We clipped this image from an old issue of Budget Living years ago. There are so many innovative uses of vintage pieces going on this space: bookshelves in the kitchen, a chalkboard to-do list, and a functional application of a cake plate fetish. Inspired by this photo, we compiled a roundup of unexpected ways to use vintage pieces in the kitchen:
In Meg and Ross' kitchen, they used a file cabinet painted to match their decor. It's a smart way to create some extra storage space for very little money.
Another good one from Budget Living (they had such great ideas...we miss them). In this kitchen, the owner used a vintage task light over the stove and used various jars and containers to hold color-coordinated kitchen supplies.
Katie and Toby's Edgewater Apartment has amazing vintage tile in the kitchen. Stainless steel accessories (that are easy to find at thrift stores) keep things looking clean and simple against the colorful tile.
This photo from June Schwarz's Sausolito Home on AT:SF shows how vintage utilitarian objects can be displayed as works of art (while still being functional).