Queer Eye Season 4: Kathi – The Makeover and Reveal

It’s time for another Queer Eye makeover! Today we’re heading back to school with all the details on Kathi from Season 4. 

We meet Kathi during episode 1 of Season 4. (Fair warning, there are spoilers ahead!) Kathi Dooley runs the music department for the public schools in Quincey, Illinois and was also Jonathan’s high school orchestra teacher. She has devoted her life to teaching and music, enriching the lives of students and spending very little time on herself. She hasn’t updated her style in over 20 years (and by the looks of it, it’s been that long since the school’s teachers lounge has been updated too.)

Kathi was honored as the grand marshall of the town’s annual parade, and we wanted to give her an updated look for the event, along with a total refresh for the teacher’s lounge, which was also renamed the “Dooley Den” in honor of our hero.

For the makeover, we added a brand new kitchen, communal dining table and comfy areas for the teachers and staff to relax and unwind (including massage chairs!) Now it’s a spot Kathi and the other staff can look forward to spending time in after a long school day.

Keep scrolling to see the before and after on this makeover, and if you missed any of  our previous makeovers, be sure to check out Matt, Wesley, Rob, Jess, Robert and Jody. We’ve also pulled together all the products from every makeover HERE.




For the hanging pendants over the dining table, we used a shade made of jute string with a simple light kit. Don’t have an electrical box? You can also use a plug in light kit to achieve the same look.