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Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation...

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Well... It is finally finished!!
We bought and moved into a home built in 1878 and it needed some attention!!
Designing a historically sympathetic space while incorporating modern functionality was the goal for this kitchen.
We wanted the cabinets to have a farmhouse feeling. Shaker panels, exposed hinges, curvy cutouts and corbels all added to that look.
Choosing the whitewashed white oak flooring for the whole main floor and painting walls and trim in very pale colours gave me the ability to bring in black cabinetry.
We chose to keep the existing wood slat ceiling in its original finish.
The sink cabinet is my favourite part of the kitchen. I wanted something unique and with limited wall space I had to get creative!
I chose to add a curved backplate to the farmhouse sink. The bridge faucet from Riobel with its feminine curves echoes the curves in the backplate, wine cubbies, corbels and cutouts...
These curves are an important balance to the black cabinets with their masculine presence.
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The sink cabinet is my favourite part of the kitchen. I wanted something unique and with limited wall space I had to get creative!
I chose to add a curved backplate to the farmhouse sink. The bridge faucet from Riobel with its feminine curves echoes the curves in the backplate, wine cubbies, corbels and cutouts...
These curves are an important balance to the black cabinets with their masculine presence.
I have now added 1878 to the sink area... I think it gives it a real farmhouse look. FYI 1878 is the year the house was completed. It took two years to build and the stone was dragged from the riverbed and hauled by horses to the site.
These barstools were another diy project. They were yellow leather and I dyed them black and added the date. If you are interested in how I did them I have posted about it on my Hometalk feed as well as on the blog.
This shot is from my Instagram ... if you like farmhouse style, follow along with me! https://www.instagram.com/cynthia_weber_design/
lifting the blue agate into place.
before shot of the kitchen
The outside of the house

To see more: http://cynthiaweber.com/farmhouse-kitchen-reveal/

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