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Summer Home Tour- The Kitchen

Welcome to my summer home tour! I’m always excited to share seasonal home tours with you! And this SUMMER tour is especially fun for me, because all of my hydrangeas were blooming just in time to use in every room. So, be warned, flower overload ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

Just a few quick details about the kitchen, just in case you are new here…

(I’ll share all kitchen sources at the bottom of this post.)

We remodeled our kitchen in 2012, with custom cabinets and butcher block counters. We added a farm sink and a designed & built a reclaimed wood venthood. The layout of the kitchen didn’t change…we just updated storage and made it to fit our farmhouse style, using architectural elements. The only update we still need to do is replace the popcorn ceiling.

Our kitchen is about 13 ft wide and 15 ft long…so, it’s not a huge space. However, we have plenty of room to walk around the island, which is 33″ x 66″. It really works well for our family, and we spend a great deal of time cooking and baking together in the kitchen. I enjoyed the challenge of creating a workable space without a lot of square footage. It’s just proof, you can make small spaces beautiful and user friendly.

This side of the kitchen has a built in hutch, that we wanted to appear as a free standing piece of furniture. I wanted a few open shelves for displaying my favorite pieces. We put chicken wire in the doors, to give a little rustic charm. The paint is a custom mix of homemade chalk paint in a light grey.

I hung a few hydrangeas from the French crate over the island. You can see how I did a variation of the flower canopy for this SUMMER ENTERTAINING POST HERE.


I painted our IKEA butcher block counter tops…you can read about the PROCESS HERE.

Shannon (my husband) is very “handy”, if you haven’t figured that out yet ๐Ÿ™‚ He built our custom vent hood and the breakfast nook table. The chairs are just collected over the years.


Sources for items shown in the kitchen:

IKEA Butcher Block Counter Tops

Farm Sink is from WHITEHAUS HERE

Sink Light is Lowes Home Improvement

Table chandelier is from Home Depot

Vintage Sink Columns from Antique Shop

Vintage Hutch Columns from Antique Shop

VALSPAR Kitchen Enamel in Bistro White on cabinets and backsplash

Linen smocked top curtainsย from POMPOM AT HOME HERE

French Wooden Crate from Elsie Green HERE

Jute Braided Rug from Rugs USA

Island is vintage from Canton Trade Days

Vintage Wooden door is from Timeless Treasures in Canton, TX

The flowers were all grown in our garden, and I’ll share some pictures of the garden in another post.

I also will share other rooms in the Summer Home Tour. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I’m excited to announce the opening of our shop very soon! Please stay up to date by following along on INSTAGRAM HERE









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