My ugly kitchen reborn

Posted on Tue, 5 Feb 2008 by KiM

Note: Due to my painting escapades over the last 3 days, I am behind in my blog posts so this post is not about an architect or designer but about me. I should have my act together this afternoon.

I have a really ugly kitchen. Really. Ugly. And not only is it ugly but the layout is terrible and it’s driving me nuts. I am not sure when I’ll get around to renovating it so I realized when I was planning to paint the living room that I should just slap some crazy paint on the cabinets to make being in the kitchen a little more tolerable. Turns out I slapped some paint on the cabinets, the island and the backsplash. Not sure how feasible it was to paint tile but I guess I’ll just have to be less messy when I cook. I’ve always wanted pink cabinets and since I now live alone, I figured what the hell. Except I realized Benjamin Moore doesn’t make great pinks. I ended up with bubblegum pink. (It’s actually called Springtime Bloom). I think I got the effect I was after anyway – a girly kitchen that brings a smile to my face when I see it. So hopefully it’s obvious that the first group of photos includes a before on the left and an after on the right. (Note: I had nothing planned to decorate the new pink kitchen with so I ran around the house looking for “props”, such as the piece of scrap fabric hanging on the stove as a tea towel, and the curtains are a piece of fabric folded over and clipped.)

Justine says:

Kim – I saw your kitchen redo on Apartment Therapy. Great job! I just painted my cabinets to tolerate my kitchen until I can renovate as well! I love the kitchen cart you have…where did you get it?

Beautiful! I’m stunned.

kim. says:

Thanks Justine and Patricia! Justine, I got my cart at an industrial reuse type warehouse here, for about $75. I bought it a few years ago and once I get the kitchen redone, I can stick it in my shed as a potting table or in the basement for storage. VERY HANDY.

Of course I love the pink!

kim. says:

Us pink-lovers gotta stick together! 🙂

Aimee says:

A big WOW! I love the results… would never convince hubby to have a pink room in the house, but boy do I love the way your kitchen looks. Well done!

Jessie says:

I am so sorry that I missed this post!!!!!!!!!! YOU KNOW I LOVE IT! I am jealous! Looks stunning, and very mod!!! Great job KIM, you are wonderful.

Carlo says:

That’s real inspiration. I’m not a big fan of clunky brown wood cabinetry and trim, so I love what you did here.

good job! i love the punch this pink creates! what a difference 🙂


Joanne says:

I have just come accross your fab Pink kitchen. I must say its ace!!! I have just done my bathroom in the same pink lol and of course I smile everytime I go to the loo. Now my bathroom is downstairs…just off the kitchen…and I think it would really be rude of me not to do the kitchen pink too, considering there are 3 girlies in the house who addore pink. Anyway after seeing your kitchen I must say its going to happen! Sooner rather than later!!

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