A week or so ago, I decided I wanted to change things up a bit in my kitchen! This kitchen has changed so much over the 6 years I have been here and with each small improvement I am loving it more and more. It always amazes me how much a simple coat of paint and new hardware can change a space! Please take a peek below at my French Country Farmhouse kitchen update.
When we first looked at this house, the kitchen was the first room I walked into! It was in an awful state and honestly it turned me off right away! The fridge was in a different location and I felt like it was just SO small! I was not a fan of that lovely green either!
We had been told by the previous owner of 50 years, that he had ripped out the hardwood in the kitchen. When we pulled back a bit of the linoleum there was only plywood so we thought it must be true. I decide to spice up the space a bit with a fun checkerboard floor!! Boy was that a big mistake! SO much work to keep clean!
I had finally had enough scrubbing the check board floor and decided I was going to change it up! We went down in the basement for one last check from underneath to see if the floors were there and they were!!! So we ripped up the check board and brought back the beautiful hardwood beneath! It was a project to get the plywood off the floor though! It had been nailed and glued so it took a lot of elbow grease! We are so happy we did though! The space is so much cozier with these floors!
My kitchen is in the darkest North West corner of this house so it was very important to me to keep it as light as possible! I use the same Benjamin Moore paint on the moldings, walls and cabinets! Oxford White is my go to colour through out my home and every couple of years I do a fresh coat on my cabinets to brighten them up! I changed out the square hardware with some antique brass hardware for more of a Farmhouse feel.
I also added a chandelier over my island which added a bit of character to the space! One day we will do a major overhaul to this space but for now I have found this to work well and be easy on the budget!
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Here is a look at the changes in my kitchen since we have owned it!
Prior to us living here
The tough to clean checkerboard floor
New floors… Old hardware
The current kitchen….
I still want to change the ceiling, replace the appliances, countertop and cabinets but all in good time! I hope you enjoyed this post on my French Country Farmhouse kitchen update! What do you think of the changes? Leave me a comment below!