The {New} Black Kitchen + Wood Branch Light DIY

by Tina on October 23, 2013

in our home

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As promised, I have a mini tour of our freshly painted black kitchen plus a Wood Branch Light DIY to share with you today.  As you might remember, I really debated whether or not to paint the kitchen a dark color, but I am so glad we did.  We absolutely love the result!  You will have to tell us what you think of it…

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Though I would still love to replace the countertops and cabinets (one of the sacrifices of being a perpetual renter) I still think the dark wall makes a nice backdrop to all the white.  Unlike the kitchen before, I added in a lot more pink, feminine touches which I’m not sure my husband has even noticed because he only comes in here to get water for his french press, but I don’t think it’s too over-the-top girly, do you?

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We also replaced the lighting that used to be over the sink and created our own Wood Branch Light DIY by hanging a branch from two eye hooks with twine.  We wrapped two new hanging light sockets around the brand and added the ultimate luxury in lightbulbs with these diamond lights.

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Our Ikea shelves got a new little mix of items, mostly flea market finds plus my Orla Kiely Pot and a Normann Copenhagen bowl.  My favorite Whimsey and Spice print is still here, just moved over to a new place.

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Do you like the result?  I love how a fresh coat of paint and a simple new light fixture can bring such big results to a mini kitchen makeover!  A friend brought us the flowers and the rest of the accessories were things we had on hand, so with very little money I felt like we got a whole new kitchen.  That is pretty awesome!


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