gutted vintage cottage-style kitchen
Photo: Nathan Kirkman
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From Forlorn to Refreshed

The kitchen inside this Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1896 Queen Anne had to be gutted. It turned out to be owners Dorian and Elaine Walker's biggest hands-on project. Dorian learned how to make cabinet doors and Elaine had mastered putting down hexagonal ceramic-tile flooring.

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.
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