| by Kenneth Chase | 99 comments

The 4 Hour Apartment Makeover!


(introductory music) Hey guys. So, I am here at nextub in this really gross apartment set. They’re tearing it down tonight, so I decided to set
myself the crazy challenge to see if I could redecorate it and make it actually look
like a nice apartment. I’ve never done anything
at quite this scale and I only have about
four hours to finish it. So, let’s see how it goes. (music interlude) So, the first thing we’re gonna do is just remove all the clutter. (funk music) So, I’ve got some friends here to help me and so now, it is time to paint. (funk music) We only had one can of paint. So, the walls are a little uneven, but they’re white, which
is better than that gross yellowy tan and the next
thing we’re gonna do is paint the windowsill and the fridge. So, I just went out and bought paint and we’re gonna do this
really pretty teal color, which already is gonna be so much better. So, let’s get to that. – (whispers) Beautiful. (funk music) I found a whole bunch of mason jars, so I decided to do this
really easy project where I got a rainbow of paint swatches from the hardware store. They’re completely free. I just cut the very top of it and then, you just stick it in a mason jar and kinda smush it in there a little and then put the top on and that’s it. You’ve got a very pretty rainbow of jars if you have too many jars and not enough things to put in them. Normally, with rust, you’d
have to do some sort of fancy thing or just
replace the whole thing, but this is painted on rust, so I can just paint it away. (funk music) So, that’s it, I think we’re done. That was almost exactly four hours from start to finish and it
look so much different now. I’m probably just like a hot, sweaty mess covered in paint, although
I did think I managed to keep it off of my
clothes for the most part. It’s not perfect. There are definitely some little gaps where you can still see the
old apartment seeping in. But, let me take you through and show you all of the stuff that I did manage to fix. (funk music) For this shelf, I kind of had to scavenge around all the junk that’s in this studio and just pull out everything I could find that wasn’t dirty or gross. I already told you guys about these paint swatch mason jars that I made. And then, down below, we just
have random kitchen equipment, all black and white because I thought all the colored stuff was kinda gross. So, for the furniture, I kind of stole some furniture from the lobby out in the YouTube space. Over on the other table,
I filled this cupcake tin that I found with these buttons that I had bought at
Michaels the other day, which is, I don’t know,
not really practical. You’re not gonna make
cupcakes out of buttons, but it looks really cute. We actually got rid of the sink and replaced it with a couch. So, it’s not really a kitchen any more. It’s more like a living room with a refrigerator, but
it looks a lot nicer. Obviously, one of the biggest changes we made was the color. I think this teal really brings
a lot of life into the room, especially after that
ugly yellow grossness that you can still kinda see
peeking out at the bottom, but we don’t have to look over there. So, I don’t know if
painting your refrigerator is actually like, a practical thing to do, but we did it so, if you
have an ugly refrigerator, maybe type into Google,
can I paint my refrigerator and who knows, maybe this’ll
work on your fridge too. So, the one thing I wish we could really have changed about this space is to put some huge piece
of artwork right here over these chairs on
this empty blank wall. You guys know how much I
hate an empty , blank wall. But, unfortunately, I
didn’t have any posters or paintings and if I printed
anything from the internet, there’s like copyright
and blah, blah, blah. So, we just had to leave
that blank for now. But, use your imagination. Over here, we just have this cart that used to have this really
ugly microwave on top of it. But, I just cleaned it
off and the cart itself is actually in really good shape. So, I just rolled it over
here next to the refrigerator, put these dish towels on the corners for a little bit of
texture and then I just decorated the top with some things I found on sale at Michaels yesterday
and some other stuff that I scoured from the depths of the junk that is in this studio and then, I don’t know what order I’ll
be posting these videos, but either you do recognize this birdhouse or you will recognize this birdhouse. So, stay tuned for that. So, thank you all so much for watching. I’m so glad this managed
to come together in the end so I could actually have
a video to show you guys. I was so stressed this morning that we wouldn’t have time to finish it and that everything would go wrong, but I think it came out alright. So, thank you so much to all of my friends who helped me paint because
if they didn’t help paint, this would not have gotten done. So, I’ll put links to all
their channels down below. You should definitely go check them out. If you’re new here of if you’ve
missed my last few videos, I’ll put my last two videos right here and right here. Make sure to subscribe and like if you liked the video and I will see you all next time. (funk music) So the thing is, I really like set design, but they’re gonna tear
it all down in an hour, but it was so fun to do
and there was no pressure ’cause I wasn’t gonna live here, but now it turned out good
and it’s gonna be gone. I don’t even know what to do.

99 Comments

Richard Kim Fajardo

Jul 7, 2014, 5:10 am Reply

why paint a fridge?

zerlina converse

Jul 7, 2014, 7:47 pm Reply

What kind of paint did you use on the refrigerator

Joshua D

Jul 7, 2014, 6:48 pm Reply

Omg will from shep689 was in there!!!

HIS Footprints OnWater

Aug 8, 2014, 10:39 pm Reply

Sooo… no sink no stove no table and chair set very ugly floor no lighting …so where is the do over…

Mariana Mingkong

Aug 8, 2014, 2:31 pm Reply

Girl! You are not doing makeover. You are just want to decorate it without practical. I still don't like it. Not right to paint the fridge, it can last you only few months and started to peel-off because of heat. Should go to car paint workshop, seek for professional to spray metallic paint with heat resistance.
Is it a challenge show to show your ability to decorate it nice in 4 hours? 

southernfriedpeachestv

Oct 10, 2014, 7:02 pm Reply

nice but missing fluffy rug and throw pillows and crazy lightning 

ALPS RODRIGUEZ

Oct 10, 2014, 4:27 am Reply

that is so ugly 

Lynda Rogers

Oct 10, 2014, 8:17 pm Reply

I'm sorry but it still looks horrible, it gives me a feeling that the space is cold and dirty and there's no way I or anyone I know could or would want to live there. This is not a makeover to me, since it didn't really change the look of the apartment that much (apart from some paint, shelves the wall stuff)

More furniture, some colour or paintings/pictures on the walls, and some rugs to change the flooring would have really made this apartment a lot better.

saki14duh

Oct 10, 2014, 12:01 am Reply

What part of this is not a real fucking makeover do people not get, this was improvised and fun no one is actually going to live there calm down people.

TheGreennblue

Nov 11, 2014, 5:54 am Reply

Very creative! Good job! I love the paint samples in the glass jars.

Indira Mandari

Nov 11, 2014, 3:23 pm Reply

I didnt know we could paint the fridge. I mean, is that ok?

ruthannma

Nov 11, 2014, 11:23 pm Reply

Why even bother with dish towels, since you took away the sink? Very impractical—-

laminage

Nov 11, 2014, 9:21 pm Reply

Give her an A for Effort.   After all nobody is actually going to live in there.  Also, where's The Bathroom?   If anything, it looks like Mad Med for the 20th Century.   The Type of Place that Pete Campbell may have lived in when he started out.

Mallory Musallam

Nov 11, 2014, 4:48 pm Reply

Hey girl! Just found your YouTube and I love everything you do! I hope this hasn't been asked but can you tell the specific color you used to paint the fridge. Love it

Murmel

Dec 12, 2014, 7:21 pm Reply

I want these guys to help me paint my apartment 😀

J L

Dec 12, 2014, 10:55 am Reply

it would have been interesting if you had a clock on the side documenting how long it took for each step of the way (:

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Jan 1, 2015, 6:14 am Reply

that looks like its on a set

Marjorie Miller

Jan 1, 2015, 5:38 pm Reply

Not very exciting . . .

barnaxTV

Mar 3, 2015, 4:50 am Reply

make a draw my life

Ruby Clark

Apr 4, 2015, 7:43 am Reply

that is the ugliest interior design i have ever seen. and i dont think that anyone will buy your necklace. get some new glasses and so your hair nicer and also wear nicer clothes
 

Christian Garry Kansil

Apr 4, 2015, 8:10 pm Reply

booo!!!

Diana Spatola

Apr 4, 2015, 7:57 am Reply

I think you should t do a bathroom next.  Other than the kitchen, we spend a lot of our time there so I think that would be the next best room to do.

Catherine S

Jun 6, 2015, 10:59 pm Reply

shouldve used painters tape… and painted up to the top of the wall

maddie thompson

Jun 6, 2015, 5:57 am Reply

It was a hard decision to make ( very hard ) but I've decided……..your face still looks uglier than….well what ever you were trying to make happen

libny peralta

Jul 7, 2015, 5:22 am Reply

This video doesn't make any sense why u replace kitchen counter for a sofa "just because it looks cute" its not functional at all, so now u gonna eat cuteness with water and juices etc..(because u have a fridge next to your fridge oh well frozen food )

libny peralta

Jul 7, 2015, 5:22 am Reply

Next to your sofa*

Tia LaGrone

Aug 8, 2015, 5:32 am Reply

This is awesome!

Withny Mycout

Aug 8, 2015, 12:55 pm Reply

Wa expecting more ??

Sonja Lucas

Aug 8, 2015, 1:45 pm Reply

she have me going to Wal-Mart taking paint swatches lol Putem in a glass lol. I only watch this for inspiration to paint my apt lol

Nathan Stamper

Sep 9, 2015, 10:11 pm Reply

What happened to the sink?

Karla Canela

Sep 9, 2015, 5:20 pm Reply

que tienen que ver unos cucharones arriba de un sillon?

Kathy Germack

Sep 9, 2015, 11:48 am Reply

GREAT job!!!!

Dreamer

Sep 9, 2015, 8:12 pm Reply

The moment when you thought it was an apartment then you seen the set in the back ??

MermaidByNight

Sep 9, 2015, 5:55 am Reply

.-. No

JPC Custom Homes

Sep 9, 2015, 8:53 pm Reply

Nice color choices!

Antonio Vázquez Reyes

Sep 9, 2015, 6:09 pm Reply

waste of time watching this

Gizem Vural

Sep 9, 2015, 9:42 pm Reply

the old version was more beautiful.

Armando Tomenio

Oct 10, 2015, 12:33 pm Reply

Bad

artgal7

Oct 10, 2015, 1:42 pm Reply

Not sure why I stopped to watch this but since I did, my critique..
I realize this was just a set and not for real inhabiting but I think your project would have come across much more impressive if, instead of trying to makeover the entire space, you just focused on one area. You could have done so much more in that 4 hr time allotment and ended up with a truly impressive before/after.

Gaelin Wade

Oct 10, 2015, 10:06 am Reply

Weeeelll, it's made over. But it still looks like a sh$# hole.

veronica power

Oct 10, 2015, 11:25 pm Reply

i cant get passed the large kitchen utensis hanging just above the sofa

Michelle Hans

Nov 11, 2015, 11:37 pm Reply

?

Sarah Wright

Nov 11, 2015, 8:19 pm Reply

All she did was make a shitty kitchen into a nonuseable kitchen with a paint job. This isn't a makeover, this is a fail

Mecca Bubblegum

Nov 11, 2015, 12:42 pm Reply

the floor ?

Ms Crystal

Nov 11, 2015, 7:57 pm Reply

Very cool, originally and extremely creative. This video has inspired me on my thoughts for recreating the kitchen. Thank you! Great job!

Nicholas Vouis

Nov 11, 2015, 5:05 pm Reply

Congratulations… now you have half a kitchen with no sink…VERY functional…

La lechuza de Minerva ASMR

Nov 11, 2015, 10:59 pm Reply

it looks like my apartment right now xD

karin collado

Nov 11, 2015, 3:31 am Reply

average

Hets Girl

Dec 12, 2015, 12:52 am Reply

I don't see the difference

Two super BFF’S

Dec 12, 2015, 10:20 am Reply

The is not a makeover it's a failover it still looks like sh*t and it's fake look at he set behind what the hell #failover #sh*twork #wasteofyourlife #waste7mintesofyourlife

Bushra Rose

Jan 1, 2016, 3:35 pm Reply

big fail bb .what is that basically ??? kitchen ? living room ?? where is the oven . stove ..?? bedroom ?? LOL

Carla Coppinger

Jan 1, 2016, 10:26 pm Reply

T_T

Fiona Earl

Jan 1, 2016, 8:52 pm Reply

blue on the fridge is kinda weird

Destiny Chessman

Feb 2, 2016, 5:07 am Reply

????????❤❤????????I?it

eddie rosa

Feb 2, 2016, 8:01 pm Reply

she got fat ass nice

L

Feb 2, 2016, 10:44 am Reply

What abt copyright?

Sara Amji

Apr 4, 2016, 10:14 pm Reply

the fridge pfff??

edison islanan

Apr 4, 2016, 6:14 am Reply

i loved this woman…
the way she speaks
makes her adorable!

Mat Mclean

Apr 4, 2016, 4:34 pm Reply

"type into Google 'can I paint my refridgerator?'"
You can paint wahatever you like! You dont need permission from Google!

Ariella Sandoval

Apr 4, 2016, 4:57 pm Reply

Oh jeez she's super annoying ?

rosahilerio235

Apr 4, 2016, 4:30 am Reply

Garage

Donna Randall

Apr 4, 2016, 6:27 am Reply

It needs some sort of floor treatment that would bring it all together. Maybe paint the fake paneling too or take it off.

Zara Zen

Apr 4, 2016, 9:58 am Reply

Why?

Rachel’s Space

May 5, 2016, 4:21 am Reply

What the HECK is this??!

Anne Czajkowski

May 5, 2016, 2:08 pm Reply

Hi, hope the nasty comments don't put you off redesigning. God loves a trier. You did have bright ideas. AnnaMaria

Dusty Road Design

May 5, 2016, 5:56 am Reply

what's up with the buttons?!?!?!?!

Jihane Elksabi

May 5, 2016, 11:43 pm Reply

One of the guys helping is talbott byron over…omg!!

Baysea Dones

May 5, 2016, 7:14 pm Reply

the intention was good….but the makeover wasnt the best …u tryed did give me an idea or 2 but it still looks bad ..sorry :/

Sarah Natali

May 5, 2016, 12:26 pm Reply

worst 7 minutes of my life

Sophia A.

Jun 6, 2016, 2:32 am Reply

Love the frig color. The before was so depressing, but the after was cute.

B M

Jun 6, 2016, 11:45 pm Reply

The curtain literally look like wrapping paper and a ribbon ?

Felipe Vime

Aug 8, 2016, 5:44 pm Reply

Hey haha, I think you did a really good job, but still I have a question, wasn't the set a kitchen one? so… basically now you only have a fridge and I think you could have just put the rest of the kitchen there and with the decoration it would have still looked really good 🙂 anyway, congrats

Liz Awesomesauce

Aug 8, 2016, 6:59 pm Reply

that kinda looks like George & Lexie's apartment on Grey's Anatomy lol

Ebe DeGama

Aug 8, 2016, 3:33 am Reply

This is the worst I've seen!!!! I hope I don't get any more of this videos on my feed.

Malaurie Wiedeman

Aug 8, 2016, 6:06 pm Reply

Has no one heard the guy say "beautiful" creepily at 1:30

Kim R

Sep 9, 2016, 12:33 pm Reply

Hand waves everywhere.

tosha mccarter

Sep 9, 2016, 1:01 am Reply

This video was pointless…

January Cole

Oct 10, 2016, 12:06 am Reply

Ok some constructive critique. You have some good ideas, and I really like the teal blue for the window and fridge. For me the main issue was… what exactly is this space? Living room, dining room? To me, because the room had no defined sense of purpose, it felt confusing to view. A lot of the elements that were in the room were not meshing to me because of a lack of overall purpose. Secondly, I felt you should have done something with the backwall. It looks dirty and feels heavy, and drags the vibe of the room down. Paint it white too? Or make it a feature wall?

My next two criticism are more specific and just me being picky lol; the position of the mason jars with the cups behind it wouldn't work in the long run. People get lazy and will just haphazardly shove the cups anywhere over time. IMO, best to push the mason jars to the back then put the matching coloured cups in front. My next critique is (and this very picky and more aligned to my personal tastes)… YOU CAN'T SLEEP ON THE COUCH D; it looks like you can't stretch out and if you do, you're afraid of rolling off if you drift into a nap. Of course, this depends on your intention for the room… is this a place of comfort? Or a place to conduct business? Or something else entirely?

Anyway, you do have some good ideas and you have a strong aesthetic sense and style, I've been watching a few of your other videos and you seem like a bright young woman making the best of the opportunities given to her. Well done! Keep it up 🙂

Zola Munoz

Oct 10, 2016, 4:36 am Reply

You seem so sweet

Alice Harrison

Oct 10, 2016, 3:51 am Reply

I love what you did….you showed creativity

Angie Sangre

Oct 10, 2016, 10:28 pm Reply

I liked the original olive color, that cheap bright white is like white out, its such an ugly white

Charlotte Jackson

Jan 1, 2017, 3:49 pm Reply

She's such a geek I love it

Katherine Canon

Feb 2, 2017, 3:03 am Reply

i would used fake steel contact for the appliances. Kept sink painted cabinets under it white and painted the sink black. But i dont know your budget either lol.

Rufio La Femme

Mar 3, 2017, 6:48 pm Reply

where is the rest of the apartment? yikes!

Paaris Dhaliwal

Apr 4, 2017, 9:22 pm Reply

This looks so much better than it did before!! I love that you painted the window frame a different colour from the walls <3

cindy pattana

Jun 6, 2017, 11:29 am Reply

It doesn't look different.  In a rental, you can't paint the appliances and take out the sink and cabinets.

Kimberly Barnes

Jul 7, 2017, 3:29 am Reply

….can you even paint a fridge?

TryTo_React

Aug 8, 2017, 4:41 pm Reply

id live there

Jenna

Aug 8, 2017, 3:04 am Reply

I think the blue window seal did not go well with the wood wall

Rosa Hodge

Sep 9, 2017, 6:04 am Reply

Well I like your enthusiasm and energy. .

meghana **

Sep 9, 2017, 8:43 am Reply

how much did you spend

NicNacAttack

Sep 9, 2017, 3:38 am Reply

A whole cupcake pan of buttons SMH just dump them on the floor for me lol that's where they will end up! but I did like the jar rainbow on the shelf. It makes me happy ?

Thalia Lei

Jan 1, 2018, 1:59 am Reply

How fun to have the time, opportunity, and ENERGY to do a makeover just because. Great way to indulge your passion- I liked the teal, turquoise color.

Mawmoshful

Feb 2, 2018, 5:40 am Reply

I'm so confused?

reenougle

Jun 6, 2018, 6:08 am Reply

This was a set and she was just experimenting. Give her a break!

Mike F

Dec 12, 2018, 1:33 am Reply

What color is the refrigerator ? It looks very 50 ish

The Bodycare

Jan 1, 2019, 1:22 pm Reply

Is this a real house. Look like in a studio.

Dr kiran

Apr 4, 2019, 6:58 am Reply

Fridge paint? Hoooo not good

Hilda njoroge

Jun 6, 2019, 7:28 pm Reply

This is so creative I'm definitely borrowing some ideas ?

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