Updating vintage appliances

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The old cabinets were revived with bright white paint and cast-iron knobs, while a new butcher-block countertop finished off the look.Having saved by sprucing up (instead of ripping out) the original cabinetry, the couple splurged on a porcelain apron-front sink, which also echoes the down-home style of the new basket weave tile backsplash.We’ve barely gotten started on things, so it might be a bit slow, but I wanted to share the Before pics with you so you can see what we are working with.It has really good bones and will be a great house.To say the budget was tight would be an understatement.

Wait till you see the whole house and their salvage finds! I get to come up with salvage, upcycled and repurpose ideas for your kitchen!

The homeowner kept the kitchen's old Chambers stove and cabinets—now improved with new fronts and a coat of Benjamin Moore's Patriotic White—but jettisoned the Formica counters and dark backsplash in favor of marble and white subway tiles.

A Design Workshop stool from ABC Carpet & Home and a Dash & Albert rug decorate the kitchen.

Since I was gunning hard for that built in pool, I agreed. Now in the grand scheme of things, I know, this is not a big deal, but we're talking design here people.

It's my passion and I am a perfectionist when it comes to the details ~ well, some of them anyway. As the years went on, my husband tried to appease me, by assuring me that when the refrigerator died, I could get the built in one.

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