Tammy Time

Tammy Time

You hear of people wanting to create “spa-like” bathrooms and “retreat-like” bedrooms, so why not kitchens too?

That’s what Better After reader Tammy decided when she finally had enough of her busy, cluttered kitchen. It definitely wasn’t lacking color or character before, but it wasn’t super cohesive or easy on the ol’ eyeballs either. I just want to take a moment to say hi to the old formica “wood” countertops, totally had those in the house I grew up in!

I love the new serene feel! It looks so high-end, but she let me in on a little secret… it’s an IKEA kitchen with a few Craigslist finds mixed in! Amazing. I also love the two toned cabinets, it keeps it open and light and grounded at the same time, which is something it was lacking before. Nice job Tammy!



  1. September 30, 2010 / 9:39 PM

    Holy Moly girl–you rocked this! Serene is right! Love it.

  2. September 30, 2010 / 9:53 PM

    Gorgeous re-do! Great job!

  3. September 30, 2010 / 10:05 PM

    Amazing!! This is just a perfect job. Wow.

  4. September 30, 2010 / 11:17 PM

    Wow that turned out so great. Love the subway tile. So nice.

  5. September 30, 2010 / 11:20 PM

    Great job, Tammy! This is a great makeover! My daughter and I LOVE it!

  6. October 1, 2010 / 1:37 AM

    I think my heart just skipped a beat. Love it!

  7. October 1, 2010 / 2:25 AM

    Amazing transformation, way to go Tammy!!

  8. October 1, 2010 / 2:31 AM

    So much storage!


  9. October 1, 2010 / 3:54 AM

    Wow – truly outstanding. That kitchen leaped 2 or 3 decades into the future!

  10. October 2, 2010 / 5:26 AM

    OMG!! I want this kitchen!! Love it.

  11. October 2, 2010 / 10:42 PM

    Where’d you get those chairs?! I love them!

  12. October 6, 2010 / 8:41 PM

    hi courtney, the chairs i got off craigslist for a steal! but they are originally from the store, elephant’s trunk in san diego.

    thanks for all the nice comments, i am loving our new kitchen!

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