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Farmhouse Style Kitchen Details

Happy hump day everyone! Is it just me or is anyone else wondering where the heck January went? My mother always warned me that time had a way of disappearing once you got older, but like most sarcastic teenagers – I didn’t believe her. But guess what, kids? Your Mother is right 99.9% of the time!

Shocking, I know.

Today I’m sharing the rest of the farmhouse kitchen details from Mouse House. I didn’t want you to have to scroll through 77 gazillion pictures in just one post, so I broke it up into two. I’m smart like that sometimes. 

So if you missed it, you can click here for the Farmhouse Style Kitchen Reveal (part one) 

**this post may contain affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.

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

Ok so if you remember, here’s the way the kitchen looked when we took possession of the house:

farmhouse kitchen before

And here’s some more after pics:

modern farmhouse kitchen reveal | www.theharperhouse.com

modern farmhouse kitchen reveal | www.theharperhouse.com


modern farmhouse kitchen reveal | www.theharperhouse.com

modern farmhouse kitchen reveal | www.theharperhouse.com

The old kitchen only had one smallish tired looking window. So I told begged Craig to install a large bank of 3 windows with the sink centered below. The new windows let in SO much more light and are a real focal point in the space now.

No farmhouse style kitchen is complete without a farmhouse sink. This sink is the Ikea DOMSJO farmhouse sink. We had this sink in our last home, and you really can’t beat it for the price. It is big and beefy and looks fantastic. The one con that I don’t particularly care for is the drainboard in the back. The little grooves are somewhat hard to clean, but other than that it’s a great choice for a great price. (TIP: if you get marks or scratches from pots & pans on your sink, just rub a bit of Bar Keepers Friend on them and they’ll come right out!) The faucet is the Ikea Glittran which is also a great looking affordable option (are we sensing a theme here? you don’t have to spend a ton of $$ to have a gorgeous kitchen!) and can we also just take a minute to admire my first attempt at styling? hey, I’m no Heather Bullard, but I think it looks pretty good for my first time πŸ™‚


custom sconces from etsy in the modern farmhouse kitchen. Get sources & links on the blog | www.theharperhouse.com

I had a ton of fun picking out light fixtures for the house. It was a little overwhelming, but I knew I wanted 2 library style sconces over the sink… but again I didn’t want to spend a fortune. ETSY to the rescue! These gorgeous sconces were hand made in the USA for $179. Circa Lighting’s similar version costs $300-$500!

They originally only came in a chrome/nickel finish but I knew I wanted black, so I contacted the seller and he set up a custom listing for me. He now has them available in black in his shop with free shipping. Here’s a few of my favorites from his shop IlluminateVintage:

The light above the island is from Ballard Designs (in the medium size.) I like how it takes up a good amount of visual space without actually impeding your view and still allowing the stove hood to be visible.

5" cabinet pulls from Amazon for only $2.70 | www.theharperhouse.com 5" cabinet pulls from Amazon for only $2.70 | www.theharperhouse.com

I wanted to keep the cabinet hardware cost within budget as well. There are so many great looking knobs and pulls out there, but some of them can cost upwards of $10-$15 EACH. And that can really add up when you need 20 pulls! I knew I wanted a longer pull to balance out the size of these drawers. Standard 3″ pulls would look puny on these cabinets. I stumbled onto these 5″ long pulls from Amazon and LOVE how they look – and love the cost even more… only $2.70 each. #winning πŸ™‚ I wanted more of a black color so chose the Soft Iron finish, and used these knobs for the cabinet doors in the same color.

diy kitchen island upgrade with $5 wooden corbels | farmhouse kitchen reveal www.theharperhouse.com

diy island upgrade with $5 wooden corbels | farmhouse kitchen reveal www.theharperhouse.com

To add some detail to the island, Craig built x-style end panels and we added some $5 wooden corbels (another score from the cabinet outlet store) under the countertop overhang. We could have just purchased end and back panels for the island from Menards with our cabinetry order, but those panels are expensive and this gives the island a more custom feel.

Well, that wraps up this farmhouse style kitchen! I’ll be posting the living/family room reveal next week. As always, feel free to ask questions in the comments or send me an email and I’ll try my best to answer. Check out the full kitchen source list below:

Farmhouse Kitchen Resource List

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: 9β€³ square door pull handle

cabinet hardware: 5β€³ drawer pull in soft iron;   1 1/8β€³ knobs in soft iron

shelf brackets: 7β€³ 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

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    1. thank you! I’ll be posting more info about the floors soon. We purchased them from Build Direct (and they’ll send you free samples) Here’s a link to the floors http://fave.co/2kel6Mv (we chose the color Sedona Silver)

  2. I love everything you have done! I just found this post today. May I get information about the wood floors? I would love to have them in my house!!!!! Thank you!

    1. thanks so much Judith! The floors were definitely one of my favorite things in the whole house. They turned out SO well and were SO affordable ($3.39/sq ft)! We got them online from Build Direct. They are 7.5″ wide white oak planks (engineered) and were much easier to install vs. regular hardwood. I’m going to do a more in depth post about the floors soon – so check back. Here’s the link to the specific floors we used (they’ll also send you free samples) http://fave.co/2kel6Mv

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  5. Beautiful work!
    I am wondering how you attached the counter top to the top of the island. I am making over an old hutch into an island and am unsure how to attach the countertop.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Kristi, I had to ask my hubby about this one πŸ˜‰ He said he attached the counter with silicone and just laid it on top of the cabinets. He also said the countertop weighed a bajillion pounds – so it wasn’t going anywhere! LOL Do you know what kind of material you’re using for your counter? If you’re using a stone or quartz product, you could just do the same silicone method but if you’re using butcherblock or some type of wood or laminate, you can screw the counter onto your hutch from the underside. Sounds like a fun project – good luck!

  6. This may be my favorite kitchen. I love everything you did especially the open shelving and the hardware you chose! Definitely saving this for future reference!

  7. Hi Christy!

    Found your blog while looking for white oak flooring. Your kitchen is gorgeous! Was wondering if you have or will be doing a follow up on the flooring. It’s the style I have been looking for and the price is right but I have read so many negative reviews regarding Build Direct so I am quite anxious about purchasing from them since it will go throughout our entire house except for bathrooms and laundry room, about 1700 sq ft. Can you please tell me how you are liking it and how it’s holding up? Thanks!

    1. Hi Rachel, thanks for visiting my blog! I have no complaints at all with Build Direct. I have ordered from them (in large quantities – also putting the floor throughout the home) 2 separate times and have had nothing but awesome results (and they are not sponsoring or paying me at all to say this, lol!) Of course, I do suggest ordering samples first (which they will overnight you for free.) It is somewhat difficult making a decision from just a small sample, but you could probably order multiples of the same sample and try to put them together to get a better feel for what they’d look like. My hubby was very happy with the product as well (since he was the one installing it) and was also very thankful that I chose a product that had an average of 60″ planks (definitely check the fine print and find out what your average length of the planks will be.) We installed it via the stapling method and it was MUCH easier than other hardwood floors we’ve installed in the past with a nail gun & mallet. We’ve since sold the house, so I can’t comment on how it’s holding up. Good luck!

  8. Would you mind sharing about your open shelving? We are in the design process and I love the look of the open shelving but I’m wondering where you put your everyday dishes? πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Lisa – this was a kitchen we designed in our flip house, which we subsequently sold. With that said, however, we are currently in the design process of remodeling our own kitchen. I have also decided to add open shelves in our kitchen as I love the look of them and it really visually opens up the space (not to mention you save $$ by not having to purchase upper cabinets!) So with my kitchen, I do plan on using the open shelves to store my every day dishes. I have plain white dishes, so I think they will look nice (plates, bowls, cups, glasses.) Since they are used frequently, they won’t really have time to gather dust, etc… It’s definitely a personal preference. Some people love the convenience and look of open shelves (like me) and others don’t like it and prefer to hide their dishes behind cabinetry. Either way is fine! Good luck with your project πŸ™‚

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  10. Your kitchen is so Beautiful!!! Did you use the alabaster paint on the walks and trim or did you use a lighter white on the trim?

    1. thanks so much Tracy! The walls (shiplap) are Alabaster and the trim is White Dove (benjamin moore)

  11. What colors should I use if my master bedroom is on the North side of house . 3 windows on the north side and 1 window on east side with shade ? I already use dove white on the trim and a really beautiful butter color on walls . Do you think alabaster would be better on walls and trim in five white? Is alabaster a warm color?

    1. Hi Nina, Alabaster can pull slightly warm but will be less warm looking if you have northern light (which is cool in my opinion.) If you love the butter color you currently have, then by all means keep it! If you are needing a change, Alabaster might be a good option or even Linen White. But always get a sample to see how the color looks in your own space & lighting πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Chris – we purchased our floors online from Build Direct. They are engineered white oak in the color Sedona Silver. We’re very happy with them and the price is super affordable. They also send out free samples too. Highly recommend!

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