*When I moved to my new house, there was no room for this piece.
Charcoal paint is contemporary and sophisticated in a kitchen with rustic cabinets.
Swap the wrought-iron or pine cabinet knobs and pulls for sleek oil-rubbed bronze, and tile floors in terra cotta.
This hybrid modern-classic kitchen can handle a brushed stainless stove and fridge or color-coordinated enamel appliances -- contemporary or vintage-style.
Knotty pine cabinets aren't sacred, so, if you want to minimize the country vibe, paint them.
I repeated the process overlapping each piece until the inside was completely covered.