Tuscan-Inspired Kitchen

A drab kitchen gets a Tuscan-inspired makeover with warm colors and natural textures.

After: A Taste of Tuscany

Interior designer Frank Fontana comes up with some unique design elements to transform this kitchen into a rustic, Tuscan kitchen. Fontana and design coordinators Kelly Edwards and Ali Azhar apply a hardwood floor rejuvenator to the cabinets to smooth out the scratches and bring out the wood grain. The original drawer pulls are replaced with copper ones. Copper pendant lights illuminate the new color scheme and accessories. The team also refurbishes the countertops, transforms the kitchen island with tile and builds a mobile pot rack for versatility and style.

The Cost

Island redo — $85

  • tile spacers, 1/4 inch spacer, $6.49 — Menards
  • crown molding, $0.99 — The Home Depot

Pendant lights — $76
  • hanging lights, $9.99 — Ikea
  • copper spray paint, $5.57 — The Home Depot

Cabinets — $159
  • cabinet knobs, $0.99 (clearance bin) — The Home Depot
  • floor rejuvenator for cabinet doors, $17.97 — The Home Depot

Countertops — $199
  • skim stone, Winter Olive, $199 — Modern Masters

Faux finish — $84
  • paint, Apple Crisp (yellowish color) Rustic Brick (orange color) 2091-20, mixed with glaze to go over Apple Crisp — J.C. Licht

Pot rack — $89
  • kitchen island, 80035920, $79.99 — Ikea
  • towel rack, 097081004, $9.98 — Target
  • hook and loop fastener, 2620326, $2.99 — Jo-Ann Stores
  • cart skirt fabric, Clermont Jewel 7347933, $14.99 — Jo-Ann Stores

Wine rack — $65

Lights and accessories — $242

  • kitchen towel, 067071700, $1.99 — Target
  • curtains, $29.99 — Bed Bath & Beyond
  • puck lights, $29.47 — The Home Depot
  • flower pots, $12.99 — Marshalls
  • red flower pot, $9.99 — Marshalls
  • vases behind sink, $18 — Marshalls

Total — $999

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