Since our home is a period home (1910 Craftsman style bungalo) I wanted to stay with cabinetry that reflected that period but modernize it with paint. I also used period iron hardware (reproductions). I like the steampunk look of adding some industrial elements to an period house and have added clear glass school house light fixtures and an up cycled egg basket pendant light with an Edison bulb above the island. I stripped the door and tried to stain it to match the floor but it just didn't look as good as I hoped it would so I ended up painting it. I also used a vintage register vent that you see in this photo.
Having changed from tile to quartz made cleaning so much easier as well, no grooves. If you missed the before photo's they are in the previous post.
|Going up the steps from the kitchen dining area|
|looking back at the dining/sunroom area. This is the same|
tile that used to be onto of the flooring in the kitchen. We kept it
for now. The draperies are made from canvas drop cloths, and hung on
|My new farmhouse sink, and a few old plates that belonged to my great, great grandmother.|
|New light fixtures|
|The Faux island|
|Pots and pans drawers-Its so wonderful to not have to|
dig through stacks of pans.
|Bosch cooktop with retractable vent. Now you see it|
|now you don't!|
|The cabinets were custom made with maple and finished|
with an oil based paint. I know that's not as environmentally
friendly but the durability of oil far exceeds the latex or acrylic.
|Quartz and Hickory counter tops|
|The view over the stovetop (subway tile with charcoal grout)|
|The Fan that started this whole renovation! The whole fixture|
spins around and really keeps the kitchen cool.