This Fixer Upper rustic farmhouse style guide will show you how to incorporate baskets, wreaths, galvanized metal, and wood for that down home rustic look.
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Do you love the rustic Fixer Upper farmhouse look that’s so popular, but you don’t know how to achieve it? Well, I’m going to share with you the style guide I’ve made for my own kitchen.
If you’ve been following me for the last few weeks you already know that I’m in the middle of a massive kitchen makeover. I’m taking our old, standard looking, cherry cabinets and giving them a huge facelift.
Here’s the before picture of our kitchen…
And here’s the last section of cabinets that I’m currently finishing up…
And a picture of the other side of the kitchen.
The pretty cup pull hardware was provided by D. Lawless Hardware. I love the look of the cup pulls. It really added some much needed character to my drawers.
My standard looking cabinets are now bold, beautiful, and will remain timeless over the years. With this classic look I will be able to change my kitchen decor any time I want which is a big plus of course.
My busy granite countertops seem to draw the eye away from everything else, so I’ll be toning down the granite with different textures of baskets, utensil holders, wreaths, warm wood decor, and galvanized metal. I’ll be keeping my color scheme simple by using touches of deep red and off white.
All of these items are typically found in a rustic farmhouse kitchen and many of the items can easily be used in different areas of the house so you’ll be getting the most bang for your buck with them.
The Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style Guide
So let’s see how I’m going to use my Fixer Upper farmhouse kitchen decor. The walls will have a couple of signs and a cool galvanized windmill clock for touch of fun.
The olive wreath will hang over the kitchen sink window to add a little warmth (and interest) to the oversized window.
I’ll use a variety of baskets to hold fruits and vegetables. The galvanized jug can either hold kitchen utensils next to the stove or it can hold fresh or dried flowers.
I like to use trays and cutting boards to hold and “ground” a group of items. I have 3 candle holders on my island which look lost without something “grounding” them to the surface.
The trays, cutting boards, etc. just help to make groupings look more cohesive–especially when it comes to our very busy looking granite. I love mixing warm woods and galvanized metal for contrasting interest.
Here are a few things that will work well with my simple color scheme. Each will add a touch of whimsy farmhouse attitude to my kitchen while not looking overly busy with the granite.
You ladies know that organization is a must in the kitchen and one area where we can really improve upon is our beverage station…or lack thereof! I’m wanting to have all of our coffee and tea necessities within reach and I think these items will get the organization I need with the look I want…
It’s been fun picking out a new decorating style and I’m super excited about finally having a cohesive look and theme for our kitchen. Can’t wait to try these things out and see what works!
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