Even though the kitchen is tiny, dark, and full of basic cabinets/counters, I tried to do something to spruce it up a little bit. If this was permanent space I would start by painting the cabinets and adding some knobs to them. But, changing the structure of the space was not an option.
The first thing I did to this space was remove the front door from the cabinets that were above the front facing wall. As you can see below, the kitchen felt dark and closed-in. Also, there was nothing of any interest in the kitchen. By opening up those cabinets and adding a fabric backing to the shelves, it gave the kitchen a temporary upgrade that can be easily removed when we move out.
The above picture is what the kitchen looked like before we did any decorating.
I made this chalkboard inspired print when we moved in. Since we had left our home and were living in a new space, I wanted our children to know that even though we had moved our core values would not change. The tulip vase was made by wrapping jute string around an inexpensive glass vase.