It all started with the kitchen


If you read my blogging story post, you know that my city2farmhouse journey all started with the kitchen.  My hubby and I were contemplating on renovating our kitchen, which was the only room in the house that we hadn’t tackled since buying our townhouse.  We live in Miami, Florida and the city life doesn’t really call out farmhouse. If you know of the show Fixer Upper (really who doesn’t) you know that farmhouse style is a big deal and I was in love with the concept.  I was going to turn my city town-home into a farmhouse. These are some before pics:

Yikes, the original kitchen had white Formica cabinets and green counter-tops.  I will say that it really didn’t bother me that much because I love the color green, but after 17 years it was time for a change.  Going with the farmhouse theme I chose white shaker cabinets, black granite counter-tops and a subway tile back-splash. The hubby and I tackled our first DIY project together and this is how the remodeling process looked. Now don’t get me wrong we had our share of hiccups (as with any remodeling project) along the way and a project that we thought would take a few weekends ended up taking 3 months.

Of course that yellow paint had to go it just didn’t scream farmhouse therefore,  I decided to paint the downstairs grey and white keeping with the farmhouse style; and the kitchen inspired an update of my entire home.  Yes, I decided to refresh the dinning room, living room and powder room as well. I’ve done some DIY decor items in the living room, but that’s for another blog entry. In the meantime back to the kitchen, this is the final look with all the little details (black electrical outlets,switches and stainless outlet covers) done. What do you think?

Not too shabby for a first time DIY remodel project.  Well thanks for coming to share the kitchen remodel and the birth of city2farmhouse with me. I hope you enjoyed it and come back for more of my DIY projects along with other things just home.