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…
Modern Farmhouse Small Kitchen Remodel
Small Kitchen Remodel – DIY Concrete Countertops
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.
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.
Small Kitchen Remodel – DIY Shelves
I loved how my DIY Bathroom Shelves turned out so I decided to do them again in the kitchen.
Small Kitchen Remodel – Faux Wood Tile
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.
Small Kitchen Remodel – Maximizing 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.
Small Kitchen Remodel – Counter Depth Refrigerators
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.
Small Kitchen Remodel – Gotta Have the Chalkboard
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.
Before and Afters
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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
Faucet: Moen Kiran Faucet
Wall Color: Travertine by Eddie Bauer
Cabinet Color: Dove White by Valspar
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
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.
what a difference! it looks amazing, taryn! so happy for you! and i looooove those countertops- i want to do that in our bathroom!
Your transformed kitchen turned out fabulous. Love the counters, the tile, the paint colors – all of it! You did an amazing job.
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looks absolutely beautiful. all that hard work certainly paid off. congrats on a job well done!
Ashley @ cherished bliss says
Absolutely beautiful!! Every detail is just perfect! Now sit back and relax cause that was hard work! :) but so worth the wait!
It turned out so lovely! Great job! How did you attach the shelves over the tile? Did you drill through the tile?
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Absolutely amazing, Taryn! Love every little details! !??Pinning!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says
I absolutely love it! Your counters turned out beautiful. I love the white cabinets as well.
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Awesome before and afters. Love seeing them! Gorgeous kitchen.
Ohhhhh- it’s so “you” now. LOVE it Taryn!!!!
I love love love your remodel! Can I ask what you used for your DIY concrete countertops?? They look fabulous!
Hi Shelbi! I used Masonry Concrete and sealed and waxed it. I’ll have a tutorial up within the next week :)
It turned out awesome!! Such a great DIY :) I think my favorite part is those floors, I love the color!
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!!
Thank you so much Chels! I appreciate it :)
Tammy @ the colored door says
Your kitchen looks amazing, what a great job! I have been enjoying your sneak peaks on Instagram so it is great to see the finished product. I am sure you are enjoying your new space!
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 :)
Sarah @ An Inviting Home says
It looks great Taryn!
Liz Fourez 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!
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! :)
rebecca lopez 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!
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.
Lolly Jane says
Fantastic Taryn! Love it all. The tile is gorgeous and adore your styling!! XO
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
I am in LOVE with the concrete counter tops and I also LOVE the light! Oh, I just love it ALL, even the back splash. Wow, you are amazing and have every right to be SO proud of this new kitchen space!
Val @ Home Made Modern says
Simply awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this great makeover!
Your Kitchen is AMAZING! The subway tile all the way up the wall was definitely the right decision.I absolutely love it!
Jenna, SASinteriors.net 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
Wish I was cooking in it,
Instead of mine.
Pamela Stephens says
I LOVE IT!!! So clean so simple, great details AMAZING JOB!!!! <3
Jenn @ My Fabuless Life says
Taryn!! It looks AMAZING!! I love everything about it! Awesome job!
I <3 everything, especially the bold B &W color scheme! My favorites are your eggs, milk, flour bins and the striped matt! Pinning:)
Michelle @ Elegance & Enchantment 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!
Love how your kitchen turned out! It looks amazing!
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Love your kitchen! The white is so much better than the pickled cabinets. It just goes to show you, a kitchen doesn’t have to be massive to have a ton of character and charm. Nicely done!
Funky Junk Interiors says
Your kitchen is so stunning! I can’t get over how fresh and striking it is!
Thank you SO SO Much Donna!
Absolutely stunning! I’m drilling down to find the deets on your concrete countertops. I really want to do this in our kitchen.
Thank you! I’ll have a whole post on my experience putting them in next week :)
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You know how much I love this! Visiting from the Wed. share. :)
THANK YOU THANK YOU Miriam!
Marty Walden says
Absolutely gorgeous. Taryn! You did an amazing job and I’m pinning ’cause I want to not ’cause I have to (from blogtalk :) Great job!
You are too sweet, thank you!
Beautiful!! I signed up.. Love what I see.. Can not wait for the tutorial on the countertops!!
Can’t wait for the tutorial on the countertops. I love your kitchen.
Linda @ It All Started With Paint 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!
Oh my goodness, the kitchen is just gorgeous, love every single detail!!!!
Brandi @ Nest of Bliss says
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How gorgeous is this kitchen?! I love every last detail!! Can you come remodel mine? ;)
Katie @ Little House of Four says
Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! I love the addition of the white subway tile and open shelves! Actually, I love every last detail. Great job on the makeover!
Where did you get the number plates? Or did you do those yourself?
Hi! Yes, I did them myself. I bought the plates at the Dollar Tree and then added vinyl numbers to them! Super simple :)
Hello there!! New follower! Love everything was just wonder how you hung the plates!?;) thank you!!!
Hi Kimi! I used a little trick I saw from another blogger (but I can’t remember who at the moment), I hot glued a paper clip to the back to create a hook and then hung them on a nail :)
Jenna Sue says
Perfection! I feel like I would have made some of the exact same choices if it were my kitchen. Our styles are very similar :)
I love it! Every choice is perfect, the old space isn’t even recognizable now – you did a great job. Pinning for reference.
Thank you so so much!
jen shoemaker 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!
This remodel turned out great! What a difference color and organization makes to a small kitchen. It made it look so much larger. Thanks so much for the great ideas.
Lovely space! Do you have any more info about the wood window sill? And can you tell me how it’s holding up? I have been wanting a wood windowsill by my kitchen sink but I’ve been afraid of how it would stand up to the potential moisture, heat, etc. Any info or tips you have would help set my mind at ease :)
Thanks again! Pinning for when I finally get to redo my kitchen!
Hi Lorene! I actually don’t have the tutorial up yet, but I could definitely do one soon! We only lived in that house for a few months after we redid the kitchen but it seemed to hold up just find. I put several coats of sealer on it and caulked around the edges to prevent moisture from getting in.
Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love it all!!
Just saw the post re: the concrete countertops, and followed to this post to find out about the cabinet doors. I can’t seem to find whether you replaced them, or if you painted the originals white. If painted, could you please tell me what kind of paint you used to have them look so professional? Thank you so much! Your kitchen is beautiful!
Hello! I have “Dove White” sitting in my living room ready to paint my cabinets in my own small kitchen! Did you use a: sand, oil primer, enamel paint regime on them? Trying to make sure I get it right! Any tips? Thanks so much and bravo!
Did you paint the counter tops too?? If so, what color and brand. Thanks
Hi! I did a concrete overlay on them. You can find all the details here: http://designdininganddiapers.com/2014/06/installing-faux-concrete-countertops/
I love it! Every choice is perfect, the old space isn’t even recognizable now – you did a great job.
Julie Blanner says
Such a beautiful kitchen!
LOVE your blog! I just found it today. We are about to move and this is a true inspiration. I love getting pictures from the graphics fairy! What a great Idea to frame them.
Your kitchen looks great!! I see tt! I see this post was published in 2014. How are the concrete countertops holding up? I am in the process of upgrading my builders grade kitchen now and I am leaning strongly on installing concrete countertops.
Hi! We actually don’t live in that house anymore. I had the countertops for about 6 months before we moved (in the kitchen) and we used the bathroom ones for about a year. I thought they both held up great. You just have to be cautious of oil spills as they will stain.
Herry Hermawan says
Beautiful kitchen, with white and gray, make the kitchen became more bright and clean.
Modern Kitchen says
Nice blog! and nice design of kitchen, this type of kitchen make homes attractive.
Megan Dwyer says
Hi! I absolutely love your renovation! I wanted to ask — did you use one of the stainless steel paint kits on your stove? Or, did you buy a new stove?
So adorable “MODERN FARMHOUSE SMALL KITCHEN REMODEL”. This renovating stuff is so amazing, thanks for sharing this one will surely make help !!