From Chaos to Cuisine: Unfitted Kitchen Renovation in Progress

Jan 25, 2024 | French Farmhouse Design, On Design, The Parisienne Farmhouse | 8 comments

First – In today’s video I mentioned getting my “newsletter” (what a lame word)… scratch that, if you’d like to hear from me 2x a week with design and inspirational content relative to your life, and a good laugh – Join my mailing list here S.V.P.

2nd, Wow.

The other day when I shared my “Paint with Me” video, I wrote to you about how makeovers don’t happen in a 27-minute TV show.

Ain’t that the truth?

(And pardon me, I abhor the word “ain’t” and only use it here for dramatic purposes:)

Our unfitted kitchen makeover has been a six-year process with great pauses due to time constraints, budget, and reality. This week, in preparation for our apparently NEVER arriving tile, we needed to tear out what was left of the kitchen cabinets. They have to be gone for the new flooring anyway so with forward motion being my drug of choice, it was time for the cabinets to GO, but…

This ain’t HGTV.

A screen shot from a November video about the kitchen showing the cabinets on the left we’ll be removing in today’s video.


Demo day meets filming for YouTube meets homeschool meets people that expect three meals a day meets living in Siberia where there are NO carryout restaurants open Monday through Friday during the winter.

(Meets Perimenopausal terrifying PMS)

So, our long-paused unfitted kitchen story recommences today with the destruction of the broken, chipped, sticky, stained kitchen cabinets and their very timely death. (Not to mention what lies beneath). I’ve told you for years that this kitchen photographs fabulously but in real life, it’s a Kardashian without Photoshop. Yes, standing there in person is a whole ‘nother story.

So, in today’s story, you’ll get a glimpse at 40 years worth of weird stains behind the cabinets (only 6 of which we are responsible for), lost baby bibs that brought tears to my eyes, and some heartfelt, documented expressions about how the kids and I felt about our ‘new home’ six years ago.

What does this have to do with 27-minute makeovers and my disdain for that fake look at what is presented with reality?

Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy, unfitted kitchen complete transformation (for the next few months).

‘Shameless opportunity to use content from Marilyn Monroe’s first movie here and to invite you to join me on my Youtube channel over the next few months as we try to FINISH the kitchen idea I’ve had swirling around for years now.

I’m here for it. I’m glad you are too.

-Angela, Parisienne Farmgirl

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  1. Irene Tovar

    I’ve everything French and I can hardly wait to see you demo your floor so I can do my floor too.


      In my 30 years as a kitchen designer I have hoped I would have a client that chose an unfitted kitchen. Needless to say I have not. Everyone wants the usual wall to wall design. So I am so excited your doing an unfitted kitchen. M as ybe you will influence new trend and I will get to do a few. I will myself be doing my I own. What platform do you use for planning your decore? I would love a suggestion besides pintresst I could suggest my clients use before I meet with them I see you have some planning pages showing here

      • Parisienne Farmgirl

        Thank you for commenting. Actually, I think it would be fun to become some sort of unfitted kitchen guru here on the blog and the channel. I know SO many people crave it, but they are terrified about resale value, what will people think, does it actually work… etc. I do not use Pinterest. It BORES me. I’m more hands on and tactile (books, clippings, etc) but I do have a Pinterest account because I know it’s a great resource for other people and they Pin my stuff. I hope you get to do your dream unfitted kitchen someday. While I’m not ASID, I do take clients and trust me, I’d love to do a few myself.

  2. Bev Nichols

    I am very excited to see the changes in the next year.
    Thank you for your channel

  3. Ada Ruth Williams

    Have been watching you from the beginning

  4. Ada Ruth Williams

    I’m so enthralled by your energy and talent. Coming from a large family yours is an inspiration.


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