My Kitchen Revamp


I’ve been doing some home improvement projects lately, the most intense and time-consuming one being laying a new floor in my kitchen. It improved the look of my place so much, but the sight of my hot water heater was still driving me batty–and since I’m a renter I can’t move or replace it with something better. So I called on my pal Hannah to help.
Hannah had a wooden folding screen in her basement she thought might work as a cover-up. We took it apart and selected two panels to screw together, then spraypainted them white (they were previously black). I thought they looked a bit too stark this way, so I grabbed a jar of Mod Podge and some vintage wallpaper I had in my craft room and adhered it to the center of the panels. Then I added a few stick-on felt pads on the bottom to protect my new floor and called it a day. I absolutely love the way it hides the water heater but also adds a bit of sunny beauty to the room.
View more pix of my home improvment projects in my Kitchen Revamp Flickr Set.

4 thoughts on “My Kitchen Revamp

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good for you for taking the time and effort to fix up your apartment. It looks so much better!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love what you did with your screen. What a great way to hide your ugly water heater. It’s amazing how something so simple can turn out so elegan.

  3. Jenny says:

    Thanks so much for the sweet comments! I’m glad you like it.

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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