Country Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal
The heart of the home has always been the kitchen for me. I come from a long line of large families where we gather in the kitchen to make meals from the heart, share what is on our heart, and laugh and dance to our heart’s content. From the stunning white cabinets, tin ceiling, Eastlake cabinet pulls, schoolhouse lighting, and antique treasures, today I want to show you the space in my home that gets the most use and makes me very happy to be in: our farmhouse kitchen.
I give my mother-in-law credit as she designed the cabinets and the layout of the unique (small) space, and she curated the beautiful, built-in details. We wanted something that fit in with the age of the house, but brought major charm and function to a small space.
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Other than in the Kid’s Shared Bedroom, we kept the color scheme very similar throughout. We carried Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore from the Master Bathroom into the kitchen. In fitting with the style and consistency of the home, the kitchen has a combination of black, white, and wood tones. I love the classic look, but the details and special touches make it very charming.
The small space feels more grand with the beautiful tin ceilings.
One of my favorite pieces in the space is an antique teaching workbench turned kitchen island that my husband and I found in Round Top as the house was being renovated. I knew the space needed a kitchen island, but I wanted to break up the white and black with a fun, yet functional piece. I love the story that this piece tells with its knicks and stains, and I can only imagine all of the fun teaching moments that took place around this workbench.
My hoosier cabinet is another piece that I cherish, and has made several moves with our family. I purchased it over five years ago at an estate sale auction. Again, I love the details in the piece and the story it tells. Circa early 19th century, I imagine my two late grandmothers and other strong women learning to bake and cook around the piece. It now acts as my china cabinet.
My hoosier cabinet sits next to my kid’s craft station so I can keep an eye on them when I am playing in the kitchen.
My paper flower wreath has found a nice home near our drop station.
My mother-in-law is the creative genius behind the stove backsplash. When designing this space we wanted to add character everywhere we could. My mother-in-law found a stunning cast-iron fire cover on ebay, and she turned it into a stove backsplash. I love the lines, color and (again) the story it tells.
Who doesn’t love a farmhouse sink in a farmhouse?
Copper is my favorite metal, and I am slowly growing my collection that I like to display on my counter tops and in my glass cabinets.
I recently framed and put up these embroidered tea towels I found at Round Top. I saw the beauty in their handmade quality and embroidery has a special place in my heart. Both of my late grandmothers were amazing quilters and sewers. Now every time I look at this corner in my kitchen, I am reminded of my beautiful grandmothers and the love and hard work these strong women put into their kitchens to feed their large families.
I am learning over the years that a house should be filled with items you love and cherish that are special to your family. It is taking some time, but I am slowly filling our home with pieces that I and my husband enjoy, and that I hope tell a story for my children to remember like I have with my childhood home.
I love the Eastlake drawer pulls and the cabinet knobs that really help elevate the kitchen. As the most used items in the kitchen, I think it is nice to spend a little extra time to find something you really like.
I really hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into our most used room in the house. For your reference, I have some items from our kitchen linked below. Thank you for stopping by!