Alrightly folks- here's the final room in my apartment tour I've been doing recently. The kitchen is probably the room that received the most work but is also where I spend alot of my time. Just to review, here are some befores, originally shared here.
|The island came with the kitchen, and while functional, wasn't really my style.|
|It was just a stove in a corner in desperate need of storage.|
|The cabinets used to be plain wood and received a coat of white paint. |
The back-splash, a dated faux marble pattern, got covered in a gray laminate-safe paint.
|The view from the deck outside.|
|A beautiful, new island, custom built by my dad. I also repurposed an old window into a |
chalkboard., a convenient spot to write grocery lists and other fun messages.
|The window received 3 coats of chalkboard spray |
paint and some red paint on the trim.
|The island adds much needed storage and a broad work space to cook.|
|Opposite the chalkboard wall is more storage.|
|Ikea stainless steel shelves and hanging racks offer alot of convenient storage and a|
hanging basket holds frequently used produce.
|A large white frame holds a torn out magazine page of an apple. Free art!|
|With no cabinet or counter next to the stove, we really needed something. |
I purchased a narrow cabinet from a salvage store and painted it white.
It got topped with a wood counter that matches the island.
|$20 got me this solid wood cabinet. It just needed some white paint and a countertop and was good to go.|
|More Ikea shelves and puck lights under the cabinets add storage and good task lighting.|
|Space above the cabinets offers storage for white|
platters and a plant cozies up the corner.
|I will never go back to a knife block again. |
This was the best $8 I've spent so far at Ikea.
|Its nice to be able to keep soap, sponges and towels clear from the sink area.|
|One of my favorite spots in the kitchen. I love pantries.|
|The view from the dining room. A bright and happy space.|