Get ready to view our fabulous farmhouse kitchen makeover, we’re so excited to show you everything!
It’s been a long time coming, but our kitchen is finally complete! Today I’m sharing with you all of the details that went into our farmhouse kitchen. But first let’s take a look at the before photos.
The kitchen needed some definite work, but was manageable. I’m grateful it didn’t need to be gutted and that we could work within our means to make it look like we wanted. Really, none of the rooms in our new home needed a full overhaul. That was one feature we loved about this home. It was in great shape, but needed my style 😉
The cabinets were quite the undertaking, but they were in great shape and had good “bones” if you will. You can read all about how we updated our farmhouse kitchen and painted them here. I’m still SO happy with the turn out, and I feel like they don’t even look painted. I really attribute that to the type of paint we used, so if you’re in the market to paint your cabinets be sure to check out the post!
I knew I wanted dark hardware for a farmhouse kitchen look, and was drawn to these cup handles and knobs. I love the contrast of the dark against the white cabinets.
The farmhouse sink is probably my favorite feature of our kitchen. I’ve dreamed of having this sink for years, and it makes me smile whenever I walk into the room. I’ve also grown accustomed to its large size. You can read all about the pros and cons of having a farmhouse kitchen sink right here. And what’s a farmhouse sink without a gorgeous faucet? This one from Signature Hardware added some flare as opposed to a standard faucet.
My second favorite feature in our farmhouse kitchen is the shiplap walls. This was probably the longest project but I love how it turned out! You can read how we did this simple DIY here. I think it really gives a farmhouse touch, and it also breaks up all the white. I feel it wouldn’t look the same if it was just white walls. Originally we debated subway tile for the backsplash, but decided to plank everything to get that whole farmhouse kitchen look. It was way more closet effective that way too.
Since we used dark cabinet hardware, I wanted to keep some dark bronze or black accents throughout. This light from Barn Light Electric perfectly ties in the farmhouse theme, and I love the way it looks in this area with the oil rubbed bronze door knob and wall hooks. It’s vintage style is perfect with my vintage lockers too!
This cabinet used to be a wine rack, which I hated. We removed it and installed some shelving in its place,and now I have a cute little place for some decor.
I wanted to keep little vintage details throughout without over doing it. My vintage lockers are probably my favorite addition. They’re also functional and hold all of our jackets (when in season), bags, shoes, and other odds and ends. All of the junk that once accumulated by the door is now kept in this unique spot.
Eventually I would love to extend the cabinets to the ceiling, but in the meantime I threw some of my vintage crates up there. I’m also in love with my vintage scale, which I keep our fruit in. This was a find from a local antique show and I’ve been waiting for the day to hang it in my farmhouse kitchen!
I just love all of the details in our kitchen! It was hard work, but the outcome is incredible. The before and after amazes me every time!