Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover- Before and After

June 30th, 2018 | Home Decor

If you follow along with my insta stories, you would have seen I was helping to spruce up my BF house over the winter to be put on the market. Work is complete, house is up for sale, and fresh decor is just waiting for the right family to come along. This modern farmhouse is a beautiful home with a stunning view, just lacking a bit of decor.  The first and probably biggest of the projects we tackled was the farmhouse kitchen makeover.

Farmhouse kitchen makeover before and after

It is definitely worth mentioning that I was working on a budget. I didn’t want to do cheap upgrades, more so just mindful where I was spending money, and what to update to get the biggest wow factor.

The Farmhouse Kitchen BEFORE the makeover

Before the Farmhouse kitchen makeover

You can see there was decent bones to work with, the cabinets were well made, and in a decent color.

Before the Farmhouse kitchen makeover

Kitchen Updates

  • new countertop
  • new sink
  • new faucet
  • update lighting
  • fresh wall color
  • fill space by wall oven
  • remove clutter
  • add shelving
  • disguise steel beam

Farmhouse kitchen makeover

The layout of the kitchen is quite nice, you can look out into the front yard while at the sink, into the living room when at the stove (ie. watch TV while you cook) and take in the breathtaking view of the valley while you’re at the breakfast table.

Farmhouse kitchen makeover before and after

Looking from the living area into the kitchen there was lacking a focal point. Your eyes are drawn to the corner windows, but with a builder grade faucet and standard sink, there wasn’t much to catch the eye. Enter the show stopper…

Delta touch 2o kitchen faucet. Perfect for a farmhouse kitchen sink

This CASSIDY™ Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology and ShieldSpray from Delta Faucet Canada really gave the kitchen the upgrade it needed. Not to mention the more modern countertops in a fresh color from Aura Custom Cabinet Design.

Farmhouse kitchen faucet from Delta Canada

The venetian bronze matches so well with the composite granite sink. I love how clean the single faucet looks and the drop down head powers off the mess without making a mess. You can learn more about all the features including the Touch2O Technology on the Delta Canada site.

Farmhouse kitchen makeover

Farmhouse kitchen makeover

Farmhouse kitchen faucet from Delta Canada

Although the design of the kitchen is well laid out there was a few flaws. For instance there was an empty hole beside the wall oven. Unfortunately I didn’t take a before photo at that angle. It seems as if it was where the fridge should have went. I simply took an armoire from the bedroom, had it painted to match and filled the space. It works very well as a pantry.

Bedroom armoire used as a farmhouse kitchen pantry

Farmhouse kitchen makeover

Bedroom armoire used as a farmhouse kitchen pantry

To add another farmhouse element to the kitchen I made some custom live edge shelves by the stove.

Custom live edge shelves using Ikea EKBY VALTER brackets

I used Ikea EKBY VALTER brackets (which are only $2!), and simply sanded down some scraps from the pile. I initially put the shelves there for spices etc., but they really add a decorative touch to the otherwise empty wall.

Custom live edge shelves using Ikea EKBY VALTER brackets

fresh new countertops and lighter paint give this farmhouse a welcoming update

On the opposite side of the kitchen is a breakfast nook. Realistically, most meals are eaten here rather than the dining room, the view is so beautiful.

The Farmhouse Breakfast Nook BEFORE

Outdated farmhouse breakfast nook before a makeover

The space needed a fresh color, window treatments, and new lighting that creates more of a cozy space.

The Farmhouse Breakfast Nook AFTER

Farmhouse kitchen makeover- updated breakfast nook

New lighting and dining room chairs from Wayfair, and curtains I sewed really make this space much more cozy and inviting.

Farmhouse kitchen makeover- updated breakfast nook

Adding simple wainscotting to the surrounding walls really draws the ceiling down and adds to the farmhouse character. And check out the view…

Farmhouse kitchen makeover- updated breakfast nook

The other element I added into the kitchen to really give it a more farmhouse vibe is the pine beam. The steel beam of course is structural but just wasn’t very charming. With the help of The Home Depot, I used prepped barn boards to incase the beam and give it more of a farmhouse vibe.

Farmhouse kitchen makeover before and after

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

IKEA Hack-Custom live edge shelves using EKBY VALTER brackets

Better have another look at the Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover before and after

Farmhouse kitchen makeover before and after

Farmhouse kitchen makeover before and after

Farmhouse kitchen makeover

The best part about this makeover is you can do a online walkthrough! Check out the whole house here… buy it even if you want 😉

You can see more about this Modern Farmhouse listing here.  I can’t wait to share a few more before and after photos of the updated decor.

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One response to “Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover- Before and After”

  1. cheryl Moody says:

    Girl this is awesome!! Love it! I don’t know where you get your energy…or time!

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