Monday, August 5, 2013

French Farmhouse Kitchen {Reveal}

Kitchen renovations are like road trips, and we LOVE road trips.  When we’re stuck in the car and all we have is each other to entertain ourselves, we have some of the best conversations.  Our kitchen renovation was just like that.  We spent last weekend trapped in the kitchen talking about everything while we worked.  It was SO much fun.  We really enjoyed the process!

When we moved into our house we said that we wanted our home to feel like a “warm bungalow” and in our kitchen we wanted a French farmhouse feeling.  I’m not sure if we captured it or not, but we really like how it turned out.  We enjoyed the process of designing everything according to what we liked best.  If you follow us on Instagram I’ve posted some teasers, but today I want to show you what we’ve been working on.  In the next week or so I will post the DIY parts of our project.

This is what we started with. Our kitchen really wasn’t bad; a great kitchen, more than we deserve, but it just wasn’t our style.  You know what I mean?Kitchen Before

Here is the new kitchen in our warm bungalow:DSC_0103-2DSC_0112DSC_0108DSC_0109DSC_0120DSC_0115DSC_0118DSC_0119

Cost Breakdown
I did not include anything extra that we had to purchase to adapt our home to the 21st century as far as plumbing or electrical.  More to come on this later in the week.
Primer: $42
Hardware for cabinets & drawers: $120
LED lights for light above the sink (3x): $24
Beadboard: $20
Faucet: $149
Sanders: borrowed!  But we found some decent ones for about $30
Sandpaper: $12
Tack cloth: $3
TSP & denatured alcohol: $14
Brushes: $20
Sponge rollers: $20
Cabinet bumpers (2 packs): $6
Plastic dropclothes (pack of 3): $4
Total: $678

So, what do you think?!
We’re so glad that it’s done and I can’t wait to share with you how we completed each part of this project. 
Have an awesome week friends!
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xoxo Darby

26 comments :

Lauren said...

There is SUCH a big difference! Love how it turned out! :)

Nadine Lynn said...

Love love love!! It is so beautiful!

Life in the Heights! said...

This looks amazing!! I love it!! Hope y'all had a great weekend enjoying it the final product!

Lauren said...

It's gorgeous! When I move can I send you pics (or invite you over, we are in the same city) for advice? I would have no idea where to even start on a project like this. You guys did an amazing job!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I am always so impressed by your ability to tackle such large projects! I love how it turned out. It's much more my style too. :)

Miss MP said...

Looks fabulous, white cabinets make everything look so clean and updated.

Joy said...

One — I can't believe how quickly y'all did this. Two — you know how much I love white and gray together! Three — I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall while y'all were working together. Four — did the pups get into any of the paint? Five — I can't wait to visit this newly updated, and spectacular kitchen in person, soon!

Barbara Johnson said...

What An Awesome Remodel.....I'm So In Love!!! I will most definitely be doing this to my kitchen when the time is right, can you & Phil come to Michigan? Lol!

Heather said...

So, since you had such a great time doing that, can I assume you'll come do mine this weekend?

For real, that turned out SO good! I sent the link to my hubby because we plan on doing something similar!

Susan Fleming said...

Very impressive..just love it

Ashley Barnhill said...

LOVE it! It looks incredible! So much brighter!

thenerdykatie said...

OMG, I love it!! It looks completely amazing!

Meg O. said...

LOVE it, Darby! I also love the beadboard! What a great idea!!! It looks perfect!!!! Gah!

Kristin said...

Looks GREAT girl! Welcome to the world of painted cabinets...they're truly no turning back ;-)!

Eliza said...

Wow, it looks amazing!!!!

Samantha Horseman said...

What a transformation!! I love white cabinets and the light fixtures are great!! You should definitely link it up!!!

http://designerinteal.blogspot.com/2013/07/design-in-your-home-june-features-and.html

XO Samantha

Sam @ The Junk House said...

It looks amazing! You guys did an amazing job! I love the white cabinets! The knobs and pulls look just like the ones I put in my kitchen, so of course I love those. And I have that same light in my pantry! Clearly great decorating minds think alike!

Jessica K said...

Amazing! Looks so much bigger and brighter! I totally LOVE the light in ceiling! Beautiful! and the beadboard!

How was the actual cabinet part? I want to redo our cabinets, but it seems soooo hard. I feel like I want to pay someone else to do it and get it done quick! Haha!

Emily said...

It looks GREAT!! Good job. :) Such a pretty kitchen.

Kellyn Fleming said...

It looks great and I am still so impressed you got in done in just one short weekend. Being the daughter of a kitchen & bath designer must have definitely helped here! I can't wait to see it in action in person soon!!!

Jennifer Leible said...

Ahhhh! I'd been anxiously awaiting to see this post! I LOVE your new kitchen! I never realized how much I love white cabinets until the past year or so! The drawer pull are perfect...a must for any farmhouse kitchen! I LOVE the light in the center of the kitchen and I want it for my laundry room. The link didn't work though. :(
Great job, very happy for you!!

Whitney said...

WOW! This is seriously amazing Darby. I think you really outdid yourself this time. My favorite part is the light in the middle of the kitchen. I don't know why! haha

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

WOW...just wow. Your kitchen makeover is beyond amazing. I wouldn't even know where to begin tackling a project like that! You are just too creative and handy!

Ashley R said...

So this is amazing. I LOVE it. Every little detail. You did a fantastic job. :) p.s. I love that you have your list organized by store... I totally have a "Trader Joes" and "Costco" list too. hehe.

Gregoria Newsome said...

It’s good that you transitioned from brown to white kitchen interior. With that, you were able to give the kitchen a whole new look without changing too much on the whole design element of the old kitchen. Also, the new color gave the kitchen a brighter and cool atmosphere. Good job on this renovation!
Gregoria Newsome @ Woods Custom Kitchens

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

wow! what a beautiful makeover! very nice job! I just found your blog from over at "Designer in teal" and I'm so glad I did - I'll be following along now :)
we just built a new home and now I'm all about finding blogs that decorate homes so I can have some ideas! cute blog by the way! come say hi if you get a chance.

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