Gabbin with Gabby

ME: “Hey Gabbi, what’s new?”
GABBI: “Well, I just bought this house and the kitchen has GOT TO GO.”
“Really?  What’s the prob?”
“It’s cramped and it’s dark, and it’s still rocking a few ‘trends’ that have totally overstayed their welcome.  Old linoleum, wallpapered shutters on the window …”
“… backsplash tile that goes beyond the bounds of propriety and creeps up on the sides of the cabinets …”
“… and fast-food restaurant booth seating …”
“Wait, was that ever trendy?”
“… to name more than a few.” 
“Yeah, good luck with that!”
But Gabbi knew there was a beautiful kitchen lurking somewhere under there.  Would you believe those are still the same cabinets?  Sigh.  It’s dreamy!

Because the last thing you want is your home to feel like a Burger King. 

Ahhh, I love the splashes of aqua.  In fact, the insides
of all the cabinets are aqua too!  Check that out and lots more on her
blog Retro Ranch Reno!  Thanks Gabbi!

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  1. That kitchen was scary but I thought it was cute to see the bottle of champagne and glasses on the bar. Must have been celebrating buying their home…even with an ugly, dated kitchen!

  2. This before & after is FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!

    Love it.

  3. Absolutely stunning! That booth was hilarious. Great job!!

  4. Wow Love! I only wish there was a link to a whole blog post about it.

  5. Love the champagne sitting on the bar in the before pictures!

  6. “Because the last thing you want is your home to feel like a Burger King.” YOU CRACK ME UP! 🙂

  7. THAT is amazing! This is going to be the photo I show husbands who won’t let me paint old cabinets!!!

  8. Awe, I thought the booth could have been updated to look cute 🙂 It wasn’t the worst kitchen I’ve ever seen but she did a great job! It’s amazing what the cabinet hardware did for the cabinets!

  9. WoW!!! “Welcome to Mr. GoodBurger, may I take your order” has Left the Building. Super!!!!

  10. Wow! What a difference! I’m curious as to how high the bar counter is. I recently added a bar counter and it seems too high. It’s about 6″ above my backsplash on the original countertop but when I’m sitting at it, it feels too high.

  11. Ahh! How refreshing. I love it.

  12. Ahh! How refreshing. I love it.

  13. Just beautiful, great before and after!
    I pinned it:)

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