I could hardly wait to get my hands on this kitchen
I painted every cabinet and then went back into the grooves with an antiquing glaze just to give them some depth
we later added beadboard panel for outside of all the cabinetry
the fridge is the only appliance in the house that remains from the previous owner- it works so well I can't bring myself to buy a new one
what will eventually become the new counter top
after ripping out old laminates
counter top going in
Tah-dah! It's 99.9% perfect! All thats missing is the back splash. I think we've settled on the tumbled marble in a brick shape, staggered in a classic brick pattern. I laid some above the sink so we can live with it for a couple weeks before we go for it.
I can't stress enough how budget friendly all of this was.
- the cabinets were painted with one $45 gallon can of paint
- the new hardware is from target
- the appliances were "open box" items at best buy
- the new light above the sink was a $30 steal from a hardware store
- the lace curtains above the sink were made from fabric that was given to me
- the decorative iron brackets near the window were $3.99 at hobby lobby
- the single bowl stainless kohler sink was on clearance for $119 originally $299 at lowes
- we saved $450 by ripping out our old laminates ourselves
- we saved $65 by installing the microwave ourselves
- even the fresh cut flowers were taken right out of the yard
The granite was the BIG splurge, but I'm confident when we go to sell our house someday the kitchen will do it for us. I couldn't be happier with the way it all turned out. It's exactly what I set out to do. If you are dreaming big, I would encourage you to find a way to go for it! Start small and build towards the end result slowly. This kitchen took about a year to complete so it never took to big a bite out of our finances. So now it's your turn- go ahead, get started! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!