Today is the day I finally get to share the blog post of our 1811 farmhouse kitchen. I am so excited to show you the before pictures, inspiration spaces, design board and after pictures of this space. It has been such a journey, and I am so grateful to have such a beautiful new farmhouse style space to make my family dinners.
Wait….WHAT?! Let’s take a closer look at the before our farmhouse kitchen.
Yikes. Well, not complete yikes, because I do appreciate that this kitchen was functional, not terrible to look at and got the job done. If I’m being honest though, I was ready to re-do this spot the moment we moved in. The rest of our house is pretty well updated, and the kitchen always felt so drab. I spend the majority of my time at home meal prepping, throwing together dinner, holding off a wild toddler all while doing dishes, etc., etc.
You know what I mean.
I really loved the layout and cupboards in our kitchen. The sink was driving me nuts. It was split into two components, and it wouldn’t be long before it was awkwardly filled with dirty dishes. The appliances were a little on the rickety side, so they needed an upgrade too. And the floor (oh the floor!) was in bad shape. We wanted to refinish the hardwood, but it was too far gone. After finding that out, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to go for a beautiful and bold tile.
I really wanted to change the overall vibe to a more classic farmhouse and country feel. And visually, it was important to bring everything up by extending the cabinets to the ceiling. The ceilings aren’t particularly high, so this made a huge difference in the feel of the room.
Picture 1: I really wanted to do butcher block counter tops, white cabinets and a farmhouse sink. I found this image on Pinterest and fell in love. This scene is exactly how I wanted our kitchen to feel: timeless and country.
Image via: Nesting with Grace
Picture 2: Ahhh. Nesting with Grace is one of my favorite blogs to follow. She has A WAY of making things feel cozy and homey (which is not necessarily my strength-I am too much of a minimalist). I absolutely loved how she remodeled her 1950’s Cape Cod kitchen with the bold tile. I can’t tell you how much time I spent ooh-ing and ahh-ing over her beautiful kitchen. It served as the biggest inspiration for our kitchen. Thank you, Brooke!
Mama fell in love. If you are ever contemplating a wide basin sink, just go for it! This has been one of my favorite features. I absolutely love the look, but more important the number of dishes it can hold. I love to bake cookies with Clementine and we can get through multiple desserts (messes) before having to clear our the sink. We purchased our sink from Kohler.
We went with beautiful GE stainless steel appliances. For the stove, it was super important for me that it was front controlled. I think not having the back dials makes for a beautiful sleek look and another opportunity to show off the backsplash. For the backsplash, I wanted to opt for something similar, yet different, to the classic subway tile. We went with a square porcelain tile from Home Depot and a charcoal grout. I love the contrast and how it pulls in the dark colors of the butcher block countertops.
Heyyy. Nice bum, where ya from?
HAY! Eyes up here, people.
Me and my peanut picking out a snack #priorities
Justin’s corner! He makes us the most delicious smoothies every morning. If you are a looking for a good blender, go with a Vitamix. Oh EM. GEE. Life changing. For smoothies, we use any recipe from Kelly LeVeque. Fat-Fiber-Protein-Greens.
My favorite spot. The sun shines through in the early AM. On the weekends, I’m in my fluffy white robe, Clementine is in her high chair (not pictured) and Justin is flipping protein pancakes at the stove. (I know, he’s a keeper!)
This beautiful table was purchased at Pottery Barn and the chairs are Target. I love how the marble table contrasts with the tile floor. The chairs have a simple, classic profile that keeps everything light and airy.
Well, there you have it. Our kitchen. I love it so much and am beyond grateful that we were able to remodel and decorate this space.
Please let me know your thoughts below! And if you want more design goodness, be sure to check out my top tips for keeping a beautiful home with kids. Inspired to get the farmhouse style for your own home? Get fab tips on my “Design Style: Farmhouse” blog!