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We're fans of a good before-and-after, but sometimes it's nice to see a new-build with all the charms and comforts of an older home. This new kitchen, with the skillful addition of vintage and reclaimed elements, precisely fits that bill.
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Shannan and her husband Cory used to live in a farmhouse, but they recently moved into a new-build home. Their kitchen marks the best of the new and the old: clean, white cabinets and a fresh subway tile backsplash mix well with a number of lived-in, meaningful items. The sliding door, purchased at a local auction, came from a school that Shannan attended for thirteen years. A decorative metal plate came from a telephone pole near their old farmhouse. The island is made of reclaimed wood that Shannan personally selected from the builder's workshop.
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All these sentimental touches are coupled with creative storage options. A vintage battery display holds mugs and dish towels, a vintage locker basket holds bread, and a metal caddy holds silverware and napkins. All these elements come together to breathe some character into a new-build, making it a meaningful, custom home.
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For more images, descriptions, and source details, visit Shannan's blog Flower Patch Farmgirl.

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