Kitchen Before & After: A Sparse Kitchen Gets a Charming Overhaul

Kitchen Before & After: A Sparse Kitchen Gets a Charming Overhaul

Cambria Bold
Mar 3, 2014

Two years ago Kitchn reader Sherri and her husband bought an old farmhouse, and spent every weekend in 2013 fixing it up. The kitchen and adjoining mudroom were completely overhauled, but the couple did it on a small budget by sourcing cabinets and appliances at auctions and garage sales. Their goal? "A fresh look with a vintage feel." See what their kitchen looks like now:

Absolutely charming! Here's what Sherri says about the renovation:

The kitchen/mudroom was a total overhaul; we ripped out everything and started from scratch. Our budget was small — we had a mortgage we were still paying on our previous home so we took what money we had left over and tried to find everything cheap for the new home.

We found old metal kitchen cabinets and the farmhouse sinks from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore store, we found other cabinets at auctions and garage sales. We had the vintage ovens and the refrigerator already, so my husband painted those to give them a new shine, as well as painting the metal cabinets and the sinks. We are antiques collectors, and my father-in-law buys and sells antiques as well, so it was easy to furnish the rooms with new and old items and accent pieces to give everything a fresh look with a vintage feel.

→ You can see many more photos of Sherri's kitchen at her Flickr page.

Thanks for sharing, Sherri!

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