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In this project we replaced modern cabinetry around the stove with historically sensitive cabinetry we created in our millwork shop that had maple countertop and shelves, a leather back splash, and was finished with traditional milk paint.

We also constructed sink and dishwasher cabinetry.  These were finished with milk paint, though the drawer fronts and back splash had a natural finish for a nice contrast against the milk paint.  For this cabinetry, we installed a soapstone countertop.

The refrigerator cabinet pictured to the left of the stove and its new cabinetry was designed after a cabinet featured in the February 2004 edition of Early American Life.  (Should you have a copy that pile of magazines you fondly refer to as your “archives”, or manage to dig one up somewhere, you can see the picture on pg. 28.)

We also fumed the newly installed poplar ceiling to achieve an aged patina look to match the reclaimed beams.  Custom doors were constructed to conceal the laundry closet, and TV cabinet with a curly maple faux finish.

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About Danielle Keperling

Danielle Groshong-Keperling has worked full-time in the restoration industry since 2001, but her education in the traditional trades, construction industry, and historical preservation was built from an early age through her Father's work in the traditional trades and her Mother's love of historic architecture. Now, with Jonathan (an artisan craftsman in his own right), her partner in business and life, they work together to help historic building owners restore and preserve their piece of our built history.