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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