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Kitchen Remodel Details

  Hey my friends!  Thanks to all of you for joining in the Burlap Fabric Giveaway! Before sharing the details of our kitchen remodel, I’d like to announce the winner of $20 credit to Burlap Fabric.com….. Congratulations to comment #44-Mel at There’s No Place Like Home! And there’s still a chance to enter another giveaway… GO HERE to Burlap Fabric’s PINTEREST page to check out the details!   Now, I’d like to share with you the “nitty-gritty” of our recent kitchen makeover….and THANK YOU all for your sweet comments about our previous kitchen reveal HERE… AFTER: new kitchen-breakfast nook We moved into our new house in 2005, and until the summer of 2010, the kitchen looked like this: You can see in the photo above that I began painting the cabinets white around the fridge.  We knew we wanted a lighter, brighter space…and so we started by adding the barnwood island (purchased in Canton, TX). We also planned to have new countertops & cabinets installed because our budget only allowed for the builder-grade kitchen amenities at the time… therefore in 2010, we did cosmetic updates by painting the cabinets in a basic white and the walls in Cotton Fluff by BEHR.  BEFORE: kitchen stove Our goal for our new kitchen was to upgrade the cabinets & countertops along with adding usable storage space.  We also included vintage elements for a farmhouse country feel– we love old farmhouses, however, this is a 6 year old modular house, so we have to create the look. My husband is such an incredible carpenter…he built the reclaimed wood vent hood out of picket fence boards.  We had a professional cabinet maker build and help install the new cabinets.  We added bead board as a backsplash. DURING: DSC_0302 We did all of the painting ourselves.  The cabinets, backsplash, and trim are all in Bistro White by Valspar.  The walls remained Cotton Fluff by BEHR.  AFTER: new kitchen vent hood BEFORE: kitchen sink The butcher block countertops were purchased at IKEA, they are very reasonably priced.  We don’t have much countertop area, and only needed two 8 foot sections.  The Elverdam faucet also came from IKEA. DURING: DSC_0357 The white farmhouse light pendant came from Home Depot.  The vintage columns under the sink were purchased from a local Antique Mall called Shreveport Trading Co.  And we found the Whitehaus farm sink at Blue Bath online.  It is my favorite part of the kitchen 🙂 AFTER: new kitchen sink area The cabinets around the fridge were lacking in the storage department. BEFORE: kitchen ice cream sign Therefore, we had the cabinets built around the fridge. DURING: DSC_0385  The seeding tray, hanging on the wall of the fridge came from Laurie Anna’s Vintage Home in Canton. AFTER: new kitchen fridge area BEFORE: kitchen open shelves This is the hutch area.  I really wanted it to appear as a separate piece of furniture, although it’s a built-in.  Our cabinet builder added the little round legs and backed it with bead board. DURING: DSC_0303 He also made the hutch a bit shorter and added a slanted trim. I painted the hutch in a “homemade chalk” paint in light gray.  Then we added the vintage chippy columns and chicken wire on the doors. AFTER: new kitchen hutch The window/breakfast nook area didn’t change much. BEFORE: kitchen coffee cart We added the long buffet table(which once was in the dining room) and I found these vintage window shutters at a local shop called Smith-Mason Legacies.  The cart below the buffet was also found locally.  The curtains are actually a throw blanket from IKEA, which I cut in half and hung from hooks onto the chicken feeders. AFTER: new kitchen buffet Our drawer-pulls and cabinet door knobs came from IKEA- this style was on closeout, at 50% off 🙂 And I hung a vintage picture frame above the stove and added lavender. new kitchen-stovetop Once the sink area was almost done, I requested a small shelf above the sink.  It happens to be one of my favorite additions 🙂 Our family is very happy to have the kitchen finished…it was about a two month project.  It took much longer than expected, of course.  (especially if you are doing most of the work yourself) new kitchen farm sink Well, I believe I have managed to answer all the questions about our kitchen remodel.  If I left anything out you are interested in…let me know. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!! Joining One Project Closer Feathered Nest Friday Vintage Inspiration Friday   Blessings

83 Responsesso far.

  1. Beautiful remodel. I love your farm sink, and that weathered hood.

  2. WOw so much brighter, I love all the signs and every detail that was put into this. I have been through a kitchen reno and know how much work it is but it has definitely paid off for you.

  3. pballard says:

    Thanks for sharing. I really like the finished project.. I love your taste.. I am in the process of moving which is so much work but exciting to do some different decorating and mixing it up a bit. Enjoy your week!

  4. The Grandy's says:

    It really is gorgeous. I wish I lived closer to canton sooo badly. You're a lucky duck!

  5. Angie says:

    It looks beautiful, Becky! You've done a great job giving a young house an old farmhouse look.

    We're halfway through remodeling our kitchen, but our house is a much older farm home, that was desperately lacking any farmhouse charm, so my husband has to "gut" it down to the studs and remove 4 layers of linoleum and wood on the floor. I can't wait until it's done, but the transformation so far is amazing and I know it will be worth the wait!


  6. Debbie says:

    Oh goodess! It looks just like something out of Country Living or something. It's just wonderful.

  7. Anne says:

    LOVE IT!!! Oh you have so inspired me! want it, want it, want it!!!

    Great job xox

  8. Mel says:

    Your kitchen is SO beautiful. I'm super jealous! And thank you so much for the great giveaway, I'm excited to be your winner!!

  9. Love every last detail! You should be so pround, you did an incredible job! ;o)


  10. Your kitchen is so charming! I love all the details, and that picket fence vent hood is amazing!!!

  11. bayrayschild says:

    What an OUTSTANDING remodel!
    Clever touches everywhere!

    Oh, how I LOVE IT!

  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your gorgeous kitcen. You have added so many fabulous details. It truly belongs in a magazine!!!
    ~Debra xxx
    capers of the vintage vixens

  13. Love the transformation. I think the farmhouse sink and your wonderful grain sack curtain under it is my favorite element!! thanks for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!!

  14. You did such a beautiful job. The details are absolutely perfect. I can't pick a favorite – but that range hood is a finalist. Love it all.

  15. Oh Becky it's fabulous! Can we just move all of it from your kitchen to mine? LOL LOVE the range hood – almost makes me want to give up my microwave and build something like that instead!

  16. Denise says:

    It was wonderful before and now it is just plain perfect! Love love that sink!

  17. I am in LOVE!! Your kitchen is perfection!! I would love to have a kitchen like this someday! I'm pinning lots of these pics!! 🙂

  18. It's me says:

    I am speechless….your kitchen looks wonderful….your style is amazing !!!….love Ria…xxx…

  19. Rita May says:

    great kitchen! I've pinned it and I'm you newest follower.
    Rita ((xo))

  20. Just outstanding! I love it!

  21. Just loving your kitchen and very inspired by it! I need to do a "cheap and cheerful" version of our beach cottage kitchen this summer while gearing up for an actual major overhaul somewhere down the line. So many great ideas here! Congratulations and enjoy!!!

  22. Beautiful! Love those teal tinted Ball jars! Thanks for linking up and feel free to share the contest with your readers!

  23. Great transformation! I even like the transitional kitchen. Now I need to go back and look at all the photos a couple more times. :@

  24. LOVE your blog! What a beautiful home you have! xox

  25. I am so glad to have another reason to look at your beautiful kitchen again! Thanks for sharing all the details and sources. I love all the custom touches, like the shelf above the sink. It's funny how little additions like that can be so charming and unique. It's just gorgeous!!

  26. June says:

    This makeover is just so beautiful Becky. It is such an amazing space and I imagine that you are loving every day in it.
    I love all of your special touches!

  27. Really glad you jumped on making a Pinterest page. My wife and I are in the process of remodeling our home we bought last year and we have been saving ideas we find on the web on Pinterest boards. We are in the middle of a kitchen cabinet refacing project right now but we are stalled right now because we don't know the exact feel we want for the room. I wanted more of a contemporary feel for the room but she wanted more of a country / warmer feel for it. I was against it at first, but after viewing your photos I think I am going to have a change of heart. Also, I was wondering if you had a twitter page at all that I could follow?

  28. Oh I'm love with your kitchen redo! We are in an ever ongoing kitchen redo project bc of our lack of time (and funds!) – so this is such a delight to see! I love your farmhouse sink – thanks for sharing where you got it from. I only know of the IKEA ones (that I can reasonably afford). 🙂 Amazing to see such transformation – truly an inspiration, Becky! Have a great day!!!!


  29. When I see how your blog has grown and the lenghty list of your magazine features, I feel just like a proud mama!

    You are awesome, girlfriend!!!


  30. Anna says:

    It is amazing how even little details made such a difference!

  31. Sandi says:

    Your kitchen makeover is gorgeous! Straight out of a magazine!!

  32. Amy Kinser says:

    Perfection, my friend! Y'all did a wonderful job on every bit of it.

  33. dianna fugity says:

    Love the kitchen……especially the.sink….also the burlap curtains and the undercounter curtain….also can you message.Me how to make chalk paints…….also where can I find the burlap fabrics………

  34. The befores are lovely, too! Your whole home is beautiful…saw you on Cottage of the Month long ago and fell in love.

  35. ritajoy says:

    I'm just discovering your beautiful kitchen today from the "Hometalk" site. I just love it!! It is just the style and feel that I love so much…and your photography is spectacular. Very nicely done!

  36. BECKY says:

    Wow, wow, wow, Becky! You did such a beautiful job of styling your kitchen. Every touch is simply perfect! I know it just thrills you each time you enter it! I know it would me! I am working on getting up the courage to paint our cabinets, but have quite a few projects that must be done first!

    Thank you so much for sharing your loveliness! It is truly inspiring!
    Have a wonderful Friday!

  37. D says:

    I love it all. It's so much BRIGHTER in there.
    The sink is the first thing I noticed. I want one like that so bad.

  38. Great job on the kitchen, I love the burlap sink skirt, the farmhouse sink, the chippy details, the new vent hood, great job!!

  39. great job Becky!! I love it!!

  40. Becky, can I move in with you? Your kitchen is exactly what I would like my kitchen to look like!

  41. Anne says:

    Your kitchen remodel looks beautiful!!! LOVE every single thing you did.Although it looked amazing before too.You are lucky to have a husband that is handy.He did a great job on your stove hood.Your counter tops look great.Are they easy to take care of?It looks like you have more storage now too.Enjoy your beautiful kitchen.Thank you for always inspiring me.Have a wonderful weekend!

  42. Unknown says:

    On your 12th photo down re the nook, what is that lovely hanger that has "E A T" painted on it and which is being used as a planter? I've never seen such a thing and would love to know what it's being repurposed FROM! Beautiful and creative.

  43. pipigirl says:

    you would never know a modular. thanks so much for the inspiration. i was incognito, and have been found. thank you!!!!

  44. Martha says:

    Awesome renovation! I'm a new follower here 🙂

  45. wow- I just love your kitchen transformation from a beautiful kitchen to sensational!!!


  46. I know you love your beautiful new kitchen and will enjoy all your time spent there. You brought so much charm into it…..job well done!! Lisa

  47. The Treeces says:

    Hi! I just found your lovely blog. Could you put a picture of your coffee station on Pinterest? I just loved it and I would like to pin it! Thanks

  48. What a great idea for an oven hood! And I'm a sucker for a good, deep farmhouse sink. So cute!! You did an amazing job.

  49. kathi says:

    BEAUTIFUL! Found your blog today through http://www.leecarolineart.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/farmhouse-kitchen-makeover.html. I am so inspired. Pinned my favorite pictures. We just bought a house and are getting ready for the kitchen remodel, glad I found you first!

  50. Your before pictures were amazing to begin with but your after pictures are to die for! Just proves that decorating and remodeling well never be done because even when its perfect, styles and seasons change. Great work thanks for the inspiration.

  51. Oh well done – your kitchen looks cozy, welcoming, and charming. I love all the little touches you added, but I think my favourite is the shelf with the blue mason jars on it. I bet you love cooking in there now.

  52. Morning T says:

    Hey lady- I just received my Ikea butcher block in beech today. Is that what you guys used here, the beech? Did you just add the Ikea wood sealant on your countertops or did you add something else as well??

  53. Its just over the top fabulous Becky!

  54. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this all is! TOTALLY AMAZING. I am sure you just go in there and stand…and look! I love everything you've done. You should both be so proud.

  55. You will want to cook alllll the time! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  56. Anonymous says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented.

  57. Jeannine says:

    I'd like to pin every photo here! Beautiful! It's not often that I like the before pics almost as much as the afters. You're so, so talented! Love it all!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  58. Wow…. love it ALL including your blog! Just found you and now following!

  59. Your kitchen looks wonderful after you've painted the cabinets and tables white. The theme color creates a soothing and calm environment. Your kitchen emits a vintage feel, especially so because of your flea market treasures like the kettle and the weighing scale. It's so nice to drink a cold lemonade here while waiting for you to cook dinner. 🙂

  60. Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love everything about it. You really put all the right touches in there. There is nothing I would change if it were mine!

  61. Incredible! You did a fantastic job, and one would swear it was an old farmhouse! Love the sink….and the "hutch"…the build out cupboards around the fridge make a huge difference….

  62. Anonymous says:

    So much inspiration Becky C. Thank you.

  63. Thanks so much for taking us through the process.
    It turned out to be such an amazing space with such creative touches, it truly is an inspiration.

  64. There’s something very charming about how rustic the kitchen now looks. The white paint definitely emphasizes the distressed look of the wood in the kitchen. It’s hard to pick a highlight of the new look, but I think the kitchen sink definitely stands out. That’s such a great way to execute it. Congratulations, the new kitchen looks amazing!

  65. Susan says:

    I LOVE, LOVE your kitchen Becky. I think the sink and columns underneath are my favorite pieces. It is all fabulous!
    I've been meaning to send you a note letting you know how much I adored your photos in the Miscellany section of the summer 2012 Somerset Life issue. They are amazing! It's my first time ever being published in a magazine, so it's such a thrill to share that with fellow bloggers like you. Just wanted to congratulate you and thank you for the inspiration.
    – Susan

  66. shabby.cry says:

    Hy Becky,
    I've found your article in "La mia casa Romantic Country" magazine and I was curious to see your blog. You have an absolutely gorgeous home! Huggs, Cristina!

  67. One of my all time favorite kitchens for sure…such attention to detail..just wanted to stop by and check up on you…been awhile,hope everything is o,k!! Lots of love,Chrissy

  68. Geneva says:

    Your kitchen before was pretty, but the after is Stunning! Everything is perfect…! I've been seeing it on Pinterest…now I know why! Great Job!

  69. This is so, so awesome! I Love it all. 🙂

  70. Heather Wise says:

    Oh, it takes my breath away. I love the wooden stove vent! My favorites are definitely that, the big window area, and the scales. Actually, I got a lot of ideas from your befores and afters! 🙂

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  72. Elma says:

    Oh my word!! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! Love the wooden stove vent and really everything!! I so wisg I had vision to do something so beautiful!! Where did you get the egg sign??

  73. I just find your blog, and I really like it, you will be my inspiration for the next months since I am thinking on doing some changes in the house as well. I do have a question, if you don't mind, could you tell me where did you find those big jars with aluminum like lids, thanks a lot.

  74. Wow! That's an awesome transformation! Clearly, you can never go wrong with white paint. Your kitchen looks so stunning and radiant. The farmhouse concept is for the win! 🙂

  75. Darryl Iorio says:

    Amazing transformation, Becky! Your kitchen is meant to be featured on home magazines. Anyway, I really like the whole farm kitchen theme and your beautiful farm sink. All the white made your entire kitchen look homey and bright. Great job!

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  77. That's a nice remodel. You're truly one talented girl. I can really see the transformation you made to every part of the kitchen.

  78. Interesting kitchen remodeling works..Its really enjoyable while reading your blog..Keep rocking..

  79. Your kitchen is very welcoming. I love how you used the colors for the combination in remodeling the kitchen. You should be so proud with the results especially that there are many good comments above.

  80. Great work done with creative ideas. It prove useful for all those who are planning to remodel. looking wonderful.

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  81. Betsy says:

    Hey Becky!
    Absolutely love the make-over! Love the attention to the details. Enjoy!

    Betsy ♥

  82. VolGirl says:

    I'd love more details on how your husband built the range hood!