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Joy has been chronicling the transformation of her DC-area family home on her blog, Beautiful Protest. The kitchen and adjacent dining area were given a fresh new look that includes lighting and chairs from west elm…

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I cut the 3-Jar Chandelier apart and hung the jars as single pendants over the peninsula, using west elm’s conversion kits. I spray painted the kits to match the fixtures with some dark metallic spray paint.

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The end chairs were end-of-summer clearance from west elm — thanks to some birthday money and credit card points. They are technically outdoor chairs, but I just fell in love with the herringbone metalwork. They are one of my favorite purchases.

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Joy has included tons of resources, including a budget and complete source list on her blog. In addition, you can learn how Joy and her husband Peter DIY’d their new dining room table.

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Before & After: A Kitchen is Totally Transformed with a Few Simple Steps

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Heidi

October 10, 2013

Love this transformation! And I’m always excited to find another local blogger. Thanks for sharing.

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Verna

October 10, 2013

I absolutely love the light and clean look of the kitchen! Great job!

Rebecca

October 10, 2013

Love :)

Renee

October 10, 2013

I love the grey and white, and the countertops in the kitchen make a huge difference.

Catherine

October 10, 2013

FANTASTIC!!! What a wonderful transformation!! Congrats and enjoy!!

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