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Recreate This Affordable Rustic Kitchen

Recreate This Affordable Rustic Kitchen

When Toronto-based interiors stylist Jennifer Hannotte of Russett and Empire Interiors set out to update her kitchen, she was aiming for a Scandinavian cottage feel. With a limited budget (and some basic materials like plywood), she managed to create this clean rustic vibe. See below for details on the look; to read more about the space, visit Remodelista.

Above: Hannotte is a fan of the raw wood look. She covered the walls with birch plywood and created shelves with rough pine she picked up at Home Depot. To help prolong the life of the wood, she oiled the backsplash with Skydd Oil from Ikea ($4.99).



Above: On the countertop, Hannotte positioned an Ikea Tral Work Lamp ($24.99).

Above: For the remaining walls of the kitchen, Hannotte painted them in Gallery White from Behr. “White is fresh and modern and, especially in a small kitchen like mine, it helps to unite rather than divide,” she says.

Above: With the addition of the white Tripod Table from West Elm ($199) and stools found on Craigslist, Hannotte created an instant eat-in kitchen.

Above: To complete the look, Hanotte painted the floors in a gray shade from Behr called Ashes. To find a similar color, Devine Paint offers a palette of silvery grays.

For more affordable kitchen ideas, check out Remodelista’s posts Cost-Conscious Kitchen and Instant Camp-Style Kitchen.

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Remodelista is a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home, guiding readers through the design and renovation process. Founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design, Remodelista counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.


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6:30AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

pretty ty

1:34PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

No Ikea for me but thanks for the tips!!

1:22PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

cute, but no thanks!

5:37AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Thanks so mcuh

5:37AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

This is wonderful..Will apply those ideas for my kitchen.

5:37AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

This is wonderful..Will apply those ideas for my kitchen.

5:37AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

This is wonderful..Will apply those ideas for my kitchen.

9:31PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012


3:12PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

12:16PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Great ideas. However, I would buy from IKEA thanx to Care2 in teaching me where they get their wood

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