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…
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?
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.
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.
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!