Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kitchen Makeover

I am so excited to be sharing with you all today my very first completed client makeover. My Clients eat in kitchen went from dark and cluttered to airy and fresh. I hope you enjoy the final project as much as I do.

This is the kitchen. My client didn't like the colors or how outdated and dirty and cluttered everything felt.


I updated the trim and doors with a fresh white, slighly time consuming, but totally worth it. I also updated the walls in this gorgeous blue/green/grey color by behr called celtic grey. Depending on the time of day or weather this room changes colors, and its really beautiful.

On the opposite side of the room it felt even darker, and with an old shabby table there was no room to have family dinners.

 I got a nice new petite table with plenty of seating for family meals and bookcases for tons of storage.

I de-cluttered this area by removing as many unnecessary items. Since this kitchen isn't that big, visually it couldn't handle all of these knick knacks.

 I took off all the magnets on the fridge, cleared away the clutter, I added new backsplash and replaced all the hardware.

This area of the room was more of a dumping area for my client. Nothing was useful, but she was trying to make it look as pretty as she could.

 I got a piece of foam cut to size and covered it in this beautiful and fun fabric for plenty of extra seating, and a cozy and comfortable feel.

Since she has a 3 year old, I wanted the room to reflect it. This will be a gallery wall that continues to change to keep the room fresh, and to praise her son for all his hard work by displaying his art work.

I put these floating shelves above the sink to add function to her kitchen. Adding white calms the room visually and keeps it all feeling very relaxed even though its a hard working room.

I added some clear containers and filled them up with goodies. They are at the perfect height for her son to help, we also added some closed storage for less attractive items.

We fit in an island and painted it to match this fun room. This gives my client plenty of extra space to work while cooking, and also looks really great too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the makeover as much as I did.


Hope you all enjoyed!


  1. Oh my gosh, Jen! What a great transformation! I love the cool colors you used in the space, and how you decluttered everything so much. I sometimes thing that organizing is the best way to re-decorate a space. Well done!

  2. looks great you did an amazing job!!

    xo Jessica

  3. it looks amazing!!! love the colors and the lighter feel- the trim was definitely worth the time! i love the shelving, too! fabulous!

  4. Oh boy, what a difference! You have such a wonderful eye to create such an inviting space! Excellent job!
    dee dee

  5. Great job! I absolutely adore the island, and the color scheme is lovely!

  6. Leslee in TennesseeJanuary 3, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Very well done! The fresh colors made a beautiful transformation. Great job here! (I need decluttering too!)

  7. Amazing!
    Your colour choices are so fresh and clean looking. In fact that wall colour looks similar to one I discovered today that I would love to use in my own kitchen renovation. Kudos for your recognition of the importance of childhood artwork as well! Fantastic work!
    (I just found your blog through pinterest and your 2011 snowflake frames. Thanks for sharing your great talent)

  8. This looks fantastic, Jennifer! So fresh and pretty and the colors are my favorites. You have proven that you can make a room beautiful without a ton of money ~ love that!!

  9. Looks great! Its amazing what a difference white paint can make! xx

  10. I truly enjoy makeovers that are simple, but make a great impact. This one is impressive.

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  12. I love what you did. It looks so fresh. The funny thing is . . . I just re-painted my kitchen the same color . . . it so bright and cheery. I am your newest follower and I would love to invite you over to follow me back. I love making new creative friends.
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  13. Sometimes, kitchen makeovers are basically decluttering and removing items that you don’t really need around the kitchen. The celtic grey wall paint is a nice touch, though. I would really like to see how the colors change with different lightings.

    Ryann @ Yancey

  14. Amazing makeover! The whole room looks lighter and more organized, thanks to the additional shelves and clear containers. And now the dining area looks cozier! More than the change of wall paint and additional shelves and tables, it's basically the clearing and re-jumbling of clutters that did magic into this kitchen. Arthur

  15. i really like the pic above it seems pretty much better than my kitchen although there's big different because im using those
    Multiple Rattan Conservatory Furniture but for me i would rather go this design :)


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  18. Outdated, dirty and cluttered – sounds like a kitchen that badly needs an overhaul. I like what you did to the kitchen, the color made it look immaculate while the addition of a center table made the kitchen more functional. And the dining area looks decent now as well. Danny @

  19. Hi, Jen! Any chance you could tell me the name if the color you painted the bottom of the kitchen island? I'm using Celtic Gray in my dunning rim (that's how I found your blog) and assn looking for a color to paint my table. Thanks!

    PS, excellent job!

  20. OMG you transformet this kitchen so well! This is amazing, it looks so good! Love the blue-green-gray colour.

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  21. Absolutely adore the duck egg colour and it looks very spacious. Grey Rattan Garden Furniture

  22. This is brilliant! Your Kitchen makeover turned out so well. Love the off white desk and the yardstick on the table.

  23. I really like and appreciate your post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.


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