Okay so here is my kitchen story — This is what our kitchen looked like the day we moved into our house almost 3 years ago. We knew it needed major work but we didn’t want to rip out the cabinets or the beautiful silestone countertops and tile backsplash. It needed just a lot of paint and some decorating…
So here is the after and I must say I was pretty pleased with it until I became obsessed with the Nester’s blog and knew I needed to do some un-cluttering(Did I really need a tea pot when I don’t even drink tea?!) So the Nester has challenged people to take 10 minutes and try to spice up your spaces. I took this challenge very literally and besides the new appliances in our updated kitchen it was all about taking out what is not needed and simplifying! So here are a couple things that I focused on:
- Add a touch of lighting from a lamp.
- Clearing off the frigerator!(and you are right Nester, that one thing makes life seem a little less crazy!)
- Only putting out appliances that you use everyday or that would take too long to get out.
And since those cabinets weren’t ripped out, we used an amazing cabinet coat paint called insl-x that I would highly recommend to anyone. It coats on evenly, dries fast, no priming or sanding needed and gave the cabinets such a fresh look without spending a lot of money! We also found little wooden cabinet embellishments at Home Depot and just tacked them on and painted over them to give them a custom made look. We finally added a curtain in between the kitchen and the laundry room to soften the room and show the division a little bit more (and block the loudness of the dryer too!)
Thanks for stopping by — now go visit The Nester to get more ideas!