When I bought my 1980 farmhouse bungalow, the kitchen was practical but rather plain. The kitchen is without a doubt the heart of a home. And this one needed some love to get it beating again! A re-fresh and an update was a priority to say the least.
I was renovating the whole house and was on a fairly tight budget. The appliances and flooring needed replacing too. So new cupboards was not an option. Thankfully I LOVE to paint! Three coats of BM Simply White (my go-to white!) and some new cabinet hardware did the trick. And did you know that you CAN paint tile backsplash? It's been a few years and it's held up amazingly well!
With the money I saved by doing most of the work myself, I was able to replace the countertops and have a lovely little island custom built. It is the perfect space for Sunday morning coffee, for meal prepping, and for my family to gather around for snacks and conversation!
It's nothing too fancy but it is definitely pretty! I love how my farmhouse kitchen turned out. But because I just can't help myself, I've got some new plans in the works to add a few on-trend farmhouse design elements. These may or may not include a sliding barn door for my pantry, and open shelving....
I promise to share and let you in on what goes on!
What's your favourite farmhouse style element? I'd love to hear your ideas. Please share!