Project by: Mara
Location: Evanston, Illinois
When I moved into my condo, the kitchen had wood cabinets (no hardware) and dark green (textured) laminate countertops. The walls were yellow and there was no backsplash. Before I moved in, I had the cabinets and walls painted white (Benjamin Moore Super White PM-1). I bought granite countertops and a new sink to replace the laminate ones. I found a granite on sale (I believe the total cost was around $1,500). I added hardware to all of the cabinets. I also added a subway tile backsplash. The kitchen was ready in 2 weeks.
I have a back door in the kitchen that I painted yellow originally, but then an aqua: Behr Cool Jazz. I painted the letters EAT with the same color. I also brought the aqua color scheme in through my IKEA cart and storage containers from World Market.
Overall, it was an affordable makeover that made a huge difference.
Here is where all of the items featured are from:
Oven mitts: FEED Pot Holder + Oven Mitt (Wheat Slate) from West Elm
Kitchen utensils: Copper Utensils from West Elm (no longer available)
Zebra and giraffe Mugs: Both from World Market (can’t find them online)
“M” mugs: Monogram Mug and Homegrown Monogram Mug from Anthropologie
Wall rack: IKEA FINTORP System
Kitchen cart: IKEA RASKOG Utility Cart
Rug: Olin Black 2×3 Rug from Crate & Barrel
Flour/sugar containers: Glass Canisters with Aqua Clamp Lids from World Market
Cutting board: Large Bright Edge Cutting Board from World Market
Paint color (door and EAT sign): Cool Jazz by Behr
Read more about the project on Mara's blog: Design Evolving
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