Kitchen Before & After: A 1960s Studio Kitchen Gets a Budget Glam Makeover

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"I love a good wood cabinet as much as the next person, but I think I went into wood shock going into the original space. EVERYTHING was the same shade of eh brown," says Kristin of The Hunted Interior of this 1960s studio kitchen. With a very small budget and a lot of creativity and hard work, Kristin transformed this kitchen into quite a glam little space, complete with a gold-striped fridge. (Yes!) See what it looks like now:

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Wow! So chic and fun. This studio kitchen is actually an old dorm room, as Kristin explains below:

This project was actually for a Local Atlanta Charity, called Room Service Atlanta. We took over 1960s dorm rooms that are used to teach foster children how to live on their own —a little self sufficient studio to call their own. Each room was designed by a designer and mostly completed strictly through donations (and little to no budget). So a lot of this was just trying to improve upon what was existing (and quite sad) with just creativity and a lot of work.

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The notable changes:

  • The walls are painted in "Almost Aqua" from Glidden.
  • The wood cabinets are painted in Rustoleum's Door Paint in Satin Black.
  • The countertops are the same laminate countertops as the original kitchen, only they're now painted in a faux marble pattern. (Amazing.)
  • And the striped fridge? Gold duct tape!

See more photos and read more about the project → Black Kitchen With a Striped Fridge at The Hunted Interior

Thanks for letting us share this, Kristin!

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(Image credits: The Hunted Interior)

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