My favorite farmhouse kitchens are those that are accidental, like my great-grandmother’s kitchen that included an antique wood stove/oven that she fed a family of seven with. Or my grandmother’s antique pine cabinets and mint green tiled floors (who would’ve ever thought that mint green would be popular again). Even though their kitchens were ultimately built out of necessity, they unknowingly used farmhouse touches that we, as a part of the younger generation, now try to infuse into our own homes.
I guess I’m bit of a traditionalist when it comes to farmhouse kitchens. While I am a fan of the occasional modern taken on the farmhouse kitchen, I’m still very much a fan of the classic touches. That’s why I’ve decided to talk about my favorite DIY farmhouse kitchen projects with you today. An added plus? Many of them are budget-friendly!
Let’s look at 14 of my favorite DIY farmhouse kitchen project ideas from bloggers around the web:
1. DIY Wide Plank Butcher Block Counter Tops @ Simply Maggie
Want the butcher block countertop look but can’t shell out for one of those expensive pre-cut countertops? Simple Maggie shows us that we can totally make a DIY version and install it ourselves for a lot less.
2. The Farmhouse Sink @ Bright Green Door
One day…we’ll have a farmhouse kitchen sink. Until then, I’ll just read up on how to install one (you know, just in case). Bright Green Door makes the installation process look easy as pie.
3. How to Install a Kitchen Backsplash @ How to Nest for Less
I love how subway tile looks – both in the kitchen and bathroom. It also seems to be a hallmark of a lovely farmhouse kitchen.
4. How to Install Cabinet Hardware and Get it Straight @ Cherished Bliss
Every wondered how to replace your old drawer pulls with these metal cup pulls? Cherished Bliss has got you covered with this simple tutorial and explanation. I look forward to using this in the future for our own renovations.
5. How to Install Island Pendants @ HoneyBear Lane
These glass island pendants are not only gorgeous, but also look like they’re relatively easy to install. These would look wonderful in our dining room.
6. Build a Farmhouse Style Kitchen Island @ Ana White
I don’t know about you, but I like big, spacious kitchen islands. My grandmother has one similar to this – hers’ is actually big enough that she can put small appliances or large casserole dishes on the lower shelf. I love that this one is big enough that it can actually serve as a breakfast nook, too.
7. $30 Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash Tutorial @ Ella Claire
I like how her kitchen backsplash turned out! We’re thinking of doing something similar to our kitchen.
8. Budget Cabinet Makeover by Nest of Bliss
I love how simple this tutorial is for redoing kitchen cabinets on a budget! This is especially helpful for those of us who can’t afford to buy new cabinets but want to add a touch of farmhouse flair to our kitchen.
9. How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets @ A Burst of Beautiful
A tutorial for anyone thinking of painting their kitchen cabinets. Good to know!
10. How to Build a Custom Tilt-Out Trash Cabinet @ Just a Girl and Her Blog
This is a cute way of hiding trash cans from view. This would also work great for those who have cats or dogs (like our Maggie) that like to pick through the trash.
11. Farmhouse Style Beverage Station @ Twelve On Main
Okay, so technically this beverage station would work anywhere – on a porch, patio, living room, or dining room…but I definitely imagine using this in our kitchen during a summer BBQ. A great way to organize the drinks without using limited counter space.
12. DIY Pendant Cage Light @ Two Feet First
We have a similar wooden curtain (and light) above our kitchen sink. Until now, I had NO idea what to do with it, other than maybe stain it and find a way to work around it. This is a wonderful way to keep the wooden curtain and install farmhouse pendant lights to get that farmhouse look.
13. Farmhouse Floors From Pine Planks (How To DIY It) @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
The hardwood floor look for much less…I love it! Such a great idea for those on a budget.
14. DIY Sliding Barn Door @ Christinas Adventures
Sliding barn doors have many purposes, but I think they’re a great way to hide a pantry or an off-kitchen bathroom.
There you have it! Some of my favorite DIY farmhouse kitchen projects from bloggers around the web.
What are your favorites? Feel free to share them with me in the comments.
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