Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

I was going to continue this wonky old farmhouse makeover by painting the living room, but decided that since my kitchen is part way there, I might as well get on with it.  A good friend of mine, while visiting from back home, helped me remove the old, faded and torn wallpaper.  We spent a good part of a day steaming and peeling.  Not my idea of a good time.  It was nice to have the help though, and it’s always fun when my friend is around.

We have a really large kitchen/back entry.  I’m standing in the middle.  This view is of the kitchen with the new window and cream colored plate cabinets . . .

I couldn’t resist sharing my piggy-in-a-blanket, Finnegan . . .

The back entry, which needs a lot of decluttering!

With wallpaper removal out of the way, I need to wash down the walls and remove any sticky residue left behind from the wallpaper.  Then I’ll tackle my Teresa-Do List:


  • Prime and paint the crown molding.
  • Paint the ceiling.
  • Paint the walls.
  • Install subway tile underneath cabinets.
  • Give everything a good deep cleaning.
  • Paint kitchen table and chairs/recover chair seats (once the weather warms up).

Back Entry

  • Remove gun cupboard/install drywall/install wainscoting.
  • Paint the ceiling.
  • Paint the walls.
  • Give everything a good deep cleaning.

Ugh . . .

With the gun cupboard gone, on my wish list is a home office with a desk and bookshelves.  Something like this . . .

Photo from Pinterest.

The reason I procrastinated so long in getting the kitchen done was that I was having a really hard time picking out a paint color.  I was going to paint it yellow, but I wasn’t feeling it.  Then one day I was surfing the internet and came upon this color.  Sea Salt (6204) by Sherwin Williams.  I went to the store and bought a sample size, painted a swatch on the wall, and fell in love with it.  To my eye, it’s gray/green.  Check out this review from Kylie M. Interiors which helped me in making my decision.

I also remembered adding subway tile to the kitchen in our previous home, how easy it was, and what a difference it made.  It wasn’t hard to convince hubby in helping me with this part of the makeover, especially since we can buy the tiles in a sheet which makes application so easy!

So armed with new-found inspiration, I’m ready to get working on the kitchen.

Until next time . . .



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