< img src =https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/inc/uploads/2018/05/farmhouse-kitchen-remodel-homestead-7.jpg alt="farmhouse cooking area remodel "width=800 height=533 > A week or two ago I told you all about my moral problem with shiplap backsplash … However, I was too verbose to be able to include the rest of our mini farmhouse kitchen remodel drama, so here it is today.You understand that joke about individuals who get a brand-new couch and they ends up renovating the whole living-room to
match it?Well, that’s how we roll with EACH AND EVERY SINGLE JOB we’ve ever done.This most current adventure started innocently adequate with a basic shiplap backsplash, but ended with setting up brand-new custom-made shelving, axing the range
hood in favor of a pot rack, and cutting a ginormous hole in a completely good wall above the sink.Yes, I realize we are out of control.What can I state?< a href =https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2016/05/wyoming-prairie-house.html > Home reno tasks are our love language
. Or something like that.Here’s how all of it went down.The Awkward Shelves I had these shelves set up when the cabinet makers built our cabinets during our huge remodel. I had a vision in mind,
which I apparently did
Refrain From Doing a great job of communicating to the contractors … due to the fact that once I saw the racks on the wall, I just didn’t enjoy them. I thought I might cope with them, however nope. They weren’t always awful I think, however the feel was all wrong for the space– they were too thick, too smooth, and simply too awkward.We had to eliminate them in order to set up the shiplap, which was a great enough reason for me to sweet-talk Christian into making new ones. Thanks honey.It’s safe to state these are about a million times better.Christian built them out of weathered roughcut pine.( They are roughly 7 ″ deep and 36 ″ long.) We searched for brackets online and I found some easy iron ones on Etsy that I liked. When Christian saw the price tag and shipping expense
, he chose to make the brackets himself from 1/4 ″ x 2 ″ steel.( I like this guy.)They’re rough and imperfect and absolutely fit my rustic, commercial, vintage, farmhouse style.(How’s that for a label. I do not truly understand exactly what I am. )There were likewise some of these exact same odd shelves above my sink, which leads us to … The Window Legend When we initially got rid of the shelving
above the sink we had complete intention of putting brand-new shelves in their place.But as I was washing dishes at my shelf-less sink one night, I realized just how much I loved the open feel, which got me to believing … WHAT IF we left the shelves off and I simply decorated that area with something cool rather?
(‘What ifs’are an unsafe thing at my home. They constantly appear to foreshadow some sort of major job.)I thought of my alternatives,
and believed perhaps an old cracked window would look cool there.Bingo.Now this next part I blame totally on Christian, because when I was informing him my”hang-a-window-on-the-wall-idea”he had the audacity to discuss in fact installing a window there. Like a genuine one. The kind you can see through.Stop journalisms. You indicate that’s a possibility?OH BOY.I’ve never ever liked that my little kitchen area does not have an outside
window … Sadly, when you have a 100-year old house that has been added onto repeatedly for many years, it’s not unusual. It’s specifically irritating when you want to take food photos that do not have a gross yellow tinge to them.(If you’re questioning why a few of the photos here look rough or yellow-colored, that’s why … inadequate light. )At this moment, even a window checking out my laundry space is much better than nothing.But there were a lot of things that had to form initially … Of course I didn’t want to just buy a window in the house Depot like a normal person. Too easy. No, it had to be vintage.Christian dug through our extremely nice neighbor’s barn and discovered outright excellence through an ancient, crusty, ol barn window that was the PERFECT size. What are the chances? Seriously.I was beside myself.It was implied to be. I was sure of it.Until we began cutting into the wall, and we realized there were some big yellow(crucial )electrical wires running SMACK through the middle of the proposed window hole.Nooooooooo.Anyone that knows me knows I don’t take no for an answer effectively. As soon as I get a concept in my head, it will happen y’ all. IT WILL. No matter what.So I pled and hoped and threw a mood tantrum and we racked our brains to find out how to make this stinkin’window fit in the spot.And Christian worked magic. I don’t understand exactly how he did it, however he found out a method to(securely)re-route the very tight wires and the window found its brand-new house. (I knew there was a reason I married a Master Electrical contractor). Two months later on, I still can’t stop gazing at my insane window– it actually opens the cooking area too, although it checks out my laundry room.Goodbye Range Hood. I Won’t Miss You.This brings us to the last piece … the variety hood. I’ve never really enjoyed the look of range hoods, however figured I * had * to have one to prevent smoking out the house when I grill steaks inside. Sounds reasonable? However, the hood we installed never really worked that terrific. And given that I didn’t enjoy the appearance, why not just ditch it? I understand, my ideas precisely.(P.S. Anyone wan na purchase a slightly utilized variety hood?)Fortunately, this was
n’t as extreme of a project as the window– we just installed the shiplap over that part of the wall and I found a cute pot rack on Wayfair.com to put there instead.Because more cast iron storage is always a great thing.And there you have it, folks. It was a wild trip, but I’m beyond delighted with my little space. I do not visualize anymore modifications for a while(popular last words … ). It’s comfortable and rustic with a little a classic ambiance tossed in. It’s the perfect working
homestead cooking area.