Monday, August 24, 2009

Kitchen Mini-Makeover


Before

After





Aunque tenia grandes y mejores planes para esta cocina, decidí darle un pequeño lavado de cara casi sin planearlo. Estaba en Costco cuando vi esta llave de agua industrial en oferta y la compre pensando en la famosa gran remodelación, pero no pude esperar, esa misma noche instale esta preciosa grifería, al día siguiente no me gusto como lucia con los gabinetes que tenia encima y que prefería tener estantes abiertos. Así que ahí comenzó todo, arrancar esa sección de gabinetes, instalar plywood a los lados de los gabinetes que si quedaron, pintar el plywood el mismo color de los gabinetes actuales, instalar estanterías de Ikea metálicas, los tiradores de las puertas también se compraron en Ikea a muy buen precio, el backsplash o pared de fondo metálica, la logre pegando un material que se utiliza para techos muy muy económico, simplemente se corta y se pega a la pared. El toque final se lo dieron los accesorios el cambio de color en  las paredes, elegí un chocolate oscuro para resaltar el color de los gabinetes y darle un toque moderno. Todo hecho en 24 horas y por algo menos de 200 dólares!

Ok, I have big plans for my kitchen but right now I have so many things going on in my life that getting into a project like that would be the craziest thing to do. In the meantime I did a little facelift, wasn't planned. I was at my local Costco when I saw this beautiful industrial like kitchen faucet for a fraction of its price so I bought it thinking in my next year kitchen remodel... well... couldn't wait, the faucet was installed that same night and the next day I realized I didn't like the way it looked with the cabinets on top and that I like better the idea of having open shelves instead, so.... I tiered them down. The problem was that they were part of the big ones so once the were pulled the sides of the big cabinets were gone too, living a hole ... nothing that a piece of plywood and matching paint couldn't fix, then the shelves were attached and everything was done in less than 24hrs and for under 200$. including the cabinets handles.
Tip: The stainless steel look-a-like back splash is very inexpensive roofing material glue to the wall.

XOXO
Mafe

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Brian Brigham Designs


Brian is one of the most enthusiastic person I've ever known. Besides being smart and very talented, his capacity to see things in a different light is what makes him very special.
Go check out his new website or click here to visit his blog...


Thursday, August 13, 2009