Tudor Style

Hey there!

We’re back with a few more shots of our neighbors kitchen today! If you didn’t see the ones we featured in our e-zine, you can check them out here.

Here’s a shot of what the kitchen looked like when they bought the house back in 1999…

Among other things, they removed the bar that separated the kitchen from the dining room, replaced all the light fixtures (with salvaged ones), and took down the 70’s style linoleum backsplash.

Here’s a shot of the stove area, before and after…

Peter reconstructed some of the cabinets on the left so that things would look a little more symmetrical. He used a set of salvaged doors on the cabinet above the fridge, and they removed the soffit up above the upper cabs to make room for some of the vintage kitchen items they’ve collected.

Here’s another piece of their collection that I absolutely LOVE…

And here’s a shot of Josette’s potato masher collection…

She started collecting them as a young girl and especially treasures the one from her Grandmother. (The shortest one in the photo above) You can see the salvaged window Peter installed (sideways) over the kitchen sink in that photo too.

This is a shot of the garden window he removed….

To make for a smoother transition during the switcheroo, Peter installed the salvaged window first, then removed the existing window. Smart idea!

This last shot seemed to be one of the most popular pics in our e-zine, so we thought we post it here again…

It shows how Peter and Josette transformed their kitchen cabinets by giving them a facelift with thin strips of wood before painting them. What a fantastic way to create a shaker style door, huh?

Kevin and Amanda
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  1. says

    I have been needing new kitchen cabinets for a long time and now have decided I don’t need new cabinets, I just need some pieces of thin wood. going to get busy on cutting these strips and see what it looks like. thank you

  2. says

    I love the way you took the old doors and made them look like shaker style doors. I am going to do this to my kitchen. I can only hope mine will look as great as yours. Your kitchen is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. says

    Love the refacing idea on the cabinet doors! Did you order new drawers all together or how did you update the drawers? Thanks for your input.

  4. Kay says

    Just wanted to say that you just solved a problem for me! My backsplash ! I wanted breadboard for my old home but didn’t know what to put behind the stove. Where did you get the stainless or is it a stainless look-a-like?

  5. Angie says

    Those are MY kitchen cabinets! Seriously, I have those exact old doors, and I have been trying and trying to decide how to update them. I’d love to know exactly how you attached the wood pieces….I’m guessing some glue and little nails? Details would be appreciated!

    • Angie says

      OK, in my excitement I posted before reading others’ comments. I do see some details that help a lot. This is inspiring!

  6. Sarah says

    We have the exact same cabinets and I have been looking for a way to revive them. This shaker style may be just the ticket!

    Question: Are the edges of the cabinets in this post straight or rounded? If they were rounded, how did you go about a straight an even edge?

    Ours are a smidgen rounded and I’m now sure how to move forward with the birch plywood, as I’ll need the edge to be straight once all said and done.

  7. Martha Jameson says

    I love the cabinets, and I would like to do something similar to my 60’s very plain cabinet doors. I would like to know where your husband got his wood strips? Did he cut them himself,or buy them like that? Thanks for any help you can give!

  8. Maddie thornock says

    This is just inspiring my husband and I are looking at houses and they all have bad kitchens!!!! I can’t get past the kitchen. I’m a stay at home mom and I spend most of my days cooking lol.. But wow you did amazing job and now rethinking some of the houses we looked. What a great blog you have :)

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