before and after

before/after + sneak peek: alyson fox

by Grace Bonney

i can’t believe i had the self discipline to hold this post for an entire week and not use it right off the bat. i’m such an antsy blogger when it comes to anything vaguely sneak peek related. one of my favorite artists, alyson fox, was kind enough to share a seriously fantastic before + after project that has become more of a mini-sneak peek! alyson and her fiance derek were kind enough to share a sneak peek into their austin home last year and now they’re giving us a peek into their recently made-over kitchen. the project took six months and the final results are in-credible. using countertops and a sink from ikea, alyson and derek made over their existing kitchen to create a warm, modern space. for those of you curious about details, alyson and brian used a spray gun to paint the cabinets (which they matched to alyson’s beautiful orange/red desk. others were stained), used steel for their backsplash, microlam for the shelves, ikea for the table and classic thonet chairs and barstools from homegirls. alyson says they were going for, “a really open simple kitchen with a pop of color” and i think they achieved just that. thanks so much to alyson and derek for sharing their project and another glimpse into their lovely home. great work guys! (be sure to check out all of the photos below the fold, too)

[click here for full sized photos of alyson’s home]

[image above: the kitchen before]

[image above: halfway through the process]











[image above: front of the house before]

[image above: front of the house after]

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