You can also use it on a ceiling to visually lengthen or widen a room (beadboard can also cover up a popcorn ceiling).Also, did you know that you can install beadboard right over 50's or 60's bathroom tile? Change out newer doorknobs for older glass or ceramic knobs.It doesn't cost that much and you can paint it white. Changing out cheap, Home Depot doorknobs used to be a must-do for us when we moved into cookie-cutter apartments.
Since our style is more farmhouse than new-house, we love these 10 tips from recently folded — each would showcase newer cottage homes and bungalow additions that really matched the original.
The homeowners and architects knew tricks to add 100 years to new construction.
If you've moved into what a friend of ours calls a "big white box", here are some things you can do to lessen that look: If you're updating an old kitchen, consider keeping and restoring a vintage stove, or look on craigslist or e Bay for a vintage one.
• A few years ago we lived near a brand new housing development and all their front doors looked the same.
Every house had builder's basic doors with oval frosted glass and vine etchings, and a shiny brass lever handle.
All except one where the owner replaced hers with an an antique salvaged door.As soon as she installed it, her home suddenly looked interesting to us. Measure yours and keep a lookout for antique doors on craigslist someone is throwing out. Covering plain walls with beadboard can add a layer of texture and can make a new home look cottage-y.Even a restored vintage range can usually cost less than many new stoves.We know folks that have taken doors off vintage (pink!) wall ovens to have them repainted crisp winter white to fit in with a new kitchen renovation.The photo above is one of our favorites from Cottage Living and we love the antique Chambers stove offsetting the newer cabinets.