How to Create A Farmhouse Working Kitchen on a Budget
Our farmhouse kitchen has been a work in progress, It’s been a crazy ride and we still some major things that need to be done like base boards, molding and cabinets before can actually be called it completed? Over the holidays I shared one of the updates in the eating area of the kitchen where we added an electric fireplace and new table and chairs, since then we have replaced a much to small kitchen island with a larger rustic farmhouse kitchen island my hubby built. I absolutely love it! It makes a world of difference when preparing meals and baking. I actually enjoy cooking and baking now, yes I just said that! Today I am sharing how you can how you can create a farmhouse working kitchen by adding a kitchen island and other furniture finds to create a functional working kitchen.
Rustic Vintage Kitchen Island
I love that my baking dry good are right at my finger tips. It made it so convenient at Christmas when baking.
Adding this farmhouse island adds so much farmhouse charm with adequate working space and storage. On the other side of the farmhouse island, is where the pots, cooking sheets and kitchen aid is stored.
Now that our grandson is all over the place and loves to be in and out of cabinets, we decided it was necessary to add cabinet doors to the farmhouse island. The cabinet doors will be completed with handles and a lock.
Grandpa’s little helper. I couldn’t resist sharing the work in progress and of course my grandson. I love how he really is paying attention to what his grandpa is doing. Our next DIY’er!
One thing I do love about our home is how big our kitchen is, but having the right working areas and storage in the kitchen is key, while creating a farmhouse kitchen on a budget. It’s been a bit of a challenge, especially when most of the original cabinets were removed. We we do plan on replacing them one day, but until then we have been utilizing furniture and farmhouse decor pieces.
Galvanized Bin for Spice Rack
Until we add the upper cabinets, we are using this galvanized bin to accommodate our spices.
Dry Goods and other Kitchen Essentials Station
This billiard cabinet we repurposed, painted and stenciled to hold more kitchen spices, cooking oils and misc cooking essentials. We do have a large butlers pantry off of the mud room that holds all of our can goods, but having these pieces here in the kitchen makes for easy access.
Once we decide what type of cabinetry and design we want to go with, these DIY cabinets and other pieces work for now.
The other cabinet next to the refrigerator is a secretary desk that was cut down and fitted for the area which holds boxed goods and breads. The shelving above are mostly for decor purpose (actually the shelves we used to create an entertainment center in our old home,) we just turned them sideways and hung them as open upper shelving. (we still need to add the moldings)
The Microwave station was created using two different furniture pieces, We married a desk and a shelving unit. which worked out perfectly for our microwave and this narrow space between the hall entry to the kitchen.
This is the other side of the kitchen area where we share our meals and enjoy each others company.
Are you wondering where my Coffee Station is? Those of you that know me, know I am a coffee lover and must have a coffee station! Well of course I have a coffee station! In the corner is our coffee station, it’s set up in an old farmhouse hutch. There is nothing like sitting here in this cozy area enjoying a nice cup of coffee!
Thank you for stopping by and letting me share our farmhouse kitchen in progress, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did sharing it.
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