Friday, March 2, 2012

~ A Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover ~

Hi Friends, 

Happy Friday to you! I hope everyone has something fun or relaxing planned this weekend. 

Tonight I'm going to try to find it in me to work on that dining room table full of bees birds and bunnies I posted a few days back. Phew. Lots to keep me busy there! 

Tomorrow I'm going for a dress fitting out of town for a friends wedding. I'm kinda freaking out about it because I've already lost 12 pounds in 8 weeks (yep... down another today! woohoo!) and you can bet by her September wedding I'm gonna be a skinny lady! LOL! So I will just have to have it altered to the max closer to then and pray it looks ok. 

Sunday... I'm hoping to get back to decorating again and get it done. You know how that goes though! Move one thing and it snowballs into a decorating avalanche. You know it does! You have been there! LOL! 

And speaking of decorating avalanches... that's exactly what happened in the kitchen! 

This was the jelly cabinet area in the kitchen BEFORE


And then I got this shelf for $5.99 at the Goodwill and you know what happened from there! 


I will let the pics speak for themselves. 

My new drabbier Farmhouse look. 


Up close... 



My Mashers! 


Pantrycakes under shooflys.



Butterchurns ~ Breadboard ~ Crock


Kitchen needfuls. 

~ Sifter ~ Masher ~ Cutters ~ Coffee Tin ~ Mold ~ 


~ Baking Pans ~ Rolling pin ~ Egg Crate ~ 



My new spoon rack bought from Angie. Thanks Angie! 


So true!!!!! 


My $3.00 Goodwill mirror. I may change this out to my Antique Whale Tail from the hallway. 


And then that avalanche snowballed over to this side of the kitchen with a new farmhouse picture I got for 10.00 at the goodwill a few weeks ago. 



~ Scales ~



And some new pieces here. 


More kitchen needfuls.


And of course you have seen this Goodwill gathering... but I am still loving it. 


And lastly I added this bench and some crocks. :) 

I would LOVE to fill these with wooden utensils!!!!! Oh how I would! 


So there you have it. My New farmhouse kitchen. I hope you like it. I'm not done. But I didn't want to keep you waiting any longer. We shall revisit when more changes are made and spring goodies are up! 

Until next time... 

Carmen and the Primcats


Lee Hill Primitives said...

OMG!!!! Looks amazing, love it. Great , great decor.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Carmen~ it screams prim perfection~ love your redos!!!
Great display for a farmhouse look~

Beckyjean said...

Good Morning Carmen~

Love your new displays!! Isn't it fun to keep things fresh??

Enjoy your day~Becky

Ann said...

Carmen, OMG!!! Your new GW find looks great there, I LOVE it. The whole display is terrific - remember what I told you in my last comment! You just proved my point. Thanks so much for sharing. ~Ann

Ann said...

Carmen, OMG!!! Your new GW find looks great there, I LOVE it. The whole display is terrific - remember what I told you in my last comment! You just proved my point. Thanks so much for sharing. ~Ann

Michelle said...

It looks awesome! It's so nice that I can come and visit in your kitchen when I'm so allergic to cats. lol Gotta love the internet! Everything looks so nice and you have a great way of displaying your treasures.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Carmen--Loving the new look! I'm drooling over your butter churns. My mom put her perfect condition Daisy churn in a box and sold the whole box for a dollar at a yard sale years ago--I found out after she moved. Boo Hoo!! I cry everytime I see a Daisy churn now! Very cute prim collections. Especially love the teeny shooflys.

Carmen C. said...

It all looks so beautiful Carmen! Can't wait to see all those bunnies come out and CONGRATS on the wt. loss, great job!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend:)

Katherine said...

Love it! The black pie safe is gorgeous-I love the three scales all together! You'll be beautiful at the wedding too. Those alterations ladies can do wonders-I had a bridesmaid who accidentally ordered a 14 when she really needed an 8, and they fixed her right up just a week before the ceremony.Congrats on the weight loss!


Tiff said...

I'm totally loving the makeover!! It is so much more prim with all the wood items. And those mashers!LOVE THEM!!
Great job and I'm envying all the wall space you have in your kitchen!

ps, is the no reply gone?

Karen said...

So amazing--I love it! Can't wait to see more :)

pokeberry primitives said... the New look!!!. Wonderful ...great deals too!

wickedfaerie said...

Lovely, we have very similar taste. I have many of the smaller pieces you have and I never get tired of them. I find that i fall in love with them all over again when I rearange them.

have a lovely weekend,

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Everything looks Beautiful Carmen. Your displays are amazing! You have some wonderful goodies!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh my!! I love it ALL!!

lilraggedyangie said...

Your Welcome it looks great at your house ...the new look is fab as always ! In re : to that pound you lost :0) I found it lol Have a great weekend Im spring cleaning today spring decorating tomorrow then to listen to a band tomorrow night for bestie brens bday ! woo hoo can you hear uncle jack screamin my name? lol Hugs lil raggedy angie

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh My...I love your new farmhouse kitchen!! Everything looks great!! When I come to visit...if one of those butter churns disappear, it wasn't me that took it. LOL... I've been wanting some of them for so long, but all the ones that I've found have been very costly.
Have a great weekend.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oh, oh, oh my! There I got my breath back. I LOVE IT all. So great over the jelly cabinet. It gives you more visual height. And the collections you have are the greatest.
Very beautiful re-decorating job.

basketsnprims said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love all of your collections.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh Carmen..I am in love with the after results..they are amazing and like I told you have an eye for decorating..I love!!!! how everything looks..and I love all that you have too..Hey my moms house might be sold will know more around the 15th..(financing) on the new owners part..if is does..i really want to come and see you and cindy and do a road trip..maybe this fall..we shall see:) have a great weekend.;)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Wonderful, Carmen.
Everything looks amazing.
Now you can come over and help me.
Ive been trying to tweak, but having a creative block.
So all I have managed is to walk into the rooms, look around, Hummm, and then walk out.
Over and over again!!!

Thanks for sharing and for helping hopefully getting my creative juices a flowing.

frontporchprims said...

Carmen, I love your collection of old scales. The mashers are wonderful too. I am coveting your paddle jars, and want your tiny sho-fly screens. What an awesome job you have done. I think I will have to do some pinning today:) -Steph-

Carol Stuck said...

Love, love, love it!!!! You do an awesome job of decorating. I love all of your gatherings! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see more :-)


Walking on Sunshine... said...

So beautiful! Love everything.

Cheryl said...

Love what you have done! Your decorating skills are amazing. I may need to take a few lessons from you!
Have a great weekend,

Never So Simple said...

I love the look. I would still like to see more of your house!


Anonymous said...

Everything looks wonderful Carmen. I really like the new look and all the changes you made. It feels good to change things up a bit with new displays doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing
Country at heart

deb said...

what a score!!! LOVE it sure have a flair!!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Carmen! It looks absolutely, perfectly prim. I love it!
Do you do home visits? :)

acorn hollow said...

you have so many lovely things. You have been busy and it looks great.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Holy Moly really did some tweaking...I love it all.
Love your MASHERs


TheCrankyCrow said...

I loved the before....I LOVE (read "covet") the after! Oh my HECK Carmen - you outdid yourself Girlfriend! What an amazing space, amazing collections, and amazing display talent! I adore your scales, the butter churns, butter stamps, mashers, shoo flies...oh MY!! ;o) You have everything I so dearly love!! (And I saw those amazing pantry cakes you made Missy Carol....drooled over THOSE a good long while as well!) So wish you could come here and help me "arrange" - my limited space is so, so, challenging....but something tells me you could and would find a way..... ;o) Awesome! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Prims By The Water said...

Love the new redo and I love love those scales and mashers. Take care, Janice

Firecracker Kid said...

(¸¸.•¨¯`• LOVE IT!