The use of thrift finds and used furniture enable us to bring to life our personal charm. Light or dark wood, painted wood, all can be interwoven in the kitchen design. Rustic natural wood cupboards with a red painted shelving is an eye-catcher (below). You can express your taste in your rustic kitchen.
Open shelving can be cost effective as well as a place to display special and nostalgic items. No window over your sink? No problem. It still can be an area of delight to the eye.
Shelving and/or reclaimed barn wood can be used for wall to wall shelves that draw you in and entice you to come and cook a spell! This photo above gives many examples of inexpensive ways to bring rustic into your kitchen.
There is no ordinary kitchen when you bring in your own nostalgic and vintage ideas.