$1,200.00 French Farm Kitchen Renovation

April 13th, 2011 in member junk     
dmfuller dmfuller, member
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I was able to transform my drab and dated kitchen into a chic and stylish twist on classic French Farm Style using architectural salvage, antiques, and everyday in-stock items from the local Big-Box hardware store all for a $1,200.00 budget! 
 
A thrifted base to an antique hoosier cabinet makes an easy kitchen island. An extra large postal basket adds tons of extra storage below.
This cottage chic vent hood was created from scrap lumber and leftover bead board from the project.
Open shelving creates a classic farmhouse look on a budget. Salvaged antique cast-iron brackets add to the vintage look.
Architectural salvage, antiques, and everyday in-stock items from the local Big-Box hardware store create a chic and stylish twist on classic French Farm Style.
 
I was able to transform my drab and dated kitchen into a chic and stylish twist on classic French Farm Style using architectural salvage, antiques, and everyday in-stock items from the local Big-Box hardware store all for a $1,200.00 budget! 
 

 

I was able to transform my drab and dated kitchen into a chic and stylish twist on classic French Farm Style using architectural salvage, antiques, and everyday in-stock items from the local Big-Box hardware store all for a $1,200.00 budget!

 

Photo: www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

I share simple, creative, and cost effective methods for updating your kitchen on a very small budget.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
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Comments (20)

Dolldresser writes: It's beautiful!! I would have loved to see a before pic. Posted: 5:29 pm on May 2nd
jules writes: Wow.. I'm impressed! Posted: 12:01 pm on April 27th
CottageElements writes: Just beautiful!

Lani Posted: 5:59 pm on April 19th
bluejean writes: I had to do a double take and make sure I was at the right place.....thought I was looking at a page from a magazine. Simple beautiful!

Posted: 2:55 pm on April 15th
chippingcharm writes: Wow, love every last detail! Laurel Posted: 2:14 pm on April 15th
MimiToria writes: Incredibly impressive. That's what I think. You have shown once again how ingenuity can make the $ be stretched into something beautiful. I truly thought it read 1.2 million and than I thought it must be $12,000.00, but $1,200 with this look is awesome!
Well done...
Gretchen Posted: 10:42 am on April 15th
SantaClaus writes: Unbelieveable! Posted: 6:26 am on April 15th
JunkSituation writes: Very inviting, incredible collections. Perfect design for a farmhouse :) Wonderful job !
Posted: 3:11 am on April 14th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: WOW,
What a beautiful kitchen.That just shows everyone what you can do without spending a large some of money.You did a grat job on this.YOU HAVE A NICE DAY.ROBERT. Posted: 2:38 pm on April 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Your kitchen is AMAZING! $1,200. is what some crazy people spend on just the faucet...beautiful job.

Jim
Posted: 1:25 pm on April 13th
RustyDiva writes: Gorgeous!!!!
Posted: 10:45 am on April 13th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:

Amazing! I always admire those brave enough to go with open shelves. My stuff just never seems to be as 'pretty'. I love your one of a kind touches which make this one extra special. Beautiful job!

Donna Posted: 8:38 am on April 13th
suewhitney writes: Ding, ding, ding...it's member feature time and this one is a doozie. Love what you have done with your kitchen on a very tiny budget indeed! It's light, bright, and just makes me wanna smile. Well done!!

Thanks for sharing,
Sue Posted: 8:24 am on April 13th
InkByTheBarrel writes: Usually I like more color but the pretty white serenity of your kitchen on a shoestring is stunning. Good job. I bet it was fun to do and fun to see how little you could spend. Looks like a million bucks. Posted: 1:26 pm on April 12th
VintageReVisited writes: A perfect example of just one of my dream kitchens. Awesome job!! Love the tin ceiling panel incorporated into the backsplash!! Posted: 12:04 pm on April 12th
PowerToolDiva writes: You really did an amazing job on a shoe string budget! Posted: 5:00 pm on April 11th
sandyrae writes: awesome!!! so bright and beautiful! and I'm all about doing things on a budget! Posted: 12:26 pm on April 11th
myartistcorner writes: This is terrific! Wonderful job. Posted: 11:52 am on April 11th
alicemom writes: You did a wonderful job.
smiles, alice Posted: 9:03 am on April 11th
MakinItHappen writes: That is one beautiful kitchen! Posted: 8:34 am on April 11th
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