Katia really wanted to work on her kitchen for my 30-Day August Upgrade Room Challenge. She had a hodge podge of cabinets that were different shades of wood, and wanted something unifying. Her kitchen needed some warmth.
Here’s what it looked like about 5 weeks ago!
In Katia’s Own Words
“This is my kitchen. My whole purpose was to make the kitchen look brighter and be less cluttered. First thing I did was take out a big dark green hutch. I made my kitchen much lighter and uniform by painting all the wood cabinets a cream color. I painted above the chair rail a light yellow color and added a curtain that I made myself. I also added a few rows of shelving to replace the storage space I lost by removing the hutch. I added another shelf to add a few of my favorite cook books. I also added a wood shade on the door. and spray painted all the cabinet knobs and door knob a deeper color. There was a counter that did not have a counter top on it – it actually had a thing piece of wood instead of counter top sitting on it for like 2 years…..yes, that is why I was so excited to join this challenge. NO MORE procrastination.Oh and how could I forget, I got a NEWER fridge! YAY! I also got a NEWER Dishwasher, but that was just impossible to install in time for this challenge. The total cost, fabric, paint, countertop, a few tools just under $200. My biggest challenge was painting the cabinets it was very tedious and unfortunately they will have to be redone eventually with the correct type of paint. What was the easiest for was joining the challenge! :-)”~Katia
Here you can tell the cabinets were difference shades of wood.
Now, all one shade of white! I love the look!
She made this valance all on her own. She was so proud, because one exactly like it at the store was much more expensive than hers (and not quite as nice). 🙂
Join the Next Room Challenge!
Are you tired of a room in your house looking outdated, boring, or cluttered? Sign up for the next 30-Day Room Challenge and challenge yourself to do something about it! With a goal and a deadline, you will succeed! 🙂