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

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

Joanna Miller
Nov 13, 2009
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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