The only before picture I have
When I moved in my apartment in January, there was already a kitchen in it, what a luck! My landylady, when showing me the apartment, told me that the kitchen was 30 years old and that it had always been there and that it cost nothing, but also that she had nothing to do with the kitchen.
Fine, that would mean for me that I could do anything with it or just throw it out. Throwing out just wasn’t an option, that would have meant that I was supposed to buy a new one…
So I tested all the functions of the kitchen and everything worked ok, so I decided that I would leave it as it is and just try to work around it designwise.
The first step was, to paint the walls in a pretty dark, warm green. More like khaki, with brown undertones. My idea was to draw the attention to the walls and the strong color and away from the ugly beige brown kitchen doors.
So with a lot of help from two friends, we painted everything, except the wooden ceiling.
The next step was to clean the kitchen. A lot! When starting to clean it, I found a layer of old newspaper lying on top of the kitchen cabinets. Maybe to protect them from grease or dirt? I’m not sure. The interesting part was, that it was from 2009. And my guess is, that was the last time, someone took a closer look to this kitchen and cleaned it thoroughly. So my sister and I spent one day scrubbing every cabinet and corner of the kitchen, and in the end, it was still ugly, but ready to be used again!
After painting and cleaning, I could „move in“ eventually and fill the cabinets with dishes, glasses and so on. That was when I found out that there is not much space in this kitchen and there was no space left for food. So in the next weeks I will try to find some ways to optimize the space and find some storing solutions.
To make the kitchen a bit more cosy already, I created a little booze corner, got some plants and a picture on the wall. The whole idea for this room is decorating with even more plants, golden accessoires and some shelves on the wall.
See you soon!