Kitchen Reveal: Funky & Retro

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The kitchen is probably the smallest room in our house. I think this fact alone, had deterred many other tenants from renting it. Not me, I fell in love with it immediately. Yes it needed work, and I mean a lot of work, but it still had so much potential!

 

kichen tour

 

Well the above picture is how it looked AFTER the makeover. I hope you’ll keep reading and follow me on my kitchen tour!

 

kitchen tour

 

Be prepared to be spammed with loads of bright pictures. If you hadn’t already guessed, this was one very colourful makeover!

 

kitchen tour

 

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I decided to paint the inside of the open cupboard yellow. I used the WICKES brand ‘Sapphire’.

 

kitchen tour

 

I added racing stripes to each cupboard using contact paper.

 

kitchen tour

 

The little hanging basket for the vegetables is from IKEA- the GRUNDTAL range. It was originally silver and I spray painted it a teal colour.

 

kitchen tour

 

 

kitchen tour

 

See that lampshade there? Its actually a colander that I upcylced. I hope to have a tutorial for that soon!

 

kitchen tour

 

I painted the IKEA RIBBA ledges just to add more bursts of colour in the room. I attached little hooks to the underside of the shelves for the tea cups.

 

kitchen tour

 

I also covered my washing machine with contact paper (vinyl plastic) to give it a new look. To see my tutorial for this, please see washing machine makover post.

 

kitchen tour

 

These retro curtains were made by a lovely seamstress from Just Sewn For you. I hung them over the door leading to the garden to maintain some privacy.

 

kitchen tour

 

On one of the smaller walls between the back door and living room entrance, I created a chalk board and cork board wall. This was quite handy for jotting down the weeks menu or pinning up food

 

kitchen tour

 

kitchen tour

 

I’m guessing you might have noticed the floor by now. A lot of people have asked if it is painted, but it isn’t. It’s actually just chevron wallpaper! I explain how I did it in my Wallpaper Your Floor post.

 

kitchen tour
kitchen tour

 

I even upcycled my silver rubbish bin/trash can to fit in with the decor. You can view the full tutorial here

 

TRASH CAN MAKEOVER FEATURE

 

There was an area to the corner of the kitchen under the stairs that I used as a sort of pantry and also put my fridge there. We built in the small mini shelves and painted them yellow.

 

kitchen tour

 

The kitchen really looks so different from what it looked like before. Here’s a before pic, but please don’t judge me. I’l admit it prob wasn’t the best day to take a picture!

 

kitchen tour

 

Painting the tiles grey was probably the biggest change of all!

 

kitchen tour

 

 

kitchen tour

 

Adding in the finishing decor was fun too. As usual I went to eBay to source it all.

 

kitchen tour

 

kitchen tour

 

I used a similar fabric as the door curtains to make a very slim line window pelmet here.

 

kitchen tour

 

Well I hope you have enjoyed this kitchen tour. I would really appreciate a pin to Pinterest if you like what you see! Please feel free to leave a comment if you want to know anything in further detail.

 

UPDATE: My family and I have have just moved from this property – into another rented accommodation. So new adventures and a new kitchen to decorate!

 

IF YOU LIKED THIS POST, YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE MY OUTRAGEOUS BALL MASON JAR FRIDGE I PAINTED IN MY NEW HOME

 

 

 

AND THE DIY PULL OUT PANTRY THE HUBBY AND I BUILT NEXT TO IT

 

kichen roll out pantry

 

DO YOU REMEMBER THE WASHING MACHINE COVERED IN CONTACT PAPER? WELL NOW ITS COVERED IN FABRIC!

 

Washing machine makeover with fabric

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. This retro kitchen makeover is too adorable for words!