10.24.2012

KITCHEN.reveal

 As much as I would have loved to drop a ton of cash and completely remodel my kitchen, that just was not in the budget.  This is my more affordable way of making over my kitchen to make it feel a little more me.  READY?

1. BEFORE

2. PAINT $800 including labor.

3. BACKSPLASH $45 materials, $150 labor

4. MOULDING $100 including labor

5. GET RID OF THIS:

 FOR THIS:
Ikea




All together we spent less than $1500 not including the refrigerator, (It was a gift from my fabulous mother in law). Not bad considering the difference I think it made.

 Next up? Replacing that horrible stove and microwave for the matching Jenn-Air.  But that wont be anytime soon. Also looking for some incredibly cheap, yet incredibly chic hardware.  I'm thinking something glass or polished silver.  If you know of any affordable options feel free to let me know.

24 comments:

  1. Yeay!!! That is one amazing transformation!! And congrats you are being so productive. Happy cooking!

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  2. OMG. The power of paint I tell you. There is nothing I love more than a white kitchen. Awesome job!

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  3. Black and white kitchens are my weakness!!! Looks so good! I'm not sure of any cheap glass hardware, but I've heard IKEA now has lucite hardware? For really cheap, which could be really pretty.

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  4. What an insane transformation! You did such a great job! Kitchens are supposed to feel clean and crisp and you totally nailed it with the white paint job and backsplash!!!!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  5. Wow, it looks amazing! $1500 for a complete makeover- love it!

    xx Lynzy
    www.sparklingfootsteps.com

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  6. Your house is coming out lovely ! The stress of buying a house was definitely worth it, you have great taste in decor.

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  7. Try World Market for knobs, last time I was there they had a ton of interesting and unique ones.

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  8. That looks amazing. Great job. The inder cabinet lighting makes a huge difference.

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  9. Hi. I love the remodel. I am currently about to remodel my kitchen and have been looking at different backsplashes. What tile did you use?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked them! They are actually smaller than standard subway and they come in sheets at Home depot believe it or not! They are only around $2.35(+/-) each 12x12 sheet. They are in the same section as the standard white subway and other plain white tiles.

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  10. Wow, you did a great job. I love a white kitchen. So many are worried about keeping the white clean but it's not that hard...plus look at those results. Great job girl!

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  11. I've been considering painting my cabinets. Did you do it or did you have someone come in? And what was the process and type of paint that you used? It looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much! I was way too scared to do it myself so I hired a painter. It took one day, he did part by hand and part spray. We used a Dunn Edwards, not sure of the name. It turned out good, only thing is not having hardware has me in a panic that I'm going to chip them.

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  12. I love your make~over~ It's just what I'm thinking of doing. I'd love to know what the prep was. Dunn Edwards paint? Don't think we have it where I live. Is it oil?Acrylic? Yes...I think maybe the knobs might help with chipping! Looks wonderful and inspiring me to try ours.

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    1. To be completely honest I was so afraid of messing up that I just forked out the cash and let the painter handle everything. I literally left to work in the morning having done no prep and returned to all white cabinets. I'm a big believer in letting professionals handle the big things. I just told him I wanted a bright white and he did prep, clean up, everything.

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    2. I painted my kitchen cabinets white, too. As a matter of fact, my kitchen cabinets, tile and counter tops look very similar to yours. Anyway, I put simple, kind of mid century modern looking ones in brushed steel on mine. I got them at Target. The only problem is that with the knobs the cabinets have chipped around the knobs where your fingernails might go as you grab at the knob. Maybe without the knobs you might avoid that situation?

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  13. Ahhh. This is so good. What a difference a little paint and back splash can make.

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  14. Thanks for sending me this post! Wow you did a great job! Yes little changes can go far. And your ideas are so similar to what I had in mind, similar aesthetic. I wrote about this in my kitchen post but have you heard of My Knobs? Seems like a great resource, first came across the company via the MadebyGirl blog. She did a post showing how she used them for some new cabinets she purchased.

    Ali of:

    www.aliandang.com

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  15. Woooow, I love love LOVE the change that you made! Definitely didn't need to spend a lot, and it came out so great! Gave me great ideas for my future kitchen!!

    ladyindo.blogspot.com

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  16. Your kitchen looks great! I love looking at before and after pictures!

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