1970's Kitchen Gets a Modern Farmhouse Makeover!

Our 1978 kitchen needed a complete overhaul so we did just that! Check out how we transformed dark and dated to bright and modern!

First things first, the kitchen floor plan was terribly closed off and tiny. We took out one entire wall and enlarged the floor plan by at least 4 feet.

Next up, we finished tearing out the rest of the cabinets and soffit, and then installed 5" wide Pine Plank hardwood floors.

The stain color is Early American by MinWax. After flooring was finished, we installed new cabinets that we bought from Ikea.

Once all of the cabinets were installed, we topped them with Carrara Marble. I absolutely love the look and feel of marble!

Shiplap adorning the walls finished out the look of our modern farmhouse and here's the after.

The open shelving allows me to utilize practical storage as well as tons of styling opportunities.




Thanks for looking at our kitchen makeover! If you've liked what you've seen here, I hope you'll check out my blog where I have many more before and after photos of my projects along with source lists and paint colors!! Click the link added:) Have a great day!

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  • Barbara
    on Dec 25, 2019

    I noticed that you installed big drawers instead of regular cabinets with doors on the stove side, I recently read that doing that is so much better. Do you agree that drawers are better than cabinets? I'm thinking of going with drawers when I redo my kitchen. Love your upgrade!

  • Jjqq
    on Dec 25, 2019

    So, was this a DIY project- or just hired others to put in new floors and cabinets , countertops, etc? It’s very nice -

  • Dmotan
    on Sep 25, 2020

    Just gorgeous. The carrara marble is epoxy? Is it holding up well?

    I love carrara marble but went with granite for my remodel. Still wish I had marble.

    You are very talented.

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  • MaryAnn
    on Dec 30, 2019

    Beautiful, bright, and Big! Love the new refrigerator and the drawer cabinets. The flooring is beautiful. A great renovation.

  • Kim
    on Jan 2, 2020

    It’s beautiful but a bit more than a typical DIY project. When I first opened, I expected to see revamps or upgrades to existing; however, it’s a totally different kitchen with new floor plan, cabinets, floors, pretty much everything. I would definitely cal this a gorgeous remodel!!

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