Kitchen Makeover- Bye Rock Wall

This may be one of those controversial posts here on my blog. You know the ones that cause a divide because of varying opinions. But thankfully we are a peaceful people that agree to disagree on things & remain friends because of our common ground on other things right? haha.. right? You guys know that we are in the thick of re-doing our kitchen.. as in the entire thing is demolished & we are starting from scratch. Well, almost. At this point we do think we will be keeping the original cabinets.. more on that later. BUT on the other side of the room we are covering something up that many in our lives were pretty against…

Yup, we are hiding that rock wall. It’s actually happening right at this moment. This wall is on the opposite side of the kitchen that you always see lately in my kitchen demo updates. Let’s rewind. Jose & I debated this since we moved in. Honestly I don’t hate it & Jose actually kind of liked it, but the moment I wasn’t “in love” with it was when I found out it wasn’t original to the house. It was actually put into the farmhouse in the 1980’s & that’s when I wasn’t needing it anymore, but we still didn’t really think of covering it. Natural stone is great & I know a lot of people love it & want it in their homes, but for some reason stone has just never been my thing no matter what kind of stone it is. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when we were in the thick of the demo in our kitchen where Jose & I both agreed that it would be better for our design & vibe of the room to cover the wall…

We decided to go with a “temporary wall” situation made with some framing & shiplap that we could remove if we ever wanted to reveal the rock wall again. We will be sharing more details & how this wall was created when it’s all done in a future post. Our good friend Denny who I mentioned before here on the blog is actually helping us with this wall. Our time has been a little limited lately & he has been so helpful by moving along our kitchen project a little faster while we are able to do more of the creative planning, and honestly more of the dirty work. Just for reference Jose and I filled a 15 yard dumpster this weekend by cleaning up around the farm & now we need another one. We love this farm life.. seriously, we do. We are so thankful for any help we can get though! This area has our grill in it under the little arch area that you see in the photos that Jose loves using & that’s mainly what this area will be now. We won’t be having a dining table here because we will be having one in the sunroom now. So, we will be having a functional piece of furniture, possibly a little counter area, & the grill area for Jose.

Anyways, the wall is in progress mode & so far it’s been going great! I am loving how it’s looking & can’t wait to make this room functional for us. I just can’t wait to have a kitchen again! Oh my goodness! Jose and I finally got into cooking again & finding the passion in it right before we started demo on the kitchen… that was dumb. It’s still going to be a while because we have so much to do, but we are making progress so that’s what counts! I hope you liked this kitchen update & that it explained a little as to what we are up to. Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!! xx


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7 thoughts on “Kitchen Makeover- Bye Rock Wall

  1. Lesley

    When I saw the first stone walled picture I thought ‘wow, did they just install that’

    I think I quite like it, but I wouldn’t have it in my house and so agree it doesn’t go with your vision!

    Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. Jen

    I don’t blame you one bit for hiding that wall. Definitely doesn’t match the age or style of your home. Can’t wait to watch the progress!

  3. Denise

    I love what you are doing! The rock wall is pretty but I think your vision of your farmhouse is fantastic and even better ! Keep going. It is inspiring to see what you do.

  4. Denise

    I love what you are doing! The rock wall is pretty but I think your vision of your farmhouse is fantastic and even better ! Keep going. It is inspiring to see what you do.

  5. Meada

    I love stone walls but in this instance it did seem a bit out of place. More importantly its your home and the beauty of that is making it your own!! I do have a question anout the arched area. Will that space remain stone? It looks as though the framework for the shiplap frames around it nicely but I was curious about the inside. I cant wait to see the final result 😊

  6. Becky

    Sweet Liz…It really doesn’t matter what you two do to your house, it will be amazing. You have a beautiful style and vision. It’s your home, and you will enjoy the fruits of your labor 😘😘

  7. Lisa

    Controversial? Why? Maybe if it was original to the house, but why would anyone care if you cover a wall from the 1980s? I’m a big fan of restoration instead of remodeling, and even I would cover that wall.

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