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French Farmhouse Kitchen Style

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When you think of farmhouse kitchen style or even French Farmhouse kitchen style, what comes to mind? For me it is a blending of elements – wicker, wood, glass, metals etc… French Farmhouse Style includes all the homey elements of painted cabinets, furniture, collectibles, dried lavender, chickens and roosters. The kitchen is the place where you feel welcomed; the place where warm and cozy fragrances draw you in and draw you together. I have brought these design elements together in my kitchen renovation.When you think of farmhouse style or even French Farmhouse style, what comes to mind? For me it is a blending of elements - wicker, wood, glass, metals etc... French Farmhouse Style includes all the homey elements of painted cabinets, furniture, collectibles, dried lavender, chickens and roosters. The kitchen is the place where you feel welcomed; the place where warm and cozy fragrances draw you in and draw you together.

When you think of farmhouse kitchen style or even French Farmhouse kitchen style, what comes to mind? For me it is a blending of elements – wicker, wood, glass, metals etc… French Farmhouse Style includes all the homey elements of painted cabinets, furniture, collectibles, dried lavender, chickens and roosters. The kitchen is the place where you feel welcomed; the place where warm and cozy fragrances draw you in and draw you together. I have brought these design elements together in my kitchen renovation.

The Reveal

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The Reveal

On July 31 I shared with you my plans to renovate our kitchen – to create French Farmhouse  Style kitchen. I shared with you my inspiration ~ Jennifer Zuri’s Farmhouse Cottage Style – lovely, lovely home. Now, I can finally share with you the complete transformation.

The Before:

kitchen before collage

read about my plans here

So, I made my list.

I work better with lists to completely finish a job. If I don’t my imagination wanders to other ideas and projects – this girl must stick to her lists!

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I think when you’re transforming a room, it is important to add every element that appeals to your heart.

For me that includes, comfort, coziness, romance, whimsy, fun, surprise and delight.

From Laundry door straight

To me, the comfort and the coziness began with the wall color choice and with the white painted nearly everywhere. If you’re interested in the wall paint color – I’ll share my copycat secret – I collected quite a number of paint chips. Narrowed the choice down to three and showed them to my friend – she chose the paint chip, Rice Grain from Sherwinn Williams. I was inspired by our dear blogging friend, Karianne at Thistlewood Farms in her paint colors – she gets all the credit for this!

Geranium

The romance to me comes in fresh flowers

Yellow PlatesWhimsy comes in sweet little details, like the birds and the chickens everywhere.

love the chalkboard - there's chalk stored in the yellow salt container on the side of the door

love the chalkboard – there’s chalk stored in the yellow salt container on the side of the door

The fun comes by way of chalkboards in the room.

lined inside of cabinetsThe surprise comes in when you open the cabinet doors, they’re lined with Cath Kidston Antique Rose wallpaper and with Gingham shelf liner. I’ve lined the pull out drawers with the Gingham liner and the open shelves with clear basketweave shelf liner.

from cabinet straightThe delight comes in these curtains that I found at an Estate sale. I had been using them as tablecloths – love their Battenburg lace, that they’re the perfect length and that they do not hinder the light nor the beauty of the windows.

curtain down 2

curtains up

curtains up

 

These were my Transformation Plans:

  • Paint Walls light, creamy-yellow white – done

  • Paint cabinets lighter white, open some cabinets or add glass or beadboard – done

  • Paint Hutch

  • paint chalboard on top of door – done

  • paint hanging shelf white – done

  • re-do trim on countertop – done. The Peninsula

  • add open shelving – change of plans – added another shelf unit – painted it white

  • add beadboard and trim to some walls – done – (I used Beadboard Wallpaper)

  • paint the laundry door white – maybe add a graphic – done

  • paint double ovens – done

  • paint window frames – done

  • add area rug – bamboo mat – done

Things I did that were not on the list:

  • painted switch plates and outlet plates

  • wallpapered inside of cabinets

  • lined cabinet shelves

  • clean and refinish floors

  • painted cabinet knobs

  • painted wooden stool

  • add beadboard to cabinet sides

  • add curtains

The Details are in the accessories

Above the Cabinets

Lavender and Provencal touches remain

Lavender and Provencal touches remain

French Market Basket filled with faux apples and a very large Ironstone white pitcher

French Market Basket filled with faux apples and a very large Ironstone white pitcher

colorful bowls, pots, Gamecocks and baskets

colorful bowls, pots, and Gamecocks

Above the Swinging Door

sideporch angle straight

 The Hutch

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The shelves

A Delightsome Life chintz teacups

A Delightsome Life Red Chintz dishes

A Delightsome Life kitchen corner

A Delightsome Life teacups and tray

A delightsome Life blue and white chicken

A Delightsome LIfe white pitchers milk bottles

 The French Touches

french decor collage

The Tattoo Bamboo Mat by Peacock Park Design.

tattoo mat peacock park designs left

They’re everywhere…Between Naps on The Porch, Miss Mustard Seed and several at Town and Country Living.

They’re gorgeous!

tattoo mat peacock park designs laundry room door

I was so very excited to be able to find one and then I received an email from the wonderful folks at Peacock Park Design giving me a list of retailers in Georgia. Also you can find these mats or resources at Peacock Park Design,  The Urban Merchant or email to find a list of retailers; follow Peacock Park Design on Facebook for more info and giveaways!

peacock park designs tattoo mat from hutch

My dream French Farmhouse Kitchen is now complete. Well, is anything truly complete? The elements are there – the wood, the wicker, the glass, the painted cabinets. I have a few more ideas for changes in the future, today, I’m enjoying the comfort and welcoming atmosphere of my Well, there it is. I still need to build a storage/shelf unit for this corner, Darling Daughter wants the shelf shown above. I appreciate you all for your input and for sharing with me on this project.

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