The Affordable & Speedy Small Condo Kitchen Update

The Affordable & Speedy Small Condo Kitchen Update

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Janel Laban
Jan 7, 2015

Project by: Mara
Location: Evanston, Illinois

When I moved into my condo, the kitchen had wood cabinets (no hardware) and dark green (textured) laminate countertops. The walls were yellow and there was no backsplash. Before I moved in, I had the cabinets and walls painted white (Benjamin Moore Super White PM-1). I bought granite countertops and a new sink to replace the laminate ones. I found a granite on sale (I believe the total cost was around $1,500). I added hardware to all of the cabinets. I also added a subway tile backsplash. The kitchen was ready in 2 weeks.

I have a back door in the kitchen that I painted yellow originally, but then an aqua: Behr Cool Jazz. I painted the letters EAT with the same color. I also brought the aqua color scheme in through my IKEA cart and storage containers from World Market.

Overall, it was an affordable makeover that made a huge difference.

Here is where all of the items featured are from:

Oven mitts: FEED Pot Holder + Oven Mitt (Wheat Slate) from West Elm

Kitchen utensils: Copper Utensils from West Elm (no longer available)

Zebra and giraffe Mugs: Both from World Market (can’t find them online)

“M” mugs: Monogram Mug and Homegrown Monogram Mug from Anthropologie

Wall rack: IKEA FINTORP System

Kitchen cart: IKEA RASKOG Utility Cart

Rug: Olin Black 2×3 Rug from Crate & Barrel

Flour/sugar containers: Glass Canisters with Aqua Clamp Lids from World Market

Cutting board: Large Bright Edge Cutting Board from World Market

Paint color (door and EAT sign): Cool Jazz by Behr

Read more about the project on Mara's blog: Design Evolving

Thanks, Mara!

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