Kitchen Makeover: Anna's Troublesome (Or Not) Pink Tile

My Kitchen Needs a Makeover!

Name: Anna
Location: Miami
Rent or own? Rent
What does your kitchen need? A whole new look. It has pink tile counters and a matching tile back splash and old while cabinets.

What does your kitchen need? (cont.) I can paint but that ugly tile is still there. I really need a way to cover the tile so it looks updated.
What are your limitations? Budget less than $200.

Makeover Recipe

Anna, we know you were looking to cover up your tile, but we haven't come across any tile-covering methods that we can recommend. So, we suggest you embrace that pink tile and use it as inspiration for the rest of the kitchen.

• Our main suggestion is a simple can of paint (or maybe a few cans, depending on the size of the rest of your kitchen). We think a rich coat of paint on the cabinets and walls could make a world of difference, and we say go bold! Why not take a cue from the burgundy trim and create a deeply colorful kitchen around it?
• We'd also swap out the cabinet hardware for something sleeker and more modern, and the rental-issue blinds for some light, pretty curtains. Let that Miami sun shine in!
• Finally, we'd add some accents of gray and some pops of bright lemon yellow.

Inspiration:
Living Big in a Small Space: Timothy Mather. We love the burgundy cabinets with pink accents and bold prints.
Gio Lemon Twin Duvet Set from Dwell Studio. This was one of Maxwell's Daily Finds for the new Apartment Therapy Marketplace. Obviously, this is for a child's bedroom and not the kitchen, but we think the color palate is perfect. We also love Dwell's Gate Java Placemats as an accent. Though, at $96 for a set of 4, we're keeping those in the inspiration category.

Suggested Resources:
Liberty cabinet pulls, $4.99 each at Home Depot
Paint-By-Number Dessert Plate, #85 Inspiring, $12 at Anthropologie
Enamel/Stainless Steel Colander in Lemon, $15.99 at Target
Rose Bowl Set, $30 at Urban Outfitters

Those are just a few suggestions to start your inspiration process. Please check back in and show us what you do with your kitchen makeover. Readers — what would you do with this kitchen?

(Images: Anna via email, Timothy Mather Interior Design, linked retailers)

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