DIY Show Off Kitchen Makeover

We’re working on the kitchen! Here it is now:
When we moved in…
In progress…
Now (still working on stove backsplash and DIY kitchen island)…
Countertops are Virginia Jet Mist granite. Dark charcoal grey with random white veining. The closest we could find to soapstone but with less maintenance. 

Installing tile backsplash tutorial {marble subway tile}

Marble subway tiles…so pretty! The picture below shows how we finished off the edge of the backsplash…
Walls are painted True Value’s “Old Fashioned”.
Isn’t it pretty?  It’s perfect for showing off some reclaimed barnwood going in the room and our new distressed medium-tone bamboo floors.
AFTER (Yes…small pantry closet is gone! So is the vinyl flooring!)
Testing out some accent colors with the new wall color:
Deciding on color scheme…
A few more updates, a little closer to the final reveal!
Waterstone Towson Faucets and zero radius sink
Lazy Susan spice loft, sliding ladder and cook book library.

  • New Antiqued Fossilized Java (distressed/wide plank) bamboo flooring! {Before/After}

We found this beautiful huge piece at a junk/antique store {Cappy’s Corner}. Perfect fit!

New Wide Door Trim installation on French Doors

Clock Door, Spice Loft, Cook Book Library

puzzle playmat, painted foam mat tutorial
DIY, tutorial, painted floor mat
So easy to entertain and grill in the summer…with the patio conveniently off the kitchen.
Once we have enough saved, there will be a stand alone refrigerator and freezer here:
farmhouse butler's pantry
farmhouse kitchen
marble subway tile backsplash

farmhouse kitchen collage

  1. Cow canvas (
  2. Area rug ( – with DIY red detail
  3. DIY distressed Farmer’s Market sign (tutorial coming soon)
  4. DIY door clock
  5. Two teacher’s desks create a temporary island/eat in area
  6. DIY lazy Susan spice rackDIY sliding ladder and antique chicken feeder cook book library 
  7. Numbered red/glazed dresser {microwave cart and storage}

Kitchen when we bought the house:

Kitchen now:

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DIY farmhouse kitchen
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farmhouse kitchen before
See all of our kitchen related posts on our HOME TOUR page.
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