Back in September when I showed you a kitchen update project I was working on I promised to show progress "soon." Apparently the way I measure time, soon = 5 months, so I guess it is about time I shared! Since I have not taken a full compliment of after shots, today you just get some details. These clients are a very handy and motivated DIY couple and while they hired out a few things, they did most of the work themselves.
Just to remind you of where we started, the kitchen before:
First things first, after my initial design board, my client found some fabulous art photos by Jill Bedford Photography at our local Art Fair on the Square and these became the inspiration for the space as well as giving life to the color direction. As you can see in this photo, the dated wallpaper has disappeared and was replaced with a textured, paintable paper. We opted to go this direction in order to avoid the mess and effort involved in repairing the walls after removing the old paper, and the result is fabulous.
Next up, a DIY project, the fridge cabinet... A new refrigerator was in order and to give it the upscale built in look, a new cabinet was built (by my client I might add, as he built the existing cabinet next to it) giving additional storage as well as a custom look.
Finally, the table and chairs. Remember we were going to banish the burgundy and green and add some life to this kitchen?
A little bit of DIY chalk paint and fabric later and check out the updated look of this set!
The results in the kitchen are just what my clients were hoping for and they have been a joy to work with. They trust my suggestions and waste no time in putting their spin on things and implementing. I promise to get some after shots that show the full effect of the makeover.
We had a busy week-end with a visit from some out of town friends on Friday night and a progressive dinner on Saturday. Gorgeous sunshine and a fun snowshoe adventure yesterday capped things off. I watched a bit of the Oscars last night and am not sure what to make of this years host, Seth McFarland... I guess we'll see what the media reviews say today. Tasteless as it may have been, I did giggle at the boob song!
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