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The countertop was black, so she picked a light gray for the uppers and lime green for the lower cabinets to brighten things up. "Replacing existing doors with glass-paneled ones looks like a major upgrade," Scott says. "If I'm painting a room light gray, I'd add an accent wall that's two shades deeper."5. If you're irked by your kitchen's decades-old light fixture, replace it with a colorful pedant.
"Citrus-like colors — orange, yellow and green — look great in a kitchen," she says. Opt for frosted glass, if you feel like your shelves aren't display-worthy. Since lighting is so important in any room, this one change can totally transform the entire space.
The glossier the paint, the more it will resist moisture — and you can simply wipe it clean when dinner is over. According to Scott, you can get a new laminate surface for a few hundred dollars. You might be surprised by the nicer laminate options (like this marble lookalike) that have surfaced since you last shopped for counters.
Those options are fun, but they get old fast," Scott warns.2. Kristy Kropat, an interior designer based in San Francisco, recently moved into a new home, but she didn't love the kitchen.One look at them, and you’d be inclined to think that I’ve been lost on the Kokoda Trail in the jungles of Papua New Guinea for years without shoes or medical attention. When I started hearing about foot peels like ‘Baby Foot’ on twitter, my ears pricked up and I started thinking that it was worthwhile giving a peel a shot.Because I’m young, foolhardy, and a DIY nut – I thought that I would try and create my own foot peel.Look for colorful options or Scott's favorite, a brushed nickel finish.But resist the temptation to get something too personal or cutesy.
And if you have ‘normal’ feet skin, perhaps try start with 30%, or use one of the premade foot peels. If you have a weak stomach, probably best that you stop here 🙂 Otherwise, keep reading after the jump! Take a p H measurement to make sure you’re in the ball park and also to make yourself feel like a smug scientist. Use a clean, dry brush (I got mine from the kitchen section of the supermarket) and apply the peel to the soles of your feet and toes. I put a plastic refridgerator bag over my feet and then socks over the top. I noticed very mild momentary tingling as the peel was working (while I had my socks on) but there was nothing approaching pain or discomfort.