When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover was complete! Lucky for Peter, she loved the makeover, and lucky for her, Peter was the one doing it. In lesser hands, it might have been a disaster. Now lets talk about that "before" shot, which might look quite nice to some, but it wasn't working with the rest of the apartment's color palette. Here's what the kitchen looks like now:
Warm gray paint went on the bottom cabinets while crisp white went on the uppers, both of which now match the composite granite countertop, making it look more "intentional."
For Peter's tips on making over a rental kitchen--and if to spring one on your landlord too--visit My Domaine. As for acquiring the chutzpah to do it, you're on your own there, my friend.
Also check out this Miami Bedroom Makeover!