I just LOVE this view, there’s nothing like the glow of a candle to add some cozy to our nice clean kitchen. Although I will admit that it’s not ALWAYS this clean. Sometimes I let it go a little longer than I would like to admit. No ones perfect haha. But I try to keep it clean for the most part because I love it sooooo much. We were so lucky when we bought our first home in May to have the opportunity to give our kitchen a mini facelift as I like to call it. I say that because we didn’t buy new cabinets and appliances but we simply did a few little projects to give this space a new look. As you can see we were going for the farmhouse style but were not about to spend thousands of dollars! This entire facelift was less than $600, which I think is seriously amazing. I’m not going to go into great detail about the products we used or how we did all of our projects but you can click here to read all about our kitchen reno (you can check out the before pictures there too). You can also read some of our DIYs in the do it yourself tab above. But I will go into a tiny bit of detail, I won’t leave you hanging 🙂 We started with the counter tops, they were a purplish blue lament and it had to go. Unfortunately I knew we wouldn’t be able to buy a new one on our budget so I had to be creative and find a DIY. So of course I stumbled across this Ardex feather finish concrete countertops and fell head over heels in love. Luckily it was decently easy and cost less $70, how can you go wrong? While Pinteresting my life away searching for farmhouse kitchen DIYs I got the crazy idea to do some open shelving. So down came the cabinet over the sink. But before we could put up our shelves we had to paint the cabints. And you know that took FOREVER but was so worth it. I just couldn’t stand the light wood and had been dreaming of a white kitchen for sooo long. The final touches were the subway tile backsplash and of course the farmhouse sink. For more details click the links above!