Monday, March 19, 2012

Vintage Charm in a Kitchen



This adorable 100 year old home in a historic part of Houston was remodeled after fire and water damage.  I was happy to work with the homeowners on the kitchen, bathroom, paint colors, moulding details, and the exterior. It's such a different style than the remodels of newer homes I usually do, it was fun to get to something a little different. 

I posted about the exterior of this home HERE

before

We started off keeping the existing pine floors using a rich, dark stained finish. We couldn't change the footprint of the kitchen, but we relocated the frig to the opposite wall to open up the space in front of the island a bit more. 

The end wall where the frig was before really cut off the kitchen from the rest of the room. 


I really love the cool color scheme and the new taller window that scales better for that space.  The dark color on the lower cabinets and the white on the uppers kept the small space light and bright and open feeling. The schoolhouse light fixtures from Hudson Valley Lighting have a nice vintage appeal.

As with any remodel, sometimes you have to compromise.  I wanted to take those cabinet to the ceiling, but a major drain was routed just under those joists at the ceiling above the cabinetry.  We did a small furr down to enclose it, going as close to the ceiling as possible for maximum height and storage. 


The new Sharp undercounter microwave saves space. A little handmade glass tile inset adds some detail to the backsplash.  Outlets are placed horizontally just below the inset so they don't interrupt the linear quality.



A little kitchen vintage charm!

After photos by Miro Dvorscak

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29 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous transformation.

Tatiana Doria said...

Incredible change. Congratulations!

NanaDiana said...

It looks really great! You did a wonderful job. I think old, historic homes are some of the hardest to work with-xo Diana

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Carla, you worked your magic again.It looks beautiful!

classic • casual • home said...

LOVELY. I put the outlets under the inset in my kitchen too...such a happy kitchen.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Stunning transformation, Carla! I LOVE your amazing attention to detail. Would you mind sharing the wall and cabinet paint colours?

An Urban Cottage said...

Incredible! Love every little thing about it especially the unusual color palette and all the moldings. It's a really handsome kitchen that fits the style of the house perfectly.

Carla Aston said...

Hi Wendy, here are the colors.
Lower Cabinets and Island-SW 6249, Storm Cloud
Upper Cabinets and Trim-SW 7004, Snowbound
Interior of Upper cabinets with glass-SW 6249, Storm Cloud
Walls- SW 7071, Gray Screen
All paints Sherwin Williams

Thanks for your comment!

Kathy said...

Wonderful kitchen! Love it. I'm wondering what the counter tops are?

Carla Aston said...

They are Kashmir White granite.

Princess Kate said...

I love your style. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

When i finally get down to The Woodlands to visit our friend who's wedding we are going to in Miami next week (mini vacation, yay!), I really want to have coffee with you. I'm hoping to get down there by the fall. You are THE most talented, full-range designer out here in blogland. This is a gorgeous kitchen with such great, true-to-the-home bones. And I'm loving the cabinet colors. Complete charm and sophistication all at once.

Love Where You Live said...

Very pretty!

Cris Angsten said...

That's just beautiful! Love the soft colors.

Stacy Curran said...

AMAZING!!!! I love before and afters more than anything, and this one certainly dd NOT disappoint!!
Stacy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a lovely kitchen... and the color is fabulous!
Yvonne

Katie Olthoff said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Please come check out my blog - I have a 100 year old foursquare and we are remodeling a bathroom. I painted the vanity almost the same color as the lower cabinets, and the walls are almost identical, too!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You could design a kitchen for me anytime! I love everything you've done. Totally charming and timeless!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful kitchen! Love the changes!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I am also one of your new followers....

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I have white cabinets, but our peninsula is the same color as the cabinets who your kitchen. The only difference is that we put a white glaze on it. The transformation is great and fits in with the style of the house.

Justine said...

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Rooms by Ann said...

This is a beautiful kitchen. thanks for sharing.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Beautiful job! I'm your newest follower!

chateau chic said...

Absolutely beautiful kitchen! Love the color and design. Just fabulous!
Mary Alice

Something Special said...

I like my kitchen now, but this kitchen is so comfortable. Would love to cook up something in there. So nice.

Rehab Tiger said...

My husband is in love with this kitchen! What stain color did you use on the floor? I thought I read the species is pine - we have fir.

Carla Aston said...

Yes, these were the original pine floors, but I imagine it would work with your species. Just do some test samples. We used a reddish-brown stain, I believe it was modern mahogany from Sherwin Williams, or something similar.

Thanks for checking out my projects!

Ms.JayQue said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful!! I'm just looking around your blog and loving everything I'm seeing!!

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