On Monday I shared a client bathroom makeover that packed a punch for the price. Today, I’m going to share two other spaces that I tackled in this condo that they’re trying to sell – the kitchen and the second bathroom. They say kitchens and bathrooms are important selling points, let’s hope this one hit the mark.
Let’s take a look back at where we started so I can refresh your memory. At first glance, it’s not very obvious, but the cabinet frames were painted gray and the doors were painted white. The walls were a cold, cement gray color, and the hardware just didn’t jive with the doors at all.
The walls got a fresh coat of paint – Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. I had never used this color until now, and I can see why it’s so popular. So versatile and warm. I added a runner that was another steal from Target on clearance. Target, you complete me.
Again, the kitchen before:
Once again, Target to the rescue with some cute towels that tie in perfectly with the rug.
While I loved your ideas about putting in floating shelves on this other wall – I opted to leave it as it was in the interest of time, plus there is a limited amount of cabinet space and no pantry, so I was afraid that might have been a negative to prospective buyers. (And yes, the pitiful light is still there.) I’m just one woman – not an electrician.
Still, a definite improvement from where it started.
If the condo hadn’t been for sale, I would have gotten a little more daring – maybe a bolder cabinet color, or more color on the walls. But alas, I felt I needed to play it a wee bit more safe, since not all buyers appreciate these beautiful touches like I do.
On to the second bathroom! I used the same paint color in this bathroom as I did in the one I blogged about here – “Gray” by Benjamin Moore. So classy.
Let me give you an idea of what it looked like before. In my haste, I didn’t take a true “before” picture, but you can put the pieces of the puzzle together, I’m sure:
Hello, wood appliques –
And the doors – with wood shell appliques…
Again, by a stroke of luck, the gray worked well with the existing shower curtain and rug, so with the removal of the appliques, some sanding and new hardware – we’re in business!
So, there you have it. A condo update on a budget along with some good old fashioned elbow grease. What do you think? Have you completed a beautiful budget-minded project lately? Do tell!
AndreaSeptember 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm
I love the colors you chose. The kitchen definitely looks warmer and more inviting and that gray vanity is such a vast improvement. You are on a roll girl!
Lisa @ Shine Your LightSeptember 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm
I love your changes. Definitely fresher and more up to date. Revere Pewter is such a great color, isn't it? I used it at my in-laws and now I need to find a place for it in my own house!
BeckyJanuary 11, 2017 at 8:36 am
When you do a project like this, where they have the “old fashioned ” exposed hinges, do you paint them or replace with a color that matches the new handles and pulls?
JennyJanuary 11, 2017 at 9:29 am
I usually replace them with new ones that match the new finishes. Hinges can be tricky though – I’ve found that the hinge industry likes to change things up on a regular basis, which means drilling new holes. Not fun, but the end result is worth it. 🙂