Home Project – Natasha at Schue Love

I’m excited to have Natasha here today sharing about her kitchen transformation!  Enjoy!


Hello Readers!  I’m Natasha from Schue Love and I am thrilled to be here with all of you today.  I love discussing home decor ideas on my blog, especially on our home.  When we bought out house two and half years ago, it was a real fixer upper!  But we loved the neighborhood and saw lots of potential with the layout of the house.  One of the biggest transformations was the kitchen.  It was very outdated and had a funky layout, which included a HUGE brick fireplace smack dab in the middle…not functional at all!  Take a look…

See what I mean?  We took out the fireplace and removed everything in the kitchen…and I mean everything!  Right down to the studs!

We added about three feet of wall to allow for more wall/cabinet space.  All new drywall was installed as well.

A skylight was added where the chimney was.  It’s added a lot of nice light to the room!

And here is the kitchen now!  We added a kitchen island which is super functional for us.  The cabinets are solid alder. 

Here is a view from the other direction.  We recently painted the hutch black, you can read more about that project here.  We also recently added the gray chevron rug.  You can purchase it at Urban Outfitters

The gray wallpaper in the back ties the rug and our granite together.

Our kitchen opens up to the family room…It’s great for entertaining!

It’s hard to believe our kitchen started out like this…

and now looks like this!

We love our kitchen and are so glad we took the time to renovate before moving in.  The kitchen is now super functional and a great gathering place for family and friends!  :)

Thanks so much to Kristy for having me today!!

Thanks for sharing, Natasha!  That is a huge transformation and turned out great!

We are moving smoothly along on the move.  We’re still in Phoenix and just steadily checking off items on a very long to-do list.   Just a couple of more weeks before we’ll be in Austin.  I hope to do a blog post soon on the general process of an out of state move.  I appreciate everyone helping out with guest posts right now!



  1. Good night that’s a big change!!! Looks amazing :)

  2. Thanks so much for having me today!! I actually flew into Phoenix last night {in Scottsdale now!}…small world. Anyway…hope the move goes well! :)

    • How funny! We’re up in the northwest corner… Phoenix is glorious this time of year – perfect weather, always sunny…

  3. Amazing transformation indeed! It looks superb :)
    Found you via Schue Love and am now following!

  4. This transformation is so great – and a TON of work! I’m sure the space makes you thrilled knowing how beautiful it came out after all the planning and hard work!

  5. Kristy, Natasha sent me over!! Her kitchen transformation is amazing!! I also love the hutch in black!

    So good to meet you!

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  6. Simply amazing Natasha! You guys really had vision and great job in carrying it out!

  7. WOW
    That is NOT the same house!!! :)

  8. Wow, I had no idea how much work went in to that space, Natasha!!! It is a complete 180! It looks fantastic…and miss Kristy, i hope the move is going smoothly!

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