I have been in Kentucky for the past two weeks, visiting and also helping out with some renovations to my mom’s 1974 home. That means: I have been to Lowe’s and Home Depot about 10 times, combined, I am not kidding. We don’t have a Lowe’s where I live, and the Home Depot here in KY is much bigger than in my small town. So, I have been having a party cataloguing at all the goodies.
One of things that I have seen — and which had me jumping up and down in the aisle — was this cabinet door in Martha Stewart’s new line of kitchen cabinets for Home Depot. I love it — it’s called a “double batten” door with flat panel. The original cabinets in my 1912 Colonial Revival house in Saline, Michigan, had just this door style, in quartersawn oak. This Martha Stewart door — called OxHill — comes in four painted finishes — a white, a light green, and two grays. I think it could be a wonderful choice for a vintage-inspired kitchen in a prewar home such as a Victorian, Colonial Revival or Arts & Crafts bungalow… a southern shotgun (I think that’s what they are called)… a farmhouse kitchen… or a cottage. Well done, Martha!