I love working on the TV show Texas Flip N Move last month. You might have seen the living room from the show HERE. Today let’s talk about the kitchen. I love the black and white tiled floor. This was selected before I arrived. I think it’s a great, inexpensive look for the room. See that little end table? The Snow sisters really transformed that into a work of art!
If you want to see the episode on the DIY NETWORK, you can find when it will air again HERE. It’s episode 10 Season 5 Duplex Doozy.
I also love that chandelier! It’s so big and makes a big statement.
We used a butcher block counter-top in the kitchen. Here is Evie adding a layer of wax. You can see the herringbone pattern of the back-splash tile. We also spent time cleaning the kitchen. When you are getting a house ready for auction, you do whatever it takes to get it done on time.
The painter is doing a bit of touch up as we put the finishing touches on the kitchen. These houses are all done on a very tight budget. The short end table was transformed into an island with new legs on the bottom, a coat of paint, and a slab of granite on the top. I think that granite is gorgeous.
Here we are in the kitchen just as we were finished with the house. I know I look so tired because I was very tired! I love Moroccan glasses and was excited to find them for the kitchen. I used them for vases in here on top of the glass cake stands.
So what are my take-away decorating tips from this kitchen?
Black and white tiles are classic!
Butcher block counter tops are also classic.
You can make an island out of an old piece of furniture.
Wooden spoons in a pitcher or jar look great in a kitchen
Fresh flowers always make everything look better.
Add color with small touches in the kitchen and keep high ticket items neutral.
Paint the island a different color than the cabinets to make it stand out.
You don’t need a lot of space for a kitchen island.
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Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I love that kitchen and the fact that you can have an island in even the smallest of spaces…a beautiful piece!…and love that chandy! What a great experience!
Cindy in Oklahoma says
That table island is the greatest idea! How many old tables have I seen on Craigslist and passed over that could have morphed into this????
It came together beautifully. Do the new owners get a chance to buy the furnishings if they like, and did they!
Deb, I left after we finished decorating, so I wasn’t involved in the process after that. That’s a great question though.
Deb G. says
I saw the whole episode. Had to YouTube it. What a great flip and you did yourself proud with the decorating!
I have a smallish kitchen and will now hunt for a sweet little table. LOVE!!
The table is just gorgeous!
Christine Leckington says
I wish they had given Anita credit for her design ideas and especially her help with styling. The Snow sister’s have really come up with some great ideas when it comes to their homes, but I have never seen where they have given credit to how and where they achieved this skill. Now I know they don’t exactly do it alone.
suzanne kiley says
THE KITCHEN FLOOR IS THE “CHERRY ON THE TOP”. MAKES THE WHOLE KITCHEN FRESH AND NEW. A CLASSIC THAT BRINGS ROOM WOW FACTOR
What fun you must have had working with your daughter Evie….
even though you were under pressure the pictures show a good time…
and what a nice job you both did…
Edy, it was so fun to do it together.
All the areas you and your daughter worked on looked terrific.
Beth Pozzini Putz says
THAT CHANDELIER!!!! Oh my goodness, I love it! I love everything about this! I get THE BEST tips from your photos about just using found items from around the house…even stuff I’ve put away, and forgotten about! My kitchen has always been leaning toward french farmhouse style, but I have definitely taken it to the next level since following you! Thanks so much for all the great advice, pictures, and ideas! I love your blog, website & podcast!
Candy C says
Looks great, thanks for sharing!
You and your daughter did a really good job on setting up the kitchen. I’m sure that the homeowners will love it!
I love your table/island. I love the color, and the beautiful marble top.
Kristi Wheeler says
Where is the chandelier from? I want one for our dining room! Thank you
I don’t know Kristi. Wish I did!
Can you please tell me what brand the wax is that your daughter used on the butcher block countertop? I have a butcher block (purchased from IDEA) countertop installed my home about 6 years ago and they are looking dull.
Bonnie, I am not the one that bought it. I think I would use a wax that is food safe, if you can find one.
Gail Camp says
This kitchen is wonderful Anita.