From Drab and Dated to Classic and Fresh: One Kitchen's Makeover Journey

When Joy moved into her home in 2010, the kitchen looked a little something like the above photo (minus the pixelation -- dang real estate listing photos!). It was pretty dated and bland and did not match her style in the least.      

Soon after moving in, she quickly set to work replacing the flooring in the kitchen and painting the walls, doing as much as possible to improve the space without really hitting it with a major makeover.

Fast forward to 2013 and here's what the space looks like now:

Fresh, clean, and pretty much timeless, this kitchen is going to look gorgeous for a long, long time! Read all about this kitchen makeover on Joy's blog Beautiful Protest (and check out her source list and budget breakdown right here).

P.S. Take a peek at her dining room makeover we featured a while back as well!

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Anonymous on Sep 30, 2014:

Your kitchen looks great!   I am getting ready to do my kitchen and was wondering what the name of the  white color you used to paint your cabinets with?  Did you use satin Advance by Benjamin Moore?

Thanks for sharing.


Jennifer on Nov 05, 2013:

That is the exact layout of my kitchen (except I have no window, and my sink and dishwasher are mirrored from hers)! I feel like this is a sign that it's finally time for me to do something about my ugly kitchen. Thank you for posting this bit of inspiration for me!

April Tata on Oct 20, 2013:

what a cool transformation!! did so well

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