Anybody remember “the chokey” from Matilda? Well, that’s the closest cultural touchstone I can find to describe my kitchen before I renovated it: dingy, claustrophobic and beyond dated. With a hyper-ambitious five-week timeline and a firm budget that I knew would require some creative stretching, I embarked on a soup-to-nuts transformation—with no prior reno experience.
Love a dramatic before-and-after moment? Scroll on and learn how my sweet little “Brooklyn farmhouse kitchen” came to be.