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Painted first a light shade and then a dark shade, the cabinet holding the refrigerator was then rubbed or sanded to allow the lighter shade to show through and make the new wooden cabinet look worn and old. Some newer finishes for wood are meant to make wood look old. Schoeppner’s husband had built red oak cabinets for her several years earlier and they decided not to paint them. Instead, they mixed stains together and darkened them adding wax and allowing the wood grain to show through. Local stores like Junque in East Palestine and the Paper Rose in Lisbon are selling milk paint, meant to make cabinets and other items look older. One type of paint will even crackle the paint under it, creating a finish that looks as if it were here at the turn of the century. Often in farmhouse or rustic kitchens, the walls and backsplashes are remodeled in a matching shade to the freshened up cabinets. Open shelving containing enamel pitchers and interesting rustic china are good options to add more charm. Schoeppner said she collects crocks, whisk brooms, cutting boards, wooden bowls, wooden spoons and butter molds. She likes to decorate with items from outside like dried flowers and gourds. The most expensive part of creating the farmhouse kitchen look appears to be changing out the kitchen sink. Farmhouse sinks somewhat resemble a trough for animals. They can be found in stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic and even cement varieties. They are deeper than an average kitchen sink. Again, don’t forget the rustic hardware.

Anyone interested in seeing Schoeppner’s kitchen, the rest of her home and her rustic, colonial and primitive decorating ideas can attend an open house at the Deppen homestead 1862. There are two scheduled in the near future — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 28. The home is located on state Route 183 just south of state Route 172 in New Franklin. However, the actual address is 210 Union Avenue Southeast, Minerva. Bagged Soil & Lime Fertilizer

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Morning Journal - All About Home - Fall 2015  
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