Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

If you would have told me a year ago that I would be shar­ing images of my new­ly updat­ed dream kitchen I would have lol’d…BIG TIME! We were no where near buy­ing our for­ev­er home, in fact, we were rent­ing and bank­ing on buy­ing that place! But God…GOD had dif­fer­ent plans for our fam­i­ly. I din’t know exact­ly what they were at that point but I just had this feel­ing that we need­ed to wait. 

The iron­ic part is I am a very VERY impa­tient per­son. When I get some­thing in my head, I want to jump to it right them which often­times ends up stress­ing me and my entire fam­i­ly out. But this time it was dif­fer­ent. God’s voice was still and small, as if He were whis­per­ing to me, if you would just be patient my daugh­ter. I am almost in tears at the joy and bless­ings we could have missed if we had cho­sen to give up on our search and give up hope that we would ever find THE per­fect home at THE per­fect time. But here we are…living our dream, in our for­ev­er home that we will for­ev­er be grate­ful for. God has blessed us and I am joy­ful­ly shar­ing in that bless­ing today. I hope this kitchen update inspires you. I hope that you are inspired to either pick up a paint­brush and tack­le some­thing your­self or maybe it can serve as a reminder that maybe you aren’t where you want to be in this very moment, but God…God has some­thing ahmaz­ing in store for you my friend. Just wait.

Since as long as I could remem­ber, I have want­ed white cab­i­nets. White is a clas­sic col­or that will nev­er dull or fade with the trends…when in doubt go with white! My oth­er desire for this space as well as my entire home is to cre­ate a dwelling space that is as close to authen­tic as pos­si­ble or at least looks authen­tic. Sure I can see the irony in that state­ment but stick with me here. I like for things to look (or be) like the real deal. My mis­sion in this space was to hope­ful­ly make you feel as if you have stepped into an updat­ed ver­sion (hence the stain­less steel appli­ances) of your Grand­ma’s kitchen. Or in oth­er words, I want it to be an obvi­ous blend of the old and new.

Before div­ing right into the reveal, let’s take a look at what we were star­ing with. 


I want­ed to pay atten­tion to the lit­tle details of this space that would recre­ate the authen­tic farm­house feel. That is why I went with the mis­matched, pre-loved har­ware on the doors and draw­ers and the thrift store ruf­fle cur­tains beneath the sink. This is the type of char­ac­ter that can’t be found in a big box store.

I do plan to install a cast iron sink and “new” hard­ware” as well as change out the fix­ture above the sink. These lit­tle updates will come in time as I search and scav­enge through resale shops and sal­vage yards. I am wait­ing for the per­fect pieces to pop up.

This may per­haps be my favorite view in the entire house. I love the way the light shines through the win­dow and pours into the floor. The exra-spe­cial part of this view is I have a direct view of the creek, the chick­en coop and my laun­dry line. I can not wait to see this view in the Spring.


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Annabelle says:

I lOVE it!

roostandrestore says:

Thank you so much!! 

Jada says:

It’s awe­some

roostandrestore says:

Thank you! I am so hap­py with it 

Faye Darden says:

Looks so clean and fresh, you did an amaz­ing job, Kaycee!! Can’t wait to see what col­or you picked for the island and that reveal!

roostandrestore says:

Thank you so much! I am very excit­ed about that project too! 

Diane Whitt says:

Your kitchen is so warm and invit­ing. You all did a won­der­ful job!

roostandrestore says:

Thank you so much! That is exact­ly what I want­ed to convey!

Ocia Fromme says:

Oh how beau­ti­ful! I Love it ♥️ You did such a won­der­ful job,
I can’t believe what a Big dif­fer­ence it made ♥️

roostandrestore says:

Thank you so much! The white real­ly bright­ens it up. I think I sur­prised myself 

Robin says:

Omgosh, it looks so dif­fer­ent. It’s warm, bright and invit­ing. It’s beau­ti­ful!! Great job Kaycee!

roostandrestore says:

Thank you! I am sim­ply over the moon! 

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