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Aug 08 2016 -
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Oh I am so excited to finally show you our kitchen reveal! You guys have heard me talk many times about how it took us fifteen months to renovate my grandparents’ 100 year old farm house. It was a tremendous amount of work but we did get the majority of it done and now we’ve been living here for a year in August! I know, I know, you can throw tomatoes at me, I have not yet given you guys the complete home tour. You’ve seen our Master bedroom, closet and bathroom as well as my office but, after that, I’ve been pretty much mute. I promised you last week that my kitchen reveal was imminent because we FINALLY finished the door thresholds and I asked Joe at the time, “Do you think our floors are ever going to be this clean again?” His answer was, “I doubt it.” Because what happened when we put in the door thresholds was that I was forced to clean the floors thoroughly and anyone with dark hardwood floors will tell you that they NEVER look truly clean almost no matter what you do. SO, I got out my camera, did a little staging, and tackled the big photography job for this kitchen reveal. But, first, allow us to take a trip down memory lane 🙂

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.
Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

This shot I took not long after I had finally concluded the majority of the electrical and plumbing throughout, this was the winter/spring of 2015. What a lot of work!! lol hard to believe it’s the same space! Look at that my Grandma’s old Cosco stool just hanging out – it was my constant companion during the renovation and I just gave it a makeover – click here to go check that out.

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

With the sheet rock finally finished I got everything taped off and Joe took it upon himself to prime and spray paint all of the ceilings and trim before he and I came back and rolled the walls in the paint we chose. This was a choice he and I made in an attempt to make the painting go as fast as physically possible. He primed all of the walls, ceiling and trim in one day (using a borrowed paint sprayer) and then he went back the next day and spray painted the ceilings and all of the trim in white paint. Then we taped off the trim and hand rolled the walls getting the entire house painted in just a couple of days. Then we moved on to the floors:

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

Here we are, the first picture I took of our floors right after we finished sanding them! I was so excited to get to this point I could barely contain myself. Remember my very first post here on the blog? How to: install an inexpensive wood floor that looks like a million dollars. That’s that very floor there in the fore ground butting up to the original hardwoods! And now the last shot before I finally show you guys the kitchen reveal! Here is my Grandma’s kitchen right before we started our renovation, my grandparents’ built this kitchen when they installed indoor plumbing in the home for the very first time in 1958. They put the bathroom behind the kitchen which we relocated to another part of the house. I can only imagine how exciting it must have been for them: a brand new kitchen AND indoor plumbing! I will be the first to admit that tearing out my grandma’s kitchen was a very hard thing to do and, looking at it now, my heart aches a bit.



Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

Its pretty amazing how much light that back wall brought in when we took out that bathroom and pushed the kitchen all the way back!

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

Yup, the refrigerator is literally sitting where the tub used to be in the old bathroom! I actually tried saving that old cast iron tub for awhile but eventually gave up and let Joe take a sledge hammer to it. His glea in destroying the tub almost made it worth losing it but I still feel bad that I wasn’t able to do something with it! (We simply didn’t have enough room in our new main floor bathroom and there was no hauling that cast iron beast upstairs!)


Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

I think this might be my favorite view 🙂 You can see the wall we took down in the before pic and replaced with a beam and you can also see the front door that remains the EXACT same door and screened door in both pictures! (Yup they need a new paint job BADLY!) And, of course like it almost always is in the summers, the door was left open so we could get a breeze through the screen 🙂 You can also see in the after picture one of my old rocking chairs and that closet I built to cover up our major eyesore!

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

There are so many elements here that I’ve shared along the way on the blog that completes this kitchen reveal! My kitchen sink base I made from scratch to fit that old cast iron sink that I found in a shed and fell in love with. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I showed you guys my $5 garage sale desk that became our coffee station and, of course, one of the most popular posts I have ever written, my red kitchen island I built out an old radio stand of my great grandpa’s. The red wood shed door (over there to the right of the stove) I built out of an old window screen and even wrote a tutorial on how I stenciled “wood shed” on the screen. There are some things I haven’t had a chance to tell you about though, those glass cabinet doors are not perfect if you look close, in fact they are WONKY and that’s because they’ve never been cabinet doors and they were never built to be cabinet doors and they’re really old! They’re windows! In fact, I have a picture of my cabinet doors before in their old life 🙂

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

When we converted the old wood shed (yup, that was actually a wood shed that we made into living space during the renovation) we took out those windows. SO I had those three pretty and very old windows stashed (along with all the others in the house that we were able to salvage) and from day one I really thought I would be able to use some of them for our kitchen. When I tackled our kitchen cabinets (yup I built almost all of them and I was not being brave lol I was terrified the whole time I was gonna screw them up!) I took my tape measure out to the garage and held my breath. I needed THREE matching windows that would fit the cupboards I had just built. Honestly, in the beginning, I wasn’t sure where they had come from I always just thought “old windows out of the house” I had no idea they were the wood shed windows until I started looking close at that very picture. (Fifteen months is a long time and most of the windows we took out in the first month of renovation and I built our kitchen literally the month we moved in so I just plain forgot!) No, they are not perfect and they will never be “straight” but, honestly, that’s what I love about them 🙂 Another one of our most popular posts here at Grandma’s House DIY was about how our oak kitchen counter tops looked like a hill billy after a bad fight. And I am so pleased to report that after I fixed our DIY oak kitchen counters they have really held up well over the passed few months! Anyway, back to the kitchen reveal!



Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut. Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

We purchased all of our LG appliances “new” at a scratch and dent seller and we absolutely LOVE them. We got them for HALF their new cost and were able to get far nicer appliances then Joe and I ever dreamed of and never could have afforded otherwise. If you notice you can see the dings on them and the refrigerator door handles are really bent. All of it can be fixed but, at least for now, Joe and I just don’t have the extra money to spend on something cosmetic like that. My grandparents’ made our paper towel holder and I had always planned on having an open shelf above the sink for a place to hang it. The light above our sink was the yard light hanging off the pole for about thirty years before it came down and I had it replaced with a modern light. I also have an old yard light above our master bathroom sink too and I’ve got plans on writing a blog post about them someday, I love them. I also really love our magnetic knife rack and, so far anyway, we’re both happy with the back splash I chose and installed with liquid nails. I purchased it off of Amazon. It comes in 2×4 foot sheets and at only $17 per sheet, you really can’t beat it and it cuts with a pair of scissors and I like that it looks like old tin ceiling tiles 🙂 I wish I had went ahead and put it behind the stove too because it looks a little naked in the pictures but, honestly, on a day to day basis, I never even notice it. When Joe and I installed those two glass exterior doors (one on either side of the kitchen) I was given more then a few odd looks from my family members. No one doubts that choice now though, the kitchen flows right out on to our deck from two different places and the glass doors let in so much light! I’m currently working on getting screen doors on those doors as we speak and, of course, I’ll tell you guys all about it when I do get them done 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think of our kitchen as a working man’s kitchen – it doesn’t feel new nor does it feel fragile or breakable in any way. It’s tough like the 100 year old house we put it in. I know this is not everyone’s brand of kitchen – there are even some people out there who will hate this kitchen… I’ve hesitated in writing this post because I know this to be true. There is nothing that’s truly “new” feeling here, I didn’t mean for it to end up looking like an old country kitchen but I am glad that it did. I mentioned to my husband my hesitation and that man (bless his heart) took me in his arms and said, “It is beautiful, baby, I love it – you love it. That’s all that matters.” He’s right of course, there was not a single decision made here considering “resale value” this is going to be our forever home so it is truly a kitchen designed just for us. There is SO much storage! Because I built everything I was able to plan down to the smallest spoon where everything would go and just what we needed. Our pantry remains one of the coolest things in the kitchen – every time I pull it out I can’t believe how much stuff it stores. In the end, even if we had had the money to hire someone else to build this kitchen I’m actually glad that we didn’t, I’m glad we built every last thing. As beautiful as the master bedroom and other places of the house turned out it is true what the say: the kitchen is the heart of the home and I am more proud of this portion of our home then any other aspect.

Thank you all so much for coming by to see our kitchen reveal and for all of your support!

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75 Comments

  1. August 9, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Wow, this is beautiful and has so much character. I love how you reused old windows for your cabinet doors and reworked an old heirloom for your kitchen island. Also it has a lot more light now that you got rid of the little bathroom and have that extra window. This kitchen tells so many stories, and it’s beautiful and one of a kind. Love it!

  2. Carol Dammer
    August 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    You can feel the love in that house just looking at all of your accomplishments…so very proud of you and Joe for tackling this monumental task. Still can not wait to see it up close and personal!
    Thank you again for sharing. Loves and hugs from the Dammers’, Merlyn and Carol.

    • August 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Carol, thank you so much! Can’t wait for you to see it too! 🙂

  3. August 10, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Great job and so much history there 🙂

  4. August 11, 2016 at 12:44 am

    wow! you have a real beautiful farmhouse kitchen….i don’t blame you for falling in love with that sink, i did too! and, there is nothing like an old wooden screen door that squeeks….also, red is my favorite color, so it’s just the right pop…..great job!

  5. Frances Donley
    August 12, 2016 at 10:59 am

    loved the kitchen, all the recycled objects, great imagination. your granma would be proud.

  6. Candy Walsh
    August 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Now I could live in that kitchen! I replied on Hometalk but am still having disappearing keyboard issues there, lol. I know that we have the same kind of sentimental soul because everything I see and every story you tell behind it just makes me want to tear up with joy for you! I LOVE that I can see your grandma’s Costco stool in all of your kitchen pics (I love that thing!)
    I know you probably get tired of hearing from me, lol, but I just love your stories and your home. I wanted to tell you that Miriam from Hometalk sent me an email asking if I had made any friends thru posts and comments on Hometalk and you’re the first person that came to mind. They haven’t asked who yet, they’re supposed to be contacting me again, but I hope you don’t mind if I tell them it’s you. I just feel like I know you and we have so much in common, except that I don’t have an amazing farmhouse, tho mainly because of your blog, my husband and I decided to start actively looking for one. If it’s meant to be and that’s what God wants for us, we’ll find one. Anyway, the I didn’t want you to be surprised if they contact you about me and have you say “Candy who?” lol
    Thank you again for sharing so much of what you and your husband do and all the stories behind them.
    Blessings,
    Candy

    • August 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Candy it is always wonderful to hear from you and I’m honored you would call me a friend! Your comments are always so good for the soul for me, not all the comments us bloggers get are good ones 😉 But I will say the majority of folks out there are wonderful and seem to stick by the “if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all” mantra! Which I also live by lol. I am absolutely stoked for you and hope so much your search proves fruitful! I want to hear all about it if you do find a place!!

      • Candy Walsh
        August 12, 2016 at 5:35 pm

        Thanks so much~you’re so kind. And yea, I’m hoping we can find something in our price range~you would think that in Central Arkansas there would be plenty to choose from but I guess a lot of them are family homesteads that have been in the same family for many years. Unfortunately we don’t have that option, we’ve only lived here for going on 6 years and don’t really know too many people here other than church and my husband’s job. We don’t have a whole lot of family and have never had that history and legacy that you have. You are so incredibly blessed! But who knows, maybe we’ll stumble across something :).
        Thank you Tarah, I can use a sweet friend who seems to love the same things I do and lives by the same values.
        Candy

      • Candy Walsh
        August 20, 2016 at 3:15 am

        Hi Tarah! I hope all is well with you and you’re not working too hard, yea right huh? I wanted to tell you Hometalk contacted me and I told them all about you and how we have kind of a long distance friendship so I don’t know if they’ll contact you or not. I’m not real sure what that’s all about, but I guess we’ll see.
        I have a question about one of your projects~I know you refurbed your grandma’s Cosco stool that i love so much and I happen to run across one today!! It was a little place I ran across named the Rusty Bucket and it was like hitting a gold mine, lol. You know for the farmhouse that it seems we’ll never be able to find. Anyway, it had several tears in the vinyl seat and back, so I sadly left it there. And then I thought about how you redid your grandma’s. Do you have a tutorial on how you did that or can you give me any pointers? I think I have to go back and get it!!
        Thank you so much and I can’t wait to hear from you!
        Candy

        • August 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

          Hey Candy! I have a tutorial all about how I refinished grandma’s step stool here :http://www.grandmashousediy.com/step-stool/ It actually wasn’t too difficult, I just used chrome spray paint on the body, black flat rustoleum for the steps and the seat popped off and I just wrapped it in new vinyl with some hot glue 🙂 I’ve actually been thinking about how I should find another one to match eventually so then I would have a pair! We’re actually going camping for one night this weekend, its our big “trip” this summer lol we don’t get out much but after all the work to finish the house neither one of us ever wants to leave it for very long (or at all!) Anyway, have a nice weekend!

          • Candy Walsh
            August 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

            Thank you SO much! I looked underneath and I couldn’t see how it came off. I could see that the seat unscrews but I couldn’t tell how to get the vinyl piece out. So it just pops out? Does the back do the same? It’s yellow right now that I kinda like but I’m not sure what color I would want, I just want the stool. Lol.
            Ya’ll have a nice weekend, even tho I’m sure you could use more than one night. We used to do a lot of camping but we don’t anymore with my husbands work schedule. We’ve had a camper of some sort the whole time we’ve been married and we finally made it up to a motor home and it just sat, so we sold it a month or so ago.
            Blessings to ya’ll and relax ?
            Candy

          • August 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm

            Hey Candy, my old stool of my Grandma’s didn’t have a back – just a seat but I was so relieved when I inspected it closer to see that it just had four little tabs on the bottom that bent out and then it popped right off! I had to remove all of the old fabric and replace with new (as opposed to just covering the old) so it would fit back in its slots tightly and correctly.
            We did have a good time, I love camping, this is the first time in two years we had time to go! I sure am hoping next year we’ll be able to take a couple of nights but we’ve got horses to feed etc so we never want to be gone long 🙂

          • Candy Walsh
            August 22, 2016 at 5:22 pm

            Yea, yours has a back but not vinyl on it right? This place here that has it is only open on Friday and Saturday so I’m dying for it to be Friday again, lol. I’m glad ya’ll had a good time and we never leave for long either because we have two dogs. When we camped it was ok, we brought them, but now if we ever want to go anywhere, we have to stay in a hotel and I don’t like to board my precious Yorkie :).
            I think I am seriously obsessed about wanting to find an old farmhouse and my Pinterest boards are quickly filling up, but still nothing. I think my husband and I have two different ideas about what a true farmhouse is. He doesn’t want to have to buy something he has to work on and I so do!
            Do you have any small pets? I’m gonna give you my email address so we can chat if you ever want to without our convos taking up all of your comment space, lol. It’s ***, keep in touch and let me know what’s coming up next!
            Candy

          • August 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm

            Yup it has a steel back but isn’t covered, I just spray painted the whole thing in that really cool chrome spray paint. That stuff goes on like liquid aluminum foil, very cool! I’m going to hide your email here, so its not in the comments for every one to see 🙂 And shoot you a line! Well, a big old, untouched farm house really is a ton of work – but I remain very glad we did it, especially because it was my grandparents’ old place. I’m also glad I made the decision immediately that we would NOT try to live in it while we were working it. I did that once and it was such an incredible trial, it was wonderful to be able to get away from the renovation and sleep somewhere clean lol

  7. liz
    August 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    You are one seriously talented lady!!!! Your kitchen is amazing, and I absolutely love that you used the shed windows for cabinet doors. Also loving the screen door chalkboard and of course that adorable island. This home will truly be a reflection of the family that lives in it – it is simply beautiful!!

  8. September 19, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Oh wow! What an amazing transformation. I love your kitchen! Over three years, we renovated our home built in 1859, so I can totally relate and appreciate all the work you have undergone! 😉
    Rebeca

    • September 19, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Rebeca, oh my gosh 1859!? That’s amazing! Thank you for coming by!

  9. Ann
    September 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    What a wonderful job, as well as a loving tribute towards your Grandparents. I wish you many happy and loving years with each other in the house you built. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  10. October 12, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    What an amazing renovation project! So much hard work, but it really paid off. I really enjoyed seeing many of your smaller projects placed in this room. Together they give it so much character and “charm” 🙂 Thanks for linking up your reno with us at Vintage Charm–

    • October 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      As always, thank you Diana 🙂

  11. November 29, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I love the windows as cabinet doors!! Beautiful new room – Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  12. November 30, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    This is amazing! I can’t wait to look at the other “reveals”. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon.

    • November 30, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you Shelley!!

      • December 2, 2016 at 1:34 am

        I have just enjoyed this post so very much that I took a stroll through the other rooms at Grandma’ house. I am so impressed with the love and work that’s gone into the place and I’m reminded of my own grandmother’s house (which I would buy and renovate if I ever won the lottery!). I’ve chosen this as my featured post selection. Be sure to stop by Over the Moon this next week to pick up your badge.

        • December 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

          Oh Shelley, thank you so very much! This has definitely been a total labor of love for us, sometimes it was real tough but totally worth it!

  13. December 1, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Wow! This looks incredible! You are so talented!! I love the character you brought out – the details are amazing. Especially love the backsplash!!

    • December 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much Eileen! It is definitely the heart of our home 🙂

  14. December 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Tarah I have seen your kitchen so many times, I cannot believe I’ve never commented before. You have worked miracles on this house. It is beautiful and in keeping with the farmhouse character. I have a special love for all the red you’ve added it really gives the house personality.

    • December 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Oh Mary, thank you so much! It was a tremendous labor of love for us, but the kitchen is truly my heart and the heart of our home 🙂

  15. December 3, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Wow, what a beautiful job you did! Very impressive!

  16. December 5, 2016 at 3:14 am

    What a great renovation while keeping the old character! Thanks for sharing for the Home Matters party.

    • December 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you Lindsey! It was definitely a labor of love!

  17. December 8, 2016 at 2:14 am

    wow the transformation is amazing!! I love it you guys did an awesome job! 🙂 I especially love the repurposing of the windows for the cabinet doors!

  18. December 20, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Oh, wow! I absolutely LOVE your kitchen – especially using the windows for cabinet doors! Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist linky party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  19. December 20, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    This is truly incredible. I absolutely love it! I wish I had the ability to do such major renovations. Maybe someday… I love that you converted the windows into cabinet doors. Brilliant!

  20. December 20, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Tarah,
    the kitchen looks beautiful! so much character! I love how you upcycled windows, and that red cabinet/console looks great! excellent job!

  21. December 20, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Hi, Tarah! I found you through the #happynowlinkup and omg, what you’re doing is absolutely amazing! The kitchen looks incredible. I adore the red accents! Grandma would be so proud!

    Off to browse the rest of the house now!

    Merry Christmas!

  22. December 22, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Your hard work paid off, Tarah! Your kitchen is darling and using the windows as cabinet doors was genius! Blessings, Cecilia

  23. December 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    This looks so amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  24. December 23, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I absolutely love this makeover! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  25. December 28, 2016 at 2:33 am

    It looks great! What a difference! 🙂

  26. January 3, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Love what your doing. When I read your story I could understand. I sometimes think I could replicate my Maternal Grandmothers home with the things I have. I also purchased my Paternal Grandparents home, and have done a mini remodel to remind our family what it looked like when they owned it from 1925-1978. Keep up the great work

    • January 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much Ann! Sounds like you’re doing wonderful things!

  27. January 14, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I think I love everything in this post. You did an amazing job 🙂

  28. Suzanne G.
    January 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Taralynn, your rehabbed farmhouse is simply magnificent! You have taken a vacant (but much loved) house and recreated a true HOME. It was a labor of love. I’m certain your grandparents would be tremendously proud. I hope your life together in it is filled with joy and the love of family. One day may your grandchildren love and appreciate it as much as you and your husband do.

    Wishing you a lifetime of blessings,

    Suzanne G.

    • January 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Suzanne, what a wonderful and thought comment, thank you so much for that! It has truly been a labor of love for me but, in the end, it was all so worth it!

  29. February 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Great job! You guys are fantastic!

  30. February 22, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Hi,
    Thanks for coming to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

    • February 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks for coming by Janice!

  31. March 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Very nicely done! The kitchen still has that old world charm.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  32. March 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    What an amazing job you’re doing on this house! I love seeing how this room came together with all your creativity and hard work. I know you must be proud of your new kitchen!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    • March 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks so Richella! It really is the heart of our home!

  33. September 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    That was a lot of work, but with great results. I wish I could get more room in mine, but the footprint of my 420 square foot downstairs makes it difficult without giving up our 9X10 foot spare bedroom that we use for indoor storage, another very important need we have. Living in the wilderness with lots of mice and critters outdoors makes a secure storage area important as well. Such decisions. – Margy

    • September 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Margy, I hear ya! Working in any kind of foot print means sacrifices and so much give and take. I agonized over this kitchen and, though I am really happy with it now, I think there will always be things that bug me.

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