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In this post I want to show you my mini farmhouse kitchen makeover on a budget. My kitchen was in need of a mini makeover. It didn’t need a remodel because everything was fairly new and in good condition. It was just too dark and did not have a signature style. I am a huge fan of the modern farmhouse style and have incorporate this style throughout my home. So, the modern farmhouse style was the inspiration for the makeover. I was able to accomplish the entire makeover for under $500. This included all new farmhouse kitchen decor, bar stools and lighting. I will show you step by step what I did, and I will show you tons of farmhouse kitchen decor ideas and were I got everything too so you can steal the look in your kitchen.
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Check out my old kitchen below. Everything is a little dark including the bar stools and there is no farmhouse charm in this kitchen. The lighting is not doing much to illuminate the space. I am very happy with my floors, cabinets and counters so, no major remodel here.
Now check out my new kitchen below. I have added new bar stools, changed out the pendant lighting, plus added tons of new farmhouse decor and accessories. I will take you step by step and show you what I did and give you farmhouse kitchen decor ideas to incorporate in your home.
One of the first things you may notice is the new lighting. I not only changed the fixtures, but I also changed out the light bulbs to these vintage ones. They give the kitchen a pretty vintage glow that creates an instant mood for the room. It is amazing what an impact that lighting makes in a room.
You will not believe how easy and how cheap this was. The new metal cage fixtures I got at Home Depot for under $20 each. This small change was the biggest bang for my buck. We simply unscrewed the old glass pendants and replaced them with these ones. We did shut off the power to the light source first to be safe but there was no electrical work involved. I think it gives it and industrial feel perfect for the modern farmhouse vibes. Here you can find a similar pair.
My next purchase that had a dramatic impact on the space was new kitchen barstools. As you can see the old ones are dark and drab. The new white rustic barstools bring a little bit of that farmhouse style that I crave. They really brighten up the space too. Below are the exact ones that I got from Amazon. Click on the link below for details.
WHERE TO FIND | SET OF 4 WHITE METAL DISTRESSED BAR STOOLS
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The kitchen decor is my favorite part. I love finding the perfect signs and changing the decor on my tiered tray. Below check out all the details of the new kitchen decor in my kitchen makeover.
I am in love with my coffee tiered tray. I have everything I need for my morning coffee right by my Keurig. This tray and the K coffee mug I found at Hobby Lobby. The Yum mug I got at T.J Max and the “ All I need is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus” sign is from Etsy. You can find it here. Check my favorite finds below to steal the style.
TIERED TRAY KITCHEN DECOR | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | 2 TIER TRAY
TWO | COFFEE & JESUS SIGN
THREE | COFFEE, SUGAR & TEA CANISTERS
FOUR | RAE DUNN MUGS
FIVE | POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME SIGN
Sometimes it is all about the details, right? That is what makes your house your home and that is why I am obsessed with the little changes. That is why my farmhouse kitchen makeover includes an accessory overhaul. Check out all of my little accessories including cute potholders, farmhouse dish towels, a rustic pitcher to hold my spoons, plus my modern farmhouse style spoon tray and soap dispenser by Rae Dunn. I will show you where I got them all below.
I found the towels at Target, the pitcher at Hobby Lobby and the soap dispenser, spoon holder and potholders at T.J. Maxx. Don’t worry you don’t have to run all around town below check out some similar finds from Amazon.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN DECOR | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | 12 PACK TEA TOWELS
TWO | WHITE RUSTIC PITCHER
THREE | MASON JAR SOAP DISPENSER
FOUR | BUFFALO PLAID OVEN MITT
FIVE | JOANNA GAINES SPOON REST
Yes, I am obsessed with my new scale that doubles as a fruit holder. I found this one at Hobby Lobby but here check out where you can get a similar one with the same farmhouse style.
This custom lazy susan features my last name, Forest. Yes, it is homemade! I will share with you in a future post exactly how you can make your own. It is not as hard as you think! This is one of my favorite kitchen accessories. We will put it on the counter or the kitchen table at mealtime for all the condiments and napkins. We will even use it during family game night to hold game pieces and cards.
Adding greenery is a great way to bring nature to your space and instantly add warmth and interest. It goes great with that farmhouse style. Here are a couple of ways that I added greenery to my kitchen decor.
First, I added these four cute glass vases in a small wooden box. This is an easy DIY project if you hit up your local craft store. What I put in mine are hydrangeas from the garden that I dried. I love the pretty color that hydrangeas get when they are dried.
Next, I added this miniature farmhouse wreath that I got at Etsy. You can find it here, and it comes with this cute gingham ribbon, perfect for that farmhouse style.
The menu sign is not only cute but it helps keep me organized during my busy weeks. My daughter loves to be involved by writing out the daily menu with me every week. No more questions mom what’s for dinner tonight! (Ok, they still ask 😊 but now you can say look at the menu.)
Here are my favorite finds for farmhouse kitchen decor for your home.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN DECOR | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | BLUE RECYCLED GLASS VASE
TWO | FARMHOUSE FLOWER VASES
THREE | MINI WREATH
FOUR | METAL DISTRESSED BREAD BOX
FIVE | BLESSED SIGN
SEVEN | DECORATIVE PRODUCE SCALE
EIGHT | CHALKBOARD STAND
There you have it that is my entire farmhouse kitchen makeover. I hope you enjoyed it and maybe got some new farmhouse kitchen decor ideas that you are going to try in your home. If you are please leave a comment and let me know your plans.
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