Farmhouse Counter From Reclaimed Lumber

 

Farmhouse counter From Reclaimed Lumber
Farmhouse Counter From Reclaimed Lumber

I have been wanting a Farmhouse counter forever! Two years ago when we moved into our house, I spotted three huge hunks of reclaimed lumber in our garage. I knew right then and there that this lumber would make a beautiful Farmhouse counter for my kitchen.

 

Counter Made From Reclaimed Lumber
Counter Made From Reclaimed Lumber

I didn’t mention my dream to my husband just then. After all the house was in need of attention elsewhere (everywhere) at that time!

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Farmhouse Counter Made from Reclaimed Lumber

A few weeks ago when I shared my idea with Tim, I don’t think he had the vision for the project at all. But he took it on and created this beautiful counter for me. Once he started sanding it didn’t take long to see how beautiful the wood was under all of the gray and weathered wood.

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See what I’m talking about? The wood had been used as a work bench for many, many years.

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 In the end we are both very happy with how it turned out. I’m thrilled because now I have even more space to display my Farmhouse treasures. Tim is  just glad to have somewhere store our canned goods! KIM I am partying here: Furniture Feature Friday Party@ Miss Mustard Seed Share It Friday@ Common Ground Frugal Friday Friday Features Home Sweet Home Party Shabbilicious Friday An Upcycled Link Party Saturday Sparks   Vintage Inspiration Party

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Cottage Kitchen Makeover

No, I’m not kidding, I am finally revealing my cottage kitchen make-over!
Since I made you wait so long I’ll get right on with it…..
Before: The Honey Oak cabinets.
Nothing wrong with these…But hardly the Cottage Kitchen I was wanting.
 The kitchen is only 9×22 feet and I felt white would make it look brighter and larger.
After
After
Before…
After
I painted everything white!
The cabinets, the walls, and even the table and chairs.
My hubby, Tim replaced the hanging light and the flooring.
Before…
All photos are from our first visit to the home with the Realtor.
The only thing that hasn’t been changed is the refrigerator and the counter tops.
We replaced the fan and the stove, and applied a tin back splash.
Nothing fancy about this kitchen.
The plan was to do this on a budget and we did.
It was just over a thousand dollars-not bad I’d say!
And lastly, this is my busy corner.
I call it that because my husband says I have too much stuff tucked into this little eating corner!
I know he’s right, buttoo bad, I love it.
And deep down I think he likes it too.
Now you know this isn’t everything I have to show you, right?
There are a few additions  to the walls that I want to share too that weren’t visible in these photos.
So if you will bare with me, I’ll be back in a couple of days with more pictures.
Hope you’re having a blessed Tuesday
Kimberly
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