I kicked my closet-kitchen up a notch with a black wall #Decor & Decorating#before and after#black#closet#kitchens#living small#painting#renovation#walls May 22 2012 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Noodz painted her kitchen nook the other day. Her mini-kitchen-in-a-nook started out looking like this, before she set it off with a black wall. And hidden in the nook is this little blue surprise. Have you renovated part of your place? Submit your own Before & After! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS How do you talk to your kids about shoplifting? NEXT A nummy brie and pear grilled cheese sandwich Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] This is freakin' adorable! I'd love to see the rest of the space. 😀 Reply Is it wrong that I am totally in love with this style of kitchen? I'd probably get a mobile island that I could push out of the way a bit when not in use, but otherwise, this is awesome. Reply Love the cutting boards hiding the box. Great work! Looks too cute! Reply This is cool! The person who built our house had the crazy idea to put a bedroom-style closet in the freaking living room, and I'm trying to decide how to attack it. I like your approach here. Reply Growing up, we had a bedroom style closet in our living room too! My parents took the doors off and painted the inside walls the same as the other walls in the living room and used it to house the TV and movies. Depending on where yours is, this could be an option. Reply like a coat closet? Reply Well now I feel bad for complaining that my kitchen is small… Reply That. Is. Fierce. *insert various Tyra faces* Reply Loving this! And super sad that I can't pin it. How will I ever remember to do this in my own kitchen some day! (I am obviously way too reliant on the internet) Reply You can save the page, book mark the page, or do a screen capture of the photos and save in an idea folder. Reply A kitchen nook! It really does look good with the black wall. I liked it before too, but change is good. Reply Fun! The black wall really makes it interesting. Also a very good use of small space. Reply Surprisingly awesome! I was just thinking about how cool it would be to have a sliding door so when the kitchen was a mess you would just close the slider… 😉 Reply Love it! Reminds me of my previous and very similar kitchen… mine was even smaller, if you can believe it! I painted mine a deep eggplant for a similar effect. Small spaces live for bold color choices! Reply Fuck. Yes. Me likey. Now I want the I insides of all my cupboards orange. Reply I flicked back and forth between the pictures but like both equally. Nice to have a change though I bet. Reply I wish the black was chalkboard paint… Reply Wow! I was doubtful until I saw the "after" photo – it really looks fantastic with the black paint! The black makes everything else really pop. Reply I'd repot the plant in a white pot to make it pop. But just my 2 cents. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.