Monday, March 21, 2016 / 23 Comments
Creating A Cottage Farmgirl's Kitchen
I knew when we moved to the farm we wouldn't be able to build our dream home right away. Several factors came into play.
1. The cost
2. We needed to figure out where we wanted to put it.
3. What kind of house did we really want and need.
*Cottage Farm girls love having furniture pieces used as islands.*
So we decided to make do and haul something onto the property to live on until we could figure it all out.
The farmhouse my hubby grew up in had been looted and meth had been smoked in it so it was hard to say good-bye to it but we did.
I want it to be comfortable while we are here but keep in mind that it will eventually serve as our guest house.
There are no hotels or motels anywhere near the farm so we need a place for our guests to stay while they are here.
Several of them camp but that limits it to the Summer months and we can only fit so many inside.
I want the kitchen to have a warm and cottagey feel but I also want them to have the authentic farm experience.
My hubby's sister would come stay with us an extended period of time but I've gotta figure out where to put her.
I also don't want to spend a fortune on it so enters my plan.
Within the next 30 -60 days my cottage farm girl kitchen will finally come about...on a budget.
I've been patient....I've waited for a few years....It's almost time....but first I have to finish planting season.
On a farm the crops and the animals come first. They have to.
Here's the plan.
I'm going to build my own butcher block counter tops. See the one's above? She made them by herself for less than $200 and they are beautiful.
*Cottage farm girls know how to do things for themselves.*
We have an older fridge in the house and it's gotten to be a dingy whitish color. I'm thinking something like this on the outside would really brighten it up. Paint seems to chip on fridges so I'm going to try this.
*Cottage farm girls are frugal.*
I have an old hutch I'm going to use and paint white ....the inside is going to be painted a light turquoise.
*Every cottage and farmhouse kitchen needs a hutch.*
Can't you just stare at these shutters for hours? Gingham, red and hearts....me oh my 3 of my favorite things.
*Every cottage farm girl loves red.*
I've been wrecking my brain trying to decide if I want glossy red cabinets or some type of finish. I finally found a tutorial for the finish that I'm wanting.
*Cottage Farm girls are patient.* Pssst....just because we have to be...wink.
I really like the 2 colors of cabinets in this kitchen so I'm also going to have some white cabinets.
* Cottage Farm girls have the right to like several things.* All girls do.
We have already started installing our bead board back splash.
* Cottage Farm girls like character in homes.*
Now I've seen lots of things cover dishwashers but I haven't seen bead board on one...until now. How cute is this?
*Cottage Farm girls like to use what they have but make it better.*
So here lies my general plan to get started on my kitchen. My hubby had a stroke a few months ago ( some of you may remember) so most of the work will be done by me one day a week and on the weekends.
What do you think of my plan?
If you want to see how ugly my starter kitchen is....you will just have to wait or find it in past posts lol. I'm not helping you find it.
It's ugly...I mean really ugly.
For more of my fun ideas for the kitchen you can go here.
Please say a prayer for me because I've done several kitchens but never most of it on my own.Just about half of one.
We can talk about all the pretty stuff to put in it.,,,once I get done.
Tell me do you like cottage farmhouse style?
I'd love to hear,
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