Laminate floors and countertops in dark tones contrast the white white cabinets, appliances and subway tile from big-box stores. A $25 galvanized barn light juxtaposes a girly-chic chandelier found on eBay.
A metal caddy scored at a thrift shop holds canning jars that keep everyday forks, knives and spoons handy.
Though builders proposed upper cabinets by the window, Shannan opted for open shelving to save cost and showcase colorful dishes. New shelving units with brackets that look like repurposed yardsticks fit her casual style.
A pair of $4 cloth napkins gains new purpose as cafe curtains when hung from a tension rod. Switch them out throughout the year for a quick refresh.
Shannan and Cory picked out old moldings and doors at Green Oak Antiques in Rochester, Indiana, where workers then constructed the 5-foot-long island. “It anchors the room and gives us that pop of color,” she says. Plus, it hides a trash can and stores bakeware on the sink side.
To close off the mudroom, Cory designed a simple track-door system for $50. Casters at the bottom of a salvaged schoolhouse door bear the weight. Eye hooks at the top glide on a rod of conduit piping.
“I had no idea what I was going to do with it,” Shannan says of the retro battery rack she snagged for $30. “When we moved into this home, it came to me that it would be a great place for our thrift-store coffee mugs.”
For more on Shannan’s home and family life, visit flowerpatchfarmgirl.blogspot.com .
Builder Miller Brothers Builders, 1819 E. Monroe, Goshen, Indiana. (574) 533-8602; millerbrothersbuilders.com 
Community housing developer LaCasa Inc., 202 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, Indiana. (574) 533-4450; lacasainc.net 
Cabinetry Franklin maple in Glacier. Wellborn Cabinet Inc. (800) 762-4475; wellborn.com 
Countertops AG361 Graphite Talc. Pionite High Pressure Laminates. Panolam Surface Systems. (877) 726-6526; panolam.com 
Dishwasher Bosch. (800) 944-2904; bosch-home.com/us 
Faucet Delta Faucet Company. (800) 345‑3358; deltafaucet.com 
Flooring Shenandoah hickory. Timeless Impressions collection. Inhaus Surfaces. (888) 255-3412; inhaussurfaces.com 
Hardware Lowe’s. (800) 445-6937; lowes.com 
Island Custom from reclaimed doors and moldings. Green Oak Antiques, 3024 S. 425 E., Rochester, Indiana. (574) 223-5702; greenoakantiques.com  Color: 5007-8A Twilight Meadow. Valspar Paint at Lowe’s. lowes.com 
Lighting Galvanized outdoor barn light. Lowe’s. lowes.com Chandelier. eBay. ebay.com 
Microwave Whirlpool. (866) 698-2538; whirlpool.com 
Open shelving Joss and Main. (800) 632-8158; jossandmain.com 
Oven Maytag. (800) 344-1274; maytag.com 
Print You Shall See Wonders by Katie Daisy. etsy.com/shop/thewheatfield 
Subway tile Lowe’s. lowes.com 
Stools T.J. Maxx. (800) 926-6299; tjmaxx.tjx.com 
Wall color OC-17 White Dove. Benjamin Moore. (855) 724-6802; benjaminmoore.com 
Window Silver Line by Anderson. (800) 234-4228; silverlinewindows.com