A Chalkboard Wall and a Dresser in the Kitchen? It Really Works Here!

published Nov 14, 2014
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(Image credit: Kathryn Bacalis)

Ali and Dustin’s Denver kitchen is full of surprises! For starters there’s the chalkboard wall with the bike hanger, which makes for quite a dramatic entrance. But it’s the little rustic details around the space that really make it special.

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(Image credit: Kathryn Bacalis)

“In our home, we wanted to bring that light, beachy feel [of California] back to Colorado,” said Ali in this interview with Apartment Therapy. To do that they incorporated a few rustic, salvaged details into their kitchen, like the driftwood and metal shelf (seen above) and a wooden dresser, which feels homey and provides much-needed extra storage.

(Image credit: Kathryn Bacalis)
(Image credit: Kathryn Bacalis)

The best part of the kitchen — and the couple’s proudest DIY — are the shelves built above the sink to fit into an empty (and awkward) space between the cabinets. As Ali says, “It was a simple project, but really helped give the space the feeling we wanted—it added a nice texture and finish.”

Make sure to click through the gallery above to see the whole kitchen!

See the Full Tour → Ali and Dustin’s “Beach House Getaway” in Downtown Denver at Apartment Therapy