Farmhouse Kitchen Sneak Peek, Part II

As promised.. here is just a few pictures of StoneGable’s kitchen face lift. The image above is my trough sink. I have been so happy to have running water in my kitchen again. The sink still has bubbles in it from lunch dishes.
Hidden behind the doors of this new cabinet is my microwave. The doors retract when the microwave is being used and then when it is not, it is out of sight. Oh, I just love this area! It used to be a desk that I never used. I am working on displaying white dishes behind the pretty glass doors. I decided to have the cabinet  lit, so my contractor is coming back to do finish the lighting.
Behind this door is my dishwasher. I just cracked the door a tad so you can see that it pulls down.  This dishwasher cleans even dried on food. It is one welcomed addition to the kitchen!
You also get a good look at the soapstone counter and the beadboard back splash in this photo! I used to keep my flour, sugar etc. in a lidded drawer, but because this is a farmouse kitchen I am displaying them in big glass jars and using pretty tea cups as scoops!
The tumbled marble cook top back splashed was installed yesterday. I really held my breath on this one! Bob and I picked out the marble and made the design ourselves. I wanted something pretty, yet simple. The oil rubbed bronze medallions repeat the use of oil rubbed bronze in my kitchen.
I have never had a back splash in the 16 years we have been at StoneGable! I now wonder “why?”. What a difference it makes!
Also in this picture is my Jenn Air cooktop. Thanks to Nate at Martin’s Appliance for finding me the deal (steal) of the year on my appliances! Go see Nate, he’s adorble! Reminds me of my son.
The table and chairs come tomorrow.  This is a very big day at StoneGable, we  have been eating on a utility table or the coffee table for 2 months! Setting the 54 inch round table made of 200 year old barn beams will be a joy!
The sisal rug comes next week. And the rush seat bench is backordered till June 6th.
Things To Do:
~ hem the eating area’s window treatment
~ figure out the window treatment over the kitchen window ( I just might need your imput on this one!)
~find natural rolled shades
~find a great brown transferware set of dishes
~ find a blue/white lamp
~ find placemats
~spray paint all my brass light switch plates oil rubbed bronze
~ decorate glass cabinets
~ line new drawers
~make a small topiary for hood ledge
I‘m sure there is more to be done, but this is all my brain can think about right now!
Thanks to everyone for being so excited right along with me! Your wonderful comments, encouragement  and shared joy has made this process all the more special. You are the BEST!
I am joining Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style!


  1. says

    This is just wonderful, Y. Love the big trough sink & what you did with the desk area…just so much more valuable this way, isn’t it? I simply cannot imagine you surviving having everything out of place for more than 5 minutes so I know this is a labor of love. You should have a grand opening kitchen party when it’s finished. Sending love, beautiful ladybug…

  2. says

    Yvonne, I’m so excited and can’t wait to see your beautiful new farmhouse kitchen!!!! I’ve enjoyed the peeks, but I’m ready for the reveal!
    I Love everything!

  3. says

    OH my.. your backsplash design is just the CHERRY on the Sundae!!! All of your design talents are really showing now.. cannot wait to see the entire renovation!!!! Lovely kitchen…

  4. says

    Stunning kitchen remodel! You have such lovely taste and everything has come together so well. I know you must be so excited. I love your kitchen and I am truly jealous, but in a good way!

    From Virginia

  5. says

    OMG! I love it all!!! The backsplash turned out beautifully! LOOOOVE the countertops! It is all going to be a real show stopper! Thanks so much for the sneak peek! XO, P

  6. Anonymous says

    Yvonne Dear, I just got my computer up and running. Saw your kitchen on your blog, and of course, in person yesterday. It is really beautiful… (elegant) and I’m anxious to see all put back together, as I know you are. Thanks for company and dinner yest. Love, Mother

  7. says

    The kitchen is really coming along! I can’t wait to see your first tablescape on your “new” table. Don’t say you haven’t been planning it since you found it either! I know where there is a gorgeous set of brown transferware, but you would have to come to Michigan to get it! Heehee! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  8. says

    Everything is beautiful! It still has the farmhouse look, but in such a classy, updated way. The countertop is wonderful. Do you love the dark counters as much as I’m loving mine? My dad started installing my tile backsplash yesterday. I kept mine very simple (taupe of course, with just one line of mosiac stone). So, I’m out of the kitchen for a few days again and just hoping it all comes back together in a few days.

    I love everything you’ve done. Your backsplash is gorgeous!

  9. says

    Yvonne, who wouldn’t be excited about your gorgeous new kitchen! I have a hidden microwave and it’s one of my favorite things in the entire kitchen!! Your new table sounds beautiful, I can’t wait to see it!

    Kat :)

  10. says

    It looks fantastic! We had our kitchen remodeled three years ago. The farmhouse sink wasn’t big then (or at least I don’t think so). But I would definitely want it now. Can’t wait to see that table!

  11. says

    HI Yvonne! Oh, my goodness! I love your gorgeous sink and the countertops and the backsplash and your door on the dishwasher! What a glorious redo! Glad you can splash around in running water now! I’m not jealous, not a bit! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  12. says

    Your sink is magnificent! I love my soapstone counters, as I am sure you do. They were a dream come true. The kitchen is wonderful!
    Where did you find the glass canisters?

  13. says

    Can you tell I’m bouncing up & down in my chair with excitement??!! How PRETTY it is looking! Wonderful nooks & crannies & cool hiding places for necessary items. GORGEOUS back splash! Well done!
    BRAVO on ALL your choices & let’s hear it for running water!


  14. says

    BEAUTIFUL! I love the farmhouse sink, the cabinets, the hardware…ok, everything! I’m excited to see the final reveal. Great job!


  15. says

    Hi Yvonne, your new kitchen is really beautiful. We are soon renovating our 39 year old kitchen and I keep looking at other people’s renos for ideas. Mine are pretty well set except for the sink which I posted about yesterday. I like yours but I’ll be going with a stainless drop-in sink and a half. I like the beadboard backsplash too and haven’t decided on that yet. It looks great and I’m anxious to see your new dining table. Pamela

  16. says

    I can’t wait to see the total revealing of your new kitchen. I just know I’m going to love it. And how deserving for someone so tremendously gifted in the kitchen to have such a space to enjoy and be a source of blessing to so many.

  17. says

    Each day must be like Christmas at your house! The table sounds wonderful and I hope you share a pic of that. I love your back splash! I have the same faucet and absolutely love it! Just after it was installed we noticed that it did not quite turn off right–something with the filter I think. WE called the company and they had had no other complaints so far–it is such a new item (and life time full guarantee you know). So they sent us the new part which arrived in a day or two and now it is perfect. Every time I use it I am so thankful!

  18. says

    Wow! First of all, it’s gorgeous, every detail you chose so incredible, and certainly a show stopper Yvonne. I also love your to do list, from reading it, sounds like the kitchen will be magnificent! I hope to see it in a magazine too, one day. Simply wonderful re do. xxx tami

  19. says

    Yvonne, I love the new look in your kitchen. Oh how I could have used that beautiful sink back when all my kids were home and I was a very busy ranch wife!! I just love the size of it. Looking forward to seeing it all.

  20. says

    This is looking so amazing, the details are beautiful! I would love to ask you when you are done if you would like to come and do a guest post about this at Remodelaholic. If you are interested please let me know and I will get you all the details!


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