Before & After: Turquoise Dream Kitchen

Happy New Year everyone! We are kicking 2015 off with an inspiring DIY kitchen transformation. One of our readers, Tanya, submitted this project to us here, and we are so excited to share it with you all.

Full of little details and a seriously stylish vintage pyrex collection – this kitchen makeover will inspire you to get busy this year.

Take it away Tanya!

“I recently moved the a sweet bungalow on Lake Superior and am in the midst of making it over on a small budget. Paint is my not-so-secret weapon of choice! I am an AVID diy-er and, with my Handy Hubby, I’ve tackled it all. From painting my car to making art and updating furniture, we’ll try any project at least once,” said Tanya.

“The kitchen has been a labor of love. We’re saving for a real-deal reno, but that might take 5+ years. In the meantime, we wanted to make it more functional and fun. We went bold: painting the lower cabinets a cheery aqua and replacing all of the awkward upper cabinetry with open shelving. To save money we replaced dated tile with cottage-appropriate paneling and made our own solid maple counters,” said Tanya.

Here is the before image of Tanya’s kitchen.


We need a drumroll for this after reveal…da da da da da…

Kitchen-Art-New White-and-Aqua-Kitchen

And just look at Tanya’s bright and cheery vintage pyrex collection.


“I love how the space feels happy and casual, and cost less than $1,500. Re-doing the kitchen doesn’t seem so urgent now…thanks for letting me share,” said Tanya. Thank YOU for sharing Tanya!

If you have a DIY project you are planning to tackle in 2015 – submit it here. We may share it on the blog.

If Tanya’s DIY kitchen transformation inspired you to pick up the paintbrush and give your home a facelift – you can purchase paint and DIY supplies here, we ship nationwide.

Upcoming Events:
Jan Rough Luxe: 1/30, 1/31, 2/1
Jan Paint Classes: 1/24 – Basic & Advanced, purchase class here.

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7 Responses to Before & After: Turquoise Dream Kitchen

  1. Lisa says:

    i am obsessed with the idea of color on lower cabinets and white above. This remodel is fantastic. However, I am a little puzzled by the lack of a range hood in your after photos. Am I missing something?

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for your kind words! We opted to remove the wall mounted fan that was hiding behind the cabinetry – in lieu of a more traditional range hood – because it turned out it didn’t function, and hadn’t functioned for the 13 years the previous owner had resided there! In our last home, my Hubby and I had a range hood that also didn’t function and couldn’t be remedied (due to condo rules). We’ve lived for quite some time without one and because this makeover is temporary, decided to continue on. For some people it’s necessary, but we just don’t need it.

  2. Allyson says:

    How did they finish the butcher block to get it so white and shiny? It looks amazing!!!

  3. Thanks so much, Kelly, for featuring my kitchen makeover!!

  4. Leah Baker says:

    Where did you find your beautiful turquoise kitchen tools? (Spatula, spoons, whisk, etc)? They match the vintage Pyrex so well! 🙂

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