Hi there! Well, it’s been a little of a struggle, but I’m happy to see a huge improvement in our rental kitchen. Welcome to week 3 of the month long New Year New Room Refresh challenge hosted by Casa Watkins Living. That means next week will be the final reveals for all bloggers participating. If you are coming from This Is Our Bliss, welcome! I can’t wait to see how her modern playroom is coming along.
New Year New room Refresh: Global Eclectic Rental Kitchen
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After I used removable wallpaper on our kitchen cabinets in our last rental, I was ecstatic to use it again. Unfortunately, I didn’t order quite enough to cover everything I wanted to do but the kitchen still has the same vibe I was going for. I chose this herb garden print from Walls Need Love to add more eclectic style.I measured twice before my making my cuts but quickly realized there was a lot of unevenness around the sliding doors and wall frame. My perfect straight cuts didn’t get me anywhere. I finished the wall the best I could but had to come up with a solution for exposed old wallpaper around the frame. I decided to border it with washi tape.
This is just a temporary wall solution while we live here so I’m okay with the tape. The wallpaper actually went over smoothly on the existing textured wallpaper which was a happy surprise. It’s also gorgeous!
I was planning on covering the cabinets to the left but ran out. I also wasn’t able to completely cover the wall. Still trying to think of a solution for this corner. Any suggestions?
Instead of pre cutting holes for the windows and door handles, I laid the wallpaper right over them and scored around the edges lightly with an exacto knife. It worked like a charm.
The wallpaper print looks great with all the plants around the house. I can’t wait to share the reveal next week!
There’s not much left to do!
Create a focal point with new wallpaper. Add more storage and counter space with a kitchen cart/island.
Update hardware with recycled copper pulls from our last rental kitchen.
Add a colorful rug to brighten up the space. Include more wood tones with counter top storage and cutting boards.
Brighten up the gray tile with a mirror or art.
Display our existing copper pots and pans with a stainless steel rail to free up cabinet space and add more interest.
Make sure to see Vintage Romance Style’s update this week! She’s been working hard on her gorgeous master bedroom.
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