MOVE THAT BUS ... MOVE THAT BUS


Dinner is served.
Got so excited I didn't even notice  in what order these were being uploaded.


The wine will be poured momentarily.
Have a seat and enjoy the makeover tour.


It's all in the details ... 
every item hails from thriftn' ... 




Mishmash of neutrals ... 
Benjamin Moore White Dove ... BM Natural Wicker
Pittsburgh ... Eiffel Tower ( ceiling and wall cover)



Favorite vista
... I'm sitting here as we speak with this as my viewpoint.



Favorite soninlaw painted this four years ago as we prepared for a shower in Angela's honor.
The world's BEST painter/faux finish expert.
Hugs to Joel!
BM Rosemary Sprig.
The sprig had sprug'd.




Faux stone wallpaper in stock bins at Menards ... 20.00 worth did this entire surface.


Eeeeeewwwww!!!


Cowboy (er) Cozy up!


Dish duty ... a pleasure!


Speechless!
Let's eat.





We use what we have ...everyday ...no need to just look perty.


oooops dup't


Inspiration for makeover: ... paint chip (Eiffel Tower) carried around in my wallet for 2 years.
An ever changing collection of silver, glass and ironstone.
The need for change.

Nesting instinct satisfied!!

"The way put together the things you love, comes from the way you feel about them...cityfarmer"

96 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Gosh!! I feel so lucky to have seen the finished product first! It is gorgeous, rustic yet romantic, old & new and it's definately a labor of love (carried around a paint chip for 3 years??!!).

I really love the white dishes in the cabinet, this is romantic farmhouse to be sure! :-)

Great job!

xoxo
Jane

Frippery said...

Bee-U-Tee-Ful! I love the neutrals. Romantic and cozy. I painted my cabs with a distressed finish 3 years ago (Over the lovely early 90's bleached oak)and I am preparing to repaint them solid white but now, hmmm. I may leave them and just replace my countertops. Excellent job, and the backsplash wallpaper, so much easier than painting faux stone, brilliant! I could sit at the counter and sip wine all evening, Pam

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your made-over kitchen! You have style in spades.

Susan said...

I love your kitchen! Menards has that wallpaper? What color are the walls?

trash talk said...

I am SO glad I slipped the maitre d' a $20 so I could get a table close to the front. So many wonderful ideas to steal, I mean borrow. I'm in Texas and I have to say I have never heard of Menard's, but I love that paper. You have some talented assts. It's just beautiful. Debbie

trash talk said...

I am SO glad I slipped the maitre d' a $20 so I could get a table close to the front. So many wonderful ideas to steal, I mean borrow. I'm in Texas and I have to say I have never heard of Menard's, but I love that paper. You have some talented assts. It's just beautiful. Debbie

Butterfly Gardener said...

Ooooh! You have me wanting to do some "fixin up" around here. Might just have to paint something this weekend. Great job with the makeover!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And I felt calm and peaceful just looking at your photos...no joke! Love, love the colors, and the ironstone, and the silver, and the......

Brissonte' said...

Simply beautiful! I finally got my dream kitchen in late 2007. I had the contractor rip out the ceiling, raise it another foot, add molding to hide the rope lighting, new recessed lighting, new chandelier, new granite countertops, sink and hardwood floors, result - NEW woman. I will have to post the photos someday. What a MESS! Demo and plaster dust everywhere. It was so worth it!! I'd do it all again in a heartbeat. Me crazy - no way!
Well, maybe a little but only in the very best way. Colleen

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

You nabbed a paint chip from the Eiffel Tower! I love it!

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Bravo! Bravo! You and your "helpers" need to take a bow! Your kitchen seems so warm and inviting! We all may have to come over for a glass of wine!

Malisa

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Love, Love, LOVE IT!! Wish I were sitting there with you. :)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Looking good Mum! Does Mimi really think you chipped paint off the E.T. or was she being funny - could use some of her chocolate right about now...Did Joel give you permission to use that photo? Ha! His cute bumm, well, that photo didn't do it justice. And he is wearing his "Joe the Plumber" t-shirt - how funny. Hopefully no one calls 1.800.no-bama as seen on the back and expects to get our painting company! Hilarious!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Looking good Mum! Does Mimi really think you chipped paint off the E.T. or was she being funny - could use some of her chocolate right about now...Did Joel give you permission to use that photo? Ha! His cute bumm, well, that photo didn't do it justice. And he is wearing his "Joe the Plumber" t-shirt - how funny. Hopefully no one calls 1.800.no-bama as seen on the back and expects to get our painting company! Hilarious!

prof en retraite said...

Ohhhhh!! Just gorgeous!! I LOVED those open cabinets! Your paint choices are perfect! I might even cook in that kitchen..lol AND...de la musique fran├žaise!! Que c'est magnifique!...Debbie

unique unique design said...

You did a fantastic job. It looks so cozy and inviting....great colors. Love seeing your makeovers and rearrangings. Thanks.
marcie

delighted heart said...

I absolutely love it! So cozy! you are so talented! I am so honored you are following me...you've been one of my "heros" in blogland I've followed for 2 years...then I finally got the guts to start one of my own! Enjoy your evening and the wine!
Blessings!
Patti

Catherine Holman said...

Wow! It looks fabulous! Love the lighting too.
Cathie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Love it! But then, you knew I would...and carrying around a paint chip for 3 years is SO something I would do. Are we twins separated at birth?

:-)
Judy

Blue Muse said...

I am so glad that I followed the link from Claudia's Paris Apt and came over here - I am blown away - truly gobsmacked! Your kitchen is unbelievably gorgeous!! I'm going to get some tea and start from the beginning of your blog - a real treasure trove of beauty!

xo Isa

The Norwegian said...

What fun to wake up to morning coffee and join you in your new kitchen! You work fast. Bet you are loving all the neutrals together. Quiet. My favorite: the white ironstone stacked in open cabinetry. Love it.

Joy Zaczyk said...

Girl, you have inspired me this morning! (well, you always inspire me but today was magnificent no less!)

Your decorating eye is a jewel!

Joy
xo

Cathy said...

Great Makeover! I love the open cupboards too!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love it! It is warm and rustic and it looks so homey. The open cupboards with all the beautiful dishes is wonderful!

cityfarmer said...

let's say Joel works fast...this guy (SIL)...has a system ...once he finds the groove, there is no stopping him.
We began Monday morning and finished Thursday at 3:00. I wish you all lived close enough to hire him for your makeovers...have paint brush will travel.



I was not going to post until this A.M. ...well you know how that goes...the camera kept calling my name and one thing led to another.
I prefer the evening glow for the photos...eh?



Thank y'all for such endearing comments.
Yep went all the way to Paris or a chip of paint.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love your new/old kitchen. Amazing! Simply amazing!!!

The Willow Rose said...

Wow! Your kitchen is wonderful. I just started blogging but have been following your blog for sometime. It has inspired me so much. Thank You, God bless

Reese & Marie said...

Wow! It went from cottage chic to vintage european fabulous. I love it and would love to come have tea there. It is so soothing and yet so inspirational at the same time. Very, very pretty.

Dawn said...

Looks fabulous!!!!!

Janet said...

Just gorgeous and thrifty too! Love it.

Janet @ Housepeepers

Susan S. said...

What a pretty and cozy area! I particulary like the wooden post...it adds such charm!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful!!!!!! Great makeover!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love, love, love the make over.. I'm so inspired and so impressed... I'm going on a mission for the faux wallpaper that looks like stone.. I love your view into the kitchen.. can you tell I love your make over... hugs ~lynne~

Betty said...

I am SO impressed!...Thought I was in a French kitchen to be sure.....

Very CHIC.....

I will be thrilled when we finished our 'do'....the dust and clutter are getting to me big time.....Betty

kansasrose said...

YOu know I love this....you are so inspirin' hon! ( btw I got some prisms from my sis so..thanks hon for offering) There is a Lovely Blog award for ya on moonlasso. :)

RosyRose said...

I love the rustic/romantic combo! So fun!Thanks for sharing it!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Your kitchen is amazing! I love the way everything looks and the color! The color is so perfect. Beautiful job!!

I have something for you at my blog so come by later if you get a chance!

Hugs,
Kathleen

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

I gave you a blogger award! You can go to my page to check it out! Thanks for inspiring!


Jena

Chrissy said...

AHHHH.... I just got in its 10;00 and I was not going to pop by till the morning, but I am so glad I did,,, this is soooooo beautiful!!!! I love everything, the first photo is my favorite, I think, I just love it all!!!

Chrissy said...

I love that wallpaper!!!!!

LDH said...

What an absolutely lovely home! I am so glad I found your blog. I have enjoyed my visit!

Barbara said...

Well Girl, you did it again...the kitchen looks great and I bet the dinner was great.
See you soon.

Barbara said...

Well Girl, you did it again...the kitchen looks great and I bet the dinner was great.
See you soon.

Doreen said...

You have me drooling and in love..gosh..I don't think I've ever seen a kitchen I've liked better! I just showed this to my husband..I would love to have this kitchen!

thank you for the inspiration!

Doreen

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow, I'm having a luv affair with your kitchen. I LOVE the mix of styles and fabulous neutrals.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Oh dear! I've been back here several times, and just keep oohing and aahing over the photos. You clearly have a "gift", and a beautiful farm to showcase it!
Love, love, love the new/old look!

cityfarmer said...

making a few additions today as I've had some time to contemplate the details...such fun on a cold Saturday morning with hot steaming coffee in an ironstone mug.

Julee Ann said...

Just when I was thinkin' of putting a red vinyl booth in the dining room, chrome bar stools in the kitchen, and coutertops with some sort of boomerang pattern!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Best make over ever!! Love how it turned out,and love that it was paint, not expensive new this and that. Great job, this is a kitchen where thousands of new memories will be made. You go, girl!
xo Lidy

pedalpower said...

Wow...it's absolutely perfect. Great job!

Rosa said...

It looks fabulous!!! Your blog looks great! Sorry I have been MIA. So glad your hubby is doing well! Yay!!! xo

Kathy2eggs said...

Hot Diggity Dog....you did yourself "Plum Good" in the pickin' paint department....as for the chips, been there, carried them 'til I got that just right pink....
Terrific job...I love it.

Stephanie H. said...

I absolutely love the rustic charm of your makeover. The color scheme is so pretty and I really like the open shelving. I'm contemplating my own budget friendly kitchen makeover and this gives me lots of inspiration so thank you!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You are a real pro...you are inspiring me!! I am gonna follow this sight as well as your pieisnextkids! Thanks Cityfarmer and enjoy your gorgeous kitchen. I am in the process of baking a cake called, Gateau Basque. I will take a picture of it. Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages...I hit the wrong button. I am not anonymous! I am really Anita!!! Love your blog.

Rachel said...

Very nice! It looks so cozy and inviting!

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Wow!
Now that kitchen is definitely magazine material!
So original!
Lovely.

tea
xo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I really, really love the open cabinets and kept my cabinet doors open all weekend to see how I liked the effect (hehe) Your open cabinets look like they are painted black. What about the closed cabinets? Are they black too? My kitchen cabinets are white and I have black counter tops. Would love some advice. I have another question too. I plan on making your macaroons. Is baker's sugar the same as confectionery sugar? My email is on my sidebar if you want to email. Off to get my car fixed now. For some weird reason my windshield wipers stopped working. That's not good!

Jen r. said...

It looks fantastic!

Wanda said...

SIMPLY MARVELOUS..TTFN

Chrissy said...

Your'e still in the kitchen aren't you??? Come on over soon, have a great week.....

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It's the perfect mix of vintage & shabby chic French. Great job with putting all that together, I can see why you love it!

Victoria said...

Love the new look! Can't wait to be in a place where I can paint the walls and cupboards.. and bathroom.. and get some sconces... ideas, ideas always brewing.

The gunmetal grey is such an ultra-modern twist to your rustic kitchen. I like it.

Victoria said...

Metal and glass look so good together! Two of my favorites for sure.

FarmHouse Style said...

I love every detail!! The best decorating comes from going with what you love. Simply beautiful :-)

Rhonda

Debbie said...

WOW! Incredible! You are very gifted.
Debbie

Olive Rue said...

Oh my! You have so many blogs. I didn't know which one to comment on.

I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for such a heart-warming comment. I never imagined I would meet such nice people when I entered blog land a few months ago. Your words were very much appreciated.

restyled home said...

This is incredible..you weren't joking!! I don't know what element I love best, but I really love the way you put that porch post to good use! I also admire that you did such an incredible make-over on a realistic budget. That is much harder, but all the more satisfying!

You savvy lady, you...

bec4 said...

Great job--it looks like an old European farmhouse.

cityfarmer said...

trying to catch up with some new farmer fans...there are sooooo many great blogs...hope you all crisscross and check out each other's charming links.

thanks for peeking in to the farmhouse kitchen

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I am in total heaven looking at your pics!! Does it surprise you that I have the faux stone wallpaper too??? LOL! It is on an accent wall in the shop and I love it!Your's looks to die for!!! Wonderful job!!
Now get back to thriftin!!
Beth

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

One word: Beautiful!
~Tracie

Cote de Texas said...

back for more! I love those shelves! the paint treatment is beautiful!!

Cote de Texas said...

that's wierd - where's my original comment?????? hmmm. very strange.

Cote de Texas said...

I don't know where it went to - but, I left one early today, telling you how gorgeous this is - I love the wallpaper, the shelves, the little curtain under the sink! love that!!!!!! the paint colors are so soothing. You did a great job.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! I hit jackpot finding your blog! I am so excited and I love you blog! Looks like many others do to! Can't wait to spend some time here! What a beautiful home you have! Now off to put your in my favorites!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Simply Dandy said...

Joy you definitely have the touch, it's stunning.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

CIELO said...

Ahhhh, I love everything I see here... especially all those white dishes and the country style hutch! Everything looks just perfect! Lucky you... enjoy your new lovely kitchen...

cielo

cityfarmer said...

Be sure to gather info on the mystery giveaway...see newest post

Fifi Flowers said...

FABULOUS results! WOW... great post... thanks for sharing!
ENJOY!
Fifi

FlipFlop Mom said...

sighhhhhhhhhhh
-------------------------->
Me.. Jealous again...
it's beautiful!!

SK and Family said...

Simply gorgeous!

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

oh woaw!!!! What an amazing kitchen!!! I love the open shelves, and the colours are amazing too!!! Great blog... I'm so comming back to this one!!!

Blessed be
-Tee

Becky said...

I loved what you did with your kitchen! Wonderful job. You must be so happy with the way it turned out.
Becky

Becky said...

Little did I know that when I came to visit your blog that I would be spending the morning with you.
It seems that we are both Hoosiers lol. My hometown is Yorktown, between Muncie and Anderson. I enjoyed reading all about you and your beautiful family.
It is good to meet you and I do hope that we become good friends.
Hugs
Becky

A Romantic Porch said...

Your kitchen is great! I need to scurry and finish mine up to show! xo rachel

Lallee said...

How do you work so fast???? I remember the 08 redo. You are wonderful inspiration. And you're so fun! I love it. It's perfect. I'm going to put sprug'd in my vocabulary. I like it too.

Artsy Fartsy said...

I am just dying here!!! It makes me want to call in sick to work today and get busy dping things in my home in my home. Just love it!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
Have a great Day!
Janna

Artsy Fartsy said...

Well just look at my typos in the prev post??? Too early in the morning and too excited when I saw this blog!!
Janna

Daisy Cottage said...

FABULOUS!!
I absolutely love this redo - brilliant in every way.. cozy, inviting, romantic, rustic, yummy!
Great job!!!!!
xo,
Kim

Katy said...

You're my first follower...or stalker lol!!! I'm an official blogger now thanks to you! :0) Anyway, I love your cabinets in this post...do you have more details on how you did this? I would love to finish some little organizer drawers that I have.

Di Overton said...

What a romantic kitchen it is beautiful

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...this would be a great post for a Metamorphosis Monday! Love your kitchen renovation! Susan

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BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Love you kitchen makeover!

Come see mine when you have a minute.

S
xo

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Your kitchen makeover is great. Love it all!

S
xo