too cute to be hidden. Nice work and congrats on your new addition, it’s just lovely!

  20. SouffleBombay May 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I LOVE the wall niches! Congrats on your beautiful new kitchen…may you cook many wonderful meals and create beautiful memories!

  21. Cindy May 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Bev, this is fantastic! I can’t pick my favorite part… I love the everything you all did.

  22. kimberlyloc May 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    BEV-URRR-LEEEE

    Wowee! This is beautiful. I am so happy for you! But ya know, this kitchen would be so much better with a pot rack. Any plans for one? :) xo

  23. EatLiveRun May 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! I want to come over and see it for myself….and hang out at that coffee station with you. Amazing!

  24. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite May 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I love love love it! It looks so good in all white.

  25. Lynne May 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Great new kitchen!
    I love, love, love the sink and I agree the faucet is fabulous, my incredible sweetheart installed ours a few months ago :) (Amy, we found it at Costco)
    Happy cooking!!

  26. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan May 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    GORGE! By that I mean both “gorgeous” and “what you will soon do within these walls every chance you get.” We all know you eat bites from the stovetop, lady. ;)

  27. Corrie May 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    we need a photo of the life changing scrubby!

  28. Amy May 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Oh goodness! Those built-in shelves! The stove hood! I miss my big tub sink. Waaaaa. The door pulls are awesome. Do angels sing every time you enter? LOVE. IT. ALL.

  29. Shefali Lindsey May 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Bev, I absolutely LOVE the new kitchen! Seriously, love reading your blog. You sure know how to make a gal laugh out loud at work! Good luck on part one and part two!

  30. Rachel Cooks May 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Beautiful, Bev!

  31. kelsey May 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    FABULOUS!!! you are never going to leave the kitchen!

  32. Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk May 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Gorgeous kitchen….nice work!

  33. Windy May 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    I am in love with those cutting board slots. Absolute love. Beautiful makeover!!

  34. Nicole {Sweet Peony} May 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    OOOOOMG! I’m sitting here just clapping my hands & giggling for you! That kitchen is gooorrrrrgeous! I absolutely love it… the transformation is amazing!!! You should have a kitchen-warming party!! :) So happy for you!!!

  35. Natalie @ Perry's Plate May 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Ohhh, you’re giving me the remodel itch!! I LOVE your little cubby window box thingy’s (too lazy to scroll up to see what you called them). I have a huge section of wall in my kitchen with NOTHING and I’m not sure what to put there. Those would be so cute :) Congrats!!!

  36. Wenderly May 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Oooooooooooh lala! It’s absolutely STUNNING Bev!! Congratulations!!!

  37. Averie @ Averie Cooks May 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Bev, congrats! It’s just stunning! You survived and hopefully the “after” makes the process worth it…it’s spectacular! Love the stainless and white and how light and airy & modern it is.

  38. Danielle May 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Fantastic! I love the open shelving and those niches are to die for! Great job!

  39. Shauna May 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I can’t even. This is my first visit to your site and already I know our online friendship will be based on jealously. Brilliant!!

  40. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Gorgeous beyond words!!! I want to nap in your kitchen. For reals :)

  41. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Love it! My fav parts are the faucet, sink and floating shelves – so cool

  42. Kelsey May 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    So pretty Bev!! I don’t blame you for never wanting to leave. Perfection!

  43. Maryann Dubbs May 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Beautiful, nice job, good work, and I hope you are cooking 2 amazing carpenters some lunch/dinner.

  44. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables May 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    amazing!! I’m seriously jealous over that faucet/sink/garbage disposal magic button.

  45. Anna May 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    SO perfect!! The cutting board slots would totally put me over the top. Beautiful choices!

  46. nicole b. May 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    GORGEOUS! Congrats, you guys! Amazing job! Now, get in there, and cook me some food. ;)

  47. Mae Lynn May 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I’m particularly impressed by the arrows on the photographs! Magnifique! ;)

  48. Jen May 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    That looks awesome! It must be such a huge relief to be in the home stretch!

  49. Deliciously Organic May 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Gorgeous!! Congrats!

  50. Blog is the New Black May 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Gorgeous! I am so jelly!

  51. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen May 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Love, love, love your new kitchen! Congrats!

  52. Cookie and Kate May 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Holy beautiful kitchen, Bev! Can I come live in there? I’ll bring a sleeping bag and dream of a white subway-tiled kitchen of my own. Seriously, it’s so beautiful and light and clean and perfect. Way to go, Weidners and Eric!

  53. carly {carlyklock} May 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Yes, yes, yes! So happy for you! It is amazeballs.

  54. DessertForTwo May 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    It look FABULOUS!!!!!

    Probably the best kitchen remodel I’ve ever seen. I love the white white white!

    I’m so glad you got this finished in time for me to come visit. ps I’m moving in and you’re cooking for me 3x/ day. Plus snacks. Don’t you remember this deal we made???

  55. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain May 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Freakin’ gorgeous!! I just want to marinate in there!

  56. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray May 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    I want to move in there and never leave. I’ll snuggle with the pups. ;)

  57. juliawannabe May 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Yes, where is the life changing scrubby??

  58. Lauren - Hippie Dog Co. May 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    That looks AMAZING!!!! I love the floating shelves! Very nice!!!! (and i would sleep with that faucet too!)

  59. Jessica @ How Sweet May 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    faaaaaaabulous!

  60. Susan Denney May 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    OHHHHHHH BEVVVVVVV! This is a MAGNIFICENT reno! I. Want. It! What a fab job you guys did with absolutely every detail (even the famously invisible potrack!). Happy cooking, friend! Can’t wait to see the kitch show up in the backgrounds of some Tablespoon posts! CONGRATS!!!!!

  61. Deborah May 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    It is gorgeous,Bev!

  62. tracy via the traveling cupcake May 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    this looks amazing! cant wait to see what amazing goodies come from the new kitchen!

  63. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen May 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    It’s so bright, sleek and cool just like you! Love it!

  64. Kim May 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    But where is the cute little dish scrubby?? OMG did something happen to it during the renovations? Was it hurt? Injured? Worse… killed? WTF happened to the cute little dish scrubby, Bev? What? By not answering you’re only incriminating yourself even ~more~!

    • Bev Weidner May 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

      Ohhhh that little dish scrubby was history back in late Jan! I go through scrubbys like a cheetah goes through…well, what do they go through…rabbits? Small dear? Something? I have since bought new cute dish scrubbys though! ALL IS RIGHT IN THE WORLD.

  65. Erin May 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Absolutely fantastic, congrats and enjoy!

  66. Melissa // thefauxmartha May 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I’ve been losing sleeping waiting to see this post! Bev, it’s beautiful. Like please-let-me-move-in beautiful. You should totally submit it to Young House Love. Top notch quality going on. Congrats on being done!

  67. Karla @ Foodologie May 5, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    Wow wow wow! Your kitchen looks amazing! I’m totally and completely jealous! Enjoy it :)

    P.S. I totally have that same damask laptop case :)

  68. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven May 5, 2012 at 3:55 am #

    Absolutely beautiful. I love how light and open it feels. And I adore your sink!!!

    All so well done. Hope you’re enjoying soaking it up! :)

  69. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 5, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    Seriously, this is so beautiful and gorgeous. I’m so incredibly jealous of everything. You have AMAZING lighting, and you have all these nifty little things – shelves, cutting board shelves, pot rack, etc. I’m so happy for you. I’m 98% happy for you, 2% jealous. No wait, I’m like 90, 10.

    It’s really 50, 50.

    Can you tell who I’m quoting? I’ll give you a hint: it’s from our favorite show :)

  70. Heidi @foodiecrush May 5, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Woo hoo! I love your decision on the countertop, is it marble or Caesarstone? And 2 weeks? World record kitchen remodel. Can’t wait to see what comes out of it! Yeah to both of you.

  71. White May 5, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    You throw the word “plant” around, when you should be thinking “fresh herbs growin’ in a pot at arm’s length”.

    I know, your focus all along has been that magic disposal button, but admit it, in the grand scheme of things you really miss washing dishes in the bathtub, don’t you?

    BTW… where exactly are you planning a pot rack… heh-heh.

    • Bev Weidner May 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      Hahah! The herb garden is actually half an arms’ length away out the back door. Got her covered. ;)

  72. Michelle May 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    WOWZ!!!!! That deserved the z behind it…. it’s just beautiful, you lucky girl :) and can i just say you one funny chica, when can we hang??

  73. Jennifer | Mother Thyme May 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Love it! It looks beautiful! I love the floors and the cutting board slots I so want! Great job and congrats!

  74. kristine May 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    stunning bev!! it looks so crisp and fresh. just like i know your taste to be!! i love every bit of it! would love to see it in person someday :)

  75. Melany May 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Love, love the new kitchen! Beautiful, bright colors! Love the floors, countertops, sink, everything…. especially those precious pics on the side of your fridge. My hearts stopped when i saw the pics of Memaw and Breckon! Love ya and so happy for ya’ll!!

  76. Leslie May 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Love love love it!

  77. Krissy's Creations May 6, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    Beautiful!!! I love how it’s white and fresh-looking. I just love new kitchens!

  78. It looks great Bev! It’s so beautiful

  79. Jen May 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Really nice! I love that hood.

  80. Melissa May 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Everything turned out fantastic!! I’m so impressed that you husband is so handy! I really love how you utilized all your space! I know you will have so much fun cooking and baking in your new kitchen!!!

  81. Jenny May 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    It’s so dee-vine I want to puke. In a good way. Congrats!!!

  82. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe May 7, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    Looks great – what a lovely kitchen!

  83. kara May 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    It looks amazing! I am in LOVE with subway tile.

  84. Aggie May 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    oh my goodness. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love the coffee station. LOVE the cutting board slots. Love where the pots are going to hang. LOVE the faucet and the huge sink. Oh my gosh. Love your whole freaking kitchen. so happy you survived this. so worth it.

  85. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Stunning!! Love the sink!

  86. Deborah May 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I have to admit, I don’t miss the orange at all. I am loving those subway tiles! Makes the kitchen!

  87. Sini May 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    It looks really amazing, Bev! Good work.

  88. Mai Nguyen May 9, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    OMG. I just fell in love.

  89. brandi May 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    If I move in and just live in the coffee station, would that work? I’m pretty good at making coffee.

  90. AmyRuth May 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Oh now you’ve started it. My hubs is gonna be in SO much trouble!!! LOL My kitchy is old and I mean 16+ years old. Oh its really nice and all… two ovens, two side by side frigs but lets face it 3 of my appliances are gimping. Guess what honey? Its almost time for a new kitchy!!! Think your friend, the contractor from CO would come to COMO? he he

    Beautiful! I know you are thrilled to have the bright white, clean and brand new kitchen. Wowza you are a lucky girl!!! May you enjoy making many many meals for your man! Congrats!

  91. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out May 10, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    I wanted to comment on this earlier, but I was too speechlessly jealous. I just kept gasping as I looked at the pictures. Boyfriend officially thinks I’ve boarded the train for Nuttytown.

    LOVE THIS SO MUCH

  92. Brooke May 10, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    Eeeeets soooo purrrrty. Just like you.

    Little golden blonde, tanned, and peppy you. Whatever did the blogosphere do before you?!

    XO.

  93. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 11, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Oh my word!! That sink, those tiles…. Love it.

  94. teresa September 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Hi Bev!
    It’s Teresa from Blooming on Bainbridge!
    Just popped over again to STUDY your kitchen makeover.
    LOVE your kitchen!
    What’s not to love!
    Do you list the sources for products that were used.
    Like the sink~faucet~quartz counter tops.
    Would love to know.
    Can only imagine how much you are enjoying this lovely~white~bright kitchen!
    xo

  95. Lisa September 25, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I am in the process of remodeling my kitchen and this is so inspirational! I would love to know the brand/where you bought the sink and faucet?

    • Bev Weidner September 25, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      Hi, Lisa!

      We actually got the farmhouse sink on Amazon, (I can’t remember the brand, but just do a search for stainless farmhouse sink and you should find something!) and faucet at Lowe’s!

  96. teresa December 2, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Hey Girly!
    I’m back over here stalking your beautiful-hip kitchen again!
    Contractor is coming over again next weekend so I’m back to checking my fave kitchens!
    You know I love your kitchen!
    Hugs from Bainbridge Island Bev!
    xo

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