So it has been a long time since I posted about our Kitchen update but we have finally made headway. The top cupboards are emptied ready to be ripped down and we made our breakfast bar come workstation! I’m so pleased with how it’s come out and I’m really enjoying playing with the display aspect of it.


One afternoon Dan came across this online post on Facebook marketplace for wooden scaffolding boards. I’m sure this never happens simply because in America they mostly use metal planks for their scaffolding, so I bit the mans arm off to get them! We got enough to do shelving and enough to make the unit.

Wooden scaffolding boards

I loved the metal edge pieces so we saved those boards for the shelving. I showed Mr Reynolds my inspiration pictures for the kitchen and together we came up with a design plan for the unit. We needed to incorporate the rubbish bins and a place for the microwave, since this was coming down from the wall.

Planning and design

Kitchen unit plans

I let him do the maths(!) but once it was all figured out, I left him to it, I was busy working, so the most I did was pick out a knob for the bin drawer and help construct it, in its final position!

Kitchen breakfast bar, made with scaffolding boards.

Hardware and styling

Here it is, just after we constructed it. Notice the crochet placemats I made previously and the cookie jars from good old Homegoods. I got the jars to match the knobs I had picked out from Anthropologie for the cupboards. They are by Suzanne Sullivan, I recently followed her on Instagram and she has beautiful things.

The knob I used on the bin pull was also from Anthropologie but from a different range, but still ties in with the aesthetic.

Anthro knob

I’ve since added cookery books and the microwave the end space. Dan very cleverly wired a plug in behind so all the wires are hidden too!

Kitchen breakfast bar -The BuNGALOW Edit

That’s it for the Kitchen update.

One final thing I got for the kitchen. This amazing vintage US Navy pitcher that I got for $15 from an antique store. I can’t wait to get the next part of the kitchen done. Then you can see what I do with this one.

Vintage Kitchen pitcher

Comments (14)

  • Jess

    September 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    It’s looking absolutely fantastic! Great update

  • Natalie Holden

    September 16, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Exciting project! Can’t wait to see the progress

  • Fiona

    September 16, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I love the rustic style of this kitchen unit. Can’t wait to see more.

  • Stacey Sheppard

    September 17, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I bet it feels lovely to know that you made this yourselves? Looking forward to seeing the progress as it happens!

    1. thebungalowedit

      September 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      It feels so great!


    September 18, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Very surprised myself with the things you can find (and buy or sell) on Facebook. I am pretty certain they will introduce a link to paypal and fees for selling sooner or later! But talk about DIY here! Great work. Loved the ethnic canisters.

    1. thebungalowedit

      September 19, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Yes, if you can wait it out for the things you want you can absolutely find some treasure on the selling pages.

  • Donna Ford

    September 18, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Lovely update, you must be so pleased!

    1. thebungalowedit

      September 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      So pleased! Stay tuned!

  • Nicola Capper

    September 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing and so puts my DIY skills to shame!

    1. thebungalowedit

      September 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Anne Marie

    September 19, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Wow, what an achievement, I absolutely love it. You must be really happy with how it’s all shaping up., can’t wait to see the rest ?

    1. thebungalowedit

      September 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      I’m so happy with it, the top cupboards are disappearing soon, so I look forward to the next step!

  • Natalia Peel

    September 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

    What a brilliant idea to use scaffolding planks – it looks great!

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