White Farmhouse Kitchen


Photography By: Wilde And Wilder

My husband and I built a house starting last summer. We have been in the house for about 6 months, and it’s starting to feel like home. There are so many things I still want to do, but I have a good start! Is any project ever fully finished!?


My husband and I decided to build an in-between house before taking the plunge and building our forever home on my parents land. I had never built before, and knowing from watching others there is a lot that goes into it, and I knew I needed a practice round. Lol.

I will be sharing parts of the home occasionally. Feel free to ask any questions.

When thinking about building I knew I wanted a white farmhouse kitchen. I love the simple, clean lines. Now the tricky part is was my husband loves Knotty Alder cabinets. So to compromise I brought in knotty alder and used it for my backsplash behind my cabinets. I feel the wood warmed the kitchen up, and made it feel homier. We used Joanna Gaines True White to paint the cabinets. The white is a perfect shade. Very bright which is what I wanted. We also incorporated the knotty alder into the vent hood.

I took my cabinets up to the ceiling because I feel this gives your kitchen a more significant look. It’s like wearing nude heels. Your eye doesn’t have a break, and it makes it seem longer. This also eliminates having to dust above your cabinets or for that matter decorate them. Lol.

I didn’t want to use a lot of glass in my kitchen because I will be honest. I am not the best at keeping things inside my cabinets perfect. I really admire those of you that are. So I chose for the two side cabinets to be glass. I found 100-year-old glass to go in them. This incorporates into the Houser cabinet in my breakfast nook. I will get into all that in another post.

Now to my favorite part of the kitchen. The hexagon backsplash. When building everyone, I told about the backsplash gave me a terrible look. Now everyone is apologizing because it’s one of the eye-catching pieces of the kitchen. The hexagon provides the kitchen with the vintage glam feel. The parts are different colors of white so at night they gleam. They are beautiful!

I did unpolished granite in Fantasy Brown. It also sparkles in the right light. It has a rustic, yet glam feel as well.

So there you have it. I used white shaker style cabinets, brought in rustic with the knotty alder, and completed the look with glam. Penny white hexagon backsplash.


The maxi dress I am wearing is Free People. I love the color, fit, and actually everything about it. Every time my mom sees me wearing it she mentions how it is her favorite. :)