|Plaster over tiles material||424|
|cupboards paint matte enamel||400|
|Walls open concrete coprox masonry||150|
|Walls open concrete cement seal||300|
|Tiles Red brick||800|
|Granite table top||5000|
|Cupboard handles paint||80|
|Bfast table steel frame reclaimed||50|
|Breakfast table wood reclaimed||220|
|Floor paint under table (used old chalk paint)||0|
|Bfast tabel woodoc sealant||220|
|Steel door reclaimed||180|
|butchers block wood reclaimed||180|
|Butchers block steel frame||560|
|Light copper pipes & electrcical||250|
|plastering of the walls||911|
|Built the breakfast table with 100% reclaimed materials|
|Painted concrete effect on walls with coprox masonry|
|Assembled steel door|
|Built butchers block island with reclaimed wood|
|Painted the floor|
|created light fitting with copper pipes|
|Painted the room and upcycled the old cupboard handles|
About the Project:
I wanted to renovate my kitchen but my budget was limited, so I set out to do most of the work myself. I also spent a lot of time in salvage yards, trying to find items I could incorporate into the kitchen to create a space that looked a bit rugged and arty. The walls…
I wanted to renovate my kitchen but my budget was limited, so I set out to do most of the work myself.
I also spent a lot of time in salvage yards, trying to find items I could incorporate into the kitchen to create a space that looked a bit rugged and arty.
The walls were tiled from the floor to the ceiling and instead of chipping them all out and then using an expensive product like Rhinolite to smooth out the walls, I plastered right over the tiles with cement painted with a coprox masonry to create an open concrete textured effect.
It holds really well and I absolutely love it!
All of the wood in the kitchen is reclaimed wood that was in pretty bad shape. I sanded it down and clamped old pieces of wood together to create the counters.
I found the steel door in a scrapyard.
My dad helped me make the bar stools with wood we found on a hiking trip and pieces of scrap steel.
Underneath the breakfast table, I chipped out a few tiles, filled the space with cement and painted a cool bohemian pattern in the same colours as the table’s steel pipe legs, which I also found in a salvage yard.
I recycled the old kitchen cupboard handles by spraying them gun metal and slightly distressing them.
The counter space was a bit limited, so I built a small butcher’s block island on wheels (also with reclaimed wood) so it could easily move around the kitchen.
I made the main light fitting with copper pipes and hung dried herbs from the garden on it. I bought the smaller pendant on sale and painted it to match the kitchen.