One of the very best parts of this holiday season is getting to see family and friends that you haven’t seen for a year — and part of the fun is hosting holiday guests! We decided to invite some guests of our own here to Remodelaholic for our very own special holiday guest series! And our first guest comes all the way from Germany, so give Lydia and her adorable small kitchen renovation a warm holiday welcome:
Tiny Kitchen Makeover with Painted Faux Brick Backsplash
by Lydia of Pudel-design
at first I want to thank Lorene and Cassity from Remodelaholic for featuring my post!
As I opened the mail Lorene send me, I was so excited and happy to read her request!
This is amazing;)
So today I want to share with you my kitchen renovation journey!
It took me about one whole year to finish this project, not that I was lazy or something, but like you all know, sometimes life gets in the way of a good DIY and you have to pause;)
But we learned a lot during this renovation. My hubby now can open any kitchen cabinet without using a handle or knob, because we lived without them for quite a time;)
Do you want to see the finished kitchen?
Here it is.
Like I wrote before, this was a long journey.
I will lead you through it, with some photos of course.
I will show you step by step what we did,
which choices we made, which paint colors we have chosen, etc.
At first the before photo of this kitchen.
This was where we started!
Like you can see it was a pretty vanilla yellow kitchen
with lime green walls a chandelier and a light wooden floor.
The floor never felt right, so it has to go, the lime green wall paint too.
But at first we raised the cabinets, put shelves underneath and painted the walls.
We also added some lights over the cabinets and build a cover for them.
These were our colors, the Diamond white for the walls and the darker tone for the cabinets.
During the painting process of the cabinets I decided that I needed a new backsplash too.
So I painted a fake brick wall backsplash on my walls, I simply used acrylic paint and sealed everything with clear lacquer.
I also painted the handles and we changed the floor from wooden laminate to a dark brown
fake wood tile. We aded a small table and two chairs from IKEA, new lamps, and some pretty decorations, like the plate wall, which I lovee!!! And we changed the wood door to a more suitable choice. I wanted a glass door since I moved here, because our little hall don`t have a window and this door allows to bring in some light also when it`s closed.
Like you may have guessed we didn`t stop at our kitchen, we did the hall too,
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