A Kitchen With a Re-Purpose

Design Inspiration Repurpose / Refurbish
Shannon Quimby inside her fabulous kitchen with a re-purpose

Shannon Quimby inside her fabulous kitchen with a re-purpose.

Many of us have individuals we look up to, admire and, dare I say, idolize, merited by their great influence and inspiration in our lives. Fortunately, I have a few of these fantastic people in my life, and one of them is Shannon Quimby. Not just because she, like me, is a goof, but, also because of her massive talent and resourceful creativity to reuse, recycle, repurpose and “re-” just about anything she can get her hands on. Did I also mention she’s saving the earth and hundreds of Hamiltons along the way?

A perfect illustration of this aptitude for upcycling is her wonderful and warm re-kitchen. From a pile of construction debris including ripped up wood flooring, old and dusty windows, insulation knobs and even found wine bottles, she’s managed to make a chic and elegant kitchen and dining area that would make most high-end designers’s heads spin!

Related: Recycling a House Results in Rebuilding a Home

So, goodie-goodie! Let’s take a tour today and I’ll highlight some of the fine, used-again detailing. Oh, and one other thing I love about Q? She rescues animals and gives them the best home ever! Let’s take a look…

A sweet feature of this kitchen was once a dusty old window

A sweet feature of this kitchen was once a dusty old, but vintage window…

Portland, Oregon home kitchen designed and repurposed with charm

…and finds itself center stage over the center island of this Portland, Oregon home kitchen designed and repurposed with charm.

Alligator 5 RR vintage knob Insulators made of porcelain for telephone:electrical wires are now kitchen cabinet pulls

Alligator 5 RR vintage knob Insulators made of porcelain for telephone and electrical wires are now cool kitchen cabinet pulls. (cue: slow clap)

Bottles that we dug up finds an elegant life in lights

Shannon shows us a wine bottle she dug up that she ultimately re-made into an elegant chandelier.

Sweet country kitchen and dining room with repurposing ktich

Sweet country-cozy dining room with repurposing kitsch!

Repurposed kitchen dressed with vintage finds styled as collections

Her repurposed kitchen is all dressed up with vintage finds, mindfully styled as collections.

Old flooring is now a fabulously new kitchen island countertop

Old flooring is now a fabulously new kitchen island countertop.

To see more of Shannon’s designs and re-everything ideas and projects, visit her at shannonquimby.com. Please tell her “Hi!” from Skaie!

All photography by Shannon Quimby, shannonquimby.com

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Written By Skaie Knox

Decor/Design/Repurposing nerd and DIYer, brand ambassador, freelance writer, and the editor-in-chief for HomeJelly. Skaie is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.