It was a lot of fun sharing our before & after pictures of our kitchen yesterday – it has truly come such a long way! This kitchen has been a big, long, labor of love. I hope you’re ready for an overload of pictures today!
Make sure you’re following me on Instagram so you can see all of the progress pictures (using #1902kitchen). You can also get caught up on all of our house renovations here.
Here’s all of the details about our DIY farmhouse kitchen makeover (this post contains affiliate links for your convenience – full disclosure here)
First of all – let’s talk about lighting. I knew we wanted to have an amazing light fixture above our sink, and I fell in love with this one from Barn Light Electric. The best thing is that it’s completely customizable, so I got to choose color, pendant size, glass type, etc. The end result = LOVE!
Refrigerator / Faucet / Copper Sink / Dishes
See all of the details on our copper sink here!
I also wanted some lighting above our BIG island, and wanted it to go along with our farmhouse style. These copper pendant lights were perfect – they complemented our copper sink and fit perfectly into our kitchen style:
The furniture in this kitchen truly represents my design style – a mix of new, vintage, and homemade items. I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out! First of all, I’d love to brag about my husband for a minute. He MADE this table for us! Thanks to the lovely Shanty 2 Chic bloggers, he was able to follow their plans to make this stunning 8 foot farmhouse table:
I knew I wanted some beautiful seating to go around this table, and I had always wanted a big pew to be a part of my kitchen. It took MONTHS of searching every day, but I finally found one on Craigslist. It needed us to sturdy it up a little bit, and then I painted, distressed, and glazed it to give it the finish you see now.
We paired it with some beautiful chairs from Raymour & Flanigan – these nailhead upholstered chairs are perfect at the ends of our table, and they paired so nicely with the x-backed nailhead trim chairs on the long end of the table. Seriously – LOVE!
The appliances in this kitchen were something I deliberated a lot about. Everyone was trying to sell me stainless steel appliances, but I wasn’t sold. I love having a clean white look, but I truly loved retro-style refrigerators. Um – have you SEEN how expensive those can be? Crazy! Then I found the GE Artistry series, and I couldn’t get them out of my mind. I fell in love with the white/stainless combo, the retro design, and the fact that they’re well priced. Sold!
The GE Artistry line also has the most adorable range, but unfortunately we couldn’t use it in our kitchen because we did a slide-in range in our island. Thankfully, this range fits in really well with the other appliances and looks great in our island:
Our cabinets are another part of the kitchen that I couldn’t be more thrilled about. We used an Amish cabinet maker to make these, and they’re such great quality, and for a lot less money than we would have spent at a big box store. Plus, I just love the fact that we were able to support his business!
I chose white cabinetry up against the wall, but a rustic wood island in the middle. This island is full of valuable storage, which is so important in a kitchen without upper cabinets!
The island looks awesome with our Raymour & Flanigan counter stools – I love that the x-back on these mirrors the x-backs on the kitchen table chairs!
And can we talk about this clock for a minute? (Updated – it’s no longer sold at that link – but I found it on Amazon!) I didn’t realize how much I was going to love it until it was in our kitchen. This thing is about 4 feet in diameter – so it’s HUGE! But it truly makes our kitchen, and I love it SO much!
Finally – the controversial open shelving. We did this in our last kitchen remodel, and I truly loved it. I know it’s not for everyone, but I love it so much. We used the same IKEA brackets as we did before, but this time, we found a local shop that sells reclaimed barn wood. It was SUCH a great find, and I’m slightly obsessed with these rustic chunky wood shelves:
Fresh Produce DIY sign tutorial
And just one more reminder of how far this space has come (make sure you check out all of the before & after pictures here!)
Here’s all of the details about everything else you see in our kitchen – please ask me in the comments if you’re looking for some more information, it’s very possible I would have missed something! I will be sharing DIY tutorials for projects over the next few months. Some of my favorites – our wooden planked ceiling and our barn door pantry!
Wall color: Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray (see my neutral paint color favorites here)
Wood ceiling: DIY – tutorial here (see my wood ceiling inspiration here)
- Copper Sink
Sliding Pantry Door: DIY (tutorial here) + sliding barn door hardware
Floors: Dining side – original to the house. Kitchen side – Adura Dockside luxury vinyl tile
Plank wall: DIY – using these planks & ultra white trim paint
Ceiling Beams: original to the house
Fresh Produce Sign: DIY – tutorial here
Subway tile: White 3X6 subway tiles + charcoal gray grout
To say that we’re in love with our new kitchen would be an understatement. We are thrilled to have it DONE, and to enjoy it as a family for so many more years to come!
My favorite part of our kitchen is how we live LIFE in it! Follow along on Instagram – here’s just a sampling of the pictures from our #1902Kitchen:
HUGE thanks to Raymour & Flanigan, GE Appliances & Barn Light Electric for providing me with products for our new kitchen. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. This post also contains some affiliate links. Full disclosure here.
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natalie R. says
Lovely kitchen! Great clean colors, but still warm and inviting. I see it was brown before… Well done.
I am trying to have my contractor install subway tall. The store gave me a black metal trim for edges. I didn’t know what it would look like. Now, I realized it is not what I want since seeing some pictures online. So I am trying to do only a few rows by our kitchen window that is by the sink. I am just trying to figure out what I am supposed to get for the edges so it can look nice. I heard of bull nose pieces, but just wanted to know what options there were to get The look of the kitchen to be the same as yours?
Your kitchen is beautiful! I love your table and can’t wait until we make our own this summer. Can you tell me how you distressed your pew? We are working on a wedding project for our daughter and I am wanting to distress something and this is exactly the look I am looking for!
I absolutely love your kitchen!! Thank you for the great ideas!
Hi Christina, I followed you from the Remodelista contest, where I have an amateur bathroom entered. Your Kitchen is lovely! So many things I like about it, where to begin? I love that you chose white appliances. Is that the GE artistry line? So nice to see something other than SS. I love the sink. I love the table and bench. It’s just beautiful. Cudos. –Sally
Thanks so much!! I’ll have to go check out your bathroom now! 🙂 And YES it’s the GE Artistry line – we are in LOVE with it! The look of the fridge is especially incredible 🙂
I really love the look and feel of this space – the mix of black, white, copper and wood is something that I would have never thought of. Maybe I’m missing something, but can you please tell me what you used for your counters? Thanks! – Jennifer
thanks so much, Jennifer! We used antiqued granite for our counters. I loved the look of soapstone, but it was about twice as much as this ended up being! I love them a lot <3
Stunning! I LOVE your kitchen! It looks perfect from top to bottom! CONGRATS!
Adam Bockler says
Thanks for your tips about what to consider when remodeling for a farmhouse kitchen. I love this style. It’s so warm and inviting. I really like the wood ceiling in your pictures. I’ll have to consider that when we remodel our kitchen. Thanks for sharing.
Carol Humphrey says
Glad to find your post. I have been eyeing the GE line of appliances and am wondering if you like them? I’m planning a kitchen redo soon.
I definitely do, Carol!! We had some frost in our refrigerator when we first got it, but then we realized we just had it set too cold…and now it’s perfect. We love the dishwasher too – I would absolutely recommend the line!! 🙂
Really like your kitchen, and I’ve ‘stolen’ a few of your ideas for my remodel, which I’m in the middle of. I liked your selection of the thick rough-cut shelves, and when I saw where you got them, in Perkasie, I realized that I know where the place is. My sister lives on County Line Road in Telford, and I’m up there a few times a year (I live in Georgia). If I can’t find a local source for that type of shelving, I’ll check with them when I’m up there in February. Thanks!
woah!! That’s amazing – what a small world!! We used to live in Telford! So crazy 🙂 And that place is amazing for wood – you’ll have to go check it out next time you’re in PA! 🙂
Teresa Francis says
Hi, just stumbled upon your kitchen thru pinterest. Love it! Wondering if you are happy with the perfomance of the ge artistry appliances?? I love the look but seem to find mixed reviews on how well they work online. Gorgeous, gorgeous remodel! Thanks for the inspiration!
thanks so much, Teresa! YES, I’m very happy with the GE Artistry appliances! In the very beginning, we had some frost in our refrigerator, but it was resolved once we moved the temp up a little bit (we had it on a setting that had it too cold). Other than that there have been absolutely no issues – we love them! 🙂
Renee M says
It looks fabulous, but where did you get the Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray? I love the cabinets that color, and I’d like to match with some paint on a built in I have. I read that Home Depot doesn’t have that color any longer, and I’m desperate for another option!
I am SO glad to hear you love the GE artistry fridge. Our Freezer just stopped working so we are in the market for a new one and I absolutely love the artistry series..it always helps to get an opinion from a blogger of their real experiences with big purchases like these!
Your kitchen looks amazing! Great job!
Hi Christina – I found you from visiting The Turquoise Home and am loving your style, you are truly talented and inspirational! You have me looking up at my ceilings now and I would love to duplicate your planked kitchen…are you going to do a tutrtorial or product list on it anytime soon? I will be waiting with bated breath ha!
Hi Valerie!! YES I will be!! I just beed to fine time to do it haha – I promise it will be soon!!!
Stacy Risenmay says
I love this space so much! It made it into the top 10 projects! Congrats 🙂
Mary Coakley says
This kitchen is really beautiful I love the white which shows the wood up.I love the lights,shelves,its a credit to you both.
Hi…I love your kitchen! Are your countertops honed ubatuba (not sure on spelling) granite? We are in the process of trying to decide and it looks like that might be what you have! If so, how are you liking it…. I have heard several different opinions about the maintenance with honed. Thank you!
Hi Cristen! Our countertops are antiqued granite – almost the same look at honed, but it was much less expensive. We haven’t had to do anything for maintenence yet – they’re very easy to maintain.
Best of luck with your kitchen renovations! 🙂
Hi Christina! I am absolutely in LOVE with your kitchen.
I was just curious as to how you re-vamped the church pew? We just recently bought one and I want to make it pretty. Could you tell me what you did and what products you used?
Love your kitchen cabinets! Do you have a link for the knobs and drawer pulls you used?
Unfortunately, I do not 🙁 We got them through our Amish cabinet maker – I’m sorry!
Brandye Diehl says
Hello LOVE your kitchen absolutely stunning.
I’ve been scouring the Internet for plank luxury vinyl and so glad I stumbled on your blog!! BTW to the gal above try amerock.com for cabinet hardware….we have a Mennonite cabinet maker (amazing quality) and this is the hardware company he uses for all his jobs.
Caitlin Carlstrom says
Hi! I was wondering how much space you left between the fridge and the wall.. I have the same fridge (love it) and i’m in the process of planning out my kitchen.. (yes, bought the fridge before anything was planned out, loved it that much!!!) And was just a lil weary seeing ill need some more room then planned, to be able to open it. Thanks!
I love your kitchen!! I live in Glenside, PA and saw the reclaimed wood is from Perkasie. Are they expensive? I was also wondering about the company for your cabinets.
Hey Kim! I think it all depends on what you get there – they have a lot of different varieties of wood and products. What we got wasn’t very expensive but I’m sure they have products that are a lot more. We used a man from Lancaster who made our cabinets – e-mail me at christinasadventures (at) gmail.com if you want me to get you his information 🙂
Peggie Russo-Millard says
Your kitchen is beautiful. I really like the GE Fridge. But they are no longer available. 🙁
Please tell me what kind of countertops you used and where I can buy them. I think they would be great in our kitchen. Thank you
Oh that’s sad! I really love the fridge 🙁 Here’s information about our countertops: https://christinamariablog.com/leathered-granite-counter-tops/