Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover Reveal

November 10, 2016

Ahhhhh! Today is the day! I knew cramming an entire kitchen makeover into six weeks would be tough, but I didn't think I would literally be working up to the last minute! Well, between a week long trip to Louisiana, a few illnesses, and problems with the shiplap and the backsplash, I found myself finishing up at the very last second and taking photos in the dark. BUT, as time consuming and exhausting as it was, I am SO amazed at what our kitchen looks like now. It looks so different than it did before and is finally a space that feels more us and more like home. 


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So, in case you need a little refresher of what the kitchen used to look like, here are some before photos. You can also view my week one post for more befores and the story on why we decided to makeover our new-ish kitchen

Before:


ORC kitchen makeover before

ORC kitchen makeover before


Okay, now for the big reveal! Here's our new farmhouse style kitchen!

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Farmhouse style kitchen makeover. Easy kitchen updates with painted cabinets, new hardware, and accessories.

I can't even believe the difference! It still feels weird walking into this room! It's so light and bright now!

Farmhouse style kitchen makeover. Easy kitchen updates with painted cabinets, new hardware, and accessories.

Painting the cabinets with Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray made such a HUGE difference (stay tuned for a tutorial on how I painted them quickly next week!). And the new matte black hardware from D. Lawless Hardware is just stunning. 

Farmhouse style kitchen makeover. Easy kitchen updates with painted cabinets, new hardware, and accessories.

I had my heart set on a brick backsplash, but this faux brick one that only cost us $25 looks just as beautiful as the real thing! I'll be sharing the how to very soon!

DIY faux brick backsplash for a farmhouse style kitchen makeover

In this month's reclaimed wood Monthly DIY Challenge, I shared the tutorial for the "farmer's market" sign

Ideas for farmhouse style kitchen decor

I found that little pig at HomeGoods, and my son was absolutely tickled with it so we had to buy it for the kitchen of course!

Fixer upper style modern farmhouse kitchen makeover

Finding new accessories for the kitchen was so much fun. This apothecary style soap dispenser, the dish towels, and that beautiful cake stand that I couldn't pass up are all Home Goods finds. The handmade soap is from Wild Herb Soap Company.

Ideas for farmhouse kitchen decor. Apothecary soap. Use a cake stand for soaps and dish towels.

I focused on easy updates and simple decor and tried to make use of things I already had. 

Make a DIY produce stand out of thrifted baskets

My produce stand from another recent Monthly DIY Challenge also gets to play a part in the kitchen makeover.

A jute rug is the perfect touch for a farmhouse style kitchen.

This jute rug from Plush Rugs is the perfect addition to the space and hides the ugly square of different tile underneath. Although it wasn't in the budget or timeline to redo the entire floor, hiding that one ugly section with a pretty rug made a big difference! It's also surprisingly comfy with the Anchor grip rug pad from Rug Pad USA underneath!

Don't love your tile floors? Sometimes it's not in the budget or the timeline to install all new flooring. Here's how to easily disguise your old floors with something a little prettier!


Ideas for farmhouse style kitchen decor

Okay... now for my FAVORITE part of the whole kitchen.... Ready??

DIY Fixer Upper style skinnylap wall. Faux skinny shiplap makes a huge impact as a feature wall.

Ahhhhh! Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE with our new skinny lap wall. Let me tell you, it was a pain in the butt, but I am so glad we stuck with it! It brightens up the whole space and adds a nice feature wall. If you're interested in making your own skinnylap wall, I shared the tutorial here.

DIY skinnylap wall and farmhouse style coffee bar.

I also love our new coffee bar that I made using an Ikea Tarva dresser and hardware from D. Lawless Hardware. More details to come!!!

Ikea Tarva dresser hack. Turn a dresser into a farmhouse style coffee bar.

Notice that the chandelier even got a little facelift! I removed the standard shades and replaced them with seeded glass shades along with vintage style bulbs!

Easy way to update a light fixture! Change the glass shades to fit your decor. Seeded glass and vintage bulbs are perfect for a farmhouse kitchen.

This little centerpiece has been hanging out on the table for a long long time. I love the simplicity of it and the natural touches, so I decided to leave it in the new space. 

Ideas for rustic farmhouse kitchen decor.

I've had that little recylcing bin for a couple of years too. I found it at Home Goods, but it would also be an easy DIY.

DIY skinnylap wall. Great idea to use skinny shiplap as a feature wall.

And let's not forget the view of the pantry and laundry room. Now that the kitchen, pantry, and laundry room are all three totally completed, I feel like I can finally breathe again! It's been a long haul and hard work, but I love how they finally all flow together. 

Farmhouse style kitchen, pantry, and laundry room. Black and wood tones are perfect for modern farmhouse decor.

Well, what do you think? I am so in love and so glad we took this huge commitment on! So worth it!!!

Grey painted cabinets with black hardware

Okay, just one more....

I love this DIY skinnylap wall! Perfect for a farmhouse style kitchen!

Let's take a look at our original to do list again:

  • Cover the bright blue paint with a neutral color (SW Eider White)
  • Paint cabinets (SW Agreeable Gray)
  • Change cabinet hardware (Flat black knobs & pulls)
  • Install and paint skinnylap wall (SW Alabaster)
  • Install and paint faux brick backsplash (SW Alabaster)
  • Create a coffee bar
  • Hide ugly tile pattern in the middle of the floor with a pretty rug
  • Update current light fixture without buying a new one
  • Buy/create wall art and decor
As you can see, we actually tackled our whole to do list! There are still a few small things I would like to do, like touching up the paint on the inside edge of the cabinets and finding some large art for the long wall near the dining room and maybe a few other accessories. But for the most part, I couldn't be happier with all that we accomplished! I am in love with our new space!

I think my favorite part of the process was while I was sprinting around decorating and my husband said, "Do you feel like Joanna Gaines on the night before the reveal when she's staging the house?" Why yes, honey, yes I do. ;) Man, does he know how to speak to my heart!

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33 comments

  1. Nicole it looks so good! That shiplap wall is a total show stopper and the whole room looks completely different! I love it!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Bre! The shiplap wall is my favorite part! <3

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  2. wow, you have a beautiful kitchen, you did so much work in less than 6 weeks!
    the coffee station is a great addition, especially the cool wall

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    1. Thanks, Morgane! Coffee is an important part of life around here! ;)

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  3. what a pretty kitchen! i love all of your rustic wood touches!

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    1. Thank you, Cassie! I'm a lover of wood tones for sure!

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  4. Oh my goodness! It's SO beautiful! SO much lighter and brighter and I love that skinnylap! It's perfect Nicole!

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    1. Thank you, Kristi!!! It really is SO much brighter and homey feeling now!

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  5. How gorgeous is this transformation?! Seriously swooning!! And that skinnylap!!! I just adore it all! Excellent job!!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! It really is such a huge transformation! The skinnylap is my favorite part!

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  6. You did such a good job! It looks so much brighter now! And I love the skinnylap so much!

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    1. Thanks, Emily!!! The skinnylap really makes the space!

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  7. It's absolutely beautiful! So charming! I love a fresh white farmhouse kitchen, and you've created a completely beautiful and rustic casual space to enjoy!! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Krista! It feels so much lighter and brighter now! :)

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  8. You guys did an amazing job, Nicole! That shiplap was is such a pretty backdrop for your coffee station! And the back splash is beautiful! You'll You'll be You'll be so You'll be so glad you got it completed so you can enjoy it for the holidays!

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    1. Thanks, Kendra!!! And I am SO glad it's done before the holidays!!! :)

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! You got a LOT done in six weeks!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! It was a busy six weeks, for sure!

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  10. Love your shiplap wall !!Beautiful transformation !!

    Would love your opinion nTIA
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  11. Skinnylap! Love it. It really looks like old large walls. Our home was built in 1910 and that's exactly what the "guts" of the walls looks like.

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    1. Thank you! That's awesome! That's what we were going for! I SO wish I had an early 1900s home too though!!! <3

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  12. Well done Nicole - Your kitchen makeover is fabulous! The skinny-lap puts this space over the top!

    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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  13. Nicole, I love your skinny-lap wall and everything else you did to your kitchen!. You guys worked your butts off to finish in 6 weeks; and the pig is darling!

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  14. What a transformation! You did such an amazing job- I am completely inspired. Just darling!!

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  15. This is so gorgeous!!! The skinnylap wall with your adorable coffee bar is my favourite! I also love the farmhouse touches you added like that cute wood sign you made and the little pig! Your husband is right - Joanna Gaines would be proud!

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  16. It looks great! Th skinnylap wall is amazing. I've actually never seen it "skinny" style and I love it.

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  17. Oh my gosh it's stunning!! That skinnylap wall is definitely a show stopper. It's so much lighter and brighter than before. The backsplash is so fun, too!

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  18. You stole my heart with those cabinets. What a difference! Such a lovely space, and I love your sign "This Kitchen Was Made For Dancing". And I am absolutely sure you were channeling your inner Joanna Gaines... so nice of your husband to notice :)

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  19. Wow, absolutely gorgeous Nicole!!! Love the cabinets, the coffee station and that skinny ship lap wall! Great job!

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  20. Can I just say WOW...that is beautiful and job well done. You accomplished a lot for only 6 weeks!!

    Awesome reveal. That shiplap wall and coffee corner is simply my favorite.

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren!!! The skinny shiplap and coffee bar are by far my favorite parts too!!! :)

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