Spruced up old kitchen

Marcia ThornleySeptember 4, 2012

Since a total reno was out of the question at this time, my husband used what we had, added trim and beadboard to the cabinets and lots of paint to spruce up this 75 year old kitchen! New hinges, hardware and lots of late nights sanding, scraping, and cursing new items that just don't fit an old house and I now have a clean and cute kitchen I love!

Some day it will get gutted but this buys us a lot of time to save for it!

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annsch

Nice job. I really like the chrome detail below the sink, very creative! I also like the scrolly decorative corbels and the exposed hinges look great!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:00PM
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kitchenaddict

hi mush...

That IS cute!! I love the beadboard that you say you added..I didn't know you COULD add beadboard to cabinets.. I am impressed with your DIY skills...More pictures??? Please?

KA:)

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:02PM
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sanjuangirl

Super Cute! Congratulations on the DIY, I have no talent in that regard. Please show us more......

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:29PM
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rosie

Terrific! All that scraping and sanding have given your kitchen that special quality the new ones posted here shine with--that someone cares enough about it to make it nice.

The well cared for style. Your kitchen is a great illustration of the fact that it's a much more important factor than any amount of granite. :)

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:41PM
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Yvonne Albertyn_Brazil

Very nice! I like the scroll-work above the sink. I'd love to see more pictures too and Rosie's right - it does look well cared for, which makes it so appealing.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:57PM
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aliris19

I really, really love your kitchen. I like the look of granite, a lot ... but I don't think a kitchen will ever give me the warm fuzzies of Home-ness if it doesn't have a linoleum counter. As far as I'm concerned, yours will always be the gold standard everyone else is just chasing after... :)

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 1:29PM
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CEFreeman

Really nice!
So homey.
It's another kitchen where you have to wear a full skirt, heels & lipstick!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 1:42PM
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sis2two

I love what you've done with your kitchen! I love a cozy, warm kitchen and you sure have one. Great job!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 2:29PM
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drbeanie2000

More pictures!

My BIL did not like it when I called his apartment "charming;" I think he would have preferred "majestic" or something. But so far, your kitchen looks charming and adorable and I hope you post more pictures and don't get offended by "charming!"

bean

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 2:35PM
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ginny20

Charming indeed! I've always loved those little rounded shelves next to the sink. Your lovely kitchen proves that you don't have to have whatever happens to be the latest style to have a room that's really pretty and nice to be in. Great job!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 2:48PM
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mmhmmgood

Well done! What a happy space to work in.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 5:21PM
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a2gemini

Great job - you won't want to do the reno for many years!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 7:02PM
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kathleencam

Those linoleum counters are in good shape. By the time you are ready to gut the kitchen, you may find that original linoleum counters are worth more than granite. Maybe you will decide to keep the original cabinets as well!

BTW, the corbels add character and make it cheerful.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 7:22PM
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Maine_Mare

Nicely done! Nothing like a well applied coat of paint to make a room feel entirely new again.

All the hard work was worth it.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:04PM
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Marcia Thornley

Thank you all for your nice comments. I am so happy with it! My DH worked so hard on it to make me happy. I still have some things to do. Hanging a shelf unit and DH wants to put some trim around the base of the cabinets. I'll try to get some more pictures, but the room is small and it's difficult to photograph!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:30PM
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Marcia Thornley

Here's another pic
The walls are BM Shaker Beige
The trim and cabinets are BM Mayonnaise
DH just hung up the shelf unit for me. I forgot to take the blue tape off! Still have stuff to put on it.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 9:59PM
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