Renovating a White Farmhouse Style Kitchen : Before // After // Soon to Be…

If you would like to follow along on the kitchen renovation series… you can see PART one: 1998 called and wants your kitchen back ….haahahhaaaa… here.

A couple of weeks ago, my kitchen looked like this….

 

Renovating a White Farmhouse Style Kitchen : Before // After // Soon to Be...

 

Now, it looks like this….

 

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My goal is to have a white washed, soothing kitchen with splashes of light, soft elements, champagne gold accents, hand-hewn beams and warm texture throughout.  A place to gather.  

HOME.


 

 

Let’s look again.  Life as I knew it…

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Life in the crazy lane…

 

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Looking to renovate your kitchen? Follow along via @lynneknowlton for the whitewashed farmhouse style kitchen series !

 

Wood stove

The Elmira Wood stove will stay.  That is it.

 

Looking to renovate your kitchen? Follow along via @lynneknowlton for the whitewashed farmhouse style kitchen series !

 

Looking to renovate your kitchen? Follow along via @lynneknowlton for the whitewashed farmhouse style kitchen series !

 

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Elmira wood stove, candles and a warm farmhouse style kitchen

 

Get floored

As pretty as the floors look in the photo below  (we did install them 14 years ago), they don’t match with the rest of the reclaimed barn board flooring in the house.   We will be changing them out.

 

Follow along on the #designyourkitchen journey by @lynneknowlton for inspiration & DIY projects for your kitchen renovation

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Follow along via @lynneknowlton for the kitchen renovation series of a whitewashed farmhouse style kitchen http://www.lynneknowlton.com/kitchen_photos/

Follow along on the #designyourkitchen journey by @lynneknowlton for inspiration & DIY projects for your kitchen renovation

 

Coffee & Beverage station 

We drink a lot of energy mud.  The beginning of every day for me….

Insert coffee to begin.

This coffee maker is the bees knees. That part of my life will definitely be staying.

 

The best coffee machine evvvvvvah by @Saeco http://www.philips.ca/c-m-ho/coffee/saeco-automatic-espresso-machine

 

Appliances 

The cooktop and wall oven will be going.  I threw my <insert kitchen appliances here> out the window.  BOOM.

 

Learn what NOT to do in your kitchen renovation via @lynneknowlton

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Follow the journey with me?

Let’s do this.  Together, we got this.  I’ll share my ups and downs and messy middle with you.

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NEW KITCHEN PLAN 

 

General contract work:  cabinets and walk in pantry will be built by my local contractor, Richard Pratt.  I plan on sharing how hiring a local contractor will help to not only create your dream kitchen but will also help save moola & time along the way too.

 

Windows:  We are installing 3 new windows in the new kitchen design!  Ken from Fieldstone Windows has the prettiest windows evvvvvvah. Gush.

 

Cabinet hardware:   I’m in love with the champagne gold hardware from School House Electric.  I have purchased their lighting in the past, and was a smitten kitten.  Their products are d’bomb diggity.

 

Champagne gold faucets:   from Delta Faucet Canada.  But.Of.Course.  It’s no secret that I adore Delta Faucets.  I only use their faucets for my projects.  LOVE. LOVE. Love.

 

The faucets are actually my inspiration for the entire kitchen colour scheme.  It will be champagne gold faucets, accessories, hardware, and lighting mixed with white, white and more white.  Did I mention white?

 

Kitchen cabinet colour:   Colour of the year, Simply white by Benjamin Moore.

White is always the silent hero.

 

Flooring:  reclaimed barn board flooring by antique flooring in Markdale Ontario.  I’ve been purchasing their flooring for years now and have been super duper stinking happy with the warm look and feel of the flooring.  It supports a local small business and the floors are d’bomb diggity {bonus!}

 

Here’s a sneak peak of the flooring in our home :

 

Reclaimed barn board flooring via @lynneknowlton http://www.lynneknowlton.com/kitchen_photos/

 

New Coffee station:   Using my fave coffee machine.  Holla!!

 

New Juicing station:   My fave juicer for f.o.r.e.v.e.r and my smoothie Queen of a blender.

 

I’m even revving up for a beverage station:  Moscow mule and red wine perks along the way.   But of course, we need hard liquor to dance think creatively.  Right? Right.

*hiccup*

 

 

UPCOMING FEATURES:

 

*   Watch Chatelaine magazine in the August 2016 Kitchen/Bath issue to see the new kitchen!

*You’ll triple flip across your kitchen floor*

 

See progress photos on instagram !  Pop on over to my instagram and you can even follow along with the hashtag #DesignYourKitchen Woot woot!

 

Funky good, right?  Boom chicka wow wow.

 

Mwah!!

 

Lynne

Want more?  See photos of the airstream // treehouse // my home // family // treehouse laTREEn bathroom // wanderlust // our farmhouse style kitchen renovation // outdoor spaces and photos for venue and location shoot opportunities.