Kitchen Before & After: A Vintage Kitchen Gets a "New Vintage" Look

Reader Kitchen Remodel

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Kitchn reader Kim admits that the kitchen in her 1853 home wasn't terrible, but it did have several features she and her husband weren't wild about: tile countertops, vinyl flooring that covered up hardwood, and an electric cooktop mounted in the island, among other things. So, over the course of 16 months they did a complete remodel of the space, transforming it into a beautiful, cozy kitchen with a distinct industrial-vintage vibe. See the 'after' photos below:

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Gone are the vinyl tiles, and hello to original hardwood floors! A few design notes, as Kim wrote in her blog post about the renovation.

  • They stained the window trim a dark brown "to frame the view and draw the eye out."
  • The countertops are black honed granite (not shiny).
  • She picked up most of the vintage signs at antique markets.
  • The antique green pendant lights hang from plumbing pipe rods (very cool).

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Just check out that tin ceiling! So pretty.

See many more photos of Kim's kitchen at her blog → Living Vintage

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Thanks for sharing, Kim!

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(Image credits: Kim Gaynor of Living Vintage)

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