Before & After: White Paint Wows in a Rental Kitchen

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(Image credit: Submitted by Mery)

Many renters hope to add some color to their place, but Mery’s dreams were even more modest — white paint. So before she moved in, she negotiated with her landlord and got permission to paint and update her kitchen. Playing with white paint and how it works with the textures in her kitchen, she made a huge change.

(Image credit: Submitted by Mery)

From Mery: I moved in six months ago and I am a renter. The first thing I told the owner was that I would rent it only if i could paint the kitchen tiles. The kitchen cabinet was falling down too. The room was dark and dirty. This was my first DIY project for this apartment!

You can see that Mery painted over both the tile backsplash and the wood cabinets. Both changes lightened up this space considerably. She removed the doors below the sink completely opening up this space for storage. Adding a lightweight, white pendant and some greenery help freshen up the space.

Thank you, Mery! Readers, Mery specializes in furniture makeovers. You can see her work on her site Kahlo Decoracion or find her on Facebook.