The Kitchen Summer Home Tour & Blog Hop

Greetings! If you’re here from the summer tour hosted by My Life From Home– welcome!

Last week we shared our entryway and next up is the kitchen summer home tour.

kitchen summer home tour

When we moved in a little over one year ago, painting the cabinets were first on my to-do list. Curious about the ‘makeover’? Check it out here.

kitchen summer home tour

Although painting the cabinets was somewhat of a pain in the ass, I do believe it’s one of those projects that ever DIY’er needs to experience.

kitchen summer home tour

It’s like a rite of passage or something.

kitchen summer home tour

You go through the tedious, never-ending process and then you’re done and it’s like, “Okay, we can do this.” It’s the confidence builder we (well, probably just me) needed to think we could actually tackle a house remodel.

kitchen summer home tour

With that being said, I think once is definitely enough.

kitchen summer home tour

Case in point – we’re not as crazy about the cabinet color as we were a year ago. Am I going to repaint them? Absolutely not. It’s a live-and-learn kind of thing and I’d much rather have these than the originals.

kitchen summer home tour

Like I mentioned in the entryway tour, we’re scaling back our decor this season and while the kitchen has a few more trinkets, it’s still less than usual.

Side note: It’s quite the wake up call when you actually bring all of the home decor things you use to one, central location. I think I heard Brett mutter ‘hoarder’ a time or two under his breath as I was hauling all of the things downstairs. 😉 

kitchen summer home tour

The table centerpiece is made up of a giant galvanized tray, a white pitcher of fresh flowers, some mason jars wrapped in twine, a napkin holder and silverware holder.

kitchen summer home tour

The coffee car has some simple wire baskets for filters and mugs and the command center has had a thorough cleaning – those papers pile up too quickly!

The only piece I actually WANT to keep cluttered is that awesome wine rack Brett made for me a few years ago. The struggle is real, my friends.

kitchen summer home tour

Our counters are a collection of thrift store cutting boards, jars for various cooking needs and a giant fruit bowl.

kitchen summer home tour

To finish it off, no space would be complete without greenery scattered throughout – some fresh flowers by the sink and on the table, and some succulents on the island and pantry cabinet.

kitchen summer home tour

Shop the Kitchen

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Farmhouse Cutting Board

Charlotte Lined Wire Baskets: Natural - Metal - Large/Storage & Utility Baskets by World Market Large

Cream Rooster Canisters, Set of 3

Now, for some more amazing kitchen inspiration, hop on over to the other talented ladies below!

All our best,


About North Country Nest

Hi, we're Brett & Kelly! We're tackling our first home renovation and would love for you to join us on our journey of reno projects, DIYs and home decor tips.

20 thoughts on “The Kitchen Summer Home Tour & Blog Hop

  1. I have so much respect for people who’ve painted their cabinets – it sounds like such a chore! I don’t know if I have that kind of patience! Also, that wine rack is awe.some! Love it!

  2. Wow!! I am seriously loving your kitchen-especially the wine rack! What a cool project. I am just planning to paint my cabinets so you scared me a bit, lol! I know it will be work, but definitely better than they outdated look they are now. Love your coffee station too.

    1. Thank you, Michelle! Don’t be scared – your a DIY pro and I am sure yours are going to turn out just wonderful! I can’t wait to see the finished product! did mine as one of my first ever DIY projects, so maybe that’s why it sucked so much 😉

  3. Love your kitchen!! I also have just recently painted all my cabinets white and remodel the kitchen. I never realized how much of a chore it was. Everything looks absolutely beautiful!!

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