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Try the Lived-In Look

12. Stylish score: Dress up your task lighting. Convert recessed cans with a pendant-light adapter and fabric shade, about $79; Ballard Designs

13. Repurposed island: A country store “seed and bean” counter offers twice the charm for half the price of a carpenter-built island. Search salvage yards and flea markets for rustic, unrestored versions like this one, starting at about $800.

14. Period pot rack: The rusted patina on this custom wrought-iron rack imparts an antique feel to this kitchen. For a DIY version, mount a section of Victorian-era iron fencing horizontally on the wall and hang pots from hooks on the rails, about $45 per linear foot; Recycling the Past
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