Sharing all the tips & tricks we DIYed & shared for our Gorgeous Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover Decor & Ideas on a Budget.
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Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover Reveal on a Budget
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The time has FINALLY come to share our farmhouse kitchen makeover! While we are about 98% done (believe it or not I am still painting). I just couldn’t wait any longer!!!
We wanted a brighter, bigger, more modern, family friendly kitchen that we could entertain in.
The Cost & Time Frame for our Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover on a Budget
Ten months later & for less than $15,000 we remodeled this kitchen from top to bottom & I CAN NOT believe the difference!!!
Below, I am sharing LOTS of photos including a few before and afters including a source list of where we found our farmhouse kitchen decor.
Farmhouse Kitchen DIY Ideas on a Budget
Keeping Our Existing Base Cabinets & Wood Floors
Before/After (DIY Instructions HERE)
In order to save money (because cabinets are expensive) we kept the existing pine cabinets and reused and reworked other cabinets to help create the layout we wanted.
Thankfully, we loved the farmhouse look of our pine cabinets & oak floors and they were still in great shape so we kept them.
Taking Down the Upper Cabinets & Adding a Shiplap Backsplash & Vent Hood
DIY Instructions for Farmhouse Kitchen Vent Hood HERE
Taking down our upper cabinets instantly made our kitchen feel larger & wider.
We finally have a working vent so our smoke alarm no longer goes off every time I boil water. 🙂
The white wood vent hood & shiplap walls make this space look so much brighter & bigger.
We decided not to add too many things to the walls to keep the kitchen look less cluttered & clean.
Changing Out the Countertops to Marble for a Farmhouse Kitchen
(Marble Countertops DIY HERE)
The green granite and broken downdraft had to go!
I have always loved the look of Carrara & decided not to compromise on our new counters.
The marble adds so much beauty to our kitchen & I love how they look with our pine cabinets.
Adding a Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
(DIY Instructions for our Farmhouse Kitchen Sink HERE)
Every farmhouse needs a farm sink!
This apron front sink was at the top of my list of things I wanted to add to our kitchen.
It makes soaking the dishes a much easier & fun job.
I wish my kiddos were still small enough to bathe in here but after a decade of wanting one I am absolutely loving my new sink.
Farmhouse Kitchen Decor & Ideas to Keep Everything White & Bright
White trim, white shiplap, white built ins & light grey walls keep everything bright and neutral! (You can read more about my new favorite neutral paint color here)
Taking Down the Faux Beam & Faux Wood Ceiling
(DIY Instructions for Taking Down Faux Beams & Adding a Bead Board Ceiling HERE)
This is probably the #1 reason our kitchen looks so bright!
While everywhere on Pinterest you see pics of people adding beams to their ceilings we did the unthinkable and took ours down.
Tall friends & family members no longer have to duck when they walk in our kitchen & we gained back tons of precious head space for our galley farmhouse kitchen.
We added bead board to the ceiling instead and it adds farmhouse character while keeping everything bright.
Opening Up the Doorway Between Our Dining Room & Farmhouse Kitchen
The doorway between our dining room & kitchen was really just a pass through before.
Now this space is truly part of the kitchen & almost doubles the size of our kitchen.
Adding a Freestanding Island to our Farmhouse Kitchen
(Read about our farmhouse kitchen island HERE)
Our new island is the perfect spot to lay out big meals for friends & family.
It also gives me much more counter space when our kitchen & dining tables are covered in dirty dishes, laundry, homework & impromptu art projects.
New Cabinet Hardware, Stepback Cupboard & Accessories for our Farmhouse Kitchen
Little things like cabinet hardware, doorknobs & farmhouse kitchen decor accessories are the finishing touches in our farmhouse kitchen reveal.
It’s the small things that sometimes make the biggest impact.
Our bookshelves, mug & towel racks help display so many of the vintage pieces I have collected over the years & make our kitchen feel like home.
What’s Next for our Farmhouse…
We are still not done remodeling our farmhouse. Are you really ever done? First, we are going to take a few weeks off but our farmhouse kitchen looks so good that now our dining room really needs a makeover. 🙂
More Shiplap walls & a door opening up to our stone walkway are next on the list.
I also want to repaint most of my rooms the light grey paint we chose for the eat in kitchen walls.
Ha, yes, I know I am crazy!!!
This has been our longest & most difficult room renovation to date & I have truly appreciated the encouragement so many of you have given me over the last 10 months.
Your sweet comments have really helped me keep going when I was ready to quit.
Thank y’all so much for following along & taking the time to check out our farmhouse kitchen!
by Tara Lehman
Source List – Where We Found All Our Amazing Farmhouse Kitchen Finds
Paint – Sherwin Williams – Ceiling (Eminence Flat Ceiling Paint – untinted), Shiplap Walls (Ovation Flat Extra White Untinted), Eat in Kitchen and Column Walls (Emerald Flat Crushed Ice) and Trim (Ovation Semi Gloss Extra White Untinted)
Bead Board Ceiling – Lowes – 4 by 8 foot hardboard wall panels
Shiplap Walls –Primelinx Shiplap Planks
Oven Range, Under Counter Oven & Beverage Fridge – Sears Outlet (read more about our electric range here)
Wood Range Hood & Vent – DIY here
Subway Tile – Lowes – 3″ by 6″ ceramic subway tile
Farmhouse Apron Sink – We ordered ours in white but this link is for a grey one. KOHLER K-6426-95 Whitehaven Smart Divide Self-Trimming Under-Mount Apron-Front Double-Bowl Kitchen Sink with Short Apron, 35-1/2-Inch X 21-9/16-Inch X 9-5/8-Inch, Ice Grey
Wicker Island Stools – Ballard Designs Rosalind Wicker Stool
Cabinet Pulls – Home Depot – in Polished Nickel
Cabinet Knobs – Home Depot – Farmhouse Polished Nickel Cabinet Knob
Green Glass Door Knob – Anthropologie – looks like green is sold out but here is the glass doorknob I bought
or you can find a similar one on Amazon, Door Knob GREEN Glass w Brass Ferrell (pairs) vintage style New Replica Hardware
Glass Canisters – Anchor Hocking 77916 Heritage Hill Canister, Glass, 1/2-Gallon
Utensil Crock – Here is a Similar one, Ohio Stoneware Crock 1 Gal. Boxed
Stepback Cupboard – found on Etsy (DIY here)
Kitchen Table – Pottery Barn bought on Craigslist (read about my Craigslist tips here)
Kitchen Rugs – Pottery Barn Eva Persian Rug
Metal Mug Rack for Vintage Ball Jars – Wall Mounted Mug Rack – 6 Row Metal Storage Display Organizer For Coffee Mugs, Tea Cups, Mason Jars, and More.
Farmhouse Wall Hook – (DIY here)
Pallet Shelf – (DIY Here)
Metal Hurricane – Terrain (no longer available)
Vintage Finds – Thrift Stores, Ebay, Yard Sales, Antique Shops etc. (Ball jars, Longaberger Baskets, Rolling pins, crocks, wood boxes, vintage glass jars, vintage fiestaware)