Updating 1970 s lighting
Kitchens can be daunting and expensive to remodel, yet they remain the room people want to renovate the most.Whether you’re on a tight budget or a renter with constraints on what you’re actually allowed to do, the kitchens shown here are excellent examples of what can be achieved by simply painting cabinetry, removing cabinet doors, swapping out lighting or hardware, or upgrading appliances. A Minneapolis Kitchen Gets a Fresh, Bright New Look.My mom loved the stone but combined with the outdated brass insert and abundance of stone, it seemed to lack character and screamed 1970’s. My dad is in love with this fireplace now and if you have been following us through stage 1, 2 and 3 of this makeover journey, you know he wanted no part of this makeover.
Faced with this dated Florida kitchen, the homeowners brough it into the modern world by painting the cabinets (and removing some), slipcovering the island with Corian countertops and ends, and switching out the ceiling fan for pendant lights. Once they got past the fear of painting their 1970’s wood paneling, these homeowners opted for Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn Blue to bring their cabinetry into the 21st century.This kitchen was updated with a unifying black and white palette, a new subway-tiled backsplash, and industrial fixtures and hardware. In a only one weekend, this kitchen went from dark and dated to light and lovely — and on an insanely cheap budget to boot!The simple updates make it more modern, but the turquoise accents help keep its old-school charm. Armed with a gallon of paint, cork shelf-liners, and a lot of elbow grease, this couple transformed their tiny work-in-progress galley kitchen into something they could live with until their budget allowed them to renovate.Sherwin Williams provided complimentary paint for our study makeover but all opinions are mine. I will share with you next week how I added the decorative molding trim as well as how we constructed the mantle which was the final touch to bringing this fireplace to life.When I first thought about updating our 1970’s fireplace, I wasn’t thinking it would end up being such a big task.