Hi everyone! So if you've been following along you are probably aware that we are up to day 30 of my 31 Days to Transform the Heart of Your Home. Lots and lots of little projects that all add up to a big change. (You can see them all here.) If you've been tuning in, you are probably waiting to see how it has all come together.
Well you're in luck my friends! Today I'm going to show you
part of the space put together! Today's post:
Once upon a time, a bit over two years ago when we moved in, our kitchen looked something like this (minus the beadboard) . Red walls, oak cabinets and floors, brown cornices....the list goes on. All of this equaled a very dark space.
Soon after we moved in we got busy putting on beadboard around the lower half of the cabinets and walls and had the cabinets painted white to match. I also recovered the cornices to bring in some more color. And while this was a huge improvement, I knew that we would take it further eventually...when we were ready to take on the walls.
And here she is today! We still eventually plan to change out counters and appliances but for now I'm thrilled. The paint color had to make the largest impact by far. It actually makes the counters blend a little more as well. Such a different feel. The picture doesn't actually do it justice.
Accessories and momentos and a newly upholstered bench with pillows help to bring the spaces together.
As does painting the chairs different colors.
Open shelving on one wall gives a more open feel to the space.
As do the new glass inserts in our corner cabinets.
Some other new additions were the newly upholstered cornices (which look much better in person) and the recessed light above the sink turned pendant.
New hardware and decor above cabinets, letters above the stove and a new box for cooking essentials all helped to bring the space together.
Add some new non-stick rugs and little changes to the command center and we got ourselves an (almost) new kitchen!
Can't wait to show you the rest tomorrow!!