While it’s not a radical transformation, it is still a thrill to me to have made these updates to my kitchen! I dug around and other than the photos you see here this is the only other “before” type of photo I have of my space, which, as you can see, was taken not long after I moved in. (Oh what a mess!)
But it shows you the ceiling light fixture, the cabinets and the empty wall space next to the cabinets. These are the main areas that got updated so I’m glad this photo at least shows us what was here.
The styling of the items on the shelves is definitely still a work in progress but I’m really excited with how it’s all coming along! The shelves are a total DIY project made from brackets and stair treads from Lowe’s. I used treads instead of plain boards because they had a bullnose edge – which I liked. With a bit of cutting, sanding and painting I have a shelf alcove that is pretty and budget friendly coming in for around $50!
I love, love this mini crystal chandelier! I got it from Lowe’s, it’s made by Portfolio. It brings just the right amount of sparkle to my kitchen and really makes me smile. I am so happy to have added it in here!
I debated back and forth about what type of pendant light to go with – wrought iron, little pendants, etc… but now seeing this little beauty in here I’m so glad I went with my heart. Because, for me, this is perfect!
(Oh, this is a vintage french cutting board that came home with me from England, by the way… I love the cracks and patina of this piece!) As I studied all the photos of kitchens I love on Pinterest, it became clear that I prefer a white kitchen. Well, the good news is that my kitchen cabinets are already white. Yay! But, while I like my blue walls, I was not liking them in my kitchen… I really wanted white subway tiles but alas, that was just not in the budget right now… what to do? what to do?
WALLPAPER, of course! Although, many, many moons ago (like almost 30 years ago!) my dad hung wallpaper, I have never hung wallpaper before so I was a little worried about it but wow, it was pretty simple and I’m totally thrilled with the results!
I’ll be sharing a tutorial about hanging wallpaper next. While adding tile would have been lovely, I’ve got to tell you I love my back-splash makeover that costs less than $25! It’s hard to beat!! And now that it’s up, I really don’t miss the tile one little bit!
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