Day 4:  Simple additions add charm and BOLD style to the kitchen and hall bath

 Small budget yields Big results– how to do BOLD colors correctly.

 Before:  ho-hum blah- boring 

After: Pizazz and Pop of personality!

 Here is the befores– Caution stark white– proceed with caution!



 blah bathroom



boring Before-bathroom



Here comes the BOOM!


Calypso and mango
well … hello there Calypso!


open shelves with MANGO


moulding added to venetian grey plaster walls as a base, atop- bright Calypso


Calypso paint

 How to do BOLD– right…. – Anchor it with a neutral- and don’t be afraid to go big or go home…even in small spaces.   Stick to one or two colors or tones.  Here we did a chair rail molding around the bathroom wall to add architectural interest and to provide an anchoring base with the gorgeous venetian plastered weathered grey– and … then…. pizazz and POP with the bold paint color: Calypso!  This room is now exciting– the wall color is pristine – like the sparkly ocean water of the family’s favorite vacation spot!  The ho-hum cabinet doors were taken off and given a POP of pizazz with MANGO–to give the open shelving unit personality and coordinated with teal ikat printed baskets to have necessities within reach.  The valance was made  with remnant fabric and coordinated with the teal band, which is in the kitchen and reading room.  This is what cohesive design looks like without being so matchy-matchy.

This bathroom is right off the galley kitchen and near the new reading room.

 Here is the before of the galley kitchen.


  FROM that…


Beautiful kitchen
accents make all the difference


Island details


island on wheels for functionality


valances add interest
mineral blue paint and custom valances

As always, we at Revamp & Revive believe in using what you got that works, and add the pop when and where needed…. These plain white walls with the already awesome polished steel kitchen made the room appear stark and cold…  Its the kitchen…. the heart of the home, so we spiced things up by painting the soft mineral blue which the the perfect shade of aqua, and continued the custom valance over the kitchen window.  (this valance coordinates with the connecting eating room one done in a previous blog Day 3)  We toned down the bight angry red into a beautiful soft warm fuzzy peachy persimmon color by doing a faux glaze technique.  The island is on wheels for functional versatility and given that amazing shade of Calypso, which definitely gave life to the room.  The island was lightly sanded and glazed to add some charm and  character and also will camouflage and conceal any bumps and scrapes or mishaps that just happen to occur with having the joys of having boys!  A whimsy floral runner rug was placed near the sink which coordinates with the double doors roman shades that lead to the back yard and patio.


Here is the fabulous custom made roman shades on the patio doors and the soft persimmon glazed walls.– JUST LOVELY- the roman shades are coordinated with the double doors to the covered back patio of the joining eating area room (day 3) 


roman shades on patio doors
CUSTOM roman shades