A Modern Day Kitchen Re-do

A Modern Day Kitchen Re-do

Our Spring cleaning continues, and as promised, I did indeed give my kitchen an update.   It needed it.  It wasn’t looking as organized and homey as I like, so here are the changes that I made for a total cost of less than $80.  Time invested: 3 days.

First, the before shots.  You will note a ton of clutter had collected, and there’s an overwhelming feeling of untidiness and lack of coziness.
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And the after photos:   Cleaned.  Condensed.  Streamlined.  And Cozy too!  All I did was clean then hand-paint the backsplash (Get the Tutorial for that here.  Anyone can do it! I promise!), painted the walls, moved a storage hutch into this room, changed some wall art (taken from another room), and added some flowers.  Viola.

I’m still debating on painting that kitchen set.  And I still have to make new seat cushions.  I’m undecided on denim or using old cable knit sweaters for that.  I love texture.  In any event, if I paint it, I may even do a fabric decoupage top to the table.  I’ll be sure to blog it.

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IMG_1168 Tutorial on how to create your own hand-painted tile backsplash can be found here.  It’s easier than you might think! If you can trace a ruler, you can do this.

Next, on to the living room!  I’m thinking sage walls in there to blend with the cool blues of the kitchen and aqua of the half bath on this floor . . . and possibly a faux stone fireplace enhancement.  I’m tired of those plain white walls.  I want cozy!


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  1. It would be great if you could give us some affordable ideas about how we could bring the mid century style into our homes. I looked up the internet but they only gave me expensive ideas 🙁 Thanks and God bless you!

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