Vintage & Upcycled Kitchen Inspiration
I know how much you all love some vintage and upcycled kitchen inspiration and today I am pulling together some of the kitchens we have featured on the blog, as well as a couple from my house and some others I have collected.
Sustainability in kitchen design is a very important thing and we have many choices now in materials including recycled and sustainable timbers and other materials. There are also plenty of companies such as Cantilever Kitchens here, who are creating beautiful and sustainable kitchens.
I will share some other options for materials to use in your kitchen and how to consider sustainability soon, but for today, take some inspiration. Enjoy. And always always just do what you love – be real, be yourself. Follow the “un-trends” of life and create the space you want. I have a tiny galley kitchen but dream of a big country kitchen with all the trimmings, or a totally retro, vintage style kitchen, complete with old cooker and retro fridge. At the end of the day I am happy. I have what I need and have created a functional space, well mostly functional, and have added my own touches and quirky elements.
What is your kitchen like and what would your dream kitchen be like?
Country style kitchen
Wow! I just went investigating Basil’s Brush. What an amazing place. We’re currently away from home and renting. My kitchen has modern bones but is filled with vintage bits and bobs. I’ve promised myself a retro Smeg fridge when this one decides its time is up. I feel at home surrounded by things that remind me of my childhood.
we ran a whole post on them if you search in our site, it is a gorgeous place!
This is,similar to my parents kitchen when we were growing up
How lovely, so nice to have memories like that
Trudy Eichmann ☺
Pretty sure thats my house…… Eventually !!
This is a bit like ur grans kitchen in east Brisbane eh except she had a more modern fridge
My Gran’s kitchen to it still looks warm and friendly she was the best cook
I have the same dining setting only in a black finish! Came with the in touched since 1954 house we bought!
How cool is this retro kitchen
I have checkered floors ♥♥♥♥
I love it Mark Stace
I adore the 50’s design Tania Scott
how lovely Deb Myors
oh lucky duck! Kylie Butler
oh divine Jennifer Carr
I love all things.50s Recycled Interiors…we had a dining setting very similar to this also….when mum passed I got to keep her 50s knick knacks and appliances…..love them dearly x
I’m interested in the pressed metal splashback featured in a blog photo. How easy is it to keep clean and shiny? It looks amazing.
This looks amazing
Oh to get my hands on a table setting like that!!
Love the retro kitchen
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Just beautiful, hey Pat Pat Wait, show Bevan,
My dream kitchen
Dec Dec Stoel
OMG this is my child hood kitchen
Luv this kitchen. .
Rae Rae Steger
We’ve made over three kitchens (in past 3 houses). The one we have now is the first that is not black and white (love black and white !). I thought of doing black and white, but the old stone house we renovated here asked for more subtle colours. So the kitchen is soft greys, with colour pops of red, pink, and some green. Its the biggest kitchen I have had, a real farmhouse style. The only thing we could not fit in was a separate pantry (butlers pantry was a dream, but not achievable with space we had). I love the kitchen island my husband Ian made the best, a custom creation of steel with industrial styling and a timber top.
I love the check board floor above (and do miss the one I had in the last kitchen we made over in Sydney, had always wanted one and loved seeing it every day !)
Ooooo Marie Wilkens
That’s so good
Is that a yellow radio in the corner??? Epic
Joyce Riches this was almost our kitchen when we lived in Liverpool!!!
I wanted to buy a lil cottage in Culburra beach just for the kitchen and retro furniture it came with!!!! This is the kitchen
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Ryan N Mel Bartholomew
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Yeah, I’d love a kitchen like that! ❤❤
Susie Reynolds MissCherry-Bay xx
so cool!! Brad Payne
absolute perfection Brocante in the Barossa we must arrange that photo shoot and maybe it can be in my book as well as the blog!
Hi Suzie Moss that is mine! It is easy, I just use gentle detergent or our organic counter spray and warm water or you could use a metal cleaner but I don’t find I need to. My hubby installed it, very simple:)
oh so lucky and what a lovely memory of your Mum Tania Scott xx
Thankyou. It’s a beautiful splashback 🙂
we love it and so many different patterns you can choose from 🙂
Love the kitchen shots. I pretty much have my dream kitchen (apart from a live in chef!) – recycled timber, pressed metal splash back, big butler’s sink, plate rack, open shelving, rustic handles, vintage stuff everywhere, cooker in the old fireplace….yep, just the chef that’s missing….
would love to find a good time for this Helen, thanks much !
I will send you before snaps if you like, the kitchen is such such an improvement over what we found when we bought this house !
can you email me Kim and we will get it started off again!
CatePearce it sounds divine! I would love to see it!
Libby Boyle isn’t it divine!!!
This is my mums kitchen
Nearly the same one here Louie Michelle
I love that wire light!!!!
So do I , id be hoseing it off though for dust & grime after a year , just saying what I’d do
yes that is probably true!!
This barbwire light shade is cool Steph Reid
isn’t it very cool!