I Love My New Farmhouse Kitchen!
Have you ever just really wanted something that you couldn’t have? That’s exactly how I spent the past 5 years! Our house was built in the 1960s, and I don’t believe it was ever updated.
We moved in with a 6-year-old, a toddler, a new baby, and a very small bank account! Needless to say, there were lots of projects, but not lots of funds, so my projects had to wait. Our carpet had to be replaced pretty quickly because it was dirty, not to mention lima-bean green, orange, and blue. We also tackled some small projects, but the kitchen just had to be lived with.
I spent months planning my dream kitchen. The plans always changed depending on what I saw on pinterest that week….that is, until I fell in love with Joanna and Chip and “Fixer Upper”. I am such a fan! I love all of her designs and his quirky attitude! That is when my vision for my kitchen started to stick. My husband would just say, “I don’t care what you do, but make sure that you love it because it’s gonna be this way for a while.”
Today, I want to take you on a tour of my new kitchen. I am so, so proud of how it turned out! We were on a serious budget, so I have linked a few of the things that we purchased in case you may want to get them, too.
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This is what my kitchen looked like before:
This is what it looks like now:
When I started planning my dream kitchen, all I knew was that I wanted white cabinets with butcherblock countertops. I didn’t have any idea about the rest of it. I measured my walls and began to fill in the spaces with cabinets and windows. It looked like a kindergartner’s masterpiece, but the more I worked on it, the more it came to life! I picked out all of the stuff, but we hired the work to be done because, honestly, we don’t have the time nor the expertise to do a total kitchen renovation without killing each other.
I am often asked what I love the most. Well, what’s not to love? When you’ve been cooking out of a kitchen that looks like my “before” kitchen, anything is an upgrade, but I never imagined it would turn out so fantastic! I will say, though, that my sink and faucet are my absolute favorite things. The sink is really deep, and I can fit an entire cookie sheet in there to wash without one side sticking out. Also, the pressure of the water from the faucet is ideal for cleaning gunk off the dishes. I thought that I wanted an apron sink (typical farmhouse style), but the more I looked around, the more I loved the undermount sink with the butcherblock countertop.
Sink and Faucet
Cabinets, Countertop, & Backsplash
The countertop and cabinets were both purchased at our local discount home store for a fraction of what I would’ve paid at a big named store (trust me, I shopped around). We bought them at Tuck’s in Martin, TN.
The backsplash is just a plain white subway tile from Lowe’s. They were $0.22 each. The entire backsplash cost less than $75 including the glue and grout.
Island & Flooring
The island is custom built using the wood pulled off the previous kitchen walls. The top of the island is made from solid walnut given to us by my father-in-law.
The flooring is engineered hardwood by Mohawk flooring. I have noticed a few scratches already. They are probably not noticeable to everybody else, just me. I guess when you have 4 small kids and 2 dogs, it would be impossible not to scratch some. It is a little annoying though 😜
The paint color is called Alpaca by Sherwin Williams.
Pantry & Farmhouse Doors
This pantry was originally built by my husband, but it needed to be finished. The doors are made from rough-cut walnut.
I can’t say enough how in love I am with this kitchen! I still have to decorate in the way I want it, but hey, it’s off to a great start! I am sooo looking forward to our next farmhouse project! Let me know what you think!