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Quick Kitchen Remodel under $400

My husband and I tore out the old plater and lath ceiling of our 1917 kitchen revealing the wood beams. We painted everything fresh white, including the old cabinets. We added new hardware, a vintage stove for $45 and painted our old fridge with chalkboard paint. We tore up several layers of linoleum and refinished the wood floors underneath. We used an old floor joist from the basement as a shelf above the stove to add even more character and history to the space.
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Stove - Can you please tell me the make of your oven?
   Comment   March 17, 2013
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Can you please tell me the make of your chalkboard fridge?
December 15, 2013 at 11:36am   
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Well, I pulled all of the decals off when I painted it but inside it says GE Hotpoint.
December 15, 2013 at 3:45pm   
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They painted their old fridge with chalkboard paint and used an old floor joist from the basement as a shelf above the stove to add even more character and history to the space.The total cost of the kitchen update was a little less than $400. Next, see the kitchen before the update.
What about the cost? Restoring vintage appliances can be extremely costly, with most fully refurbished models going for well over $3,000. That said, it is possible to get lucky and come across a vintage stove in good working condition for a small price. The vintage stove shown here was purchased for $45.Sources for vintage appliances: Try Antique Appliances for restored stoves and refrigerators from the 1920s to 1950s. Dream Stoves also has a rotating selection of professionally restored vintage stoves.

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