Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Love modern farmhouse style? This DIY modern farmhouse kitchen will blow you away: shiplap, open shelving, color blocking, butcher block counters… all affordable and super stylish!


This is the second installment of this incredible modern farmhouse makeover. See part 1 (a full house tour) here. You won’t believe the transformation on this home.

I have quizzed the poor homeowner for as many actual sources as she can provide (though warning: many are thrifted or vintage – they did this on an incredible budget!) and included those where possible. I have also included some “Get the Look” suggestions of similar items you can find online if you’re interested. This post also contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen- Maison de Pax


I know (because I shared a sneak peek on Instagram a few weeks ago) that the kitchen is everybody’s favorite space in this house…

And why shouldn’t it be?

Woodblock counters in modern farmhouse kitchen- Maison de Pax

wall color:Droplet by Dunn Edwards (color matched at Lowes) | cabinets | giant T | counters | sink | faucet | rug: Craigslist

The transition from the “before” is really remarkable.

old kitchen with oak cabinets- Maison de Pax

Because of that, I wanted to devote an entire post to sharing the details of this incredible space.

White shelfs and wood block countertops- Maison de Pax

dishes | cabinet hardware | light fixture | sink | faucet

The before really helps you appreciate just how complete the transformation was.

With all new cabinets and butcher block counters from IKEA, a farmhouse sink, new lighting, and planked walls…

Apron farmhouse sink- Maison de Pax


This space screams modern yet charming.

Affordable updates in modern farmhouse kitchen- Maison de Pax

I love the thrifted rustic art and brass accents.

Unique Ikea lighting in dining area- Maison de Pax

light fixture: Ikea| table: thrifted | stools: Target| crate and wall art: thrifted

Stainless steel kitchen renovation- Maison de Pax

And the DIY hood is beautiful, isn’t it?

Kitchen with white shiplap- Maison de Pax

White shiplap and Modern Farmhouse Kitchen- Maison de Pax

My other favorite detail is the hidden storage cabinet above the refrigerator. Brilliant.

Galley kitchen renovation- Maison de Pax

It has been so fun to befriend and be inspired by this amazing family. I hope the next step on their journey is fruitful and fulfilling, and I – for one – cannot wait to see what they do with their next space.


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    1. So glad you like it! I don’t have butcher block counters now, but I did have them for the two years we lived in Paris. They are more delicate than stone, certainly, but they are also much easier to fix if they are damaged. In the two years that we had them (they had been previously oiled by the owner of the flat), I took some light sandpaper to them and a fresh coat of oil either once or twice… I can’t remember. So yes, they take a little maintenance, but it’s not an outrageous amount. I hope this helps!

    2. Very pretty! What model is the sink? We need to replace our cracked ikea farmhouse apron sink. It is full counter depth with the faucet as a part of the sink. I.e. no countertop between the back of the sink and the wall. They don’t seem to carry it anymore! HALP!

  1. Thank you Rachel,What a beautiful idea! The colors of the kitchen are just perfect and the idea to add things to the door makes it even better.

    1. I’m sorry, it’s not my home. I think my friend says they got it at Lowes, but I’m not positive.

        1. Hi Brooke!

          This post was from a friend’s home, so I don’t have the exact model or name, but Ikea generally only has a few options and perhaps, not an exact match to this one. The website might help you find a similar sink.

      1. Hi McKenzie,
        Wondering about the “tile” flooring in the kitchen. Can you tell me about it?

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