Welcome back to the Beige Beauty. I'm touring you room by room through our new house makeover. If you missed the living room makeover, you can check it out here!
As we've lived here a bit longer and talked to the neighbors, we learned that this house was a rental for a few years. I think that explains some of the color and decorating choices - it was updated to a certain degree, but still a blank canvas (or a beige canvas) to make it more appealing to the buyer. Since we are the buyer, you know these walls and oak cabinets didn't last long...
Here are the photos from the walk through.
And here's our kitchen now...
Not only is it so much brighter, but it just feels so much more "us". I showed you how I painted my kitchen cabinets a few months ago, and they are holding up very well! This method is my favorite for re-doing kitchen cabinets, I'm still so pleased with the results.
Adding tin tile back splash was not only the easiest and quickest back splash project ever, but brings in so much more light to the space. It's a little shine while still being full of character.
We didn't even realize the old appliances were "off white" until painting the cabinets white - but knew we'd invest in new appliances anyway. We chose slate appliances and I couldn't be happier with the color and how it tied the counter tops, back splash and cabinets all together. The best part is, they don't show fingerprints!!!!
The paint color of this room matches the adjoining living room, SW Repose Gray. I love it.
The counter top area near the fridge still needs a bit of work - I'd like to add a cupboard in that empty space (I think it's supposed to be a desk??), and make it a pull out trash can.
Here's my new kitchen table, I revealed in the last post. I'd also like to build a banquette here on this pony wall like we did in the other house. It will provide great storage, and more seating options.
This hutch is one that adds great extra storage to the kitchen in the form of more cabinet space. I wanted this piece to match the cabinets, so it got it's full makeover just like the kitchen cabinets.
The interior of this hutch matches the base of our new kitchen table, it's the prettiest charcoal called Queenstown Gray.
I'd really love to replace these floors at some point too, but for now, I love the progress we've made in the kitchen. This house definitely has a different feel than our last house - but we are adding character and charm one room at a time!
UPDATE: Want to see how the painted cabinets are holding up? I wrote a review post here!
Thanks for stopping by!