Rental Kitchen Before & After: A New Color Scheme and a Wallpapered Ceiling!

Kitchen Makeover

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There's nothing inherently wrong with this rental kitchen, but sometimes you just want something new. So what's an adventurous renter to do? Try a cool color scheme and — for a little drama — removable wallpaper on the ceiling! See the 'After' photos below:

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Designed by Megan Pflug (the Projects Editor at the One Kings Lane blog), this kitchen looks like an entirely different space! Teal walls and a removable wallpaper ceiling make the whole kitchen feel cool and moody.

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Many rental kitchens would certainly not allow for repainting the cabinets, but sometimes landlords are open to it — as it was in this case! Megan repainted the cabinets in a gray-taupe hue (Fine Paints of Europe in P07750), and primed the backsplash with a non-porous surface primer before painting it a light shade of gray.

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Look at that ceiling! It's papered in Tempaper's Peonies Gold Leaf (PE042).

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To mask the floor tiles, Megan repurposed an old sail cloth as a rug, and added her own design to it. (It's modeled here wonderfully by Kingsley, the cat!)

Would you ever wallpaper your kitchen ceiling?

Thanks for sharing, Megan and Danielle!

(Images: Megan Pflug)