Modern Farmhouse Small Kitchen Remodel

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Hello, hello! I’ll save the chit chat and dive right in today.  It’s been over a year since I shared my Kitchen Inspiration Post and started updating our small, builders grade kitchen. After a lot of hard work and late nights I’m so excited to finally share with all of you my 100% DIY Small Kitchen Remodel with a Modern Farmhouse Style. 

Before we begin, just a few quick notes. I’m not going to narrate too much today (ok maybe just a little), instead I’ll just let you enjoy the pics. Keep scrolling for a complete shopping guide and before and after pics. I’ll also be sharing tons of tutorials in the next few weeks and I’ll include links to them below as they are posted. Ok now let’s not waste any more time…

Small Kitchen Makeover with a Modern Farmhouse Style - great ideas for decorating a small space on a budget! designdininganddiapers.com

Small Kitchen Makeover with a Modern Farmhouse Style - great ideas for decorating a small space on a budget! designdininganddiapers.com

I absolutely love how our DIY concrete countertops turned out. They gave this kitchen the industrial chic look I wanted and they only cost me about $200 for the entire kitchen! Adding the stained wood window sill also made a huge impact for a small price.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

One of my biggest debates during the remodel process was the subway tile backsplash (Imperial Bianco by The Tile Shop). I couldn’t decide if I wanted to do the entire all or just an 18″ backsplash. I went back and forth more times that I want to admit and I’m so glad I went with the entire wall. I absolutely love it and it really completed the look for the kitchen.

Cage Pendant Light

Open Kitchen Shelves in a white kitchen

I loved how my DIY Bathroom Shelves turned out so I decided to do them again in the kitchen.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

The flooring was by far the biggest transformation. Going from vinyl flooring that was starting to rip up to this gorgeous Faux Wood Tile from The Tile Shop made such a huge difference.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

Remodeling this kitchen was the first priority but maximizing space was a close second. Our kitchen is really tiny and without a lot of storage so I tried to use every ounce of space including the ends of the cabinets.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.


White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

It's all in the details...

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

Did you know they make counter depth refrigerators? This was my first time remodeling a kitchen and learning about appliances and I was so happy to find that they make fridges that match the line of the cabinets. They are harder to find but I’m glad I was patient in my search because our new fridge gave me an extra 3″ and that is A LOT for my tiny kitchen.

White Kitchen Makeover with modern farmhouse design - great before and after pics of what you can do with a small space.

I love having a chalkboard wall in the kitchen. Miss E loves drawing on it while I make dinner. When I came across the vintage sign in the Silhouette Store I thought it was perfect for this space. It’s a good reminder for me to document all those little drawings and special moments with my kids and remember this crazy time in life.

VINTAGE TEA TOWELS

Before and Afters

Before and After Kitchen Remodel 3 Before and After Kitchen Makeover 2 Before and After Kitchen Makeover 1

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Flooring: Faux Walnut Wood Tile from The Tile Shop

Backsplash: Imperial Bianco Matte Subway 8 X4 Tile from The Tile Shop

Stool: Ella Meno Pea 

Faucet: Moen Kiran Faucet

Wall Color: Travertine by Eddie Bauer

Cabinet Color: Dove White by Valspar

Rug: Zen Nantucket Striped Rug by Super Area Rugs

Open Pendant Light: Industrial Rewind 

Wooden Crates with DIY Stencils: Fred Meyer (Kroger Store)

Mail Organizer: Target

Accessory Organizer: IKEA

Knobs and Pulls: Lowes

Subway Art: Lowes

Tea Towels: Montgomery Street Designs

Graphic in Frame: The Graphics Fairy

Basket and Bud Vases: World Market

Paper Towel Holder: Tutorial Here 

*Disclosure: Some of the products and accessories used in this space were given to me to review. All opinions are 100% my own. Affiliates links are also found in this post.

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.

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Comments

  1. says

    what a difference! it looks amazing, taryn! so happy for you! and i looooove those countertops- i want to do that in our bathroom!

  2. says

    Hi Taryn,
    Your transformed kitchen turned out fabulous. Love the counters, the tile, the paint colors – all of it! You did an amazing job.
    Enjoy!
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

  3. says

    ohhhhh my word, T! It turned out AMAZING!! I’m obsessed with the concrete counters – and only $200??!!! Winning! I love that you did the whole wall in subway tile – it’s perfect. Awesome, awesome job friend!!

    • says

      Thank you! YES it feels SO good to have it all done. It’s amazing to actually see the before and after pics. I hadn’t looked at the before pics until I put the post together. It’s a great feeling :)

  4. says

    TARYN!! Can I move in with you?? This is a beautiful kitchen, and I love every last detail. The countertops, light fixture, tile… I love it all! You are one amazing DIY’er, my friend!

    xoxo Liz

    • says

      Thanks friend! Oh boy, just think of all the trouble we would get into if we lived together, we would be DIYing everything… but it would be SO much fun! :)

  5. says

    Girl!!! I LOVE it ALL! Great job! Seriously I’m feeling inspired. I need to do those countertops, did you paint your walls light gray? I’m worried about doing the natural concrete color with the gray walls, but if you have gray walls it’s totally working and giving me hope!

    • says

      THANK YOU!!!! Yes, the walls are gray. It’s a super light gray color. I ALMOST painted them white but I’m glad I didn’t because I actually really love everything together.

  6. says

    Your Kitchen is AMAZING! The subway tile all the way up the wall was definitely the right decision.I absolutely love it!

    Deb
    seekinglavenderlane.blogspot.com

  7. says

    My goodness Taryn, it looks fabulous! The transformation is incredible and I love how you truly used every nook and cranny to maximize on space. Using the side of the cabinet with the hooks and the chalkboard menu is such an awesome idea. Great work. Jenna

  8. says

    I absolutely love how your kitchen came out! I was just talking to my husband about how I really love the look of concrete counter tops, but I had no idea that they were inexpensive as well. Double win! My favorite little detail are the towels. :) Thanks for sharing your reveal and hope you are loving your new space!

  9. says

    It looks truly amazing! Such a fabulous transformation! So now for the fridge question — I, too, am in the market for a side-by-side counter depth fridge. And my head has been spinning a bit in my search. Seems like every fridge has completely different dimensions! Crazy! Can I ask what brand & style the one you chose is? And perhaps a link? I really like how it looks.

    Thanks for your help!

    :) Linda

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  11. says

    I love it! Every choice is perfect, the old space isn’t even recognizable now – you did a great job. Pinning for reference.

  12. says

    It is inspiring to see such such a beautiful kitchen. We just bought an historic house from 1859 and we are remodeling the kitchen diy style. It gives me motivation to keep going! You can follow our kitchen remodel if you would like on my blog!
    Jen
    Throughmycreativemind.blogspot.com

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