Thursday, August 23, 2012

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel - A Room with a View

I didn't plan to show you my kitchen remodel until
Friday, because I had a lot of photos to go through before
posting about it, but my mom is going on a camping trip
today and she wasn't too happy when she found out she
wouldn't get to see my kitchen until she got home late Sunday night.
I stayed up until the wee hours this morning
finishing this post for you, Mom -
I hope you like it and have fun camping!

I think the hardest part about this kitchen remodel
was getting the whole room clean at the same time so
I could take photos of it.  Every time I turned around
there were more dishes by the sink, or someone's junk was
stacked on the kitchen table, or the floor needed sweeping again.
But I got up early before anyone could make a new mess, and got the photos taken!
Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel with Salvaged Vintage via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
Welcome to my kitchen!  Come on in and sit down.
My daughter even baked some fresh German chocolate cupcakes for you.
This kitchen was fairly outdated.
It had a very small window above the kitchen sink that wasn't
doing justice to the lovely view of the pasture and forest beyond it, so
our goal was to open up the view and let as much natural light as possible come in.
My husband installed a new, large window over the sink and added
another one right next to it on the adjacent wall.

We also installed an antique window from a historic courthouse
between the kitchen and the living room to open up the view
between the two rooms and allow some of the light from the kitchen
into the living room as well, which has only one window.
Repurposed antique window farmhouse kitchen repurposed vintage via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
For those of you who are "skip the details and give me the big picture" kind of people -
you just got it.  You've seen the overall kitchen.
For those of you who are into every little detail...
you're in for it!
I'll take you around the room, from top to bottom, starting at the sink.

Remember the door that I've created a bunch of coat racks out of?
Well, the side piece that had the hinges became the shelf over the kitchen sink.
I made something out of every single piece of that door.
Lots of old pots, a bulb planter, a flower mister and some gravy boats adorn it.
Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel vintage terra cotta pots repurposed vintage garden tools via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
In between the two windows hang some old metal fryer baskets.
Repurposed Vintage Wire Baskets as Wall Fruit Baskets in Farmhouse Kitchen via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
Not many moms tell their kids not to eat fruit,
but I had to guard this fruit from my kids until
I could take photos.  It was killing them not to eat the clementines.
Repurposed Vintage Wire Baskets as Wall Fruit Baskets in Farmhouse Kitchen via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
Lots of canning jars sit in the smaller new window.

Vintage Ball Lightening Jars Farmhouse Kitchen via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
I love the way the sunlight filters through the glass.
And my old farmhouse sink...I love it.
Farmhouse Sink Farmhouse White Kitchen via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
I cut up an old canvas bag to make the curtain under the sink.
The wood piece on the front is salvage from an 
antique side table.
Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Feedsack Curtains via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
A rusty little cup & some 1940's grocery store receipts 
sit on the window ledge above the sink.
 
Next to the window are a few shelves and my "old lady"
microwave stand I showed you a few weeks ago.
Farmhouse Kitchen Repurposed Vintage Open Shelves Antique Side Table via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
 My old eyeglasses display hangs above our drinking glasses.
Farmhouse Kitchen Open Shelves Antique Eyeglasses Spectacles Ball Jars via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
An assortment of old cups hangs under the bottom shelf.
At the bottom of the microwave stand sits my market basket
filled with blue Ball canning jars and jar lifters.
Farmhouse Kitchen Open Shelves Antique Eyeglasses Spectacles Ball Jars via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
The only window treatments the two smaller windows 
got were some antique handles off of 2 push lawn mowers.
I bought the mowers for $6 each at an auction and sold the wheels,
so the handles were free for me.
 I love the typography on both of these.
A little further down the wall is another shelf to display
some old treasures on.
In the center of the kitchen sits my new table
made from our old cellar door and under the table is
the wonderful wood plank floor we discovered after tearing
out 4 layers of linoleum.  You'll notice there are only a few
chairs and a stool around the table.  I'm still painting the
remaining chairs, so I'll show you all of them later.
Farmhouse White Kitchen Table via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
I think my son's Min Pin has claimed the stool as his own though.
Hanging over the table is an old milk can strainer lid
that my husband converted into a light.
The corner by the entryway has my old cook stove
and the ironstone display I made from another part of the door.
Underneath is another display of tarnished spoons.
Half of an old wooden screen door makes a mock window
above the stove, with some curtains made
from flour sack towels.
Farmhouse Kitchen Antique Cook Stove Tarnished Silverware Ironstone via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
To the right of the ironstone display is the doorway from
the entryway into the kitchen.  We have another milk
can light in the entryway and I placed a little ruler
over the doorway with the Golden Rule on it.
Believe it or not, these rulers were made by the Coca-Cola
company.  You rarely see advertising like that anymore.
On the other side of the doorway is the wall between the kitchen
and living room I showed you a few weeks ago.
Farmhouse Kitchen Repurposed Antique Books Porch Post via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
Turning the corner is my counter with the window
that came from a demolished, historic courthouse.
Everywhere you see the "tin" ceiling tiles (they are really
flexible plastic!), is where cabinets previously had hung.
We needed a way to hide the damage left from taking them
down, so my husband came up with using the faux tin tiles.
He's one smart cookie!
Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Antique Plank Wood Floors via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
He reused some of the glass cabinet doors to make an
illuminated cabinet over the refrigerator where I keep my favorite white
serving dishes.  The backside of the cabinet faces the living room
and also has glass doors, so it's visible from both sides,
with a different vignette showing on the other side.
On the other side of the refrigerator is a little alcove for the stove.
Since I have very limited cabinet space, everything
becomes wall art in my kitchen, like all my
cast iron skillets.  Food staples look pretty in glass jars,
so they become decor also.
Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Repurposed Antique Wood Box Crates Spice Rack Cast Iron Skillets via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
Above the oven is a another piece salvaged from the side table.
Next to the oven there was some extra space,
so my husband made two cubbies to provide extra storage.
I've got a few old metal office baskets in them
to hold glass bowls, disposable plates & plastic baggies.
Small wooden crates made a perfect spice rack.
I paid just a few dollars for these at an auction.
All the shelves in the kitchen were made from the top
of an antique table.  My husband just cut the pieces to size.
All the brackets were purchased 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby.
Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Repurposed Antique Wood Box Crates Spice Rack Cast Iron Skillets via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
 An old bank bag makes a pretty vase sleeve.
I used a kraut cutter as a "frame" to display
some pie tins, biscuit cutters and sifters.
Our pantry door was previously the closet door from our
youngest son's bedroom in our old Missouri house.
We brought quite a few of the doors from that house with us,
as all of them were solid wood.
I'd love to show you a well-organized pantry behind that door,
but what is really there is a wall.  
Behind that wall is the shower
in the laundry/bathroom.  That room is getting remodeled next
and the shower will get relocated so my husband can finish
creating the pantry.  

Here's my potato bin turned trash can.
On the counter by the sink sits an old metal basket filled with dish towels
and an enamelware box that holds our silverware.
Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Antique Wire Basket via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
And that takes you full circle back to the kitchen sink!

Here's the before and after, shown side by side.
Yeah...I'm one happy woman.
  Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Before and After via KnickofTimeInteriors.blogspot.com
The only problem is that the view at the front of
our house is totally trashed with all the rubbish yanked
out of the kitchen.  We hoped to burn most of it,
but we've been under a burn ban because of the lack
of rain, so there it sits.  I just hope it's gone before the snow flies.
I'm also glad to have that mess out of the house.
One thing I'd like to stress is that we remodeled this kitchen on
an extremely slim budget.  We reused and revamped
as much as we could and used things we already had.

The only things purchased new were the Pella windows, The Sensa granite counter top,
the wood for the walls,
faux metal ceiling tiles, 2 gallons of paint, 1 gallon of floor sealer,
some electrical parts, lights above the sink and stove,
a few pieces of cabinet hardware, and trim for the ceiling and baseboards.
We already had the appliances
Thanks for coming by to visit today!

Blessings,
Angie

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185 comments:

  1. Angie,
    WOW what a transformation.I LOVE the look and charm of your kitchen.It really is lovely.All the details are amazing.Love how you reused and repurposed too!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. Love love love it Angie! I love the windows and love the handles as "curtains". I can't wait to see it in person! This calls for a family gathering you know!

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  3. Your hard work and saving paid off BIG TIME!! Looks wonderful.♥♫

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  4. Wow...so many amazing details!! Love all of your collected treasures and how you "repurposed" them...so clever! Thanks for the peek :) Laurel

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  5. Oh, my! What a dramatic change! You are so darn clever...everything looks so nice! I love that you saved the floor! You certainly have a way with groupings and collecting. Love it all....and the best part you did it on a budget!

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  6. I can hardly believe it's the same room...you did so much! You have so many unique details; it's beautiful.

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  7. I love it! Every last detail is perfection.

    Janet

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  8. It's perfect, Angie! I just love it! Well done!

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  9. BTW fabulous photos and I love that dog!!!

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  10. I love kitchens that are bright, filled with light and unique ... full of the things loved by its owner ... your kitchen fits this description big time & I love it :) I wasn't sure what my style was ... so i made up my own and called it Ethereal, plus what I love. I would surly put your kitchen in that category :) i think small budgets force one to get creative ... therefore leaving them with something even greater that they had first imagined. Your kitchen makes me smile more than an 80,000 kitchen would ... I can only imagine how thrilled you are ...you get to look at it every day. Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration!
    Francine

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  11. Oh Angie!!! It's simply beautiful! I love how creative you are with what you use. What a huge difference!

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  12. Angie this kichen is fantastic. The ceiling is great and all the little details really make it feel like a home. Very warm space that seems to be filled with lots of love and charm. By the way, love the old pots and other items.

    Cynthia

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  13. Great job! I love the by-gone charm is exudes.

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  14. Wow! It looks amazing. I love how light and bright it is, the open shelves and your collections on display. Very inspiring!

    Angela

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  15. Angie,, Thanks for sharing you kitchen. I love it all. Right up my alley.. What a great start to the day!

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  16. Angie~
    It looks like a true country farm house! I love it.
    I think my favorite things are the double drainboard sink...the surprise wood floors(BEAUTIFUL!) ...AND THE PANTRY DOOR TO NOWHERE! LOL...
    ...I also like that fact that it's an eat in kitchen. love the table, Pat

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  17. Just gorgeous!!!! I love it :)

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  18. A M A Z I N G !! Such wonderful detail. What a perfect place for all your fantastic collections!

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  19. What a transformation! So Beautiful! I Love it!

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  20. wowie~~~~~ I love it all!!! you are so talented!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous, Angie! Those plastic tin ceiling tiles are beautiful, and I love all the light that your kitchen has now. The courthouse window used as a divider was a stroke of genius, and I love the old typewriter behind it. There are just so many charming details--I love it all, and that you did it on a tight budget--you should be very proud of yourselves and all the work you did to accomplish this lovely result. I love Min Pin, too--very photogenic!

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  22. Angie, this remodel is totally and absolutely wonderful, and it "looks" like you!! Just perfect. So many great elements in here to love!! Bright and sunny and just feels like "home"!!

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  23. Clearly you are BRILLIANT, TALENTED, and FRUGAL. It is a gorgeous kitchen. Visiting from Common Ground.

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  24. beautiful, amazing, unbelivable! I love ALL you guys did...I mean ALL!!!

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  25. What an absolutely incredible job you guys did! I'm so impressed!
    Brenda

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  26. Bravo for a job well done! It amazes me that you could do so much with only $600!! I love all of your details: the hanging baskets, light fixture, trash bin, accessories, and especially the floor. Fabulous job Angie.

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  27. Your kitchen is amazing! I love the eye glasses, the light fixture and the old stove. You have a great eye for transforming the ordinary into beautiful decor.

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  28. What great details and personality your kitchen has! Such fun stuff going on in there.

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  29. Oh My Goodness Angie ... I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen. I think there's droll all over my keyboard now : (
    Job well done. SO many great ideas ... I think some may end up in MY kitchen ; )
    Cheers ~
    Deanna

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  30. It is so beautiful- I love all your "junk" it makes it very homey!

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  31. It turns out to a perfection because every details has enclosed with love.
    great job!

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  32. It's totally amazing! It looks like it has been there forever. Great job, and almost no money spent!! Amazing!

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  33. Absolutely delightful! And the amazing way you used old things! You certainly have a creative way of looking at things. I kept looking at the pictures and thinking, "I would have never thought of that!". Thanks for sharing.

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  34. My first visit to your blog and I am gob smacked!!! What a wonderful farm kitchen! Finally a picture that I could show my husband. He doesn't "get" decorating at all but I think he now understands the journey I am on to restore my own farmhouse to it's "roots" (c 1865). Love your cast iron collection and all the little cooking and baking goodies you have on display. Great job!!

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  35. Stunning!! You have such a gift for taking 'ordinary' objects and turning them into fantastic works of art! Everything is placed and displayed to perfection!
    Susan

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  36. 'm so jealous! This is beautiful an your pot collection and display, the mind boggles! well done

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  37. Your kitchen is wonderful!!! You've inspired us with your creative can-do spirit and ingenuity. Every single item you've decorated your kitchen with adds a little piece of history and interest to the utterly charming space! It just goes to show you don't have to spend a furtune to have a show-stopper of a room. And kudos to your husband for making your dream a reality!

    *The floor is my favorite part of all. You can't purchase wood like that at a building center!

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  38. Your vintage style kitchen is so cute..love that everything is in easy reach.
    Ya'll did a great job.

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  39. What a fun kitchen. I always love to see what you are doing and getting a glimpse of my home area. Nancy Carr, Vieques, Puerto Rico

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  40. Hi Angie,

    God is truely great. HE allows talented people like you to show the rest of the world that one does not need 'pots of gold' to create miracles. Just love, hard work, passion and HIS inspiration. You and your hubby created a miracle kitchen with all the right ingredients.

    Those clementines look YUM. Your kids are saints to have left it alone!

    Hugs
    Sumaya

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  41. This is wonderful. I love country kitchens and yours is one of the most fun I've ever seen. What a pleasure it must be to wake each morning and enjoy it! I can't believe that you transformed that drab, ordinary kitchen into something this great! And love the Coke yard stick plus a ton of other little touches you added. Gail (BibleLoveNotes.com)

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  42. Angie, you don't disappoint. Your kitchen remodel is amazing and between your talented husband and you, it proves that two heads are better than one! You certainly compliment each others skills. I adore this space and you should win tons of raves and rewards for not only the craftsmanship and creativity, but the idea that a kitchen (the most expensive room in the house to remodel), and do it on a dime! I am on my knees to you both!

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  43. You and your hubby did an awesome job! Farmhouse cozy on a budget! LOVE the way your kitchen redo came out! Thanks for taking us along on the journey!

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  44. Angie, this redo proves you don't just talk the talk you walk the walk! You reuse, repurpose and mingle them both together for DIY and decorating. Pat yourself on the back and let the kids eat the fruit!

    ~Bliss~

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  45. I so love the farm kitchen table - I hope to someday have one in my dining room!

    Popped in from Stuff and Nonsense's Fridays Unfolded.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  46. Susan in MississippiAugust 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    I accidentally found your blog, but I am so glad that I did. I am totally in love with your kitchen! It is just wonderful. I am your newest follower now ;o)

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  47. What a completely different feeling this has from your original kitchen. It's amazing. I especially love the potato bin turned garbage bing. I bet no other kitchen has that!

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  48. The trip round the kitchen made it seem as though one was going round in circles! Lost in wonder at how you've made use of so much and yet the finished item is so lovely and light! Enjoy using it and may the meals produced be wondrous to behold (and consume!) Just dropping by as a fellow guest at Pam's latest linky party!

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  49. I love your kitchen! It inspires me to do more to mine!

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  50. OMG I don't know even where to start to compliment you on your amazing farmhouse kitchen. It is all so unique and beautiful. Love it all. I really love the old courthouse window divider. I have been having an affair of late with old windows and doors in my home. I love the character they bring to a space. Oh the history that window could tell!!!!! Great job so well done. Please visit my blog sometime. I recently did a farmhouse kitchen too. Love you style.
    Kris
    junkchiccottage.blogspot.com

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  51. just lovely...the details are so fun to take in! great work...love the old wire basket for you towels :) pinned it ♥ much love

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  52. Wow, I am visiting from Brenda's blog. I am impressed at the skill and creativity level. Unreal. And kicking myself hard for all the old stuff I threw out from my mom's house that I saw as useless old junk. xo

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  53. Lovely kitchen redo! So creative! If I had that old kitchen I would have been tempted to burn it...ha!

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  54. Found you from Brenda's blog, Cozy Little House. I'm sooooo impressed with your kitchen reno! It has so much country charm and is white and bright and lovely. You're so creative with the way you repurposed so many things. I don't know where to start with trying to name a favorite. I think the first thing I noticed and loved was the mix of chair styles at your table all painted in chippy white paint. Love that! I love your old hardwood floors too. That had to be a difficult job to remove the old floor, but well worth it with the prize underneath. And the lawn mower handles you hung? Who would've EVER thought of that?! Again, so creative! Thanks for sharing your budget minded kitchen reno that turned out so charming.

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  55. I also found you via Brenda's blog, Cozy Little House. You took a builder's standard kitchen and made it into your own adorable kitchen! I like that it is your style using mostly what you already had. The wood floors are beautiful and it was so clever of your husband to use ceiling tins to cover where the previous upper cabinets were. I'm looking forward to seeing your new pantry too. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  56. Beautiful, fun, creative, and full of light!

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  57. Beautiful, my gosh the before and after says it all.

    Enjoy, its a kitchen full old charm.

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  58. I've come over from Cozy Little House and am in awe of your creativity! You're such an inspiration!
    -Karen

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  59. Oh my, I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN! I just got done showing him your post and telling him this is my dream kitchen! :)

    You are very talented, as well as your husband. Thank you to you for sharing and tell your husband thank you from me as well for his wonderful talent!


    Lindy

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  60. Fantastic! You did a brilliant job. Congratulations

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  61. Came over from Brenda's Cozy Little House...sure do love all you and your husband have done...so charming and creative!! I took notes so I could use some of your ideas in my own place...loved all the little nooks and crannies for storing your treasures...faux tin ceiling...window room divider...wire basket storage...old stove coffee bar...recycled door pieces over window...old metal fryer baskets for fruit storage plus the pricing signs...Sigh....sooooooo sweet to look at!!! Love it...love it...love it!! Question: Does your husband have a single brother that is handy like him???? Just asking... ;)

    I will be back to be inspired again another day!!
    Thanks, Vicki
    from
    http://vicki-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/

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  62. wow! I came here from Brenda's also. Love all that you did here! You've taken REUSE to great heights! My youngest son took his old kitchen down to the rafters; I am so proud of what he did there. He used a vinyl coated ceiling tile that looks like the tin tiles. Much easier to install and lightweight. We used the regular tin tiles as a backsplash for my gas stove. I wouldn't do that ever again! We used the leftovers to fill where a wall was installed in my bathroom to conceal pipes to the shower/tub.

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  63. Oh my Gosh ~ I came over from Cozy Little House. Brenda is right ~ what a wonderful transformation. I love, love, love your new old kitchen. Wow ~ you and your husband are so handy. I love the way you recycle everything you have and it looks fab-u-lous. I am your newest follower. I LOVE THIS ;-)

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  64. I adore your kitchen. Y'all are creative geniuses!

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  65. It is fabulous! I cannot wait to see the rest of your blog. You really must submit this to Country Sampler Magazine.

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  66. I love it Angie. You've done a brilliant job and with all the collectible bits and pieces, it has such character!

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  67. You must be the cleverest woman on earth! I found you from Brenda's blog this morning, and I will be your newest follower!

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  68. The floor in your kitchen is to die for. Love the color of the old planks. What a treasure to find that under the old flooring.

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  69. WOW what a kitchen. I love everything about it. You and your husband are so talented. And when you put the two side by side pictures towards the end of the before and after, one can REALLY see what an amazing transformation!
    PLUS I loved the surprise of the dog on the stool pic in there..I started laughing ; he's so cute!

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  70. Your creativity seems to be endless...very cool!

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  71. Incredibly creative use of resources. I am amazed. Every detail is just adorable. I am your newest follower. I hope you'll stop by Posed Perfection for a visit and maybe even a follow back. Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  72. Beautiful...just beautiful. I felt like I was walking thru a museum. Going to have to share this with my hubby.

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  73. I'm arriving a little bit late to the party, but I'm so glad I came by, anyway! Your kitchen remodel is stunning... and it is so "you"! Huge congratulations to you and your husband on such a remarkable job!

    xoxo

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  74. It's beautiful, Angie? Love all the details and I love all the vintage stuff.bi like how bright it is too...Christine

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  75. Oh my gosh - it's beautiful!

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  76. It is so much brighter and has so much charm!! Fabulous job and on such a small budget too!! congrats to you and your husband for a great job!!

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  77. Beautiful kitchen - all of your special finds make every inch of it so charming! Visiting from the Sunday Showcase...

    Rhonda @ home.made.

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  78. This is unbelievable - what a magnificent job you did - you created an authentic farmhouse kitchen!
    BTW - your floors are beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  79. How did you get the glue off the floor? I have wood floors througout my house but they have had various treatments and all have much glue on them. lindajkimura@yahoo.com
    Thank you

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  80. Your farmhouse kitchen is so warm, rustic, and inviting. I love how you use the items that you have on display. Everything has its place and everything is used. The patina of the floors, cabinets, and all of your collections is gorgeous. I will be moving to a farm in two years, and I hope to have a fabulous farmhouse kitchen also. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. So happy I stopped in...your kitchen is beautiful...full of inspiration!
    I'm about to move my son into his first dorm...where did the time go?

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  82. It's just stunning, love everything - all the open shelving and everything on display and love your floor.
    It's just amazing, you must be so happy !

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  83. Angie, it's a beautiful kitchen! You guys did an amazing job. I'm so impressed. It's definitely a reflection of you, I love it!

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  84. Angie, Your kitchen is so charming! I LOVE all the vintage goodness in it.
    Mary Alice

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  85. Love your kitchen re-do. It feels as if one is standing in the kitchen of an old farmhouse. I would have been concerned about getting rid of the cabinets for storage, but it looks like you dealt with that pretty effectively. One nice thing about having your food and pans displayed is that there wouldn't be a lot of searching for things--they're right in view! my favorites, though, are your abundance of light, the old floors, and the baskets with fruit and the old advertising signs on them--delightful!

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  86. Love your kitchen, lots of great ideals. The whole room is so light and bright but still a very warm space.

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  87. Hi Angie: I love all your vintage pieces and how you have used them. You really come up with clever ways to do things, I can't think out of the box that well. I love your potato bin turned trash bin and the little cupboard above the frig, which is always such wasted space, with the lights for your china. It is all so bright and pretty. Thanks for sharing..Happy Monday..Judy

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  88. I love, love your new/old kitchen! I know it was a lot of work, but it was well worth it.

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  89. I adore it Angie...A true farmhouse kitchen!! Please come link it up to "Cowgirl Up!" tonight!
    ♥Linsey

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  90. What a wonderful transformation! I know exactly what you mean about the hardest part is getting it all clean for photos! But you did a great job. It's lovely!

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  91. Angie, your new kitchen is just gorgeous! Every detail is amazing! You did a fabulous job with this remodel!

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  92. What a charming and welcoming kitchen! Beautiful transformation, Angie!

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  93. Unfreaking gorgeous! I can't say how much I love it since no words would describe. Very creative and so very pretty, and yes, so you! It is so much like standing in an old farmhouse. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  94. Angie,
    It's beautiful!!!! Love the floors that you discovered. Great idea to add the new windows...I really like a lot of light. All your vignettes are so charming, job well done. Thanks for sharing your new kitchen with us at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  95. Oh, Angie, I can so see myself sitting at your kitchen table sipping coffee and just taking in the view. Something in every corner, every corner with something in it. Love, love, love your tour. It is indeed a room with a view. Thanks for the view. Many blessings at your new/old kitchen table surrounded by your family. Hugs and blessings, Jannifer

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  96. Firstly, the things we won't do for our moms, right? Secondly, thank you for indulging those of us who want all the details, and not just a quick sweep of the finished product.

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  97. I love the floors. Since you didn't mention putting those down, I assume that is what was under the beautiful linoleum in the kitchen?! Wink Wink! We have to pull up five layers of floor in the kitchen of our 1946 house and I am hoping that there is something lovely like those under there! The whole kitchen just reminds me of my grandma's house and nothing is more comfortable and cozy than that!

    P.S. If you haven't burned it already, I absolutely wouldn't burn the linoleum, because depending on its age, it could be made of asbestos and that is worse than you can image to breathe near, let alone set on fire.

    Jenny

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  98. amazing makeover! It's hard to believe that's the same kitchen. It looks so great. I have that ruler in my kitchen window!!!

    gail

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  99. Completely charming and beautiful! I used to own SO many of the same type of items you've used in your kitchen. I got rid of so much of it because my husband didn't like all the "stuff". Now I'm single and kicking myself for not hanging onto more of the things I loved. Sigh...live and learn. You and your husband have done a fantastic job of creating beauty and personality on a small budget, just love it!

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  100. I love everything and could spend hours just walking around and looking at every little detail. So much history in that room! I am also slightly drooling over that metal basket holding your dishclothes...WHEW! Love it!

    Hugs, Angie

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  101. I LOVE your re-do...I love all the stories and explanations that went with each and every piece, thank you for that, seriously, it helps bring everything together, I actually felt like I was IN your kitchen and you were taking me around!! You mentioned you lived in MO, I do, I live in Ozark!! What part did you live in?
    God bless and happy New Kitchen and MUCH better than the before!
    Becky...oh, if you wanted to get a hold of me, my email is: glorifygod2001@yahoo.com

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  102. Wow wow such a great redo!!!!! I'm so impressed

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  103. I'm speechless! That is a wonderful makeover! It looks like it is right out of the 30's or 40's! What a cute vintage kitchen!!
    Came over from Common Ground!
    Sherry

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  104. What a fabulous makeover! I featured your kitchen today at Potpourri Friday!

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  105. Hi Angie,

    All your hard work deserves many high=fives and whoo hoo's! The photographing alone was enough work to make me want to go take a nap. I have done enough "do it yourself" to know that doing it yourself isn't as easy as it looks on HGTV. You rock, Sista! You and your husband did a wonderful job that shows caring and love and an intense amount of creativity. I hope you get to enjoy making many great memories in this kitchen and enjoying the fruits of your efforts. This kitchen is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Your kitchen is awesome and has so much character. Love love all your collections and how you have them displayed. I'm sure your mom will love seeing the photos before she heads out and my guess is the kids have attacked the fruit already. I agree with others that I could spend hours in there just checking stuff out, but it looks so organized at the same time. Thanks for the detailed tour.

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  107. what a great space!

    i absolutely love
    all the vintage pieces
    and charming details

    so full of light
    and character!

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!

    alison

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  108. From someone that grew up in genuine farmhouse kitchens, you nailed it. I have so many memories flooding me just looking at your pictures, thank you and great job!

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  109. You know I love your projects! This kitchen remodel is fabulous! Featuring you on Saturday! XO, Aimee

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  110. I had the best time reading about your kitchen makeover! Every single thing you did is so creative and lovely.
    I love details and there is certainly no shortage of them in your gorgeous kitchen.
    Rhonda

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  111. Super re-do! I love your creativity using what you had on hand to create something entirely different.

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  112. Angie, your farm kitchen is a dream. It's REAL kitchen, not just fancy schmancy sit and look pretty kitchen. The utilitarian aspects of it are waht make it beautiful to me...everything has a home and a purpose. You made the ordinary look darling. I would love to see your table and chairs when complete!

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  113. Your kitchen is awesome!! Thanks for the tour. It's so lovely.

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  114. Angie, I had pinned your kitchen before I even realized it was yours! I LOVE the bright, light, interesting space, the use of reclaimed items, those amazing floors, and all your great vignettes. I KNOW there was a lot of HARD work that went into this as well. AMAZING job. It may be my new favorite room in your house!
    -Revi

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  115. WOW!!!! I absolutely love what you did with the kitchen! You have so many neat ideas for decorating! I love how you used all of your collections and great finds! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  116. Your kitchen turned out beautifully, Angie...I remember when you started the project...I just love the light filled space you have created! Wonderful collections, too!

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  117. My goodness, you have so much cool stuff! I absolutely LOVE your kitchen! I just remodeled my kitchen & took down the upper cabinets & installed open shelving to 'display' some of my very own cool stuff! Love your flooring, the cast iron skillets, the ceiling, just everything... it's all so vintage & AWESOME!!! =)

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  118. what a gorgeous kitchen! i love all the vintage touches that make it so warm and cozy!

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  119. OMG what a beyond fabulous space this turned out!! Thanx for sharing it with us. Newest Follower here!:)

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  120. Angie your kitchen is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen! You have so many awesome finds in it... I love ever square inch!
    Susan

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  121. Super cute!! I love everything about your kitchen. Soooo inspiring!!!

    xox

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  122. Angie,
    Since I loved this makeover, I just had to feature it today at my party. Come on by and grab my starfish featured button for your blog.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  123. I love everything about it, Angie! It absolutely bubbles over with farmhouse charm!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Come by tonight to see yourself featured.

    Hugs,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  124. I found you through Kims place and love your style. The kitchen turned out just adorable. I have an old stove like yours also, is your in working order. I can't wait to look around your blog more. Have a lovely evening. I am your newest follower. Stop by my kitchen http://www.creativecaincabin.com/2012/08/summer-kitchen-in-rustic-log-home.html if you have some time.

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  125. amazing transformation! details, details details... my favorite ones were the fryer baskets for the fruit with the vintage signs on them and the potato pin turned garbabge can... love that!

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  126. Love your kitchen! I love all the vintage details and especially that you reused and reclaimed. Beautiful!!

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  127. Very beautiful homey kitchen! I could totally sit on one of those chippy chairs and sip coffee! Great job for little money! Traci

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  128. That was an amazing transformation and so INSPIRING! You did such a great job with all the little details I love it!

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  129. That is just crazy awesome! There are so many inspiring bits & pieces here, it leaves me speechless! Congratulations on being featured at Miss Mustard Seeds blog! That's a HUGE deal & SO deserving!

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  130. Absolutely wonderful!! My jaw is still hanging open! What a fabulous transformation. You've just created my dream kitchen! I have to show my hubby your photos. He'll love it too. WONDERFUL!!

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  131. Yes, congratulations on being featured at Miss Mustard Seed's blog! Your kitchen is beautiful. It's so welcoming that I'd love to sit and have a cup of coffee with you at that gorgeous table.

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  132. Angie - It's gorgeous! SO charming and vintage chic. I LOVE that it's a real cook's kitchen with so many things at the ready. That's what I'm going for too. We really gotta work our little kitchens, don't we?! (Well, yours is a pretty good size but I'm talkin' countertop & cupboard space.) I have a collection of vintage cheese graters as well. If I don't end up displaying them, I know who I'm gonna send them to! The before & after is awesome. Shows that there's a clear difference between vintage and outdated! Please tell me it took you a year to create this loveliness because that's where I'm at. ;) Love.

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  133. I can not believe your kitchen makeover! It is literally my dream come true! I am SLOWLY filling my kitchen with old things i love...it would be an accomplishment if it someday looked like yours!

    Found you via Miss mustard seed

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  134. It looks wonderful!! Good job!!

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  135. Your kitchen transformation is so amazing I hardly can take it in! Your vintage treasures all look so wonderful and serve a purpose too. Beautiful job! I know you must love spending time in there every day.

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  136. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love every bit of it! Katherine

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  137. Angie you and your husband did a remarkable job! It's just so dang charming. Can you believe that floor???? I bet you about died of happiness when you found that! I could be perfectly happy in that kitchen - at least with the pantry added on....just lovely.

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  138. Wowzer, one of a kind spectacular....BRAVO

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  139. Really fabulous redo. You've given me an idea or two for when I, hopefully, begin my kitchen re-do. Congrats on the feature at MMS.

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  140. Just wonderful! I love reading about, and seeing, kitchen re-do's on a budget.

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  141. Just wonderful! I love reading about, and seeing, kitchen re-do's on a budget.

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  142. Where do I begin?! This is one fabulous, vintage filled delight! You must never leave this kitchen! Love those push mower handles, eyeglass display, wooden shelves ... the list goes on and on! The best $1,000 every spent!
    Kelly

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  143. AMAZING...love the skirting under the kitchen sink! Actually there is so much to comment on! You just did a beautiful job! Huge applause...standing ovation! :)

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  144. ummmm...you have me drooling and oohing and ahhing right now!~ I saw your link up at our pinterest party and I had to come over...WOWZA off to pin now and I thank you for joining.

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  145. Your kitchen is full of wonderfulness! Love it all!

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  146. Wow the ingenuity behind your budget conscious design ideas is incredible! Your kitchen is amazingly beautiful and has such vintage charm. Nice work.

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  147. I love your style!! Thanks for linking up on 'Or so she says...', hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of 'Your Great Idea'. www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  148. Well, I just had to come over to see your kitchen! Wow, what a transformation! I do see similarities in our styles. It feels so good to use what you have. It really does bring out your creativity. Lookin' good, Angie!

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  149. What a great DIY! I love how much fresher, cleaner and modern the kitchen looks!

    By: Federal Way Handyman

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  150. Great work done with creative ideas. It prove useful for all those who are planning to remodel. looking wonderful.

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  151. What a amazing kitchen you have..I really wonder about how you can manage this much items in kitchen...


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  152. Great work done with creative ideas. It prove useful for all those who are planning to remodel. looking wonderful.

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  153. As home owner I have a plan on kitchen remodeling and the main focus is to have new pantry doors which has divider at the back of it. It seems that kind of door really nice.

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  154. your kitchen is SO wonderful, angie! how wonderful to find those floors! your creativity and collections make this room a vintage charm:) oh, love that trash holder and cute pup, too!

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  155. Hi Angie

    I found your blog while looking for royalty free clips for my own vintage project- a stash box for my fabric, and stopped to look around after picking up some ideal pictures, thanks! I will try and (work out how to) send you a picture when it's finished.

    Your kitchen is truly stunning, as is your laundry room (that's as far as I got so far! Couldn't continue without commenting!)It's so bright and airy. I live in what I guess you'd call rural England and your kitchen wouldn't look out of place in any village house or cottage here. People here in towns and cities pay many ten's of thousands of pounds to try and achieve the same look and they are not half as lovely as yours, many are mass produced, brought from specialist 'design' chains and just look like over priced faux country kitchens! I'd rather have yours any day!

    My projects are small items. Jewellery, gifts, storage, personal and items to sell for charity. I find inspirations in objects big, small, old and new. I don't have a blog- maybe one day. I can only do a little at a time due to illness so I'd rather craft than blog ;-) When I can't craft I look online to fuel the fire for when I can! I can see me doing a lot of refuelling right here!

    With very best wishes and crafty hugs,

    Tracey :-)

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  156. What an amazing transformation. Can't believe it's the same kitchen. I am planning to pin so many photographs. Every bit is way beyond creative. Superb job:)

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  157. What a beautiful kitchen! It brings a tear to my eye that the flooring has been covered up all these years. That was the first thing I saw, it is gorgeous. I really love the whole space. It is warm, cozy, inviting and very charming. Besides the floor, my other favorite items are the antique window between the rooms, the milk screen light and the cellar door table. Great job!! You can really tell a lot of time and love went into the room.

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  158. This is really such a beautiful kitchen design. Great example how to keep the kitchen in a best manner. Could anyone guide me the best kitchen remodeler in los angeles. I am very glad to see that.

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  159. Great information and beautiful blog.Thanks for sharing it.

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  160. I keep putting off our kitchen remodeling in Tempe AZ. I need to get on that before my wife gets upset.

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  161. Great looking kitchen! I've been browsing the internet for inspiration and ideas to start my own kitchen remodel. I already have my table picked out and I plan to go look at double oven range tomorrow. What is the most durable and cost-effective counter top material, in your opinion?

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  162. Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love all of the details that you have incorporated especially the tin ceiling tiles. ;)

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  163. Wow! What a gift you've been given in being able to display all your little goodies and collections in such a wonderful way! You are truly a "designer"! Everything is just to my tastes, and how I would love to have some of the things you have on display!
    My one question is on the wood flooring.... Would you tell us more about how you did it? It's just lovely, and I'm thinking it's probably some DIY project I'd like to imitate! Did you use wooden pegs to nail it down? A little tutorial would be so appreciated. I'm a 72 year old gr-grandma, but I do all my own work, still! I have done all my own floors in my house, and now want to change the kitchen floor. It's the only one left with vinyl tile on it. Your floor looks exactly what I'm looking for.... care to share some tips on your labor?

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  164. You've put the chic in country chic!

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  165. You and your husband are an inspiration to me and mine. I'm also blessed with a wizard at being my personal handyman. I have received the gift of many ideas from your kitchen and some I've already done. We are very frugal and do things on a reuse, renew, renovate kind of budget. Thank you for opening your kitchen to us all. Bless you!

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  166. One might as well pick a kitchen planner who is parcel to offer one broad record determinations for the kitchen remodeling beginning from bureau, embellishments, and machines up to beautifying fittings. The decorators must illuminate one about the styles incorporating conventional, up to date or contemporary and present day styles.

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  167. I can tell that everything in the kitchen is in the right place and I am loving it then.
    thanks,,,

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  168. Wow! That is amazing! What a great use of the space. I love all the little details! :)

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  169. I saw this on hometalk while searching "farmhouse kitchens" - just love it - all the little details. So sweet. I sent the link to my sister-in-law for her consideration while planning a kitchen remodel. Thanks for sharing. NancyLee

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  170. God bless people like you. Praying that through this post, you will inspire more people.

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  171. I love your kitchen remodel...I am going to build a barn next year and plan to put a small apartment in the back for my husband and myself. My son and family live in the house on our 11 acres. I totally love your kitchen. I had planned to use my hoostier, and several other wooden cabinets in my kitchen in place of the standard cupboards. After seeing what you have done in your kitchen I am very excited. I have the exact stove as yours. I use it to store pots and pans in the oven, plastic containers in the cupboard area on top and in the middle I keep my microwave. I am so jazzed by all the great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  172. I wanted to share my name but profile selection wouldn't let me...sorry

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  173. Wow Angie... your kitchen is gorgeous! The details are amazing! I love the way the sun comes through the window... so bright and sunny! Beautiful, beautiful room!

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  174. I love this kitchen and thank you for the details. I especially like, really like, the low cost of the remodel. Money for anything to do with decorating for me is pretty much nonexistent. You give me hope and ideas. Thank you.

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  175. Your kitchen is super cute! I especially LOVE the floor!!! My husband and I recently bought a "new" old house. All the floors have be stripped down to the original hardwood plank floors and I want to keep them sooo bad! They are sadly covered in nails, (somebody nailed the carpet to the hardwood) but I want to try and save them. Could you please let me know how you did yours? Thank you, Emily Kendall

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  176. Wow.. Very nice blog.

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  177. I'm totally in awe of your kitchen makevoer!! I love, love, love farmhouse style. I live in an old farmhouse and really want to make some updates but fear starting - afraid it won't come out the way I'd hoped or running into bigger issues. I LOVE that floor you found under all that linoleum!! That is GORGEOUS!!

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  178. I love so many things about your kitchen and just pinned several images. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  179. I love your new kitchen! We have a very small kitchen and I want to redo it. All the cabinets are a dark stained wood, as are all the trim too. It's dark and boring. I want to paint them and also remove the doors off of some of them by the sink, for putting my dishes in. We also have some cast iron pans that I'd love to hang up, but no wall space. I plan to go through all the cabinets and get rid of the stuff we don't use. And I want to move my spices away from the sink and away from the stove. My boyfriend said I can do whatever I want to the inside of the house, but questions why I want to do this or that. CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY! LOL. Anywats, I love that country feel of your kitchen. It's what I want.

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  180. I've seen some of your kitchen redo Angie but not all of it. Wowee - what a difference! I love how you used an old wood burning stove as a coffee center - too cool. So smart to divide the rooms with an antique window - love this idea.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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