March 15 2019


Hello lovelies!

We are so excited to share with you what’s been going on behind the scenes here at Showhome Furniture. As most of you know our family travels around and does free make-overs on different people thru-out the world.

We love giving back to our community and helping out those who need a little hand up! We feel so blessed and love to help out as a family in small ways! We are so thankful for the amazing people of Alberta who shop at our HUGE 70,000 sq. ft. store so we are able to give back.

This “farmhouse kitchen on a budget make-over” was given to a very busy mom with four little kids! She is such a sweet lady who lives on a very, very tight budget and was beyond thankful for what SHOWHOME did for her.

Here’s what the kitchen looked like before.

The transformation was amazing!!! 

Her sweet hubby painted all the cabinets and counters. We did light sage/sea foam green up top and grey tones down below with a white counter.



For the GREEN counter we primed it with 1.2.3 BULL’S EYE white primer. 


We then painted  it with white porch paint.


Gather your supplies: feather, paint and sponges.

Take a sea sponge and rip it into a few pieces. We had three tones of grey latex paint and dabbed it on and wiped it off where we wanted less.

We did not want it to look sponged on so we added veins with a feather dipped in dark grey. 

STEP FOUR: Make sure the veins go in different directions so they appear more realistic.

STEP FIVE: We then painted on several clear coats of satin water-based varnish.

Here’s the finished product.


We simply took drywall spackle and put it on the wall. 

Before it dried we draw in the brick design and after it dried we painted it white. 
Here’s what it looked like when dry.
After the counters and cupboards and backsplash were painted we moved on to the walls which her hubby painted in light sage. Then on to the vinyl floor.


The vinyl was horrible!

I really wanted to give her kitchen a WOW factor so I got her hubby to paint it in light and dark grey stripes.

I didn’t want it to look like a gym floor so we did them in large stripes (the exact size of a standard roller😜)
STEP ONE: Prime the floor with 1.2.3 BULL’S EYE PRIMER
STEP TWO: And then we used light grey and darker grey porch paint and taped off stripes. After it dried her hubby painted on a coat of varnish.
Here’s the finished project.

Then we staged up the top of the counters and mantel. We pulled in a little fabric chair and a nice green plant and stool for relaxing. We also added a big wooden clock, what’s a farmhouse kitchen without a clock 😜

We added some bar stools for kiddies and staged up the table with beautiful china!

We ended the space with personal photos of her family in frames her hubby made! We really like each space to reflect the home-owners so the pics were the perfect touch.

Over the huge farmhouse table her hubby built, we added a black iron farmhouse chandelier we bought for $85 at the thrift store! 


We were so happy with the end product and the sweet mother was soooo happy! It was worth all the hard work to see her smile! This is just one of the things that Showhome Furniture are doing to give back to the community and why we are considered as top furniture store in Calgary. At Showhome Furniture, we consider our customers as one of our family.

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Love the SHF FAMILY 




  • Chantal Thibault-Fray : March 20, 2019

    This was fantastic, just goes to show, hard work and perseverance goes a long way. Great tips, tricks and ideas.i am a renter and boy does my kitchen need a makeover. You all gave me hope🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

  • Shalini: March 20, 2019

    Another great job guys.You guys always rock.magic hand by creating this beautiful make over

  • Ami: March 20, 2019

    I LOVE the two tone cabinets! I am also super impressed with the faux stone counter. I can’t believe you did that wth paint!

  • Arlene Sopkow: March 20, 2019

    Love your furniture!

  • Eileen: March 20, 2019

    What a great project! The result is so amazing! I love the fake marble top and I wanna try doing it!! Thank you for this!! Another perfect job by showhome/sala family!

  • Shalini Panagane: March 20, 2019

    Great job guys!pretty neat,simple but elegant.i love all the colors.

  • Chantal Thibault-Fray : March 20, 2019

    Thank you for the great step by step DIY projects, really good, easy fun stuff that I could actually do

  • Tina: March 20, 2019

    What a great job you all did. The place looks beautiful. Hands down great work…

  • Nicole: March 20, 2019

    Looks amazing! Would love to know more about what steps were used for painting the cupboards.

  • Kellie Walsh: March 20, 2019

    Great job! Love it!!!

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