Don’t be deceived by Better After reader Leatha’s old kitchen. It wasn’t outdated at all. No, it was actually postdated. It was so far ahead of the trends that it knew that Emerald Green would be the 2013 Color of the Year, like twenty years ago. This was finally it’s moment to shine!
But by then Leatha had had enough. Enough! Out went the green formica and the wallpaper made from retired clown pants, and in came a whole new look.
She added so much detail and character in here. The pantry door is a showstopper, and don’t you love the thick new moulding on top of the cabinets? Also, how appropriate that the new colors are espresso and cream, because she’s got a little ‘coffee’ theme happening in here too. The cabinets were solid maple, so they simply painted them, which is a fine example of brown-painted cabinets done right! That’s hard to pull off … believe me.