A Fun, Rustic Modern Makeover of a Dated Kitchen

A Fun, Rustic Modern Makeover of a Dated Kitchen

Nora Taylor
Nov 21, 2015
(Image credit: Submitted by LZ)

Project by: LZ
Location: Burgaw, North Carolina

Hello! My husband and I moved into our current home a little over a year ago, and it needed a lot of work. One of the first rooms that we decided to tackle was our kitchen since it was the worst. We had a pretty small budget, and all of the appliances needed to be replaced.

(Image credit: Submitted by LZ)

That being said, we slowly saved up our pennies, and only bought what we couldn't make ourselves. I am huge fan of rustic decor so we stuck with this theme, but incorporated a modern twist of summer colors to make it pop!

(Image credit: Submitted by LZ)
(Image credit: Submitted by LZ)
(Image credit: Submitted by LZ)

Here's what we did to create our gorgeous, new kitchen:

1.) Got rid of the maroon walls and painted them a neutral cream color.

2.) Installed wood laminate flooring over the pink marble tiles.

3.) Repainted all of the kitchen cabinets white.

4.) Removed the old countertops and replaced with 100 hundred year old Hemlock Pine from a barn we tore down in North Carolina.

5.) Replaced the door handles and knobs with branches.

6.) Took down most of our upper cabinets and installed with open shelving.

7.) Added pops of lime green with our bar stools in front of the island.

8.) Removed all of the lighting fixtures and replaced with a DIY ladder light.

9.) Created a custom kitchen backsplash with a palm leaf.

10.) Then displayed some of our favorite vintage finds, plants, and other treasures that we love.

Thanks, LZ! For more photos you can check out LZ's blog, The Summery Umbrella.

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