I was asked to show the before and after photos of my apartment kitchen. Below here is the photo just after I moved in.
I had just taken the three cabinet doors down.
Then I called the front office and asked them if they’d come get my stove and take it away. Unfortunately, the stove was the nicest appliance in the kitchen.
But I was planning to order a washer and there wasn’t enough room for both.
Then I got it in my head to redecorate much of the kitchen with the black and white checked contact paper.
I also added black contact paper to the countertops.
Fast forward to today, and it isn’t even a year since I moved in. Which would be April 14, 2014.
I recall on that day that it was snowing, oddly enough.
I’d painted the butcher block island white at that point and attached hooks to hold my pot holders.
I ordered the bohemian-style plastic backsplash tiles and covered my backsplash with it. Isn’t it colorful?
I’d also given my dishwasher front a new coat of white paint.
My Cooking Station:
My “cooking station,” as I called it, was against the far wall. I cook all my meals with a microwave and a convection countertop oven I purchased.
You see I never needed that stove anyway. I got along just fine without it for the 8 years I lived there.
The black contact paper I put on the countertop was gone. Now the countertop is white, like most everything in the kitchen.
I’d taken down the curtain valance and arranged vintage linens over a curtain rod.
I stored my cookbooks in the wicker basket on top of the washing machine I ordered from Austin.
The detergent and fabric softener are stored in the wood “Thyme” box. And bleach is stored in the wood herb box hanging from the side of the cabinet.
See it hanging on the wall on the far right?
I also attached little battery operated lights under the cabinets. That was always a dark area.
The two little round lights stick to the bottom of the kitchen cabinets. The cost for them was about $20.
I’ve found that the lights come in handy because this area of my kitchen is somewhat of a dark spot.
So this makes two kitchen “redo’s” I’ve DIYed in less than two years. I’ve been pretty busy!
I hope you enjoyed the tour and the changes.