lavender kitchen mood board

Monday, I shared my kitchen and dining area makeover plans with you.
My lackluster Photoshop attempt didn’t convey some of the elements
so I thought I’d share a quick mood board that I created using Olioboard.
Here’s what my original plans don’t show…

• Old farmhouse table with a weathered wood top & chippy white base.

(Image source: Whiteflower Farmhouse)

• Concrete counter tops.
• The wooden, white built-ins that I attempted to share in the dining area will have a weathered finish and the “doors” will be hinged at the tops so that they open upward. I’ll insert some rabbit wire mesh into the door frames. The second shelf from the top will feature some of my antique silver pieces and such, and some small mirrors to reflect the light from the only window in the room. The space I’m working with has a very shallow depth so I can’t use a beautiful hutch or buffet. This will give that boring wall some definite loveliness and a little touch of Swedish farmhouse, while providing extra storage.
• I’d love to continue my hardwoods into the kitchen (or a similar-looking laminate).
• I plan to build shelving about the kitchen cabinets and use wire or wicker baskets (labeled with my clay number tags) to utilize the extra space for some {much needed} storage. It will also visually add height to the room.
• I want to create a large menu planning chalkboard for a section of wall not pictured…like the one in my mood board.

• Because I only have the one window, I’m just going to make a simple, white, sheer roman for the window.

• I’m removing the door on the cabinet to the right of the microwave to display my pretty dishes.
(If I opt for gray walls instead of lavender, I’ll be painted the inside lavender for a pop of color.)

So there you have it.
I’ve already primed the kitchen walls.
The hardest part of this makeover will be the concrete counter tops.
I’m quite nervous but confident it can be done.
If you’ve DIY’d your own concrete counter tops, I would love to hear from you!
YouTube makes it looks so easy {and messy}.



  1. Thanks for hosting. I’m a huge fan of navy so I’m anxious to hear about the teaser. I’ve had navy in my house since day 1. Always looking for a fresh way to use it too.

  2. janet says:

    Teaser is right ;-> I Love anything navy…it looks so great in a white room.

    I am enjoying your whole planning process and look forward to seeing it all come together.

    I hope you don’t mind that I linked to my Fabric Giveaway…I won $50.00 of beautiful fabric and decided to give it all away!

    Maybe one of your followers will be the winner!

    Have a great day

    Janet xox

  3. Jami, can you come over & look at my kitchen ;) I need help!! It all looks & sounds so great, I just can’t wait to see the progress & the “after”!!

  4. Claudia says:


    I love reading your posts and thanks for the link up party. Love your inspiration board… Can’t wait to see more!
    Take care,

  5. SueAnn says:

    Your kitchen redo sounds fabulous!! I have never done concrete counter tops. Wish you the best of luck with them!
    They are so cool!!

  6. I cant wait to see how it turns out Jami!! xoxo Rachel

  7. andrea says:

    Wow, that counter top sounds risky! Nothing like a great healthy risk! I hope it turns out fab and I can’t wait to see the end product! I alos love the idea of rabbit wire, as I have rabbits. Gotta love the bun buns. andrea @ townandprairie

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