Before and After: A Vintage Kitchen in the Desert Gets a Bright Face-Lift

Before and After: A Vintage Kitchen in the Desert Gets a Bright Face-Lift

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Marisa Vitale
Apr 17, 2017
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It was nearly love at first sight when artist Lindsay Hollinger found this house while on the search for a slower pace to live in Joshua Tree. Well, except for maybe the very vintage feeling kitchen. Thankfully, Lindsay knows that even the smallest changes can make the greatest impact. Rather than replace her original custom wooden cabinets (which were in good shape and sturdy), a sometimes expensive and unnecessary update, she opted to paint her way to a fresh kitchen.

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In the house tour of Lindsay's lovely Joshua tree house, she told us what her favorite element to the space is:

"The desert light. I was never a morning person until I moved to the desert — the light is so gorgeous and the big windows in all the rooms bring the outside magic in."

It's perhaps no surprise that when looking to give her vintage kitchen an upgrade, she opted to lighten and brighten, making the most of that beautiful desert light streaming in.

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With convenience and functionality in mind, Lindsay chose a white high gloss paint for easy cleaning. She further transitioned her new design by replacing the aged wood floors with a modern grey concrete floor.

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Never neglecting the details, Lindsay completed her finishing touches by switching out all of the hardware with Franklin Brass handles, spray painting the overhead light fixture and adding a printed rug below the sink.

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Resources used in this kitchen makeover:

See all of Lindsay's beautiful home → Desert Magic in a Renovated Joshua Tree House

Thank you, Lindsay!

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