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Kitchen Makeover Before + After

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I’m excited to share my kitchen makeover before and after today! Since moving in last December I can honestly say that my kitchen has not been the heart of my home until now!

Before and After of the farmhouse kitchen at Refresh Restyle

Every thing you see was purely cosmetic. The cabinets and brick backsplash were painted, this was a great way to create an open bright kitchen on a low budget, I’ll share more about the painting in another post.

I loved the house and lot so much that I was willing to live with the kitchen while we made other big changes to our Alabama Farmhouse. Like remove walls, remodel a garage and build a porch.

It felt like a small dark cave when you walked in. Now that it’s light and bright and refreshing.

Light and bright kitchen makeover at Refresh Restyle

I was very anxious to decorate the kitchen after living in the house for more than half a year. I wanted to organize the counters and add an island to create a more efficient work space. With a few accessories from Better Homes and Gardens available at Walmart, the kitchen looks great and it’s budget friendly!

The kitchen’s monochromatic wood tones that didn’t match and didn’t contrast made for a bland space. Now it feels cheery and open. Honestly it’s a small kitchen but it’s looks so much larger.

Better Homes and Gardens Modern Farmhouse Multi-Purpose Cart

The kitchen island makes a great area for storage and prep. The top has a concrete look, giving it just the right amount of modern and rustic feel for my farmhouse kitchen. I can roll it around when needed.

Cart on wheels perfect for a kitchen island

Better Homes and Gardens Collapsible Fabric Storage Cube, Multiple Colors

Above the refrigerator is a great spot for storage, I added these collapsible bins. Pretty storage is always a must!

Plenty of storage in this Light and bright country kitchen
Better Homes and Gardens Small Basket

Are you like me, I neglected the kitchen in it’s previous state, didn’t really care how messy it was! Not anymore,I found a place for the toaster so the counters looked neater and  grabbed this Better Homes and Gardens Utensil Caddy for storing note pads, pens and other nick knacks that were previously stacked in this corner.

Kitchen items organized in a utensil holder
Better Homes and Gardens Utensil Caddy

Fresh fruit and flowers are a quick and easy way to add a fresh look to the kitchen.

Farmhouse kitchen idea at Refresh Restyle

Painted brick backsplash at Refresh Restyle

Kitchen island with concrete look top perfect for the kitchen or anywhere

I love using these wood acacia bowls, they add a bit of natural warmth to the kitchen. I’ve used this one for salads and as a fruit bowl.

Galvanized clock on the brick wall in the kitchen at Refresh Restyle
Better Homes and Gardens Galvanized Wall Clock

The wood ceiling really stand out now after everything was painted, I love how the galvanized clock looks above the sink.

Great ceiling detail in the kitchen at Refresh Restyle

Happy kitchen makes it the heart of the home at Refresh Restyle

You can find me in the kitchen a lot more now!


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  1. One of the houses I’m considering buying needs a kitchen island, but not a big one. Your BHG cart may be just the ticket! The whole room is SO inspiring as I envision putting my own spin on a new house. (In reality, it likely won’t be until spring, but I’m definitely pinning and bookmarking this post!)

  2. wonderful makeover! Now I’m rethinking the colors I was planning to use on my kitchen cabinets …

  3. A stunning makeover. Love EVERYTHING about it. Can hardly wait to hear about how you did the brick!

  4. i love this look, the white washed brick is my favorite part. enjoy your new space!

  5. BEAUTIFUL! Did you paint or whitewash the brick?

  6. Your kitchen is gorgeously beautiful. Love how bright it is after your makeover! Love that wood ceiling! #merrymonday

  7. Okay I am seriously obsessed with your kitchen! I mean it’s gorgeous! I LOVE the painted brick! This kitchen looks so cohesive. I am planning on renovating my home soon and will so be referencing this for ideas! I am stopping by from the Inspiration Monday blog hop! Have a great week!

  8. Your kitchen looks like something out of a magazine, Debbie! Absolutely beautiful!

  9. Debbie,

    Your kitchen is gorgeous! It’s so bright and cheery. I love the BH&G items, especially the island/cart! How lucky you are to be working with Wal-Mart. They are lucky to have you because you have such a keen eye for decorating!
    Love your home!


  10. Can’t wait to see your post on how you did the brick! Looks great!

  11. What kind of paint did you use?

  12. You did a lovely job you nailed it love love love

  13. What a stunning makeover, from drab and dreary to bright, welcoming, to and fresh. The white paint really makes your floors and ceiling pop. What is the surface made of on your island? I lobe it.

  14. Thanks so much Marty, I would love to update the countertops, like you did 😉

  15. Debbie!! It looks sooooo good. The white, the brick (I adore) and all the new elements. The cart looks fantastic and really compliments the space!! It’s perfect. All perfect!!

  16. Oh my gosh, it’s stunning Debbie!! I love it so much better. The wood ceiling and floor stand out so nicely now. And I adore the painted brick! Great job, enjoy your new space! 🙂

  17. Debbie, you’ve done it again! Love your new look. You are going to enjoy this kitchen!

  18. Fabulous job! I love it!

  19. Such a great transformation. I too painted my cabinets white when we moved into our home. Love, love a white kitchen!

  20. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh wow, what a difference. It looks like a totally different kitchen. Love the white and painting the brick is such a great idea too and I adore that island. Great makeover and fabulous kitchen.

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