our farmhouse kitchen reveal
It’s finally here! You guys have been so patient with me while I figure this whole blogging thing out – so thank you for sticking around. Better late, than never right? So without further ado… let’s finally take a look at our farmhouse kitchen reveal for Mouse House! (grab a drink and get comfy ‘cuz this is going to be one picture heavy post – scroll all the way to the end for full source list) UPDATE: check out the rest of the kitchen details in this post.
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and if you’re new to the blog and have no idea what Mouse House is, it’s our affectionately named fixer upper that we worked on all last year – you can find out more details here:
Mouse House Intro | Mouse House Interior | Mouse House Master Bath
Shiplap Week | Painting the Shiplap | Where to Buy Shiplap | Hall Bath Updates
So let’s look back at the before pics of this poor kitchen, shall we? Nasty soffits visually lowered the ceiling height, and the door to the garage limited cabinet placement. Scroll through this gallery to see some before and in progress shots:
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And now, here’s the after:
Farmhouse Kitchen Design Tips:
By relocating the door to the garage, I was able to create a much larger and more functional kitchen. Taking down the ugly soffits and using open shelves instead of upper cabinets gives the kitchen a much lighter feel. And there’s still tons of storage available in the 7 foot island and lower cabinetry. (I’ll be sharing a tutorial for the open shelves soon)
We created the look of a built-in fridge by framing out and stealing a little space from the laundry/mudroom (accessed by the barn door shown on the right of the above photo.)
And like many farmhouse kitchens, we chose white cabinetry. We used my favorite affordable white shaker cabinets from Menards. They are solid maple wood, with standard soft close doors, and big deep drawers (check out those 36″ double drawers on either side of the stove!) The brand is Schrock and we chose the Morgan door design and the color is White.
The countertops are from Riverstone Quartz which is Menards’ own brand of countertops. The color is graphite which is basically a solid mid-gray with very small (and not very noticeable) flecks throughout. I chose these because I wanted an upgrade from laminate, but I didn’t want to spend a fortune. We were able to get these for $35/sq ft which was cheaper than any other option I could find around us. You do have to install them yourself though, which wasn’t very difficult thanks to my hubby’s awesome skillz. But be sure to have a few of your strongest friends on hand (shout out to Kevin!)when they’re delivered as they are HEAVY.
I always cringe when I see these gorgeous kitchens on Houzz or other design sites because, while they look absolutely stunning, the price tag is also equally stunning. I want to tell you that you don’t have to spend $50K to have a gorgeous farmhouse kitchen. We spent a little over $6k for these cabinets and saved money doing our own installation.
Craig did add a few custom touches like the awesome x styled panels on the end of the island. And he also trimmed out the bottom of the island for a more built-in furniture look. I love the way it turned out!
The stove hood came from the cabinet outlet store near us. It was $199 and a horrible mahogany brown color. I had originally thought Craig would build a custom hood, but this saved us so much time so I scooped it up and he painted it BM Fieldstone using our paint sprayer.
I made the sign above the stove for about $5. You can find the super easy tutorial here.
The people that purchased the house picked out the appliances, including this gorgeous Thermador Pro Harmony Professional Gas Range. Craig’s truck cost less than this range, but I guess if you love to cook maybe it’s worth it? I think I’ll stick to frozen pizza 🙂
I found this awesome old door for $40 at our local architectural salvage store. Craig cleaned it up, filled some holes, and painted it Benjamin Moore Lakeshore Green. He used this super great (but cheap) barn door hardware from Amazon to hang it, and his 9″ cast iron handle adds the perfect finishing touch!
Wow, this is getting to be a super long post! UPDATE: SEE THE REST OF THE KITCHEN DETAILS HERE. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments and I’ll try to respond. This was a fun project and I’m so proud of my hubby for doing such a wonderful job – he did 90% of the work himself!
He is so talented, and all his hard work paid off – the house sold before we even put it on the market! A sweet couple drove by and saw him working on it and expressed their interest, made an offer, and we accepted! There was one detail they wanted to change with the kitchen and I’ll have to keep you all in suspense as that’s another LONG post. Sorry for the teaser, but there’s lots more coming – so stay tuned 🙂
Let’s take one final look at the before & after:
paint colors: shiplap – SW Alabaster, trim – BM White Dove, barn door – BM Lake Shore Green, stove hood – BM Fieldstone
cabinets: Schrock Morgan in White
countertops: Riverstone Quartz in Graphite
sink: Ikea DOMSJO farmhouse sink
faucet: Ikea Glittran
light above island: Eldridge Pendant (in medium)
lights above sink: custom black sconces (made in the USA!)
stove hood insert: Broan PM390
appliances: purchased by homeowner
barn door hardware: 6.5 ft. sliding barn door hardware
barn door handle: 9″ square door pull handle
cabinet hardware: 5″ drawer pull in soft iron; 1 1/8″ knobs in soft iron
shelf brackets: 7″ classic iron shelf bracket (in black)
cutting boards: antique | similar
chalkboard in corner: standing black chalkboard
island stools: antique | similar | similar
cake stand: antique | similar
berry basket: similar
I’ll be posting the living room reveal soon too. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook to stay up to date with the next project…our own house!
Oh my goodness! So gorgeous!!
thanks so much Suzi 🙂
What hardwood floor is this?
It’s engineered white oak from Build Direct and the color is Sedona Silver. You can purchase them here: http://fave.co/2kel6Mv
Wow Christy! It looks so great. You and Craig are so talented! I especially love the “built-in” fridge and the sliding door. Where do you generally get your appliances?
aw thanks so much Leslie! It was a really fun project and we love the way it turned out. We don’t really have one go-to place for appliances. We just shop around to try and find the best deal (we’ve purchased from Lowes, Menards, hhgregg, Best Buy, etc…) The homeowners purchased these from a place called Sams in Springfield https://www.samsbbp.com/index.html
Stunning! Just stunning!
thank you Lisa! <3
Absolutely beautiful! Love seeing before and afters and you obviously did a fabulous job! Pinning and sharing!
thank you so much for your sweet comment Kristen! It was a fun project 🙂
Absolutely Beautiful. I love the bright and airy feel.
It IS absolutely stunning! You had a vision and you nailed it, literally. You two make a good team.
You’re so sweet Ann – thank you!
Your new kitchen is beyond beautiful, I love every detail! Congrats on the feature at Savvy Southern Style!
aww, thanks so much Mary! I love Kim’s party – so I was so honored to be featured this week 🙂
You guys did an amazing job! Congratulations on having a beautiful kitchen to work from, I hope someday to have one too!
Thank you so much Leslie!
Wow! You guys did a fantastic job. LOVE the salvaged door, especially the color.
thanks so much Melissa!
I really love this! I just discovered your blog and I am enjoying exploring what it has to offer:) We have an Alexander Lumber by our house (I didn’t realize they were a chain) and we actually have Schrock cabinets in our kitchen! Such great quality and modestly priced. I’m going to have to check out their shiplap!! Thanks for the great content!
thanks so much for stopping by Trisha!
Absolutely Beautiful. thanks for sharing
I love, love, love the kitchen. The island your hubby made is fantabulous! I am even more convinced you are flipping these houses in my area. I saw that the laundry room flooring is from Flooring Surfaces in Champaign and instantly their radio jingle popped in my head.
Our flip house is in St. Joseph. We are 30% into it and already are drawing some interest. Did you even get the Mouse House on the market before selling it? I really want to do open shelving in the kitchen but several of my friends think not. I agree that all those upper cabinets seem to close in the kitchen. But I don’t want to make our house too taste specific. How is the Joanna Farmhouse style selling for you? About how long do your flips take? Oh, whenRe did the corbels you used sir the shelving come from? They are so pretty.
Can’t wait to see more posts. Keep up the beautiful work! Dawn
what a small world Dawn! I will send you an email 😉
Love it! So crisp, open and airy!
I had to take a double take at the refrigerator!
Enjoy the new space!
thanks so much Karen!
I love the space! It is a lot like what we are going for in my kitchen. We built upper open shelving last year, and I love it! So open and airy, but I have a large pantry and I think that helps. What size board did your husband use for the x’s on the island? My island is huge, it can’t really be changed without redoing the whole downstairs floors, so I am stuck with a slightly boxy shape. I think the x’s would amp up the farmhouse feel a lot! Thanks, for sharing!
I believe those x’s were 4″ wide that he cut out of a sheet of mdf. I think finishing off the island with details like that makes it look so much more custom. I bet it would look great in your home too! Thanks for visiting Anne 🙂
BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about it! 🙂
wow, that is so perfectly farmhouse. i love the mix of the black in the shelves and the lighting, and that fridge built in. wow!
Your kitchen looks incredible! I love all of the custom details you added – like the X on the cabinets. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!
Wowzers!!!! Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty — I am so excited for you and your new kitchen! I love farmhouse style, and you did a wonderful job. Especially the custom “additions” of the x’s on either end of the counter… and I love the ‘Give Thanks” right behind your cooktop.
Your farmhouse kitchen transformation is stunning! The space is beautiful. The island is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. We’ll be featuring this at today’s party. Hope to see you there!
Your new kitchen looks amazing! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Gearing up for a kitchen remodel too and have gotten so many great ideas from your post! Your kitchen is awesome! Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday!
Thank you Heidi!
Love your kitchen! The shiplap is gorgeous, the lights, the open shelving… it’s all perfect! And that barn door is soo pretty! Thanks for sharing at our party; I’m featuring you tonight! (Excited to follow you on IG too!)
thanks so much for the feature Kendra! I’m following you too 🙂
Love your remodel! We are building a new home and have shiplap throughout. The walls were painted Alabaster and the trim was a custom paint swatch from a designer. The trim actually looks yellow against the Alabaster walls. I am considering having it repainted and trying to find the right color. I may just have the trim painted the color of the walls but I saw you had BM White Dove. How does this color contrast with the Alabaster? Our house is filled with windows as it is a lake home but it has trees and northern exposure so it is low light throughout the house, hence making the trim look even more “yellowish”. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and helping to inspire us all!
BM White Dove is very similar to Alabaster and is slightly on the yellowish side, so I wouldn’t use that to paint the trim if you have low lighting conditions in the space. You would probably want a more crisp white like Benjamin Moore Super White or BM Chantilly Lace. Just be sure to get a sample first to test out in your space. Good luck!
That looks amazing. Love the door and the shiplap.
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.
Thanks so much Kimm 🙂
Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Just the right mix of materials and colors. Love it! I found you at Confessions of a Plate Addict at the Scoop. Dawn
thanks so much Dawn 🙂
I am so inspired by you and your husbands home.
I have looked all over and i can not find the flooring for your kitchen that you used?
If i missed it…i am so sorry.
But, again…absolutely beautiful.
Exactly what i love.
thanks so much Tracy! The floor we used was the Sedona Silver white oak engineered floors from Build Direct. They are sooo affordable, look awesome, and are super easy to install – I highly recommend them! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/2mabMIx
Hi…your rehab is absolutely stunning!! you are amazing! One quick question – we are doing a similar rehab in an old farmhouse that has existing ship lap walls and ceilings and we plan to paint bright and white similar to your gorgeous rehab. I am just curious why you used Alabaster for the ship lap and White Dove for Trim? Could you have used one or the other for all? Do you notice a difference in the color on the wood? Also, did you use Egg Shell or Satin finish? Thanks so much – you are very talented!!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment Tammy 🙂 You can definitely use the same color of paint on both the shiplap and trim (in fact, Joanna used Alabaster on both her trim & shiplap in her own farmhouse.) I chose to use a different color on the trim as I wanted a little bit of contrast between the two. It’s not drastic, but very subtle and I love the way it turned out. We used eggshell finish on the shiplap and semi-gloss on the trim & doors. I always like my trim & doors to have slightly more sheen and I also think semi gloss is easier to wipe clean. Good luck with your project!
Did you use 2 cabinets to create the island?
yes – we used two 42″ cabinets 🙂
Hi Christy! I really admire your style and thank you for all of the helpful advice and information you give to us aspiring farmhouse decorators! My husband and I are starting to build a new home and I was wondering a couple of things. You mentioned that your cabinets are white but are they a true white or an off white and how do they compare to your alabaster walls? And, do you know what colour Joanna’s cabinets are ?
Thanks so much!!
what a sweet comment – thanks so much Tammy! These cabinets were very close to a true white (not blinding cold white, but a nice clean white.) This was their stock color and they are maybe just a bit brighter than the Alabaster walls. I do believe Joanna’s cabinets in her own farmhouse are the same color as her walls & trim (SW Alabaster.) I would definitely recommend getting some quotes from your local big box stores on cabinetry. Custom cabinets are gorgeous, but at least in our area cost about twice as much. We have used these cabinets from Menards in 4-5 flip houses and we actually just installed a similar brand Medallion (also from Menards) in our own kitchen. Cabinetry was one place I chose to save money and preferred to upgrade my counter tops & lighting instead. But the cabinets are still gorgeous with soft close full extension drawers, full overlay doors, etc… Good luck with your build – if you need a good source for building materials (faucets, sinks, lighting, etc…) I have a full list of many of my tried & true favorites here on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/shop/theharperhouse. Thanks for reading 🙂
Did you use a satin or flat paint for the kitchen?
we used an eggshell finish to paint the shiplap 😉
Beautiful! I love your sliding door. You said you used lakeshore green. Did you fade that into another color? It’s looks blue in the bottom. I love it!
thanks so much! No, we didn’t fade it into another color – it’s straight Lakeshore Green. It’s probably a shadow, sometimes it’s hard to get an accurate color in a photo so I definitely always recommend picking up a color sample to see how it looks in your own space.
Can you tell me where you got the wood for the shelves? Beautiful!
I’m obsessed with the barn door and the color of it. You did a beautiful job with your kitchen. It looks like a million bucks! The “Give Thanks” sign is really cute too!
thank you so much Sukhi 🙂
Super helpful . So attempting first remodel . Kids bathroom with no natural light . I’m going to shiplap a large wall . Oak cabinets are in great condition so I am going to have them painted white. What white paint color do you recommend for cabinets, shiplap , trim and doors ?thanks!
Hi Susie – I really like White Dove by Benjamin Moore for shiplap, trim & doors. Alabaster by Sherwin Williams is great too and what Joanna used for her cabinets, trim, and shiplap at her farmhouse. Good luck with whatever you decide!
You have a beautiful home and did a fantastic job. Did you cabinetry match the woodwork and shiplap exactly? I am worried our white ice cabinetry will not look good against the alabaster painted shiplap and woodwork.
thanks so much Madison – the cabinets were very close to the walls & woodwork colors. If you’re nervous, you can usually check out a cabinet door or sample color from the box store or wherever you’re buying your cabinets. Then just take them home to compare to whatever colors you’re considering for your walls & trim. Good luck!
What a gorgous home you have, I love how your fridge doesn’t stick out as most do.
thanks so much Mila! this was actually a flip house that we remodeled and sold 🙂
I love this kitchen! I’m building one very similar and I’m worried about picking out the white paint colors. The walls will be white, the cabinets, and the trim. What “whites” did you use and where? The outside of the home will be Alabaster by Sherwin Williams.
Thanks so much Shelby! We actually used Alabaster for the shiplap walls in this house and we chose BM White Dove for the trim & doors. We got the kitchen cabinets from Menards and they came already painted (a classic white.) If you’re looking for a nice clean white that goes well with White Dove and Alabaster, try Simply White by Benjamin Moore. Good luck!
I just saw this and you will never know how happy I’am!!
I have been trying to find info or how do the X design (I have googled, pinterest, houzz etc.) I was getting so desperate almost ordered a barn and attach to my island. Love your sharing this and everythng came out absolutely fabulous. You have just renewed hope for me and my kitchen project.
You New kitchen is really very beautiful. You have a gorgous home thats really awesome. Keep it up!
I LOVE the Urban Bronze 150% front door color
What color did you paint the rest of the exterior
Thanks so much Suzie! We painted the exterior brick Intellectual Gray by Sherwin Williams. I really love how it turned out. Thanks for reading!
Hi there- just curious about some info on the flooring. What kind and finish? I absolutely LOVE this kitchen 🙂
Hi Tanya, we used white oak engineered hardwoods for these floors. We loved them so much we also installed them in our current home as well! You really can’t find a better floor for such an affordable price (and believe me, I looked everywhere!) We purchased them from Build Direct online. They are the Jasper brand in color Sedona Silver. They will also send you free samples which really helped make the decision easier. Hope this helps!