When we moved to Red Gate Farm almost 6 years ago, the kitchen needed some work. Basically it was ok, we actually liked the 60 year old cabinets and the layout. What "we" didn't like was the lack of a dishwasher, the so worn laminate counters that the gold speckles were gone, the forest green accents on the cabinets, the copper knobs/hardware, the floating stove, no vent/hood above the stove... well, you get the idea.
Fast forward six years, gallons of paint, a five year wait for a small scale dishwasher (yep, 5 years of hand washing dishes), butcher block counters, over the range microwave, a FREE fabulous vintage sink, new faucet to fit said vintage sink (not an easy find), black Bakelite and chrome hardware from eBay, handmade shelves beside the stove and less clutter on the counters...
Although the above pictures show the dishwasher without the cabinet "panel", it too is finally installed but I haven't taken a photo yet. We actually made it look like the old bin cabinet that was already there, complete with vintage handle.
Really the kitchen has come along way. A few things are still left, like new ceiling light fixture, new light fixture over the sink and a new linoleum (the real stuff) floor to replace the 65 year old floor that is still here - what you can't see in these photos is the floor has gold speckles too. We'll get to all of that... maybe before another six years go by.
Enjoy the start of the week,
Chris at Red Gate Farm
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