Before & After: Rental Kitchen Gets an Adorable Update

Before & After: Rental Kitchen Gets an Adorable Update

Nancy Mitchell
Sep 17, 2012

We heard about Audra's kitchen project at this week's Apartment Therapy Design Evening. Audra had one of those kitchens. You know, the blah ones with the standard-issue cabinets. She wanted to give her kitchen a little bit of personality, but as a renter, she didn't have a lot of options. So she decided to get creative.

Audra carefully removed the doors to her cabinets and asked the super to store them in the basement. Then she replaced them with cheerful fabric curtains (and lined the inside of the cabinets with a floral paper). The backsplash was painted grey. The end result is charming, and Audra (and her friends) are very pleased with it:

I get compliments on my kitchen all the time. I often use the small counter space to pour mimosas for friends on the weekends, while my microwave is tucked behind a leather arm chair in my living room. Priorities you know?!

Thanks, Audra! When can we come over?

(Images: Audra Milligan)

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