Capree K

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Capree Kimball is a design nerd and a dog-loving optimist with a penchant for collecting tin robots and gobbling up gravy-smothered biscuits. You… read more

Comments - Before & After: A DIY Kitchen Island Makeover!

CapreeK on Feb 10, 2012:

Thanks for the additional insights, Molly!  I'd say you slayed that photo class.  Also?  I think that jug o' wine needs an encore.  Maybe an appearance in all "before" photos from here on out? ;)

MollyMC on Feb 10, 2012:

Molly, here. :) The "before" photo was by no means stealth trickery, just poor photo skills and a bad camera. I did think the jug o' wine was a nice touch, though.

It was a simple change in theory, but we looked at a lot of countertop options and my husband figured out the best way to seamlessly convert the top. Also, I took a photography class. Maybe I should have worked that cost into the final budget figures!

Thanks for all the comments!

CapreeK on Feb 08, 2012:

Hi Jenn - If you click through you'll see that there was a lot of work done in building the new island top.  While adding something like that might not seem like much, it completely changes the functionality of their kitchen--something Molly is probably very happy about!

And yes, everything looks better in daylight. :)

Jenn on Feb 08, 2012:

@Scott H - for real. This reminds me of before & afters on beauty product infomercials... before = people lit poorly, with no make-up, frizzy hair, slouching... after = expertly lit, made up, hair shiny and excellently styled, beaming, sitting up straight...

It doesn't seem much was done beyond plopping a larger tabletop on the existing island and giving it legs on the unsupported side. It does make a difference, though! (but so does straightening up and white balancing the camera, lol!)

Scott H on Feb 06, 2012:

Nice way to proove that a crappy photo makes rooms look even worse. Nice work on the island extension though. Does make it more functional. Also like the light choice. 

Eurolife on Feb 06, 2012:

Wow! this is really wonderful! I love the modern kitchen but the traditional one is also very nice!

CapreeK on Feb 06, 2012:

IKDO - Way more functional! Molly did such a great job. :)

IKDO Designs on Feb 06, 2012:

What a great makeover! Much more functional and quite lovely result!!

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