Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal

My kitchen is moving right a long. The best part is, most of what we did we already had the materials for. Very little was spent on this kitchen redo, mainly lots of hard work. That's how it's been on the redo of this house, we've improvised, re-purposed, redid, repaired or painted to make it into a home we love. That's the best kind of redo in my opinion. Anybody can throw lots of money at a renovation and make it look spectacular and that's ok but to me it's even better when you can redo a whole room and spend next to nothing.

Mr. Magazine put up three of my open shelves and I didn't waste any time loading them up lol. Seems like I can't leave an empty space empty for a second. I wanted to give you a partial reveal. Still working on a few things but this covers most of it. If you want to see some of the before pics just click HERE

I still need to put in those little round wood things to cover the screw holes.

In this picture you can see the ceiling that my daughter and I did. I think above all things this wood board ceiling gives it the true farmhouse feel.
Here's a before of the above kitchen...

Coming in from the dining room.

We use that chalk board all the time to leave messages or make lists for the store.

To see more about the transformation of this little table click HERE

I have  a huge pantry in my 1920's kitchen. For those of you who don't know, this home has been in my husbands family for 92 years. My hubs told me he has memories of his Big Mimi (gramma) donning an apron and cooking from early in the morning through suppertime. She would say 'Toby, go out and catch me a chicken" (insert Southern accent) He'd go out and run one down, she would lay it on an old stump and off came it's head, sorry but that's how it was done. She would pluck the feathers while heading back to the house and later that day it was finger lickin' good fried chicken eating time! I can imagine her going to the pantry and getting out the flour and other ingredients to make a meal. My hubs said they ate like kings!

That old towel bar has been up for 90 years.

There's tons of shelving.

I always remove my items from the boxes they came in and put them in glass or plastic containers. I like to actually see the food on the shelves, I just think it looks really homey and cozy.

Yep we're vitamin freaks lol, these little shelves are the perfect size for the bottles and for spices too.

I hate having a microwave on the counter so since there was an electrical outlet in the pantry it seemed like the perfect spot.

We're going to add some more shelving lower down to hold dog food and water bottles.

So that's it, hope you enjoyed the little tour. I just realized that it was exactly one year ago today that I completed the farmhouse kitchen in my mobile home. Whew no wonder I'm tired! If you want to see that post go HERE 
Here's a pic of it....

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  1. Looks fabulous. You are doing such a great job with that wonderful old house.

  2. I love your shelves. We actually took down new kitchen cabinets and put up old shelves we found in our barn, now I love my kitchen. We live in an old house also. It was built in 1927 and we have spent the last 15 years making it ours. Keep up the good work, but don't forget to have fun.

  3. Your kitchen is positively charming and I have a serious crush on your pantry!

  4. Pretty cool. Would love to have a nice getaway like that. Very much like the kitchen and all the open space.outstanding kitchen design

  5. what a great job you did on your kitchen. love the pops of red, and wow, that pantry is awesome!!

  6. What a wonderful remodel of the kitchen. Yes, we have an old house also and seeing the extra cords hanging on the wall looks just like ours! What a neat idea to put the microwave inside your pantry. Love your crisp white cafe curtain.

  7. Just gorgeous! I love the story of your husband and gram....the towel bar in the pantry is just precious!

  8. Hi Teresa, lovely just so very Farm house! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  9. so pretty!

    i love the open shelving
    and the wooden counters below

    what a huge difference you made!


  10. The new shelving is beautiful! I love the ceiling and want one very badly :) Also love, love the GROCERY sign and would like one of those as well. Your kitchen looks terrific; you've worked very hard--congrats!

  11. The new shelving is beautiful! I love the ceiling and want one very badly :) Also love, love the GROCERY sign and would like one of those as well. Your kitchen looks terrific; you've worked very hard--congrats!

  12. The kitchen is amazing! Love the shelves and the pantry, you've done a great job. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  13. Looks great! I love all of the red accents and what a awesome size pantry!

  14. is just beautiful! I love everything about country! Your pantry is how you displayed things in jars. I like doing that too. I love the little colorful bowls on the pantry shelf bright and cheerful! I also love the open shelving. When we remodel out mobile home kitchen, I plan to have lots of open shelving. Great job...:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  15. Great Job, Love the Kitchen, and especially your large pantry with all the Jars!

  16. Hi Teresa! I found you through the DIY showoff. Your kitchen is so pretty!! I love all the wood work and paneling and the fresh white and red color combination. The giant grocery sign is amazing. Great job!!

  17. I really like what you have done! And how wonderful that your home has been in the family for so long!

  18. I love everything about your kitchen. Great job! We are fixing up an old farmhouse too. I love the look!

    Happy New Year!

  19. What a wonderful kitchen you have created. I love your color scheme and all the cute details you included.

  20. Ah now this is what I call a kitchen !

    Love the grandma story! :)

  21. It took one picture on your post that finally (4 years later) motivated me to get our microwave off the counter top and into the closed-door pantry where it belonged! You have made me a very happy girl!

  22. I found you through Brenda's Cozy Little House feature. Love your blog and your style.

  23. Ok Teresa I finally got over here to see your kitchen. Wow it looks so great I love it and the history. The dairy sign is going to look great in that sweet kitchen. I had to smile I have the same black cow! Love the red and white check . That pantry is awesome. Great job

  24. Teresa, I am featuring this post today at the Home Sweet Home party! Thanks for joining the party I really enjoyed your kitchen!

  25. Thank you for visiting my blog, Teresa. I'm following you now, and would like to invite you to post your kitchen reveal to my Every Room In The House blog party. We're partying all month long in The Kitchen, and would love to have you join us. Here's the link:
    Do hope you'll come. ~ Nancy

  26. Ooo, I love your kitchen and pantry...and the sweet story that goes with it. new follower.

  27. Oh, it looks really cozy now! And having a dining area there gives you more room to put stuff in when cooking, and you don’t have to carry your food far when it’s time to eat! Haha! And I’m quite jealous of your well-organized pantry! Thanks for sharing your post. Cheers!


  28. Hi Teresa! I've featured your charming Farmhouse Kitchen in this month's Every Room In The House party. Thanks for sharing with us, and I hope you'll continue to join in the fun. This month we're partying in The Living Room. Hugs ~ Nancy


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