Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Small Kitchen Makeover

I am so drawn to color this spring season!  I feel like painting everything in vibrant hues.  Maybe that is why my eye was drawn to this kitchen makeover featured in Better Homes and Gardens.  I'm always impressed with homeowners who dress up dated rooms and fixtures, but this kitchen really caught my attention with is beautiful blue color scheme.

Before

Tiny kitchens are always a challenge, but outdated appliances and color schemes left this kitchen looking dreary and cramped.  

 After

A fresh palate, a new window seat, some tile and new lighting created a beautiful blue escape!


Like many galley style kitchens, this room lacked light.  New lighting and fresh attention to the window seat made a dark, dim kitchen light and welcoming.


Whimsical fabric and tile choices help balance out the blue without making it overwhelming and also give it a classic, timeless look.


Heavy cabinets above the stove were removed and replaced with open shelving that now show off fun kitchenware!


The magic of paint and fabric never ceases to amaze me!  I love a facelift that doesn't require heavy construction.  It feels more within my realm of possibility.  Now, I'm off to the Home Improvement store to gaze longingly at paint swatches.

~Amber

6 comments:

Judy said...

This is very cool, I too love that the make over was mostly just paint and fabrics.... pillows help too!

Comeca Jones said...

Love it!!!

Comeca Jones said...

Love it!!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I love the new colors

Lily said...

Very nice decor.

Jessica said...

Wow! that is awesome. I'm not tidy enough to have open shelving in the kitchen, but it looks great!