The industrial part is likely due to the numerous hours I would spend in my father’s garage/work shop. I liked his old wood tool boxes, dolly’s, shelves, cabinets with all sorts of drawers of treasures, jars and bottles of tidbits, oil cans, clamps, pulleys, work lights, metal stools, chains, gears, funnels, welding masks, pot belly stoves, plum bobs, survey equipment, table saws, corbels, oak planking, boat parts…..You name it. The garage was also where we would end up talking. Today, his garage is much smaller but, we still talk there and he still calls it “my office”.
Which leads me to our kitchen. It pretty much looks the same as the day we moved in except for a new dishwasher and the counters have been decorated with a microwave and a coffee pot.
Not shown: opposite the sink is a built in desk . On the other side of the cook top is a bar stool height counter. Next to the refrigerator is a small pantry closet. Then there is the brick. The arch part is kind of neat. Why, couldn’t it have stopped there? The brick is on the walls and backsplash too.
A remodel is not in the budget and thankfully we aren’t in need of appliances. First, I’m thinking instead of fighting the brick work with it, maybe white wash it, refinish the wood cabinets and add some industrial elements.
Like this vintage metal chair for the desk from Get Back.
Reproduction potato and gym locker baskets by Peddlers another vendor’s booth we like to stop at.
The bonus recyclable when the infatuation has faded.
Reproduction accordion rack Barreveld
Lab glass affection started with a grade school science project. To add to my beaker and lab glass collection that I use for flower vases, sorting beads, to holding small collections of this and that; test tubes to hold spices and florence flasks for olive oil, vinegars, water or ….
Stainless canisters for coffee, dog biscuits, pasta…
Stainless by Lab Safety Supply
I’ve also picked out a few things for some other rooms but that is for next time….
Thank you all for being so kind and patient looking at all these photos. Do you think this can work as a modest update to our kitchen? Please leave as many suggestions and comments as you care to write. I’ve got some budgeting and convincing to do.