I fought the wall…

This makeover makes me want to take a sledgehammer to my house so bad, and I don’t even have any wackadoo blue walls begging to be demolished.  I mean, look at at that thing!  What was its purpose in life? To block the unattractive kitchen with its heightened powers of extra-unattractiveness?  To terrorize the citizens of this home and their chi with terrible feng shui?

But soon a new sheriff moved to town, and her name was Tyrell.  Tyrell had set her sights on that wall since day one, and finally pulled the trigger, leaving in her wake a demolished peninsula, pantry, soffit, and the remains of her low hanging cabinets as well.


Then she restored order and harmony to the space with a beautiful open-layout that literally gleams.  She even hung her star on the wall so no one ever forgets who’s boss around these parts.  See more on her blog A Touch of Tyrell.




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  1. That is AH-MAZING!!!

  2. wow that really is an amazing transformation

  3. Gente, que lindo!!!

  4. aughhh…totally and completely jealous!!

  5. Holy moly what an inspiration Tyrell! You have really done that room justice… the fitted cabinets look fresh, the floors warm and the light, oh the light! Well done. 🙂

  6. Incredible vision!! Such a fabulous job!

  7. WOW! I can’t believe the difference. So beautiful!

  8. That really is beautiful! She did a fabulous job.

  9. gaspity gasp gasp!

  10. Talk about mad DIY skills. I am so impressed! Great job to her and her hubby!!!! Wow. Just jaw dropping wow!

  11. Talk about courage.. That’s awesome and the payout is SO worth it! Nice makeover!

  12. Love this! We just took on a wall project too…it’s amazing how easily it opens a space wide open!


  13. This is one of the best makeovers I have ever seen on this site. Stunning!

  14. Ha ha Lindsay, you made me laugh so hard. I loved your into to our project (especially the star part). Seriously, smile from ear to ear! Thanks for making my day!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I think I might have just pulled a muscle in my finger from scrolling up and down on this makeover so many times!! this makeover is amazing and so inspiring!!!!!
    -Heather Flint

  16. #1 sorry I spelled your name wrong. I hate when that happens…

    #2 I meant to say intro… not into.

    #3 I seriously can’t stop smiling at these comments. Heather Flint’s had me dying!

    Thanks again!

  17. That is unbelievably amazing!!!! I kept looking at the before and after…comparing the crown molding, ceilings, and doors to make sure it was the same rooms!!! Wowee! It is beautiful!!! I’m now looming at my walls in a whole new way. And I cant get the song out of my head….”I fought the law and the….”

  18. looking at my walls….but I could eventually “loom” over them

  19. What a lovely kitchen!

  20. ohhhhh….want this one!!! Please come to my house!!!

  21. This is amazing. I love everything they did. Good choice to showcase!

  22. Rachel M. says:

    Holy-friggin-moly, I’m speechless!

  23. oh my goodness! i want to move in!

  24. Wow, what an incredible change! And it’s so much more livable with this open floor plan. Fantastic!

    Laurel at SoPoCottage.com

  25. What a perfect before and after!

  26. TRULY impressive and gorgeous!

  27. TRULY impressive and gorgeous!

  28. Fantastic. What a difference NO wall makes!!


  30. Okay now that is seriously fantastic .. just gorgeous what a change of colour does! Well done! Beautiful!

  31. That looks a ton better! Just a word of warning for anyone thinking of smashing out walls, DO get an structural engineer to look-see. Often those walls that look dicky are actually load bearing. Meaning they hold your roof cavity up! Without it, in a few years, ker-splat! Very much worth the bucks to ensure you get a terrific look like Tyrell’s!

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