• The knotty pine cabinets are good wood, but they are chipped and peeling in places.• The drawers are barely functional and need to be replaced.• The shelves in the cabinets are not in good shape.• The kitchen is much darker than it appears in these photographs (I pushed up the light to help you see the details). Overall, this kitchen has a lot in common with other Before/After kitchens we show you.I also want to keep the furnishings neutral so that the table setting and food are center stage. I opted to wallpaper the interior of the hutch with pages from some old books which are FREE.
However, the retro decorating gods have made it all better (for now) by delivering flickr friend Eartha Kitsch, who just last week finished freshening up the knotty pine kitchen in her 1956 new-old house.
Between flurries of email, I kept staring at the wainscoting in their back dining room.
At the conclusion of the shoot, I showed JR a dimly lit i Phone photo, and said, “There.
I’m going to guess that they were nearly as old as I, probably seeing their first light of day in the very early 1970′s.
It’s not that we didn’t want to revamp the kitchen. In fact, we had (shortly after said woman’s visit) repainted every room in the house, including applying a coat or two of cheery yellow paint in the kitchen. Recently, I was on a video shoot (just work – nothing too exciting) at The Buttery in Boston’s South End.
There's no question that this kitchen needs updating.