Who doesn’t ️ LOVE a good before & after?
When I moved into the house I felt the kitchen was boring and lifeless. Yes it was bright, but I need personality.Here is what I did…
1️⃣ Removed upper cabinets on one wall and replaced with open shelving to display my Fiesta Ware.
2️⃣ Removed a lower cabinet and slid the refrigerator over to open the doorway. The fridge overlapped the doorway!
3️⃣ Removed small cabinet doors over the “tall” cabinets. I thought the wall of cabinet doors made it look so busy.
4️⃣ Painted the cabinets a soft grey. I love the white! I had originally planned on keeping them white, but as I started working on them they started speaking to me. Have you ever had a project speak to you? I know I can’t be the only crazy DIYer here.
5️⃣ Switched out the drawer pulls for sleek modern black to add contrast and pizazz.
6️⃣ Added trim about the cabinets. This was a bit of an ordeal, more on this another time.
7️⃣ New lighting that didn’t give me a headache. It still isn’t bright enough, but it was crazy budget friendly.
8️⃣ Updated the microwave! Thanks to my parents for this house warming gift! So many other bits of details, but I did the big scary thing that I thought wasn’t perfect enough to share. My kitchen is still probably one of my most favorite rooms, even though there is still so much I want to do.. So tell me… do you LOVE it or HATE it?