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)
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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:
Ok so if you remember, here’s the way the kitchen looked when we took possession of the house:
And here’s some more after pics:
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 🙂
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.
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 🙂 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.
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:
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
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
shelf brackets: 7″ classic iron shelf bracket (in black)
cutting boards: antique | similar
chalkboard in corner: standing black chalkboard
cake stand: antique | similar
berry basket: similar