When I first moved in I told y’all that I loved the color of the kitchen and didn’t even need to change it! Well, after cooking and eating in a north facing kitchen, perhaps a lighter color would be better. It didn’t emanate the feeling that I wanted, either. You know, a country kitchen somewhere in New Mexico, let’s say! I love decorating. I have hundreds of magazine clippings of decorating ideas I have collected over the years and it was time my kitchen was a little more inviting. In one day my kitchen went from eh to woohoo! Twenty-nine bucks, people, this is a great way to switch up a room. That is just the cost of paint. I guess I didn’t add the cost of the final piece, a ristra. Close enough! On to the before and after! My favorite part!
I really wanted an island for the kitchen. But even cheaply made ones were pricey. Doug and I looked through antique stores looking for something unique to make into an island but no luck. As I was looking around the living room while I was searching online for a proper island I looked at my desk. I don’t know if I have ever actually used my desks over the years. I set it on a couple of bricks to make it higher and tada! A free island. A few inexpensive tiles from my favorite import store adds a little unexpected charm.
The refrigerator took up an entire wall. Such a waste of space and by simply moving it, I opened up a charming breakfast nook.
I love that cream colored paint that I already had from another project, and some lively turquoise paint can completely transform a humble kitchen. Using a few techniques, like repurposing other things in the house and rearranging, you can totally transform your space in one day.
Wait until you see the living room!