Before & After: An 1840s Kitchen Gets a $640 Makeover
Amy and her family moved into their 1840 colonial last summer, and it had some issues. As Amy writes on Hometalk, “Clearly the previous owner was going for a Tuscan-type look — apple green glazed cabinets, school bus yellow sponge painted walls, and a wood countertop that had been neglected for years.”
Luckily, with some paint, a new light fixture, and new countertops, Amy was able to completely transform her kitchen.
Look at that! We are seriously swooning over that beautifully restored wood countertop on the island counter. And since there is filtered natural light, the white cabinets do a lot to open up the space. We love that most of the upgrades to this kitchen just involved updating the paint job.
Another great feature of Amy’s kitchen that needed an update was the built-in working fireplace right next to the dining area. Prior to the remodel, the paneling above the fireplace was the faded green color and the walls were a textured yellow.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of just how big of a difference repainting the cabinets made in this kitchen. What once was a very niche style was easily transformed into a more classic style. Plus, they got rid of the tile countertops, which can be a pain to keep clean.
The bead board backsplash really fits in with the colonial style of the house.
And finally, the dining area had also been the textured yellow color prior to the renovation. We think the grayish-brown walls make for a much more relaxing dinner environment. And, of course, that fireplace across from the table doesn’t hurt either.
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