Thursday, June 13, 2019

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen on a Budget




After seven years of working on our kitchen a little at a time, we have finally finished our farmhouse kitchen. This is truly a DIY kitchen on a budget. With the exception of the appliances, sink, and faucet, everything in our kitchen has been thrifted and DIYed. 




These white-washed wall boards are from Weaber Lumber. I was chosen as a Brand Rep, so I received one wall of boards for free. We loved them so much, we purchased the boards to do a second wall. The boards are very rustic, and some may seem unusable, but we puzzled them together and the imperfections gave the wall so much character.

The shelves and coat rack are made from extra pieces of wood from the attic. The old dresser used as a coffee bar was thrifted too.


We DIYed the wood countertops using floorboards we pulled up from the attic.






The island was thrifted, painted white, and we took off the granite top and replaced it with wood.


My dream was an apron sink, but we couldn't make it work in the corner.  Moving the sink would have required reconfiguring the kitchen, the plumbing, and new cabinets. That was just not in the budget. We decided on this 80lb cast iron sink and the vintage-style bridge faucet.


The hutch is also thrifted. We changed the hardware and painted it white.


The pantry cabinet to the right of the fridge was also a craigslist find for $75.


With patience and hard work, you can have the kitchen of your dreams. You can do so much more than you think you can. We really didn't think we could pull off these countertops, but we did it!












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