Oh my gosh! I can’t believe I made it through the first week of my #write31days challenge!
And I also can believe that I am actually writing a post on a Saturday. That a rare thing in these parts. :)
But over the next four Saturdays, we are going to focus on different rooms of our homes and discuss ways to bring the farmhouse look in each.
Today, we are going to start with the KITCHEN.
Here are my favorite 10 Kitchen Essentials to get that beautiful Farmhouse look:
1. Open Shelves
Y’all know my love affair with open shelves.
We built them in our kitchen 5 years ago, and I love them just as much today as I did then.
If you like the look of open shelves but don’t want them in your whole kitchen, then consider doing just one small area in your kitchen with open shelves.
2. White Cabinets
When you think farmhouse, you can’t help but think of white cabinets. White cabinets are timeless and classic.
They never go out of style, which is the main reason I have had them in all three of my houses. And when we someday build a bigger kitchen in our house, I will do white cabinets again. I just stinking love them.
3. Farmhouse Sink
We bought a farmhouse sink for our current home’s kitchen, and I have loved it. It’s a fireclay sink, and I often have readers ask me how it has held up, and I can truthfully say, PERFECTLY! There are no scratches or dings, and that is pretty impressive in my house full of boys!
I like the white farmhouse sinks, but you can get metal ones as well. The best thing about them is how deep they are. They easily hide dirty dishes. ;)
4. Baskets, Baskets, Baskets
Baskets are great in the kitchen for extra storage for many of your every day items.
Baskets can be all different sizes and placed on countertops and shelves.
5. Metal and Mason Jars
You can usually find different types of metals in farmhouse kitchens from metal baskets to metal trays.
And of course, you can never have enough mason jars in your farmhouse kitchen. They are great for storage, to use as drink ware, and even decor
6. Wood Countertops
It is very common to see wood countertops in farmhouse kitchen.
You can use wood planks or butcher block like we did. It’s beautiful and it doesn’t break the bank!
To bring your kitchen to life, be sure to have plenty of fresh plants.
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8. Wooden Cutting Boards
I love wood cutting boards! They are functional and beautiful!
They ooze farmhouse charm.
9. White Dishes
If you want the look of a farmhouse kitchen, be sure to stock up on white dishes.
The best part about this look is the dishes do not have to match. Which means you can find white which means you can find like this to aunt Cy can hand stores dishes at thrift stores and mix them with brand new dishes or family heirlooms.
Lastly, farmhouse kitchens have a collected look, so have fun grouping small items together for easy access.
I need to get updated pictures of our makeover, because I took them 5 years ago at Christmas, and I have better cameras now. :). But it is quite a drastic change, and it was one of my favorite projects in turning our basic ranch into our Kentucky farmhouse.
Next week we will look at farmhouse essentials for the bedroom!
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