Sometimes, you just really want to give a room a make-over, but time, resources, or the fact that you rent, makes it impossible. I don’t think I have ever introduced you to my kitchen. I really do like my kitchen in this house, but if I truly had my choices, I would paint the walls, paint the cabinets, change out the flooring, and put a light over the island!
Remember that cute couch? Read about it here!
My kitchen in big enough for people to hang out while I’m preparing dinner - - it’s one of my favorite things about the kitchen.
Have you noticed the boring builder beige walls?
Last week I posted about my fabulous find at Lowes – the recessed lighting conversion kit. (I’m still in love if you were wondering!) But it still wasn’t enough to quench my thirst for re-doing the kitchen.
Have I mentioned I really REALLY REEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAALLLLYYYYYYYYYY want to paint the kitchen? We actually did get permission from our landlord to paint. BUT – it has to be a neutral color and FLAT paint. Flat paint? That is pointless in a kitchen - - you can’t wash the walls when they are covered in flat paint. Plus, after realizing how much paint these never before painted walls suck up - - I realized it was going to be quite costly. AND, if we really are only going to be her one more year, that’s a lot of work for a short time to enjoy it. So alas, I have come to the sad decision that I cannot paint the kitchen. (Insert sad face here!)
So, I gave my kitchen a mini-facelift on Saturday afternoon. (Another side effect of not having a working sewing machine!)
Here is the before picture
And the after!
I converted one wall of cabinets into a display area for all my white dishes!!
Here’s the quick how-to
Unscrew the hinges that are attached to the cabinets, taking the doors completely off.
Measure and cut out your fabric so it perfectly fits inside the cabinet.
Using glue dots attach the fabric to the inside of the cabinets.
Fill your shelves with a display of all your lovely white dishes!!
Easily done in less than half an hour and what a difference it makes in my kitchen. It ALMOST makes me forget about the fact that I want to paint it!!
Plus, it is a fabulous place to display my lovely white soup tureens. Handsome Hubby gets me one every year for Mother’s Day - - isn’t he the best?!!!