So, here’s the thing. I’m a crier. I cry over obvious things like sad movies or sad news or when I get my feelings hurt.
I cry when I think about my kids getting older or when they had to have shots at the Doctor’s office. I’ve cried over pretty much every single Hallmark commercial as well as almost every episode of Little House on the Prairie.
But in all of my years of being a crier, I’ve never cried over a home makeover.
That is, I hadn’t until the day I walked into my friend Kara’s home after it had undergone an extensive remodel.
You might wonder why I would get teary eyed over something so seemingly silly.
Well, I’ll tell you. But not yet.
Not until you see this amazing transformation. Yesterday I showed you the front door and entry makeover and now it’s time to show you the kitchen makeover. Just a word of warning that you might want to have a tissue handy to wipe up any drool that occurs as you are looking at these photos. 😉
Here is how this space looked BEFORE
I’ll wait a minute while you wipe off that drool? 😉
So why did I fight back the tears when I saw this amazing transformation? Well, I’ll tell you. It wasn’t necessarily the fact that it is GORGEOUS and soooooooo different now.
And it wasn’t the fact that Kara had made such beautiful choices and added just the right decorative items.
What made my eyes well up with tears was that this space is just so ‘Kara’. It’s so her.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a room more perfectly reflect the spirit of the person who gets the joy of using it everyday.
It exudes grace and love and family.
Kara and Caleb had a dream for their family and there is something so moving and inspiring about seeing someone’s dream come true.
So yes, I cried a little bit. And Kara did too. We had quite a moment standing there in the kitchen while all of the kids looked at us like we had lost our minds.
But we didn’t care.
Because when you are kindred spirits you understand each other perfectly no matter how crazy you seem to others.
Next time I’ll be showing you the rest of the kitchen space and the transition into the family room so be sure to come on back soon!