Creating a Farmhouse Eat In Kitchen
So we did a thing lol! We had this awkward cabinetry in our kitchen that was installed by the previous owner along with the rest of the kitchen cabinets. It has ALWAYS bothered me! Like big time lol! Until I was finally just ready to rip em out and start creating a farmhouse eat in kitchen!
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Removing the Cabinets
While these cabinets obviously provided some storage we really only used them for those one in awhile kitchen appliances and things we would need when hosting. So it was no biggie to find new spots for everything. The main reason I wanted to remove them is because they literally blocked part of the windows.
They weren’t standard cabinet height either and awkwardly butted up against the corner cabinet. But back to the window thing because the windows are why we’re here! Well all the original architectural features of this 140+ year old farmhouse are why we’re here! And so are the views outside! 😉
Eat In Kitchen with a View
The cabinets were actually really difficult to remove! But we finally got them out! I’ve been dreaming of creating a little eat in kitchen area here since before we moved in! I would always tell Ed, “Then we’ll each have our own window to look out as we drink our coffee!” and now we do! AND now we can replace the farmhouse window moldings and headers! Whoo hoo!
Unfortunately the previous owner got rid of all the original pieces, but Ed has a plan! 😉
More to Do in the Kitchen
Of course there is a lot more to do here before we can finish it out. We’re actually going to remove the drywall from this wall. The previous owner didn’t take off the door moldings, but instead just drywalled up to them. This has meant that the molding around the door is flush with the wall, which obviously is wrong. Again we want to always put the focus on those original character details of the house.
We’ll also be removing the drywall so we can insulate this wall better. The farmhouse actually has brick insulation. Between all the studs in the walls are bricks. Brick is actually one of the least efficient types of insulation, and we want the house to be as efficient as possible. There are a lot of routes we could take depending on what we actually find when we get in there. I’ll keep ya updated!
Either way though, this wall as well as the rest of the kitchen will be getting a different wall treatment anyway too, which is another reason we’ll be removing the drywall. Lastly, all of this will have to wait until we figure out the flooring situation lol! It always comes back to that right! Renovating an old house is like building one completely out for order lol! But I just know it’s going to be beautiful and worth the wait to see my vision for this space come to life!
Creating a Farmhouse Eat In Kitchen
However, I DO NOT believe in waiting until things are finished before enjoying them! If we did that life would be pretty miserable in a fixer upper! Believe me it’s a lesson that we learned in our last one! 😉 We’ve enjoyed this eat in kitchen area and it’s views every single day! And we’ll continue to do so until it’s “finished” 😉 I encourage you to enjoy the home you have right now too friend!
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I love this so much! (1) Because you each have your own window now–heh; (2) because you’re sharing the in-between, imperfect stage with your readers, which so few bloggers do… and (3) because you’re actually making sure to enjoy the in-between times yourselves, too!
Oh my gosh this completely made my day!! So glad you feel this way! I think the in between stuff is where we can learn and appreciate the “after” right?! Plus our whole house is basically in that stage! 😂🙌
Such a great attitude and reminder to enjoy the here & now! Be fully present to the joy & beauty you already have. Love seeing you enjoy the journey.
Yes!! You nailed it! I think this year has definitely taught us that ❤️
This means so much to me! I’m so glad to have you along!
Thanks for sharing the progress on your farm and farmhouse.
I love your positive attitude and look forward to each of your posts!
I love what you’ve done. So nice to have a eat in kitchen. Such a great view too. You made my day. I’ve been so impatient getting my kitchen done that I’ve been feeling down about it. We’ve been waiting for the counter to come in. What you said makes so much sense to enjoy the stuff in the middle until the rest gets done. It really helped me feel better today and lift my spirits. Thank you.
I’m so glad! I completely understand that feeling and it’s so easy to get caught up in it! I’ve definitely been there! It will all get done but in the mean time we might as well figure out how to enjoy it ❤️
I love following your journey with remodeling your farmhouse! It is amazing now and will be even more so!! Think if the walls could talk!!! I always wanted to do what you are doing but that won’t happen so I’m living vicariously through you! I enjoy the home God has given me and just add those vintage elements in furnishings. Anyway, the kitchen will be amazing!
This completely made my day! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement!! So glad you can enjoy this journey with us!!!
I think removing those cabinets makes your kitchen look and live bigger! and adds tons of charming function as well. Recreating the molding shouldn’t be a problem because you have some of the original in other rooms, right? easy peasy for Ed 🙂 I love that you are showing real life in a reno/restoration! Real life is so much more than prettily staged vignettes, although those are nice..
I can’t tell you what this means to me! I truly enjoy sharing the whole process because like you said it’s real life! But I also always get a bit nervous hitting that publish button wondering what people may think or say! So again I really appreciate you saying this ❤️