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Woo hoo! It’s finally time to share the One Room Challenge reveal. If you are unfamiliar with this fun challenge, it’s a 6 week room reno/makeover hosted by Calling it Home. Amazing sponsors and bloggers are featured and anyone can join as a guest participant. This is the first time I have joined in on the shenanigans and decided to makeover our kitchen. When we were looking at rentals in Okinawa, what drew me into our house were the white floors, light colored cabinets, and light walls. Even though the materials are cheap (linoleum, plastic, and concrete), I knew this house would be a perfect canvas to decorate.
After the first kitchen facelift I did last year (you can read about that HERE), I felt like the kitchen wasn’t along the same style as the living room and foyer. Since all the rooms are in the same space, I really wanted to “dress up” the kitchen so that it was on par with the living area by adding a floral feature and a bit more color.
Let’s take a look at the kitchen when we first moved in. (That awesome rug is now in the foyer.)
Here’s the first makeover when I incorporated mediterranean colors into our space for last summer. We still love the DIY plate magnets but the rest of the kitchen was begging for a change. At least I’m sure it would if could communicate with me. Fresh colors and patterns were my inspiration for this challenge.
paint color: Sherwin Williams Mint Condition
Now the entire kitchen is gorgeous; linoleum floors, stainless steel counters, white tiles, and all.
I’ll give you a rundown of what I accomplished during the last 5 weeks. The kitchen table got a pop of color with a mint color block on the chairs. Thanks to my husband’s suggestion the color is on an unusual part of the chair.
The previous blue rug was replaced with a little boho style one that kitty approves. It really brightens up the space and is good friends with our foyer rug. (They do have to live in the space area!)
The kitchen cabinets and counters were better organized with help from my new Epson portable label maker. I added a fun peekaboo pineapple print from Minted for a little kookiness.
There’s no ignoring the trendy black swiss crosses on the backsplash that was a super inexpensive DIY. You can see the tutorial HERE.
And floral removable wallpaper on the cabinets from Walls Need Love (with spray painted gold pulls from the dollar store). Because doesn’t everyone put floral wallpaper on their kitchen cabinets? lol It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s a great conversation starter! To see how easy it was to apply the wallpaper, click HERE.
I think the china cabinet makeover that I did last year fits in beautifully with the new color story. Washi tape is a renter’s best friend. (Especially a renter with concrete walls!)
It’s safe to say the feature floral “wall” created the wow factor that I wanted and I’m enjoying every square inch of our living area.
You can read about the entire process in these posts: Week one: Inspiration | Week two: Cabinet Organization | Week three: Update | Week four: DIY Swiss Cross Tiles | Week five: Floral Cabinets | Week six: Rental Kitchen Reveal
Thanks so much for stopping by.
This post is linked to Pretty Project Party @ This is Our Bliss.