Hello, hello! What a month. I’m so pleased at the progress we’ve made in our new Japanese rental home. A huge thanks to the challenges I participated in this month. Last week, I shared the $100 room makeover featuring our global eclectic master bedroom and today it’s time for the New Year, New Room Refresh Reveal hosted by Casa Watkins Living.
New Year, New Room Refresh: Global Eclectic Rental Kitchen
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First, let’s revisit the inspiration board.
The space is very small but I managed to squeeze in enough elements to get the global eclectic style I was after.
Looking at the befores and afters, I’m kind of shock what difference the few changes made!
I wanted to break up the dull tile and cabinets with warm wood tones, copper, and a fun botanical print. I used many of the same copper accents in our last kitchen, like chalkboard and copper seasoning jars and DIY Ikea glass canisters.
We were lucky to find a wood kitchen cart at the local thrift store. I changed the wood knob to a brass pull and hung a pineapple print from Minted. Command strips are working so far on the tile so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Here’s a close up of our fish oven. It’s very common in traditional Japanese homes. I have yet, however, cooked fish in it. The black countertop oven to the right is what I bake in. A full size casserole dish fits in it, so I’m happy. 🙂
Having the kitchen cart and pots and pans rack really helped open up countertop space and create more storage.
When we first walked through this house, I knew immediately that I wanted a bold wallpaper in this space. The kitchen is so dark but opens up to a bright living area. It feels much more cohesive now. Especially with plants carrying the green hues throughout the house! I can’t wait to show a complete tour of this floor. It’s super cute! A little boho and definitely global eclectic.
Here’s the view, looking out into the piano studio/living area from the kitchen sink.
The only thing on the to do list I wasn’t able to complete was to replace the cabinet hardware with repurposed copper hardware from our last rental kitchen. Unfortunately the size was too small.
If you love the vibe in this small space, you can acheive a similar look with this shopping guide.
- kitchen bar cart | 2. copper pulls | 3. IKEA rail | 4. copper pots and pans | 5. bohemian pink rug | 6. herb garden removable wallpaper | 7. gripperwood cutting board
Please join me in visiting all the other amazing reveals of these talented bloggers! I can’t wait!
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