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Annnnnnd we’re done! While this transformation may have seemed fast in Internet time, in reality, it was not. My family worked the whole summer to update this rental. I can hardly believe the drastic transformation we achieved with paint, new lighting, and of course the star of the show: the shiplap.

For those of you who missed the progress, you can catch up on PART I where I shared the before pictures, and PART II where I detailed the process of painting the cabinets and installing the shiplap.

If you’re updating a rental or temporary home, you may be inclined to paint everything white, but incorporating a few dark pops of color, will add depth and interest to the apartment.

To keep costs down, we used paint we had on hand. The dark doors are painted Black Blue, by Farrow & Ball, the same color used in my Spring 2018 ORC.

A valuable lesson I learned from this project is that white appliances can be cute! Had we updated the appliances to stainless steal, I think the kitchen would have lost some of its charm.

The major purchases that were made to update this rental were a new stove, the antique farm table, found at Brimfield flea market, the pendant light over the sink, and the overhead light in the kitchen. Everything else pictured we had on hand.

Of course, this apartment looks extra special because Old New House helped me style the home with a handful of their beautiful rugs!

Some of you may be wondering why I’m not showing the bedrooms and living room in the apartment. While I would have loved to style them, it wasn’t possible for this project.





Want to live here? This apartment is for rent! Located in Chappaqua, NY close to the train and schools!

A huge thank you to Metrie for supplying the shiplap, Emtek for donating the cabinet knobs, and to my friends at Old New House for helping me style this project with their gorgeous rugs!

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