Going to post some pictures of the kitchen in our 1925 home that we remodeled, or I should say are remodeling. Because we are far from done. If I can locate the disk that has the before picture on it I will include that. Will have to look for that tomorrow. Anyway, without further adieu ....
These are the cabs over the frig
We left the old cabs and dh re-fronted them. The color in this picture is way off as you will see in the upcoming ones it isn't yellow. LOL. It is a soft cream with mocha
glaze overtop and ORB hardware.This message has been edited. Last edited by: CaraRose,
Dh made this drink center. It has a wine rack on the top, and then the slides for stemware and then we have cups and our coffee and tea in jars sitting out. The cab above has other drink mixes in it. Forgot to add that the front of the one door is a chalk board. Love it.
This is a full on shot of one area of the cabs. This is a plate rack dh made.
As you can see we used tin tiles as a back splash in ORB and left two sets of cabs without the doors. The back of those open cabs has bead board in them and then they are trimmed out.
The flooring is 18 inch vinyl tile. It is grouted so it looks like ceramic tiles. Love it. So easy to clean and so easy to put down.
One area of the new counter tops.
New sink and going to replace those faucets with ORB.
Small section of counter tops
Well still have to put in two new windows, these are orignals as are the door. We will get a new door also. These are pretty but not energy efficient. They are however, lovely bubble glass.
Need new WT's so any suggestions will be appreciated.
New range hood going in next week. And I think that is it.
Looks great, CaraRose! I am also an old house aficionado, and hope to be dismantling, moving, and reassembling a 1915 house in the near future! I hope to save the windows and doors, even though I know they will not be as energy efficient, but such character...I hope to see more photos of your house soon.
Are those countertops granite or glossy formica?
Whatever they are - they look GREAT!!!!
Your husband must be very talented. I love the elements you've pulled together thus far. Very pretty.
What a wonderful kitchen!!!
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WOW,love your kitchen.Oh my...the creamy ivory,brown,bronze and ORB colors,Perfect.Love the counter tops,cabinets & plate rack.Even the bun feet on cabinets.
Yep agreed your DH is a keeper and talented.
Any curtain or topper will look wonderful.Depends on your accent color
Cararose, your kitchen looks wonderful, you DH did a great job.
NitaLynn, thanks so much. Love older homes. We have done this before, but now we are in our 60's are realize we should of done this much earlier in life. As you know, nothing on an older home is level, plumb straight or otherwise remodel friendly, but that is the challenge! I would keep the old windows and doors, but they leak air badly and even being in south central KY near the TN border it still gets cold and it is windy here sometimes. Good luck on your moving an older home. This one was built in 1925 as near as we can tell from the deed and the folks here telling us about it. Lots of older homes in this small town. Character is amazing, isn't it? I will post more pics at a later date. I am on the hunt for the cd of the before pics.
Love Lu~ Those counter tops are formica. I love them. And yes they look just like granite, and much less pricey. I am happy with them and they clean up so nicely too. Thanks
Gracie~ Yes, I am blessed with a talented hubby. He can do most of our work himself. He is self-taught and there isn't much he won't attempt. He doesn't like drywalling, LOL but other than that he enjoys this type of thing. Thanks for your sweet comment.
KG in CA~ Thanks, I am quite happy with it. There are a few more things to do, but it is coming slowly.
~Jackie~Thanks girl, Yes, those bun feet. Ha, dh never waste anything and there isn't anything he can't use to make something different from it. I bought a dresser from a thrift shop. When I got it home these bun feet were in the drawer? At first I thought they went to the dresser, but nope. So we saved them for something later. When dh was doing the cabs, I ask if he thought we might want to make them look like pieces of furniture. We remembered these feet and cut them in half so we had exactly enough for around the cabs. Yes, dh is a keeper and I am totally blessed.
Well ya know, about WT's and that accent color. LOL. Right now I have up some I made from old feed sacks. They are ok, but not really the style I am going for since we remodeled. These were from my Prim decorating days.
So, if anyone has WT ideas and an accent color. Please help?This message has been edited. Last edited by: CaraRose,
Annie, thank so much lady. Appreciate your thoughts!!
You must be excited to be at the finish line of your kitchen re-do. It's fun to see the progress with the projects. Love the pretty plate rack and the backsplash. Your DH is sure talented and creative with all your projects.
The older homes have such charm with their history. Can you imagine all the holiday celebrations in your home since 1925?
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CaraRose, your kitchen is very nice. You and your DH did a wonderful job updating it. I have never heard of grouting vinyl tiles. That's interesting. I think I'm in the minority when I say I like vinyl flooring. In our homes we have had it all, at one time or another...laminate, tile, real wood, vinyl and I must say for ease in cleaning I love the vinyl BUT I love the look of tile. Sounds like you have the best of both worlds I hope you and your talented DH can find a use for those old bubble windows.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Georgia Peach,
Very pretty, we redid our kitchen last spring and I love it.
Hey BR~ thank you and especially thanks for letting me get help from you and picking your brain. Hugs. I am excited but of course each thing we do makes what we haven't done yet look more ugly. LOL.
Dh is talented. I give him projects and he gives me results.
I love older homes for sure. Lots of charm to work with. But as I age I am feeling the need for a one level smaller place.
No I can't imagine all the holidays here since 1925. But we do know the granddaughter of the man who built this house for his wife and her dad who was raised here is still living. Love knowing that and hope to get some old pics.
GP~ Thanks so much. Yes, the new laminate tiles can be grouted. They have them and the grout at Lowes. It is a great product. These are lifetime warrantied and industrial strength. The vinyl is easy to clean for sure and wears well. The rest of this home, except for the two bathrooms are old hardwood in really great shape. I like the look of tile but don't like cleaning the grout.
lots of uses for old windows. If they were air tight, I would keep them.
Thanks again all.
KY lady, I forget where you live in KY. I am almost to the TN border near Bowling Green. Use to live in Pike County in eastern KY. Thanks so much. Would love to see your kitchen too! Pics please.
For anyone who wishes to check out the vinyl tiles that you can grout.
Okay, I just HAVE to know. What is the Formica pattern you used. And what is the name of the edge? Need I say again, I just love, love, LOVE it. So hard to visualize what it looks like from a 1 x 3 sample.
Lu, the pattern is called Madura Gold and the edge is Ogee. If you want I can get an up close picture for you???
I'd love to see a close picture of your countertops and flooring.
Really nice! And isn't it wonderful to have a DH/talent like that!
You really made a nice space in your home! I like the cabinet door change too. I would not have known that was not granite if you had not mentioned it.
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Awesome kitchen. Nothing cookie cutter about it. Just loveley.
GP~ Will get a close up for you later. Will send it PM to you. Thanks for asking.
MR~ DH is a keeper for sure. I appreciate all his hard work and while it takes much longer when we do it, it is a much nicer job. I guess if it is your own personal home you take more time and care. The cabinet doors were fun to do and wow the difference. I have to find the before pics so you all can see the difference. I thought the same about the looks of this countertop. It is made by Wilson Art and is from the Berlanger collection. They come standard in 4 or 5 colors but you can special order many more colors. Personally I don't like granite for this home because I think it looks contemporary or modern looking, but I really love the looks of this. It is very well made also.
mmtsh~ Aww that is the best comment and compliment ever. That is the exact look we were going for. I think real decorating is making it personal and not cookie cutter! Anyone can go to a show room floor and point to a display and say I want exactly that. But one really has to put some thought into a non cookie cutter home. I can't tell you how many paint chips, floor samples, laminate samples, tile samples and various other samples we brought home before we made our choice. Of course I had the help of two wonderful dd's and a wonderful friend on this board. Always nice to have helpers as sounding board and for their opinion. Couldn't of done it alone. Thanks so much for your sweet compliment.
Next on the agenda, a range hood and figuring out how to make it pretty, some sisal rugs, a new back door and some windows. To the finish line we go...This message has been edited. Last edited by: CaraRose,
I really like what you've done with your kitchen.. Wonderful job! The countertops are amazing. Who needs granite, when you can get formica that looks like that!! Fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing. You and dh should take a bow for a job well done.
Wow, it looks great! I love the backsplash and countertops the best.
It's nice to have a handy hubby isn't it??
Great job ! Everything looks so nice!
I don't know how I missed this post but your kitchen is beautiful an your hubs is very talented.
Your new counter tops look very similar to my new ones. Your'a look very shiny though. I wish mine were.
Went to Lowe's today and the Madura Gold has been discontinued. WAH
paintlady~ thanks so much. Yes isn't it amazing that something like laminate can look so good like real granite. Your most welcome. And yes dh needs to take a bow. I am just the one who picks the items out and I set up his tools and then I clean up. He does all the real work.
WWanda~ Thanks so much. It is wonderful to have a talented hubby.
Becky 56, thanks so much.
Well Miss Annie17, thank you ever so much. Glad you stopped by to see it. I think the newer laminate is more shiny so it more resembles the looks of granite.
LoveLu, Ah shucks, Lowes man did tell me they might discontinue that color but were coming out with another color similar. Did they show you the new one?
Went to Lowes today. Madura Gold had been discontinued.
CaraRose, I am in Letcher County, KY which adjoins Pike County. Here is my kitchen before and after remodeling.
Sorry that is so big I will go resize and continue...
Ok let's try this again - the brown is before and white after - sink wall...
Stovetop wall before:
Stovetop wall after redo..
This is the back wall of the kitchen which had no cabinets before the remodel. My husband built the extra cabinets and shelves.
KY lady~ what a lovely kitchen. Really like it. Is that tile or wall paper.
I use to live in Pike Co. My hubby is from Pikeville.
Small world huh.
Thank you, it really made a big difference in the Kitchen. It really is a small world now-a-days!
Perfectly decorated kitchen. All the items are arranged properly in their place. But maintaining this is very difficult in kitchen. Because within one week everything will get meshed up.
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It is very nice! Can we see the front of your house? LOVE old houses
I love what you did too KyLady. Both of you did such a great job using existing cabs & making them current. I hope you have your pics on Pinterest to inspire others.
Now just don't let your kitchens get meshed up.
stephenmiller, your right, messy it gets, but nice while it is pretty, new and clean! Thanks
kw2~I will get a shot of the front of our home asap. It is a story and 1/2 colonial with gambrel roofline.
mmtsh` nothing on interest for me, didn't even think of that. Will do that asap. Thanks
Thanks! I don't have this on pinterest.
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