Before & After: A Kitchen Goes From Builder Grade Blue to Sophisticated Black & White

published Aug 31, 2016
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(Image credit: Submitted by Danica)

Danica’s new house came with an old kitchen, and she knew it had to go. With a nice layout and some Craigslist luck on her side she was able to DIY her way to a gorgeous updated kitchen.

(Image credit: Submitted by Danica)

From Danica: We moved into our home last year and the first project we tackled was the horribly boring builder grade kitchen. The layout was great but the oak cabinets, white laminate and checker backsplash needed some serious updating.

After weeks of research and anticipation, I got to work on demoing as soon as we got the keys ! It was a massive DIY project that took on a life of its own. We replaced the square tile backsplash with a classic subway tile and dark grout, painted the existing cabinets, traded the countertops out for a stained wood, switched out the boring island for a hand carved dresser with Carrara marble counter (Craigslist find!) and finally replaced all of the appliances.

I now wake up to such a beautiful kitchen that puts a smile on my face everyday. So worth it!

Thank you, Danica!