Budget White Kitchen Makeover – Part 2

My sister has narrowed down the idea choices for her budget white kitchen makeover. Sort of farmhouse modern.

inspiration board

With consideration to salvaging what we could and adding extra storage, we drew up a basic plan (amateurs).  😉 

blue print 2


She chose Behr ‘Bleached Linen’ for the cabinets and ‘Salt Glaze’ for the walls, white subway tile for the backsplash, Mohawk laminate flooring and Wilsonart ‘Typhoon Ice’ premium laminate counters. These choices are moderate – but it all adds up very quickly!

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Budget White Kitchen Makeover – Part 1

We have a houseful at the moment, haven’t completed our family room or bedroom . . . Annnnd I’ve this brilliant idea to makeover a kitchen. My sister’s 1960 home needs a budget-friendly small kitchen makeover. I think I must work best under pressure. 😉 



brown drop in stove top & copper tile - gotta go!
brown drop in stove top & copper tile – gotta go!


brown wall oven - gone!
brown wall oven – gone!

portable dishwasher - gotta go!
portable dishwasher – gotta go!

The plan is to keep the original solid pine cabinets, extend counter space, add additional storage, add a new range and to brighten up the area. In other words: improve function, modernize and make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye – and keep costs to the barest minimum.  We’ve browsed Pinterest, Houzz, DIY blogs and online stores for ideas and inspiration. My sister settled on a modern farmhouse white kitchen. Here are some of our inspiration ideas:

Modern Farmhouse White Kitchen Inspiration:

source: bhg.com

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Mistakes & Happy Endings: DIY Farmhouse Nightstand

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”– Bob Ross

I’ve been chompin’ to get started on the second night stand for my Bedroom Revamp, but repairing the water-damaged Family Room took precedence. Finally, last weekend we were able to get going, using the same basic pattern as the first bedside table we made.


Instead of a tray top, I designed this piece to look like a vintage wash stand.  With wood and supplies left from the other table, I only needed to purchase two glass knobs and sand paper. Once built, I stained it with Minwax Early American and let it dry overnight.


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DIY Farmhouse Bedside Table :: Done!

I finally completed one of the DIY farmhouse-shabby chic bedside tables for our bedroom update. I think it turned out rather nice; if I say so myself. 😀  


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