Thursday, October 25, 2012

Recycled Country Kitchen Shelves

Maybe time just seems to get faster and faster. I cannot believe a month has flown by since my last post and I have so much to tell you about designing or recycling your kitchen.

Recycled Country Kitchen Shelves

When it comes to kitchen storage I have been encouraging clients to think of using old country style kitchen shelves as features in their kitchens. 

You may have one stored in your garage or know someone that may be throwing one out to make way for a new modern kitchen. 

When you find one, it's worth checking with your joinery that they are structurally sound and additional support can be built into the wall, then apply a quick sanding and a new coat of paint. 

They can add a unique level of charm and detail to your kitchen along with that extra storage space!

Here goes a few images to inspire. Enjoy....
I just love these open shelves with the VJ panels behind and the stone bench top table below. A great two piece to anchor any kitchen and give some shelves to display your finest china.

I am all for the humble tea cup or mug to come back on show. There has been too may years gone by where they have only seen the inside of cupboards!
Have you ever displayed your best china? 
With the right pattern, colour combination and a little bit of styling you will be surprised the effect it can have to brighten up a kitchen wall. 
My apologies for not being able to credit the origin of these photos. 
If you are the owner one of these images please let me know and I will add your details to the image.

Keep an eye out in those car boot fairs, second hand stores and in your garage.

Have fun.


  1. I love this exposed look! It reminds me of my grandma's kitchen which has a drying rack/shelf for dishes above the sink (perfect for doing away with dishwashers), and very few cupboard doors, just everything out on display.
    Also, I am in love with your blog! It will serve as a great source of procrastination from my work. Keep it up!


  2. Absolutely love these shelf ideas, I think the older the shelf, the better the look!

  3. I live in a house having one of country kitchens Australia but now I'm plan to remodeling my kitchen with this recycled country kitchen.


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Have fun, Lisa

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