Ready to See Our New, Vintage Kitchen?

I promised almost a full week ago that I would share photos of our new kitchen with you.

Unfortunately, something (which I admit I do not fully understand) happened last week with my hosting provider, and my blog has been down since then.  After much pleading and yelling and carrying on like any Southern gal I know can do, my blog finally came back up yesterday.

I’ve also been cleaning a full trailer load of reclaimed beadboard for our project in Bryan, scheduled to begin next week.

Also, why does this always happen when you’re extra busy?  I came down with food poisoning last Friday which promptly sent me right straight to bed.

Thankfully, I am now feeling more like myself again.

So, those three reasons prevented me from sharing my new, vintage kitchen with you until now.  I hate that I couldn’t be more prompt, but you knew I wouldn’t forget about you.  Or, let’s say I hope you know that.

Enough about me and my woes.  Here are the photos I promised you!

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - pano 2This is what you would see if you came into our home from our back door through the mudroom into the kitchen.

Notice all the drawers?

Oh, and I’m so proud at how the floors turned out!

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - old signs and a partial view into our officeI love all of my old signs, because of their graphics and the memories and feelings that evoke.

Three of my favorites have to be my Dairy Queen sign and the two above the door.

I bought the two-sided DQ sign (there’s a picture of a milkshake on the othe side) at an antique store in Buda, Texas years ago.  It’s a nod to when I worked at a Dairy Queen during high school.

The tomato plants and fresh milk signs I scooped up at the Marburger Farm Antique Show the minute I saw them.  My husband and I were dating at the time, but I knew even then that the relationship was promising and the fruit and beverage were two of his favorite foods.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - pano 1_1This is a view of our kitchen from the doorway leading into our dogtrot.

We stained the window and trim a dark brown to frame the view and draw the eye out.

(Ironically, I read this same tip in this month’s Better Homes & Gardens magazine.  Am I smart or what?  Ha!)

We bought the vintage “Locker Plant Sugar Curing” sign over the window at a local antique mall.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - view from dogtrot_1I bought the two metal cubbies you see on the left at Pandora’s Box.    Although they’re not vintage, they look like it, and I’m always looking for a way to incorporate industrial touches.  I use them to organize recipes I want to try.

You also get a really good view at our tin ceiling.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - pano 3Here’s a view from the opposite direction:  looking towards the dogtrot.  To the left of the range is our mudroom.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - closeup of open shelvingOf course, I’m always looking for a way to incorporate true vintage elements.

One thing I thoroughly enjoyed at my Austin kitchen was a small section of open shelving that I used to display jars of cooking ingredients, recipe books, and my small collection of vintage coffee tins.

I definitely wanted to copy that look (and functionality) at our home here.

(I still haven’t found all of my recipe books which I know are lurking in some box in our garage.)

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - open shelving, old jars, recipe books, and kitchen collectiblesThe child’s stove is vintage as are the vintage spice cans and tiny shelf.

The green bread box is also vintage — we bought it at a junk store in Rusk that opens up once a month or so.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - view of both backsplashes and original painted wood wallsYou know I adore my kitchen backsplash made from old reclaimed beadboard and roof tins.

 Living Vintage kitchen reveal - backsplash made from salvaged roof tin and beadboardI use an old enamelware bucket for cooking utensils.

You can catch a glimpse of the jadeite that I collect.

Old Delaware Punch bottle

An old Delaware Punch bottle with pretty graphicsThe old bottle to the right of the vent hood is a wonderful old Delaware Punch bottle.   It has such pretty green and blue graphics.  I’ve owned it for years and years.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - black honed granite and old dish drainerWe chose black honed granite for our kitchen.    I don’t like the shiny look of polished granite.

I almost chose marble because I love it so, but I was afraid of it staining and etching.

I’m happy with the black — it’s very reminiscent of my kitchen in Austin, just a different material.

The wire contraption on the island that we use to contain fresh fruits and vegetables is an old dish drainer in a funky round shape.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - large island with reclaimed corbelsI love my island.  Not only does it provide ample workspace for a two-cook kitchen, it has a large amount of storage:  10(!) drawers and 3 “standard” cabinets with doors.

(You can see most of the drawers in the first photo above.)

Also, we specifically designed it so that the microwave was somewhat hidden from view.  Who wants to look at and clean around a large appliance on their countertop?  Certainly not me.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - closeup of old corbelsTo add age and character, we installed two old corbels under the island overhang.

I have owned these corbels for many years, and I just love them.  They are just the right size and heft for using in all sorts of places.

They were once mounted in the wide doorway between the kitchen and living room in my old home in Austin.  (You can see them in this “after” photo.)

We left them when we sold the house, but the new owners are over 6 feet tall.  They complained that they kept hitting their heads on them, so they called us and said we could come and get them!

Happy dance!  I was delighted to get them back.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - view towards pantry and dogtrotThis photo shows you the original unpainted wood walls against the wood walls I painted a yellow-y green.  We intentionally left one wall unpainted because we didn’t want to completely hide the original character of the old rough-sawn walls.

We bought the green light fixtures at the Marburger Farms Antique Show (my favorite antique show in the whole world).

We turned them into pendants.  The down rods are made from plumbing pipe, another industrial touch that I really love.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - walk-in pantryAs I mentioned previously, one of the things I HAD to have in this kitchen (because there was certainly enough square footage) was a walk-in pantry.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - walk-in pantry and old signs I think every lady who loves to cook deserves a walk-in pantry, don’t you?

The Red Rose push sign is vintage.  So is the old screen door that we bought at an architectural salvage store in Gonzales.

Living Vintage kitchen reveal - walk-in pantry with reclaimed screen door and old push pull signOld screen doors in fabulous condition are so hard to find, so we knew we wanted it when we saw it.

And, that, my wonderful followers is my new, vintage kitchen!

Remember what it looked like before?

Our kitchen before we remodeled - Living Vintage

I think my new, vintage industrial kitchen is a huge improvement, don’t you?

I hope you like it.  Do let me know what you think!


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  1. WOW! I’m speechless!…well almost……you guys are amazing visionaries! I love everything about your new kitchen! I would love to see before and after’s next to each other to compare, but will go back and look. I can’t wait to see it in person one of these days! Until then……

    • Ha! Thanks so much for the recommendation. I added an “after” photo to the end of the post and also linked back to the “before” post to make it easy on you and others. We definitely want to have a dinner party here soon — maybe a potluck like what you hosted. We just have to get a few more home projects done between now and then. Always something to do …. I know I’m not singing to the choir! LOL.

  2. Love your kitchen!!! We have similar details, although my kitchen isn’t as big as yours – lots of drawers, low microwave shelf, screen doors, old signs, and reclaimed wood. I even have a vintage push sign on one of my pantry screen doors! So love your antique corbels! Yup! GREAT KITCHEN!!!!

  3. Kim, I’m so envious of the size and shape of your new kitchen. While I’m not as into vintage as you are, I do appreciate your choices and your discerning eye. (I must say I like the Dairy Queen sign!) Excellent job!!! A kitchen remodel is such a long and stressful ordeal. Seeing the end result alway makes it worth the while. I always forget to take before pictures of any project we do around the house, but will be conscious of it going forward. Thanks for sharing this journey. Congrats on a well thought-out, well conceived project!

    • Thanks, Amber. I’m glad you like it .. or at least most of it. :) Yes, it was incredibly stressful but it’s by far the largest kitchen I’ve ever owned, and I’m loving it.

  4. That is just beautiful! Love it, you have done an amazing job. And, the signs are great. I am really into signs! Thanks for sharing!

    • Yes, I’m always on the lookout for wonderful signs for a reasonable price. I’m such a thrifty person that I won’t buy unless it’s a bargain!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Is your tin ceiling done with vintage or new ceiling tiles. I love it and want to know where to start looking for tin ceiling tiles for my kitchen remodel!!

    • The ceiling is done with new, vintage style ceiling tins that we bought from The Tin Man in Houston. This is their website: Just tell him what tin style you like, and he designs how many parts and pieces you need and provides you with a price for materials. It’s that simple! If you need help installing it, then let us know. We’ve got experience. :)

  6. Jennifer Sabo says:

    OMG…I am totally in love with your kitchen. It is absolutely gorgeous. If I could ever have a dream kitchen this would be it.

    • Thanks, Jennifer! Are y’all ever thinking of settling down in a house in Texas? If so, we love to talk with you about building. :)

  7. Lou Vail says:

    Kim, y’all are so amazing! Of course, I love everything you do, so I’m just a rubber stamp when you complete a project. The kitchen was a surprise to me since I saw it piece by piece while you were building it. You are so creative with your vintage collections. Your kitchen is gorgeous. It is probably a joy to clean up, even.

    • Oh, Lou, cleaning is always a drag, and our kitchen is so big it takes half a day to clean. But, we do love it. It’s so big and we can both cook together easily. Thanks for loving it and letting me know you do.

  8. Your kitchen is so great! Love the mixture of all the different finishes and colours.

  9. TKraft Art & Interiors says:

    WOW, it’s going to take me a while to dissect this blog post – there’s so many yummy and delectable ideas going on here. Your families new kitchen must be a joy to come home to after you drag yourself off the job site, dirty, exhausted and beat to start that other day job… mom, wife, cook and bottle washer. You’re so creative and sharing your vision with us is the real gift that we get to enjoy, thanks!

    • Well, my husband and I were not blessed with children, but other than that, the rest is absolutely true. I’m delighted you like my kitchen! Thanks for letting me know how much.

  10. Kim you are so talented. The kitchen is beautiful! I really love the pantry door!!!

  11. Wow I am so so so seriously impressed! I was in complete schlock when I saw the before. I can’t get over all your gorgeous unique touches! Fabulous job. I found you through give me the goods… Glad I did! Off to explore your blog now!

  12. I love your kitchen. I am a collector of signs as well. And, I don’t like polished granite either. I will have to keep the honed granite in mind for if we ever redo our kitchen.

    • Thank you so much! Glad I could help you with a countertop idea. Oh, and I looked at your site. Your photos are so lovely! You live in paradise.

  13. AMAZING! What a lovely kitchen!
    Have a blessed day!

  14. What a transformation! The vintage and industrial touches are outstanding and that tin ceiling is gorgeous! That is one beautiful, functional kitchen.

    • Thanks so much, Brittany. So glad you like it. Glad you are still sane after painting your front door. It looks lovely. And speaking of lovely, your little girl is just that! Such a cutie.

  15. This kitchen renovation is AMAZING! So inspiring. We are currently making some vintage kitchen renovations of our own and you have motivated me! We were planning to do the tin tile on the ceiling but were still deciding whether to go silver or white. LOVE the silver! WOW!

    Kristy @ Robb Restyle

    • I’m so delighted to hear that I have in some small way motivated you or helped you make a crucial design decision. Thanks for letting me know, Kristy!

  16. WOW!!!!!! I am sooo jealous! What a dream kitchen! All the special touches…..I’m in aww!! You are deff pinned!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!!!!

    DIY Sunday Showcase

  17. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love it!!! Before I even knew you were from Texas, it looked to me like a really cool bar-b-que joint in Texas. Not any particular one, just a mixture of all the best features. I live in Pflugerville and we do bar-b-que. I love so many things about your kitchen, where do I start? The old wood wall with the old signs, the tin ceiling, the painted plank walls, the open shelving with the green-lidded jars, all the drawers (the first thing I noticed), the wood floor, the honed granite counter tops, the green pendant lights over the island, that great chippy backsplash, the old corbels, the old screen door, the colors you used around the room, your jadeite! I could go on and on. I just found your blog from the City Farmhouse link party and am I glad I clicked on your link! Hey, just a suggestion but, I have a range very similar to yours and I spray painted the knobs in Cherry Red just like the expensive Wolf ranges have. You could paint yours for even more fun. I’m definitely going to check out your blog!

    • Wow! I’m so glad that I made such a positive impression. Glad you found me also! Wish I had met you when I lived in Austin, but not sure how that would have happened since I didn’t have a blog back then. :) Thanks for checking it out.

  18. I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN! Right out of a magazine! And all your fun signs and antique pieces – great finds and great taste! Congratulations on getting ‘er done and may you have many happy hours in your new kitchen!

  19. Kim, you are amazing! I love your blog and seeing your designs! You have such a talented gene-pool in your family! You gals could/should host your own show!!

  20. Well, my heavens! You sure have been busy and what an amazing job you’ve done! So many lovely touches! The green lights hanging over the island. The open shelving and the glass cupboard doors. The vintage door to the pantry. Any suggestions on what to keep an eye open for when trying to find one? And may I say, you were one lucky lady to have buyers generous enough to call you about getting the corbels. In one of our homes, we sold our house to a couple using our realtor. Smart cookies and not in a good way. Anyway, with having the same realtor do you think they would call when books I ordered from Amazon came to the old house address? Nope! Not a chance! Thank goodness Amazon was great about replacing them!

    • Kadee,

      Your story sounds just awful. It never ceases to amaze me how some people can be so petty. I realize we were very lucky indeed. They could have easily used them in another area of the house, given them away to a friend, or sold them … or yikes! thrown them away.

      Concerning finding a pantry door, check with architectural supply houses or antique stores. If an old door is ornate, make sure all the bits and pieces are still there, although a little bit of imperfection is fine in my opinion.


  21. WoW! The transformation is amazing. I love the back splash and the island.

  22. Love it! Pinned it twice and shared it on g+ ~ so many great ideas, like the back splash, screen door to the pantry, & more!

    Thanks so much for linking up at the party at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  23. It’s stunning! Great attention to detail, Kim. And I wanted to let you know that you were featured at Give Me the Goods. Congratulations!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

  24. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Wow, what a transformation! It doesn’t even look like the same space. The ceiling immediately caught my eye, but there is eye candy in every direction! And oh how I love that backsplash! What a wonderful vintage feel in a totally modern and functional kitchen! Nicely done!

  25. LOVE your kitchen – the vintage, industrial touches make it so marvelous and so unique! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday, I appreciate you sharing,

  26. Your kitchen is jaw dropping amazing! WOW…every little touch is just perfection. :) Enjoy your new space!


    Bumped over from Elizabeth & Co. ~ WOW~!!!
    Can I come cook for a weekend in it? This is awesome… Love the tin on the roof!
    How do I follow your blog- Can’t seem to figure it out. I would be your newest fan!

    • Jen, my apologies for the delay in responding. I’ve been out of town, and I’m one of those who of the few who does not have a smart phone! I’m so happy that you like my kitchen and thrilled that you want to follow my blog. If you go to my home page, you can enter your email if you want to get an email every time a new blog post is published OR you can follow Living Vintage on bloglovin’.

  28. I think your kitchen is amazing! You’ve incorporated so many wonderful touches. Love the ceiling, the backsplash behind the stove, and so many other things. Nice job!

  29. What an absolutely GORGEOUS kitchen – I love every single detail – from the ceilings to the floors – what a beautiful job!
    Visiting from I GOTTA CREATE

  30. Everything…every detail is so right on. I love the look and feel of it and would love to have such a kitchen myself. And I can’t believe how much you transformed the space from the before and after. You are really imaginative and creative! Great job! You are going to enjoy this room so much.

  31. totally fabulous! Love how you’ve used authentic vintage pieces to create such a fun eclectic look, sort of like walking into an old store. The beadboard is absolutely unique one-of-a-kind amazing!!

    • Thank you, Debra. I do love a reclaimed, vintage, industrial vibe, for sure. Thanks so much for commenting and letting me know what you think!

  32. amazing is an understatement! Your kitchen should be in a magazine! I love everything about it… particularly the floor, the ceiling, the storm door… need I go on?

    I was going to feature you, but I couldn’t capture a picture….


  33. Oh, wow! I so covet your pantry! The door is fantastic! I will feature tonight on HSH!

  34. Oh shoot! I am trying to copy and paste your photo but I can’t use it. So I can’t feature it without a photo. I am so sorry. I think you had a great kitchen remodel and it was full of great ideas! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  35. WOW :) I love it and the tin ceiling …it is all amazing. Just read your mud room post and am sticking around for a few more! :)

  36. Absolutely stunning! I love the use of a vintage screen door as a pantry door! So much more character and charm than normal! (plus, being a Southern Transplant to Phoenix, I kinda just am homesick for some screen doors!)
    Beautifully done! Cheers to many enjoyable evenings in the kitchen!

  37. Oh my gosh I dont even know what to say! You’ve just touched every little Southern bone in my body! I love it all. The pantry door with the bar has to be my favorite. LOVE!

  38. I think it’s wonderful,I could get lost in there for sure

  39. Oh.My.Gosh!! What an AMAZING kitchen!!! I am SO envious! You kitchen is about the size of our living room and the dining room put together! Ha! I know you will thoroughly enjoy your new piece of heaven.

  40. I almost never leave a response, however i did some searching and wound up
    here Ready to See Our New, Vintage Kitchen? – Living Vintage.
    And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you don’t mind. Is it simply me or does it give the impression like a few of the comments look like left by brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are writing on other online sites, I would like to keep up with everything new you have to post. Would you make a list of every one of your communal sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

  41. WOW! I think this is the most comfortable kitchen I have seen in a long time! It just has that sweet, calm vintage feeling that is so hard to do. I love everything except the ceiling tiles are a little to bright for me but the tin tiles are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    • Most of the time, I like the ceiling tins and other days, I think we need to paint them. :) Thanks for letting me know that you like my kitchen!

  42. LOVe your gorgeous vintage kitchen! My favorite is the pantry with the screen door and push sign (awesome signs!!!) You have chosen so many thoughtful and unique touches. Well thought out and well designed. I love it!
    You’re probably tied of being asked, but we’d love to have you share it at our linky party. We’d love to have you!

  43. Oh my goodness, this is totally amazing. I love every single detail. The signs are all fabulous and I also really love that screen door. There is so much, I guess I could just name everything, it is all wonderful. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  44. Oh my! I am drooling! I found you at Cozy Little House’s party, and I’m so stinkin’ happy I stopped in! This is a magazine worthy room – you really didn’t leave any details out, did you?! FABULOUS! My parents are in the “dream” stages of building their retirement home…. My mom is clipping magazine photos out, and they are scribbling ideas on every napkin they can find… haha! She wants a dog trot, too. I’m following all of your outlets, so that I can make sure not to miss anything… I know she will be thrilled when I show her your site, too! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    • Heather,

      Hello there! Thank you so much for liking my kitchen! I’m delighted you stopped by and like what you see. Thanks for following along!

      How exciting for your Mom! Planning is one of the most fun aspects of building or remodeling. I’ve been a magazine clipper for many, many years (way before there was such a thing called Pinterest!) and plan to share some of my ideas on my blog one of these days. Please tell your Mom howdy for me.


  45. So glad you linked your kitchen up at my blog today so I could find you. Adore your kitchen…I’ve always wanted a tin ceiling like that in my kitchen but it’s not really right for my house…it is for your’s though. Just love it. I’ll be following you from now on…so I can see all your projects.

    • Awesome!!!!!!!! I’m delighted to hear that. Looking forward to seeing your comments, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve done and what inspires you.

  46. L-O-V-E ……………..L-O-V-E…………..L-O-V-E………..everything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  48. Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  49. wow,what can I say that hasnt already been said? You rocked it! Right down to the smallest detail! Grat job!

  50. Kim, Wow! I had to go back and look at every picture twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything. What a fabulous kitchen. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and check out this weeks for your feature.

  51. Over the top fabulous kitchen. Love the walk in pantry with screened door and old signs. You have thought of every tiny detail. Hope you will join Wow Us Wednesdays some time.

  52. Oh, my gosh; I love your kitchen! Everything about it is beautiful. You certainly have an eye for that vintage look.

  53. Beyond amazing! What a dream kitchen. I think I could learn how to cook in there for sure. Thanx for joining THT!:) I hope to see ya at this weeks party.

  54. WOW! Your kitchen is amazing!!!! I love all the details, the touches of green and I’m so jealous of your pantry!!!!!! You guys did a terrific job! I’m also doing my kitchen now, not as vintage as yours but I’ve got a a few collection of vintage items I’m hoping to display once it’s done!!!!! Love it!

  55. I have to say your kitchen is one of the pretties and best kitchens I have ever seen. I really really LOVE IT!
    I will be following your blog.

  56. This is stunning and I’m so happy I found your blog. You have a new follower!

  57. OMG! This is fabulous in every way. I will be looking at this again in again. That ceiling, that pantry, those corbels, everything!
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  58. Bonnie Schulte says:

    Holy Cow, what a difference in the before and after. If I had seen the before first, I never
    could have thought it would turn into a kitchen so beautiful, and one to die for, at that.
    Love EVERYTHING…you have done, and I am amazed at your talent and decorating
    style. Amazing and BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Is there room for one more in this gorgeous home? I clean, do dishes, wash windows….

  60. I like everything about it, especially the signs.
    I saw a sign at an antique store I really liked but couldn’t afford so I looked online for one similar and found a great website store that painted a sign for me to my specs. They used the wording and colors I wanted, on wood and aged it for me. Gold on black it says “Nantucket Trading Company” all this for less than $100. On ebay, they are

  61. OHHHH! I absolutely LOVE your vintage kitchen!!! It is truly the sweetest one I have ever seen. The industrial looks good because of the colours you used and the vintage accessories, I could walk in there and cook! The ceiling is beautiful and your range is TDF! I have always wanted one of those, I am really impressed, I am going to look at more of your blog now!
    I come over from the party at Cindy’s Dwellings.

  62. Your kitchen is so amazing. I love all the details and that pantry door – fabulous!

  63. What a dream kitchen you have. It’s totally fabulous!

  64. Oh my! I may be speechless. Your kitchen is stunning and so personal at the same time. Seeing your hard work is really inspiring. It makes me want to get back to work on my visions for my own home. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us all. I am definitely subscribing to your blog.

  65. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is a gorgeous kitchen. I LOVE it. You really captured the vintage feel with this kitchen. I love it all! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  66. Ohmigosh!!!!! This could my favorite of aaaaaall the kitchens I’ve seen! Wow! The pantry is absolute perfection, and that door!!!!!! I’d so love to have something like that door at my own house- but I’d never find one! lol Congratulations on a beautiful, beautiful job- get ready for a magazine spread, because I’m sure one is coming your way!

  67. I am in love. Your kitchen is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! I’ll be checking out your blog regularly now…love your taste. xoxo

  68. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the tin ceiling and the weathered backsplash and beautiful dark floors…love it all! XO

  69. Wow! What a fabulous kitchen! I read and studied every little detail that you shared! I imagine this kitchen will be featured all over the place and it should be featured in a magazine! It feels as though I’m in one of my favorite historic general stores in Dixboro, Michigan near Ann Arbor! The pantry is divine and what a dream! Love the screen door, the old bead board and tin backsplash, the corbels, well…..everything! What a visionary. This has to be one of the very best vintage kitchens I’ve seen in a long……time. We’ll be pinning away if you don’t mind?

  70. Oh, one more thing Kim…, love, love the jadeite! Do you collect any Fire King in the Jane Ray pattern? Oh, I’d love to have a kitchen this large (but I don’t cook often enough) Who cares? I’d put a couch in here and hang out all day!

    • Yes, I do have a few pieces in that pattern. I like the touches of green that Jadeite and Depression Glass provide and have pretty much stopped collecting both because I don’t want to go overboard with the green, plus both have gotten to be so expensive. Also, I learned the hard way that old jadeite and depression glass cannot be washed in the dishwasher! So, a few of my pieces are cracked, but I still keep them for their color. (I don’t put food in them.)

      Concerning the size of the kitchen, it really didn’t feel that big when we first bought the house, but it sure does now. I guess that’s another testament to the previous (not-so-good) design.

  71. I featured your fantastic new kitchen today on Mod Mix Monday at ModVintageLife. I adore your kitchen. Love all the details you included.

  72. Kim, it’s gorgeous and huge! Love all of the details. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week’s party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  73. This is truly spectacular. What an amazing kitchen. It has to be a pleasure to cook in such an inviting space. So much detail and charm in this extraordinary culinary delight. I love the pantry. Have fun in your gorgeous kitchen. Congrats.

  74. …be still my beating heart!..Just fabulous! I am crazy for all the industrial sign & green touches. What a wonderful room to create yummy memories!

  75. I just found you…beautiful kitchen! I tried to read through all the comments just in case you’d already discussed your floors but I didn’t see anything. So, can you tell me about them? Where did you buy them? Are they new or reclaimed? Real or laminate?


    • Christine,

      The old floors are original to the house, we think. They are really old pine floors that we stained then polyurethaned. I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to explore my blog in any depth, but if you click on the “salvage” category, you’ll see that we salvage old houses, so we have lots of old pine (and oak) floor boards in a variety of widths, from 12″ wide to 2.5″ wide.

  76. Kendal Farmer says:

    Wow, Kim. That is so beautiful.

  77. Amazing transformation! I love everything about it!

  78. Wow what a transformation! I love, love, love the vintage vibe in your new kitchen. Hardly recognizable from the before pictures. Where did you get your kitchen cabinets?

  79. This looks so wonderful! I am curious as we are currently building a home… did you just nail reclaimed boards to the existing gyprock? Which seems pretty straight forward! just didnt know if there was anything in particular to watch out for when doing paneling over existing wall. Im really inetrested in giving it a try!! :)

    • Ashley, the wood walls in our kitchen (and throughout our home) are original to the house — our home was built in 1853, long before sheetrock was invented. But, to answer your question, we ALWAYS suggested nailing wood into studs or plywood. :)

  80. Just looking at your previous kitchen, really, you’ve done so well! It turned out to be so stunning, especially with all the vintage elements. Good job!

  81. Just looking at your kitchen. I am totally amazed. Signs are Great.. Carry On !!!!

  82. This looks absolutely fabulous…good job!

  83. Wow! Vintage signs, vintage tins and bread box, old headboard as kitchen back-splash and tin ceiling! The result really has that vintage-factor. I also like the fact that you tried to incorporate “industrial touches”, these “industrial touches” give your kitchen some variety.

    The screen door to the pantry is fabulous!


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