Megan’s Kitchen Renovation

Let’s get cooking… We finally finished Megan’s dream kitchen in her beautiful Queenslander in Brisbane and what a transformation! We don’t normally plan and orchestrate home renovations, but it really was a fun project. The previous owners had lived in the house for over 30 years and the lady of the house had very carefully oiled and scrubbed the cabinet doors every 6 months since the kitchen was installed. As you can imagine, we didn’t want to simply put in a new kitchen but instead we were intent on re-using the existing cabinets with just a fresh coat of paint.


After a bit of re-jigging, we think the result is pretty good!

Megan kitchen 2

The components of the kitchen were sourced from a range of different places, but the whole look came together to reveal a clean, vintage inspired, homely kitchen which is the perfect place to prepare delicious family meals.

+ the pressed tin splash back is from The Restoration Station in Ashgrove, Brisbane + the subway tiles are from Beaumont Tiles + the amazing Smeg freestanding cooker is from Greys Online + the clock is from Target + the vintage industrial pendant lights are from an old lawn bowls centre in South Australia

The kitchen was a fraction of the price you would expect to pay for a new kitchen, with the cooker accounting for almost half the budget.

We finished the kitchen by styling it with a few special vintage and new items to bring a bit of colour and interest to the space.

Megan kitchen 3

While Brushed Interiors is focused on styling homes and creating beautiful spaces, we had a ball doing a complete reno on this kitchen!

A Place to Start

We have spent the best part of the last 4 years talking about what we love from an interior design perspective. We have collected an amazing array of pieces, including everything from one off antiques to industrial and rustic items that we have added a fresh feel to by sanding, painting or otherwise upcycling them. During this process we have come to the point where we share a common understanding of each other’s styles and have even found on certain occasions that we have bought exactly the same item without realising it! Our friends and family laugh when we are together because we understand what each other is saying, sometimes without even completing full sentences.

Brushed Interiors has evolved over time but really began when Megan was selling her first home. We worked together to style the interior and were pretty happy to find out that the agents were asked which interior designer the seller had used! We knew at this time that we were onto something.