Legacy Referee

There were some serious style violations happening in this before kitchen. That pink wallpaper border?  The tile ‘backsplash’ that extends from one edge of the oven to the other? The ‘space age’ radio inserted randomly into an empty patch of wall?  Dana wasn’t having it.  She blew the whistle on this whole mess, and threw the entire kitchen off the court and out of the game.  She started over from scratch, choosing warm woods and neutral stone to bring warmth and life back to this space, which is now worthy of the first draft!  
See more on her blog Our Life’s Legacy.

(I wouldn’t mind a radio inside my wall. I would mind this one though.)

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  1. I would actually not mind a radio or cd player in the kitchen but it has to be tastefully placed. Who doesn’t like dancing and singing while cooking.

  2. Anita in San Diego says:

    The house I grew up in had those! It was a 3-story house, and yes, it was a radio, but its main function was to be an intercom system. You could press a button on any of the units (one in each bedroom, one in the kitchen, one in the backyard, and a speaker by the front door), and talk between rooms, or see who was at the door by speaking to them. I remember when I was a kid it was so cool to be in my bedroom and be able to find out who was in front of the house! The house was built in the late 60s, and by the early 80s, they no longer worked.

  3. Thanks for the feature! Anita, you’re right! It was actually an intercom, maybe it served a said radio too, but I’m not sure.

  4. Really love the re-do, but they should have opted for the microwave above the range. That white microwave sticks out like a sore thumb!

  5. Courtney, it’s a work in progress 🙂 Foreclosure renovations are ex-pen-sive, so upgrades are coming on at a time. haha. The stainless still microwave is next on the list, but it will most likely remain on the countertop since I have plenty of room and where I’m keeping it is totally out of the way.

  6. Yay to a wood-tone kitchen! I love love love the cabinets–so warm and inviting.

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