Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover RevealNovember 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.
You can also check out my mood board and design plans for the space here.
Okay, now for the big reveal! Here's our new farmhouse style kitchen!
Kitchen Makeover Reveal
I can't even believe the difference! It still feels weird walking into this room! It's so light and bright now!
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.
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!
In this month's reclaimed wood Monthly DIY Challenge, I shared the tutorial for the "farmer's market" sign.
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!
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.
I focused on easy updates and simple decor and tried to make use of things I already had.
My produce stand from another recent Monthly DIY Challenge also gets to play a part in the kitchen makeover.
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!
Okay... now for my FAVORITE part of the whole kitchen.... Ready??
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Well, what do you think? I am so in love and so glad we took this huge commitment on! So worth it!!!
Okay, just one more....
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!
We are so thankful for our amazing sponsors for the One Room Challenge! Check back over the next couple of weeks for detailed tutorials from our kitchen makeover with some of these fabulous brands!
Interested in where I found some of the items in the kitchen? Check out the sources below!
- Cabinet Paint- Sherwin-Williams "Agreeable Gray" (See the tutorial!)
- Cabinet hardware- D. Lawless Hardware (knobs | pulls)
- Backsplash- Faux brick panel with Sherwin-Williams "Alabaster"
- Produce baskets- DIY tutorial
- "Farmer's Market" Sign- DIY tutorial
- Pig figurine- Home Goods
- Faux plants- IKEA
- "Kitchen" sign- Home Goods
- Cutting board recipe stand- Hobby Lobby
- White vases- Home Goods
- Mail tray- DIY tutorial
- Jute rug- Plush Rugs with rug pad from Rug Pad USA
- Table and chairs- Overstock
- Light fixture- Overstock with seeded glass shades and vintage bulbs
- Coffee bar- IKEA Tarva dresser + D. Lawless Hardware (tutorial coming soon)
- Coffee maker- Hamilton Beach
- Keurig 2.0- Amazon
- Mug rack- Amazon
- Mugs- Bed Bath & Beyond
- "This kitchen is made for dancing" sign- Hobby Lobby
- Cotton wreath- Flora Decor
- Skinny lap wall- DIY tutorial
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