Like most twenty somethings I live in a rental apartment. And most unfortunately it does not look like a West Elm or Restoration Hardware catalog…
Instead I live in a basic apartment; white walls, wall to wall brown carpet, and a tiny kitchen. Granted I do live in an awesome location and have a pretty decent amount of natural light so I can’t complain too much. I do also realize I’m just out of college working to move on to veterinary school and the next chapter in my life, so I don’t expect to live in a home that is picture perfect and straight out of a magazine. (But I wish I did sooooo badly..haha)
However, there is nothing stopping me from trying to achieve my dream in a smaller and more frugal way. Hence I present to you my cabinets. (Everything was taken with my iphone and at night so I do apologize for the crappy pictures)
They are quite blah and as you can see get dirty easily by the random piece of food streak. As you know I cook a lot so I do spend most of my time in my kitchen looking at these depressing cabinets, which just makes me sad and hence my food sad. : ( And sad food never tastes good. So this weekend I finally got off my sad butt and remedied the problem.
Now as you know this is a rental so paint is out of the question, but that is why we LOVE Contact paper. : D Yay!! A while back I purchased chalkboard contact paper off of Amazon. I figured with this I could always take it down and I could change my designs whenever I felt inspired.
After covering the face of my cabinets I started to draw with the chalk which was okay, but I wanted it to stand out more. Thus I opted to use stencils and metallic paint pens to write phrases that hopefully will keep me motivated and prevent me from procrastinating so much (Lol that is a tall order even for me ha!). This is how it turned out.
*once again I apologize for the bad quality. Kitchen lighting is harsh at night and I decided I should document some stuff post starting everything.
It was a fun Sunday project and I think it made my gross cabinets look a lot better.
What did you do this weekend?
Oh and Happy Monday!