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Studio Kitchen Makeover

I’m so happy to finally share some of the changes we’ve been working on the last few months at Oh Happy Day studio. First up is the Kitchen! This space wasn’t always a kitchen. It was a funny room in the back that got great light but wasn’t pleasant to be in since that is where all the boxes and random supplies would get stuffed when we had a project going on. We finally decided to to take the prime real estate and turn it into a little kitchen area. Last month we tackled that sad little room head-on. We knew we wanted to paint the kitchen a bright color and collaborated with Valspar since they have an awesome Love Your Color Guarantee. If you don’t love the color you chose you can try a new one, on them. It made it way easier to try  a bold color like Poker Green in a small space. We made the video below  showing the transformation that I’m really excited about, I hope you like it!

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Here are some details and photos of the final room. We installed white subway tiles halfway up all the walls to make the room feel more like a kitchen. Then we installed Black and White flooring to make the room pop. Instead of a table, we decided we needed some counter space. So, we found a carrera marble remnant from a local vendor and Ikea hacked this island by installing it on top (instead of butcher block.) It’s the perfect space for food prep and photo shoots. The yellow stools are from Target. We installed a simple piece of plywood with these brackets to provide some open shelving for accessories and food. And I love the mint green fridge that stores our team lunches. I love it! It’s so nice to have an awesome space to hang out during breaks. Don’t forget to check out all of the makeover stories on the Valspar Youtube channel!

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This post is sponsored by Valspar: available at Lowe’s stores nationwide. To find your nearest retailer, visit the Find A Retailer tool on And make sure you remember their Love Your Color Guarantee – if you don’t love the first color you choose, you can have another one on them! 

Video by Several Guys and photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day 

  1. Jesse

    February 13, 2014

    i’m bonkers for your black and white checked floors!

  2. Kate

    February 13, 2014

    I swoon over black and white tile flooring and vintage appliances. Beautiful work and wonderful use of space! 🙂 I love it.

  3. Holly & Molly

    February 13, 2014

    Love the green paint color! So fresh & cheery!

  4. dee

    February 13, 2014

    Love your kitchen with the bold pops of colour. The green and yellow are beautiful. The perfect mix!


  5. STEL Style

    February 13, 2014

    your video is really fun and cool and your new kitchen is so cute and original!! congratulations

  6. elsie (A Beautiful Mess)

    February 13, 2014

    This looks INCREDIBLE!

  7. Kerrie

    February 13, 2014

    Your video made me laugh. You look like you have so much fun! And the stranger at the end….classic! Oh, and the space looks amazing 🙂

      • jordan
      • February 13, 2014

      Ha! That’s our neighbor. 🙂 He’s awesome!!

  8. Casey @ The Maine Mrs.

    February 13, 2014

    Your entire office looks amazing! I love it all-the marble countertop, the mint green fridge, the green walls, the yellow stools, the black and white floor… Great makeover.

  9. Jourdin

    February 13, 2014

    I LOVE the stools and walls. Congrats!

  10. la fille dans sa cabane

    February 13, 2014

    Beauté !!!
    cette cuisine est ABSOLUMENT magnifique !!

  11. Elaine - visual meringue

    February 13, 2014

    It looks great! And I love your adorable video 🙂

  12. Katie

    February 13, 2014

    10 years ago I painted my bedroom the same color.

    My boyfriend (now husband) HATED it…but I didn’t care. I still love it.


  13. Kate

    February 13, 2014

    This is so perfect.

  14. topa

    February 13, 2014

    This looks great! 🙂

  15. Amy

    February 13, 2014

    Hi! I’m a new, huge fan of your work- all around!
    I’d love to know the source for those simple white flower pots??
    Good luck with your other kitchen reno…

  16. samantha hahn

    February 13, 2014


  17. Brooke

    February 13, 2014

    Love love love that green on the walls! It’s so vibrant and fun!

  18. giulia

    February 13, 2014

    i love the color and i love how you only painted the top part of the room! so happy you have a little kitchen now:)

      • jordan
      • February 13, 2014

      We are too! 🙂

  19. marialuisa

    February 13, 2014


  20. LARY@Inspiration Nook

    February 13, 2014

    Love this makeover!!! The fridge is just adorable too. I dream of having a black & white checkered floor in my kitchen one day. So cute!

  21. Robin

    February 13, 2014


  22. Jenny

    February 13, 2014

    Love it! Everything is perfect! Congrats on your space. Would you mind sharing your favorite source and size for paper?! I’m in love with that paper wall!! Thank you!!

      • jordan
      • February 13, 2014

      Hey Jenny! The colored paper that you can see is all 8.5×11″ I got it from Paper Papers & Amazon. All of our crepe paper (not shown) comes form Carte Fini. Hope this helps!

  23. Lori!

    February 13, 2014

    Love it! I’m going green in my kitchen as well… I’ve been wondering where these awesome shelf brackets are from?

    Thanks :]

  24. Oriana Campanella

    February 13, 2014

    Love the way you mixed the colours of your kitchen!

  25. Frances

    February 13, 2014

    I LOVE hearing my favourite bloggers voices, almost takes them from my imagination and into real life! I also adore your kitchen, cool choices. xxx

  26. Kevin | Thou Swell

    February 13, 2014

    The kitchen looks absolutely fantastic! I love all the plants you added. Totally jealous of your studio space – it’s so great!

  27. thecircleofit

    February 13, 2014

    now that is FUN and OH so HAPPY!

  28. write in tights / Amanda Kenney

    February 13, 2014

    Oh my goodness, you’re terribly cute! It turned out sweet. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Andrea

    February 13, 2014

    I can’t believe how great it looks! I will be inviting myself over to make stuff in it shortly. 🙂

  30. Caitlin

    February 13, 2014

    i would have never picked that green out, but it looks perfect! especially with the smeg refrigerator. awesome job.

  31. Nicki M

    February 13, 2014

    This looks fantastic, Jordan! How are you liking the SMEG? I’ve heard mixed reviews but they’re just so adorable.

      • jordan
      • February 14, 2014

      We haven’t had one for too long, but so far – we love it!

  32. Victoria Smith

    February 13, 2014

    so, so good. i was happy to have been with you when you pilfered that greenery. 🙂

  33. Natasa

    February 13, 2014

    I painted my kitchen some years ago with the same dark green colour…. but changed it after less than a year. Hope you have fun with it!

  34. Tilly

    February 14, 2014

    Wow! It looks absolutely gorgeous. Love the video – you’re too cute!

  35. Laura

    February 14, 2014

    This is the cutest video I have ever seen! Happy people, happy spaces — doesn’t get much better!

  36. abby - little city adventures

    February 14, 2014

    lovely! I’m longing for the day when we own our home and I can paint with bold colors like that!

  37. Hilary Freeman

    February 14, 2014

    The kitchen looks great but the real star of the show here people is the “Eat cake for breakfast” mural next to the photo booth! Ama-zing. Wondering who painted that?

  38. Margarita

    February 15, 2014

    A very lovely and colourful space – but can I ask a question about the Smeg fridge?? I’ve been lusting after them for YEARS, and we’re buying a fridge in the next month or two and again, I’m thinking, maybe Smeg? But then I read the reviews and they are horrible. Do you like it? Does it work well??

  39. Olive

    February 15, 2014

    Where did you find that adorable fridge? I have been looking for one like that in good condition!

  40. Elizabeth

    February 15, 2014

    Your studio looks like a fun place to work! Great job on the kitchen space. I have those same yellow stools in my new kitchen!

    I spied a red Smeg on your Instagram feed. Did you use that one in your house or changed it for the lovely mint fridge?


  41. Tania

    February 16, 2014

    I love your little kitchen area, how cute! The color looks great! The video was adorable too ;o)


  42. Preethi

    February 16, 2014

    Wow awesome.. im just looking over again again. It is so simple and intelligently put together. The colour combos are excellant. Love it. Thanks, Preethi

  43. Marianne

    February 17, 2014

    Where is the subway tile from? Do you have the exact name/size?

  44. lyndsay // coco cake land

    February 17, 2014

    heehee that was the CUTEST video! you guys truly transformed the random room … that is the most adorable little break room! never would have thought to use poker green as a wall colour, but it looks really great! your neighbors seem nice, too! 🙂

  45. Melissa N.

    February 17, 2014

    Hi! I love this kitchen! I’m curious about the source of that marble topped island?

  46. Melissa N.

    February 17, 2014

    What a dope, I just noticed that you wrote about it! leave it to me to jump to the pictures and overlook the words.

  47. Jacqueline

    February 18, 2014

    Looks soooo good! Such a gorgeous space, and an even cuter video! <3

  48. Gucki

    February 18, 2014

    I love dots wall and the black and white floor! Amazing space! Congrats!

  49. ellen patton

    February 18, 2014

    I have checkerboard linoleum and have been looking to replace it — thanks for the link! I have a retro red fridge too. Kind of like yours. Gah!

  50. Paulette Leto

    February 25, 2014

    I was gushing over how cool you made your kitchen… and then I came to the refrigerator and saw the word “smeg” on the front, and I almost died laughing. Is anyone else here a fan of the TV show Red Dwarf? That’s their all-purpose curse word, kind of like “frak” on Battlestar Galactica.

    Oops, my nerd is showing. 😀

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