At Home With Maria Confer

At Home With Maria Confer via A Beautiful MessOur next home tour guest, Maria Confer, is here to share her newly updated kitchen with us!

The sweetest kitchen

Gorgeous countertops"My

husband and I closed on our first house at the end of April and

couldn’t wait to make it our home. Our little 1927 bungalow was so

charming, but like most old houses many of the rooms needed face lifts.

The weekend that we closed, I immediately started on the kitchen. It’s

such a little space, and the original dark wood cupboards made it feel

even smaller. My first task was to paint the cupboards white. It took me

a week from start to finish, but the results were astounding. The

kitchen already felt more light, spacious and serene!"

Cookbook nook

Cozy kitchen"From

there I also painted the old brown and beige linoleum floor white.

Another huge change. Next came the more labor intensive tasks that my

husband, Cole, handled beautifully. He tore out the formica counter tops

and replaced them with wood butcher block from Ikea and then replaced

the outdated sink and faucet."

Beautiful kitchen countertops

Spices in clear jars"My

husband’s last task was to install wood plank walls. This took him

three weeks and me one weekend to paint. In between these renovations, I

decided to give my refrigerator a makeover. Following an old DIY post

by Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky,

I used some faux wood contact paper to give my boring old fridge a fun

new look. My final task of stenciling the floor was such a doozy that I

probably won’t ever attempt it again. It was by far the most tedious and

back breaking work."

Painted floorsStenciled floors

Adorable pups on beautiful floors"Now

that all the hard work is (almost) done, I can really enjoy the

transformation. I sometimes take a moment to simply stand in the doorway

and marvel at my beautiful kitchen."

Thank you for sharing your kitchen with us, Maria!  Be sure to stop by Maria's blog or say hello on Twitter!