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The Goat Loft

Guess you’re wondering where I have been… well, it’s probably easier to show you how The Goat Loft came to be:

messy dated kitchen in small apartment

There is an apartment over my workshop on our property. This is what it looked like shortly after we moved in. It kind of became a dumping ground for everything we weren’t sure what to do with since no one was living in it. The kitchen was plenty functional though pretty dated looking.

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A long-time friend of my husband’s was remodeling his kitchen and asked if I would like any of their cabinets…Yes please! Taking those started the remodel process full force.

My parents came to visit at Thanksgiving and I decided that was a good time to take out the kitchen. (It’s best not to question) My sweet father was all in. Look how cute he is:

We got all those cabinets out and a few months later I had time to work on it for real. I had a friend come and help me figure out layout and get everything installed. I didn’t really measure when I took the base cabinets, just grabbed what looked good so there was some configuring, but I lucked out and only had to revise a little bit.

I should mention I decided to flip flop the stove and refrigerator. I had someone come and move the 220 outlet for the stove so I could do that.

Once the cabinets were in and tight, I grabbed a paint sprayer and went to town. I knew I was going to change the flooring so I didn’t have to do as much masking as I would have otherwise.

masked kitchen cabinets and painted with overspray showing.

It was sure easier than taping it all off and using a roller like I usually do.

Once that was done and set, I installed faux shiplap.

Then I painted it.

painting of the faux shiplap in the kitchen update process

I had a friend come help install the butcher block countertops (those things are heavy y’all) and the sink. Then my favorite part, the floors (all by my little lonesome in three days).

For the shelves, I just used 2×12s and stained them for the rustic look.

It’s was really starting to look like something…

I went shopping in the clearance sections of well… everywhere, and found some decor that worked really well with the space. I had an old screen door I added decorative metal and a white board to and used to to cover the laundry area. I found some chairs and an unfinished smaller dining table online at a great price then painted and stained it to fit the space.

Now, it looks like this:

finished and updated farmhouse kitchen makeover

So what do you think? Can you see my little cardinal friend in the window? He came and helped me clean and get ready for our first Airbnb guests.

In case you can’t remember after all that, here is a comparison for you:

top image is dated kitchen. bottom image is updated finished farm house style kitchen

So far it has been a great experience and I am so excited about the people we will meet! If you want to follow along on the experience or even come visit, The Goat Loft has an Instagram account and the Airbnb listing.

I’ll be honest, this was over a year in the making. It was worth it though. Going slowly I was able to really spend less than I would have if I had a deadline and I got to take my time on decisions. I love the way it turned out and wish it was large enough for the whole family to move in.

Happy Summer everyone!

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8 Comments

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    Michele@Thistledowndomesticreations.com
    July 6, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Wow! This is fantastic, Scottie! I love how everything came together. What color did you paint the cabinets? It’s so fresh and inviting!

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      Scottie
      July 6, 2019 at 9:30 PM

      Thank you! The cabinets are Mojito by Shabby Paints. I love it!

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    Shabby Shannon
    July 17, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    I want to stay here so bad. How many goats can sleep with us? 🙂

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      Scottie
      October 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM

      I guess it depends on how old they are…. (tee hee)

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