The kitchen, which was basically gutted as the addition was grafted on, ended up being our biggest hands-on project. By the time we were done, I had learned how to make cabinet doors, and Elaine had mastered putting down hexagonal ceramic-tile flooring.
Shown: A circa-1920 gas- and wood-burning stove became the starting point for a vintage-style kitchen with marble counters, a tin ceiling, salvaged pendant lights, and a reclaimed heart-pine floor with a ceramic-tile “rug” in front of the range. The wainscot was inspired by beadboard
in an existing pantry.
Kitchen wallpaper: Charles Rupert Designs
Kitchen marble: Architectural Salvage
, Mooseheart Tile & Granite
Tin ceiling: W.F. Norman Corp.