The IslandShabby-chic Style Kitchen, London

Photo: Chris Snook © 2015 Houzz

Photo of a small vintage l-shaped kitchen in London with distressed cabinets and no island. —  Houzz
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Cheryl Freedman added this to 12 Shabby Chic-style Kitchens on Houzz23 August 2016

Get creative with your wall shelvesRecycle whatever you have at hand for true shabby chic style. In this beautifully eclectic (and lofty) kitchen, a weathered crate and reclaimed wire units make a quirky home for plates and cookery books, while metal lights and vintage signs further add to the pleasing jumble. One of the great things about shabby chic is that nothing needs to match: the mix of corrugated metal with peeling green paint here simply works.See the rest of this Oxfordshire home

Lara Sargent added this to 12 Ways to Love Your Small Space and Maximise Every Centimetre20 March 2016

Seek out salvaged materialsTiny homes have one big benefit: they don’t need endless metres of materials to fit them out. And that’s a serious advantage if you love using old offcuts and recycled bits and pieces that are unlikely to come in abundant lengths.Be inspired by this weeny 18th century building in the Cotswolds, where almost everything is upcycled, recycled, reclaimed or handmade. The kitchen cabinet doors were salvaged from a neighbour’s barn clear-out, the worktop is scaffolding planks and the splashback is simply old corrugated steel. Tour the rest of this tiny home

Revive Your Space added this to 10 Ways to Declutter Without Going Minimalist10 March 2016

Choose what you loveThis kitchen is organised, but it’s certainly not minimalist. Reclaimed and repurposed materials create a unique design that’s full of personality. When it comes to maintaining a clutter-free home, remember the old saying, ‘A place for everything and everything in its place.’ If you have somewhere to store all your possessions, all you need to do to keep order is simply to put things back in their place.In this kitchen, a combination of quirky cupboards and wall-mounted open storage, along with vintage storage tins, a box for condiments and a weathered cutlery tray, provide a home for everything, but also lots of personality. For an even more streamlined yet still characterful space, fix more storage to the walls to free up work surfaces.

Amanda Pollard added this to 10 Easy Ways to Pep Up Your Rented Kitchen3 March 2016

Get creative and upcycleThings aren’t what they seem in this quirky kitchen. A vintage mangle has become a table, a fruit crate and wire racks are now unusual shelving, and even the lights are upturned buckets. With some clever thinking, flea market booty can transform a bland rental space into something eclectic and characterful. The beauty of a rented space is that the pressure’s off: you can’t redesign the units or layout, so why not just have fun with it?Tour the whole of this special little home on a river island

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Mary Jankovsky added this to Mary's ideas21 January 2020

Space rustic elements esp pails used for hanging lights and the Beware sign. Just beware. Whimsical and funny makes me smile and laugh

zill added this to shed space10 September 2019

corrugated iron lining the interior wall

Vicky Schildkamp added this to Kitchen15 June 2019

Lots of individual things to love in here ... bit too much all together

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