Stick with us for the rest of the house tour throughout the remainder of January.
Rental Remodel: La Cocina
When we moved into the house, the kitchen looked like this.
Disorganized, boring and really really
While visiting Panajachel one day (during the 'rent's visit) my mom and I stumbled up a huge fabric store where we purchased enough material to make curtains to cover up all of that nastiness. Good thing I had previously taken measurements for this very type of purchase!
With a little help from Ben rigging up a cable rod (and lot of patience - his real work came before this fun project for at least 6 weeks), a can of buttery yellow paint (meant for the master bedroom, but then abandoned after realizing how miserable it is to paint bumpy concrete walls), the kitchen miraculously became a place we both actually wanted to be.
Here's how we did it:
* a little rearranging (the desk shoved up against the wall became our island)
* some inexpensive bamboo placemats to break up the white tile counters
* 1 gallon of paint
* 5 yards of fabric & some heavy duty cable
* a stained piece of wood that stores all our spices & cooking essentials
Cost: less than $70 (including all accessories)
Time: Forever.....this project was a long one, but certainly worth the wait!
We know it is certainly still far from awesome, but with our budget, this is as good as it gets!
* note: since these photos have been taken, the "island" top has been painted a distressed moss green for even more color & style (and to cover up a little hot plate mishap!)