Condo Kitchen REVEAL

(DIsclaimer: We have partnered with Hickory Hardware to bring you this GIVEAWAY. All opinions and photography are our own and not influenced by Hickory Hardware. Thank you for supporting the amazing brands that support this blog. Now let’s get on with these before & after pics!)

We are busting at the seams to finally reveal Maggie’s kitchen makeover. We’ll get into the details in a second but first you have to check out these before and after shots….Maggie before kitchen Maggie kitchen after

Maggie before kitchen Maggie kitchen afterHeck, if we had a kitchen this bright and gorgeous, we would probably cook dinner a lot more often. On second thought, maybe not. But a girl can still dream, right?

We are SO excited that we were able to work with Maggie to create such a dramatic transformation that has her excited and proud of her first home. Let’s dive into some of the details…
IMG_3466These IKEA EKBY shelves cost $14 each (with brackets & shelf) and since we both love them so much in our own homes (here and here), we definitely wanted to welcome Maggie into Club EKBY shelves too.

And beyond being affordable, these shelves are pretty amazing in Maggie’s space because they offer extra storage AND help take this kitchen to the next level in the style category. We haven’t finished the family room just yet, but the shelves help pull this small space all together by allowing it to flow from kitchen to living space. In terms of items on the shelf, here’s a source list:

Top Shelf:
“M”: HomeGoods
Books: Garage Sales
Glass Jars: HomeGoods
White Jar: Clearance at Target

Middle Shelf:
Plant: IKEA
Frame + Insta Pics: SnapBox prints (24 for $6!) and JoAnn Fabric frame
Wine Glasses: HomeGoods

Bottom Shelf:
Basket: HomeGoods
Jars: HomeGoods
Cutting Board: HomeGoods

We have never incorporated any type of shelves into a kitchen area before, so styling these using kitchen-related items was a new (and fun!) experience for us.

Maggie kitchen afterIMG_3415

Maggie kitchen afterPlus, the shelves coordinate with the hardware so well, an accident we will gladly accept! This hardware though, like literally ah-mazing.

Maggie kitchen after

The original cabinets came with other silver pulls that were fine. Maggie didn’t mention wanting to change the hardware and actually loved how the kitchen looked when the cabinets were done being transformed to white. (BTW we did not DIY the kitchen cabinet transformation from oak to white. Instead, we left that big paint job to a professional. It was money well spent for Maggie, and she was even able to transform the lower cabinets in her bathroom vanity to bright white too! Just a nice reminder that it’s good to know your DIY limits, and if you don’t think you can tackle a big job like this, it’s a-okay to hire a pro).

When we mentioned to Maggie that some new, sleek hardware would really make a difference to the already transformed kitchen… honestly she was very hesitant. She told us that she couldn’t imagine that new pulls in the same color would make any real difference.

Well, well, well…. we insisted. We LOVE the options at Hickory Hardware and knew that we would prove to Maggie that hardware does make a big difference. Fast forward to when Maggie saw the cabinets for the first time with the new hardware. <– she was FLOORED. Literally, just as obsessed as we were. She couldn’t believe that the hardware made such a huge difference. The more sophisticated and sleek pulls just made the space look more “grown up” and complete.

Maggie kitchen afterPlus, the modern feel to these pulls  complements the whole apartment’s style.

Overall, we couldn’t be more excited that Maggie is HAPPY with the new look. But let’s be honest around here… this kitchen (and whole apartment) was a team effort. Quite honestly, we were in charge of the easy part– the decorating. After the painting was all done (thanks Dad!), we swooped in to hang the shelves, style the accessories, and change out the hardware for the big reveal.

Maggie kitchen afterWe’re hoping by next week we will get around to finally photographing and sharing her GORGEOUS living room. Until then, we are SO excited to give THREE of our readers the chance to win $100 from Hickory Hardware! Cabinet hardware, bathroom hardware, hooks, towel racks… Hickory Hardware has you covered with a TON to choose from in e-v-e-r-y style you can imagine. Enter to win a $100 online shopping spree below (our 3 winners will be announced on Sunday).

Good luck!!
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MagKitchenREVEAL open shelvesBridget and Casey SignatureFor more sneak peeks of the #magmilemakeover, make sure you check out our instagram & Facebook this weekend and early next week.

  • Beautiful!!! Makes me wish I had open shelves to style in my kitchen (not that I could do it nearly as well!).

    • You’re too sweet Diana! Styling these was so much fun and so different!

  • Lauren Anderson

    I would love to win! I have an antique dresser that I spruced up but it is in desperate need of new handles!

  • Tara

    Just bought new cabinets for our one room! Would love some new hardware to spruce them up!

  • Emma Newell

    I love this reveal! I’ve been thinking about getting these ikea shelves for my home office when I move in a few months – I wonder how they would look in gold!?

    • Emma, we think that would look amazing! Pops of gold in the office sounds perfect =)

  • H Buchanan

    It looks fantastic! I would love to update the hardware on the dressers in my bedroom!

  • Patricia Carlson

    New pulls for my kitchen!

  • Nikki

    I love the hardware you chose! I’m in the market for new hardware for my kitchen cabinets to give them a more modern feel. This giveaway is timed so perfectly!

  • Jennifer Kuehn

    The kitchen is so light and airy! Beautiful!

  • Claudia

    Love the work you two do. Would you come to my house and make it beautiful???

    • You’re too sweet Claudia! We wish we could visit everyone’s home!

  • Heather

    Love love love it!

  • Alison

    What is the name of the wall color? The kitchen looks great!

  • Those white cabinets though <3 <3 <3

    I'd love some new hardware for a couple of basic Ikea and Target pieces in our apartment!

    Visiting from LorimerLiving.Com
    XO, Jaclyn

  • Rochelle

    You guys are so good!

    • And you are so sweet! Can’t wait to see your new insta frame 🙂

  • My kitchen doesn’t have ANY hardware (hello dirty cabinet corners) – and I LOVE sleek chrome pulls. 🙂

  • Trang

    Wow! So gorgeous. What a difference the paint on the walls and cabinets made to the kitchen! I love the new drawer hardware – it’s precisely what I ordered for my bathroom cabinets – love the contemporary look!

    • Trang…we CANNOT WAIT to see this new bathroom of yours! You must email us pictures when it’s all done. 🙂

  • Kara D

    I really want to incorporate open shelving in my kitchen, but I have nowhere that makes sense to put it in while still keeping some closed shelving (no one needs to see my cluttery spice and food cabinets!)

    • I completely agree, Kara! I love open shelving but can’t make it work in my kitchen either. -B

  • Jenna Nicholson

    I am in love with the kitchen! We just moved into a new house a week ago and there is brass EVERYWHERE. And not in a good way. I’m on the hunt for new towel fixtures for our bathrooms!

    • Congrats!! What an exciting time for you, Jenna!

  • Thanks Caitlin! My dad did NOT makeover the cabinets. The cost was about $1,700 to makeover ALL of the cabinets in the kitchen and the bathroom (inside and out). Plus, the team came downtown to complete the base of the cabinets while taking the doors back to their shop and eventually coming back to the city to install them. #complicated

    Hope that helps! Thanks for asking =)

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  • Jessie


    New kitchen pulls for the parents’ kitchen.

    • Aww, that would be so nice of you! Good luck, Jessie!

  • Lisa Muhs

    Love Maggie’s new place. I need you to come makeover my bedroom, office, and life 😉 I’ve been “looking” since August for new pulls for a dresser that was redone (and still has ancient hardware). bahahahaha xoxo

    • Haha, you crack me up Lisa. We would love to take a trip to NC!! 😉 We’ll bring the hardware, you bring the wine! Sounds like a fair trade to us!

  • Nikki Simmerson

    Maggie must be thrilled with the Playbook magic you two are working on her new home! First, you ladies hit it out of the park with styling the shelves. There is an interesting mix of items and they all seem to flow together effortlessly. Second, the shelves were a great idea to add some extra style and functionality to a space that was bare. Third, that hardware is just amazing! Finally, you ladies always post awesome articles from large DIY projects, to styling techniques, to curls in your hair! So, I must ask… Is there a chance that you might broaden your blog to include fashion and clothing styles? It’s something I would certainly love to see, and I know you ladies can do it!

    • Wow, you are far too kind Nikki! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, you are so darn sweet! We will keep your suggestion in mind, but we are definitely NOT experts. Heck, we have no clue what we’re talking about when it comes to anything fashion related! But we can never say never…. right?! We’re always up for trying new things!


  • Jill C

    I would love new (well any really) hardware for my newly created built in office desk

  • Annette Freeseman

    I too am amazed at the difference just the new pulls made.

  • Ashley Sorrick

    This transformation is AMAZING!!!!!

  • Blu

    A new kitchen would be unreasonable, but a some hardware would be perfect!

    • Just a small change can make such a big impact!

  • Janeska Canuelas Olivieri

    Thanks!! perfect for my new project = ]

  • Beautiful kitchen, with white and gray make the kitchen became more bright and clean. Fabulous job!!!

  • your cabinet is perfect matching with kitchen style.color combination is awesome.looks just natural.