Modern Cottage Kitchen with White concrete countertops and painted navy cabinets blue and white striped tile

Modern Cottage Kitchen-Reveal

WE MADE IT! It’s week 6- Our Modern Cottage Kitchen reveal week for the Jeffery Court Renovation Challenge, and it didn’t kill us!

WOOT WOOT! Can you tell that it was touch and go there for a while?!?

This renovation was a labor of love with a heavy emphasis on labor. 🙂

If you are new here, HELLO and welcome.

You can check out our kitchen renovation progress to this point here:

Week One/ Week Two/ Week Three/ Week Four/ Week Five

Grab a beverage; there is a lot to see, and I don’t want to skip a detail!

And now a drumroll, please…

Modern Cottage Kitchen- Reveal Week Jeffery Court Renovation

Modern Cottage Kitchen at Airbnb

Let’s first take a look at where we began six weeks ago.

We closed on this house 48 hours before starting the kitchen demo!

Dark and drab and not very cheery for an Airbnb and not very Modern Cottage Kitchen feeling.

Before renovation pic
Before Pic of Kitchen

The Tile

We are thrilled with the beautiful tile we received from Jeffery Court HD.

The backsplash we took up to the bulkheads is called Headwind Blue -available at Home Depot, and it makes my heart happy whenever I see these beautiful stripes. I think it blends modern and cottage perfectly.

Headwind Tile by Jeffery Court HD available at Home Depot.

Perfect for a modern cottage kitchen vibe-don’t you think??

Modern Cottage Kitchen
The backsplash is Headwind Blue- Jeffery Court HD from Home Depot.

My DM’s were filled with LOVE for the floor tiles I chose.

The tile is called Suburbs- and is available at Home Depot, and is GORGEOUS in person.

Tile is Suburbs by Jeffery Court HD available at Home Depot.
Suburbs tile in Modern Cottage Kitchen
Suburbs tile by Jeffery Court HD
The tile is Suburbs by Jeffery Court HD

All the pretty details

Taking out those heavy brown cabinets and adding open shelving from Iron Abode was a perfect choice here.

Open shelving is perfect for our Airbnb guests because they won’t have to search out often-used items like glasses and dishes.

A huge bonus is I love how open the space feels now without those bulky upper cabinets.

And the White Concrete countertops are swoon-worthy.

Kitchen from drab and dark to a Modern Cottage Kitchen Vibe with Navy cabinets and white concrete countertops.
Removing the upper cabinets helped open the space.
Modern Cottage Kitchen with Metal Shelving from Iron Abode with glasses and plants over blue and white striped tile.
Shelving is from Iron Abode
Open Shelving by Iron Abode
Open shelving holds glassware and dishes

Freshly painted Navy cabinets pop against the white concrete countertops we DIY’d, thanks to the wonderful (and very helpful) people from Z Counterform.

Navy painted cabinets with white concrete countertops and open shelving. Blue and white tile by Jeffery Court HD completes a Modern Cottage Kitchen.

The original countertop had a bar-height counter that we removed, and then we added twelve inches to add countertop seating.

Counter-height bar stools now allow for additional seating.

Gorgeous new legs (from Osborne Wood) added visual interest and extra support.

Let’s talk paint colors.

One of my favorite details in the room is the new room COLOR. I chose White Designer by Pratt and Lambert.

What a HUGE difference it made in the lighting in this room.

It feels so much bigger.

It’s such a beautiful clean white and paired perfectly with the blue cabinets (Mariner 308G) also by Pratt and Lambert.

More Details

Adding champagne brass hardware from DLawlessHardware to the painted 80’s cabinets helped them to look fresh and updated.

Champagne Bronze Hardware by D Lawless Hardware

I painted all doors and trim with a creme color that I color-matched to the SMEG; a splurge for sure, but it will look great in the Airbnb listings!

I was torn over the cream Smeg or this blue one but I knew I had made the right choice once the cream arrived!

Modern Cottage Kitchen with Smeg fridge
Creme Colored Smeg

Our fancy new faucet is the Neo Sensor Spring Faucet by Speakman, and I love the bling it adds to the kitchen.

Gold finished faucet in a Modern Cottage Kitchen remodel
Speakman Kitchen Faucet
Kitchen faucet from Speakman
Touchless faucet

An Airbnb would not be complete without a coffee station.

Iron Abode shelves in a Modern Cottage Kitchen
Coffee Station with Greem Coffee maker

The kitchen is part of one great big room, so we added a dining table with chairs from Target and a new light fixture from Shades of light.

The lighting is from Shades of Light

And one final look into the living area.

That’s it.

I love it so much and can’t wait to share it with guests next Spring.

A big thank you to Jeffery Court HD, Frogtape, and Wagner Spray Tech for sponsoring this challenge.

It was an honor to work with you and all the fabulous contestants.

Thank you also to the following sponsors who sponsored products, gave advice, and cheered me on during this DIY renovation.

Thank you,


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  1. Absolutely Stunning, Libbie! You did an amazing job!

  2. Dara says:

    I’m just amazed at what you accomplished in such a short time! You have such attention to detail. I love the tile selections, paint colors, and counter legs! I imagine this Airbnb will be fully booked!

  3. Rachel says:

    The blue you chose is stunning, well done on all your hard work, it paid off.

  4. Becky says:

    You did such an amazing job Libbie! I love all the details!

  5. Leen says:

    Wow, Libbie, it turned out so beautifully!! I love everything about it, especially the floor tiles!

  6. Your kitchen looks wonderful, Libbie! I love that SMEG refrigerator.

  7. Kim says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. The details are amazing and the tiles are fabulous. Forget vacation, I’d be moving in! 😉

  8. Kim says:

    Libbie, you did an amazing job! What a beautiful transformation!

  9. Cindy says:

    I don’t know what else to say other than WOW! Great job!

  10. Niky says:

    Wow, I love everything about this kitchen makeover. Your DIY skills are impressive!

  11. Gorgeous! Love the blue backsplash 🙂

  12. Your kitchen is stunning, every detail is just gorgeous!!

  13. Andrea says:

    This turned out gorgeous. I love the back splash and all of the details. Great work! It’s a complete transformation.

  14. It looks fabulous Libbie!!

  15. Marieza says:

    It looks amazing! You did such a fabulous job! Well done, way to go, you are a superstar!

  16. Nancy Weiss says:

    This looks amazing. I love the blue cabinetry. I wish I could renovate my kitchen, it really is the most used room in our house.

  17. Such a beautiful job Libbie! I love the colors of the floor tile and backsplash and how they blend beautifully with the navy blue cabinets! The hardware is so pretty too! I love how you combined retro with modern fixtures.
    have a great day!
    jess xx

  18. Helen Fern says:

    Wonderful transformation! And great colors. Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life’s Share the Wealth Party. Have a fabulous weekend. See you again after the 15th!

  19. Marie says:

    I am so impressed! You put so much thought into your spaces. I would be overjoyed to stay here.

  20. That is a fabulous transformation. Very stylish and so cool for an AirBnb.

  21. Juliet says:

    When can I check in?! Fabulous! You got my vote (i.e. voted!). Blue cabinets get me every time … and that refrigerator. Of course, the tile is gorgeous too. It’s all amazing … I’m packing my bags! xo

  22. Christin says:

    Holy cow!! What a transformation!! Great job!!

  23. Stacey says:

    I am stunned by this transformation. Gorgeous work! Every detail looks fabulous.

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