I'm trying a little something new today so let me know what you guys think but I'd like to start a little series called "Workin' With What You Got". It's not always a possibility to do a total house makeover because of budget, renting or maybe what you have isn't so bad! Sometimes a few little changes can make you embrace and love what you already have.
White kitchens are EVERYWHERE. Do a search on Pinterest and the majority of updated kitchen photos are white. Now I have nothing against white kitchens, I actually really like them but what if you have *gasp* cherry or oak cabinets!
Take for example- my kitchen. It was recently updated, all stainless appliances and nice new cabinets done by the previous owner. I think my husband would drop over dead if I told him I wanted to paint all of our cabinets white.
So here are a few small tips to getting your kitchen feeling updated and modern without breaking the bank.
1. Paint Your Walls Grey
The quickest way to get your kitchen looking updated is giving the walls a fresh coat of grey paint. A warm tone will just bring out the red/warmth in the cabinets, grey tones down the warmth of the cabinets.
2. Update your lighting
Get rid of the wimpy little pendant lights and upgrade to something a little more industrial. This will give you a fresh modern look without too much work
I'm loving these ones from Lowe's right now!
|get them here!|
3. New Counter Stools
Not everyone has a kitchen island but if you do- updating your counter stools can pep up your kitchen too!
Something with clean lines, upholstered in white (obviously a highly cleanable fabric) will get you that modern look you are loving in all of the white kitchen inspiration photos.
I love these pretties from Ballard Designs!
|Marcello Counter Stool|
4. Update your Hardware
Changing out your old cabinet pulls to a brushed nickel or rubbed bronze bar pull will make a huge difference.
I like these ones from Lowe's
|get them here!|
And when all else fails... buy some pretty accessories!
|Crate and Barrel Canisters|
|Target Threshold Stoneware Canisters|