You have been in my kitchen, many times.  Well…not really.  Some of you have…really…but you know what I mean.  You have seen it.  You have heard me wee-wah about not knowing if I should go with all white or stick with the Russet Rose.  You have heard me tell recently…that I have compromised for now and settled for a beadboard backsplash and leaving the Russet Rose everywhere else.  I’m good with that.  I’m a colorful person.  I’m just not ready to totally give up my color.  So today…I’m gonna share a few shots of what the Farmhouse kitchen looks like…now…before we start our new project.

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I love my kitchen.  They (whomever that is) say that the kitchen is the heart of the home.  It must be…because whenever we have company, that is the first room that the gravitate to.  I love that.  Our kitchen just feels like us.  We were blessed to build this home from the cow pasture up…so we drew our floor plan on paper and went from there.

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Do you love your kitchen?  If you don’t…there are all kinds of things that you can do to change it…that are very inexpensive.  In the house that we lived in before this one (that we bought from the Mr.’s parents) we had red cabinets and black and white checked flooring.  I’m talking…the big black and white squares.  I loved it.  That linoleum was beautiful…all.the.time.  It had a glossy finish that was amazing.  My MIL is quite snazzy that way.  Paint is a wonderfully (thrifty) way to change the whole look of your kitchen.

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Of all of the magazine pictures and Pinterest photos that I drool the most over….it’s the kitchen shots.  What is it with that?  Maybe it’s because I love to cook.  It just feels cozy in the kitchen.  I told the Mr., just last night…that I couldn’t wait to set our old kitchen scale on the counter, after the beadboard was up.  He smiled.  He knows me.  He also knows that the scale has been in our marriage…since the mobile home days.  Now there was a kitchen!  😉

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Would you like to hear a confession?  We have Formica.  Are you shocked?  I know…I know…it’s a bad word in Blogland.  I’m just being honest with you.  I see beautiful counter tops of butcher block and soapstone and granite and marble and they are beautiful.  Someday…who knows?  Right now…ours remind me of two “kids” trying to build a home with two little girls and a little boy in their future.  They remind me of going to the cabinet place and picking out a color and then calling back and picking the lighter color…because I couldn’t live with chocolate brown leaf pattern.  They are staying…for now.  I’m a little bit in love with them…and their light leafyness.  😉

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I am sentimental.  I have passed it onto our son.  We can’t change much in his room.  I’m okay with that.  I think that it’s a good thing to treasure what you already have…instead of wanting more.  After all…these are just borrowed things.  Blessings for…this time… to enjoy…and not nearly as important as the treasures that are being laid up for our future.

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May your kitchen be cozy, Dirt Road Friends,

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