Courtney Hierath doesn’t mince words when describing her kitchen before the makeover. “For lack of a better word, it was ugly,” she told TODAY Home. “The walls were a horrid shade of buttermilk yellow, and the tile had a dusty rose and gray pattern that will forever haunt my dreams.”
Between the wood veneer cabinets, brass pulls and eyelet lace curtain, “I don’t think it was anyone’s dream kitchen,” she said.
So Hierath, who lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, decided to spruce it up with some DIY magic, and the best part of all? The new and improved space only cost $580.
To tackle the dingy old cabinets, she resurfaced the doors with trim to create a shaker-style look. “I wanted to incorporate color into the space, so I opted for two-tone cabinets,” she said. “I chose this shade of green because I wanted a bold, contrasting color that wasn’t too dark. It’s dramatic, but not over-the-top.”
Other updates included replacing the lace curtain with bamboo shades, installing new track lighting and switching out the old faucet with an industrial-style version.
In total, the project took about three weeks to complete.
“I am so in love with it,” she said of the new room. “When friends and family come over, they can’t believe that it’s the same kitchen and, honestly, neither can I!”
See more of Hierath’s DIY home updates at her Instagram account, @hierathc.