Great small kitchen. An apron sink, floating shelves, marble counters, and beautiful island are all DIY. From there, professional hardwood and backsplash installation (and possibly putting in a larger window) won't break the bank.:
In the shabby chic vein of reusing and/or upcycling, how about this old door-turned shelf? Simply mount the door on the wall, add a chunky shelf and two corbels, and you’ve got instant shabby chic entryway style.