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Dark Traditional to Light Bright & Airy Kitchen Makeover {Confessions of a Serial DIY-er}

I am sharing with you this amazing kitchen renovation that turned a dark traditional kitchen into a light and bright room!

Hello everyone! If you have been following along for a while then you know that things are all about kitchens ’round these parts these days. We are still knee deep in our own kitchen renovation (it got put on hold by our “rental project”) but that has just wrapped up and I have several big makeover projects to share with you soon! In the meantime, Spring Break has arrived, and we are taking some time together as a family (I will be sharing what we are up to on Instagram over the next couple of weeks). While I am gone I have lined up some fabulous kitchen tours from a few of my favourite bloggers who have great success in building or renovating their own dream kitchens. I just know you are going to find amazing inspiration in this series. Fabulous DIY Kitchens Tour Series poster. Today I want to welcome over my friend Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer. You may already know Christy from the monthly DIY Challenge series that we both take part in. I had the chance to spend some time with her at the Haven conference last July and it was truly a highlight of the whole trip! Christy is as fun, friendly, and down-to-earth awesome as she seems on her blog. I just hope I get the chance to hang out with her again one day! A picture of Christy who is blonde and smiling.

Hi there Happy Housie readers! I’m Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer , and I am so excited to be visiting here today to share my kitchen makeover!

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I can’t wait to see Krista’s big kitchen reveal. She has a brand spanking new kitchen, and in comparison, mine is more of a patch job. I had a big list of what I wanted for my “new” kitchen, but apparently those things cost a lot of money. Who knew? So here’s what you can do when you have a tight budget…paint! Let’s start off by sharing the before… A dark traditional kitchen with dark wood cabinetry. That picture was taken as I was starting to prep. Not a terrible kitchen, just dark. This side of our house doesn’t get much natural light so it always feels dark and a little gloomy. Painting the cabinets was the perfect way to lighten and brighten up this space! The same kitchen now with white cabinets and a light blue island. So much brighter, even at night. Here’s another view before: The dark cabinets in the kitchen. And the dramatic after kitchen picture: The white cabinets with glass in some of the doors. Another thing I did in here that made a huge difference and was very easy on the budget, was replace the raised panels with glass in one set of cabinet doors: Up close of the glass doors with plates and bowls in the cabinet. I am loving the results, so much depth and dimension!A toaster oven on the counter and a chalkboard hanging up. Such a huge difference for not a ton of money! You can see the complete kitchen makeover and more photos here: The kitchen with a light blue small island and flowers on the island.

Kitchen Makeover

Here are a few more of my kitchen posts you might like: A before and after picture of the kitchen.

How to Paint Cabinets (A Step-by-Step Guide)

  Adding glass to cabinet door poster.

How to add Glass to Cabinet Doors

  Sweet toaster oven cover in white with the word toaster oven on it.

Not Your Mother’s Toaster Oven Cover

Rolling Kitchen Cart Makeover graphic.

Rolling Kitchen Cart Makeover

Thanks so much, Krista for letting me hang out with your lovely readers today!

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profile-picChristy is a proud Mom, happy wife, and lover of all things DIY. When she’s not taking care of her boys, she loves to drag home all sorts of treasures and give them new life. She also shares budget-friendly décor and simple-to-follow sewing tutorials. See more at www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com. Didn’t Christy do an amazing job? I just love how light and bright and fresh the “after” feels! Thanks for sharing it with us, Christy! You can visit Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIY-er, or keep up with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter!

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