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English Tudor Kitchen Makeover

A designer gives this kitchen a unique style.

Host Joan Steffend and designer Beth Solberg give a 1950s kitchen English Tudor style.

$27 - Ceiling Fixture
The cabinets obstructing the eating counter are removed and replaced with a bifold door that's been outfitted with lights (the door is necessary to hide the light cords).

$2 - Shelves
The empty corner space is filled in with bifold door pieces that have also been constructed into corner shelves.

$65 - Cabinets
The cabinets are updated with stained trim pieces that create a paneled look. New black handles are the finishing touch.

  • stain: Menard's - Minwax, Early American WD FIN AM AERO

Free! - Paint
The walls above the paneling are painted a coral color and the paneling is painted a creamy white.

$9 - Pillars
Four pillars are attached to the wall for architectural interest. They're topped off with a 1x4 that's used as a plate shelf.

$140 - Dinette Set
A new stained tabletop is placed on a custom pedestal that opens up for additional storage. An old record cabinet is refurbished into a bench seat for kids. Two new chairs are also set around the table; they're painted light green to match the bench.

  • paint for chairs and bench: The Home Depot - American Accents, AALTSAGEAE

$20 - Curtain
The kitchen window is decorated with a Tudor-style window grid found in the homeowners' basement. A tablecloth is reconfigured into a colorful curtain.

$58 - Backsplash
Tiles from a pie stand, which also match the curtain, are secured to the backsplash for a cohesive treatment.

  • pie stand: T.J. Maxx - Dept 53. 013560

$59 - Light Fixtures
The kitchen light is replaced with a dome fixture and the light over the breakfast table is transformed with faux rust spray paint and outfitted with fabric-enhanced shades.

  • paint used on chandelier: Menard's - Textured Rust, 5578885

$115 - Accessories

$495 - Total Cost

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