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Quick Kitchen Remodel under $400Eclectic Kitchen, Wichita

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.

Inspiration for an eclectic kitchen remodel in Wichita —  Houzz
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mildredjlong wrote:Mar 17, 2013
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    Can you please tell me the make of your chalkboard fridge?
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    Keep Smiling Home
    Well, I pulled all of the decals off when I painted it but inside it says GE Hotpoint.
tlsmith wrote:Nov 13, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Alison Hodgson added this to First Things First: How to Prioritize Home ProjectsSep 8, 2014

Assess conditions. Before you try to do a thing, take a deep breath, look around and then decide what needs to be done. “Everything!” may be the immediate answer, but really think about it. Are there any repairs that need to be made? Is it “just” cosmetics, such as new paint? Whatever it is, can you do the work yourself or do you need to hire it out? What are your skills? (It’s OK if you don’t seem to have any.)

Laura Gaskill added this to Revel in Retro With Vintage and New Kitchen AppliancesFeb 25, 2013

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.Restore vintage appliances with brand new partsSources 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.

Cathy Lara added this to Houzz Tour: A Fixer-Upper Becomes a Labor of LoveJul 23, 2012

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 Houzzers are commenting on:

nlewisruiz added this to Farmhouse/ Vintage LookAug 25, 2018

!!!!! A stand- alone stove area that is practical with its shelving above holding items used when at the stove!!

Megan Townes added this to Man CaveJul 20, 2017

Paint the fridge with chalk paint

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