Hello! Today I am starting a new feature here on my blog called "LOVED this post". Basically every time I do this feature, I will link to one of my favorite posts out there in blogland that has inspired me a whole bunch! ( of course, I have gotten permission from the blog that I am sharing to share their photos with you!)
I have a folder on my computer where I bookmark the links to lots of my favorite posts from my favorite blog reads... and I resort back to them often for inspiration. I figure, we all have archives of beautiful blog posts that tend to just get lost over time ... so I wanted spread the blogging love and relive the beauty!! This is all just for fun, no strings attached or anything like that... I think it will be fun! Maybe some of you might find a new blog you didn't know of along the way? Or maybe you will remember the exact post I am talking about ~ but it is so pretty that you can look at it over and over again!
So, for the first feature, it is a post from Lori of Frugal Farmhouse Design titled "the kitchen update". Lori is a designer from Long Island New York that I love to follow because her designs are very budget friendly (hence her name!)... and she owns a gorgeous shop called White Flower Farmhouse. Lori is a total rock star and I am sure many of you probably know of her blog... and if not you should definatly check it out!
In this post, she redesigned the totally outdated 1950's beach cottage kitchen below on a budget... and I DO mean a budget... she worked magic with only $200 as her limit!!
This is the the BEFORE photo!
This is the AFTER!!
I cannot even tell you how many times I have looked at this blog post! Mainly because I am transforming my own kitchen basically on NO BUDGET so this post inspired me SO SO much. I live in a house that was built in the 1970's... the 1970s is probably the WORST design era I can think of! This transformation is amazing to me what it started at to what it became. I am completely inspired by Lori's magic! She painted the Cabinets... the PINK countertop... the dishwasher panel, the stove hood... the walls... basically paint was her BEST FRIEND in this redesign!
The stove hood looks SO nice now that the colors are all cohesive... this post is total proof that a can of paint can work miracles!
She hung this gorgeous industrial light which I love!
a few cute accessories...
She replaced all of the hardware for 30.00 by buying bulk packs of basic hardware from Home Depot... I love them! I think they are great with the style of this little vintage kitchen.
and a mirror above the sink to reflect the light...
The reason I am so inspired by this post is because it takes painting to a whole notha level! I love that she was not afraid to paint the countertops and dishwasher panel. I am hoping to do something similar in my 1970's ugly kitchen that is set up in a very similar style as this one.
Thank you Lori for letting me feature this gorgeous post! SO inspiring and fun to shine light on this beautiful post again!
You can read all about how Lori did this transformation on her original post about this kitchen... she tells you what type of primer she used and all the paint colors... etc.
I hope you loved this pretty post as much as I did!! See ya soon! xoxo Heather