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

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

Cambria Bold
Feb 24, 2014

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:

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).

Just check out that tin ceiling! So pretty.

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

Thanks for sharing, Kim!

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