removing a cabinet and added a dishwasher
removing the double oven and replaced it with that cabinet
painting the existing cabinets white
painting the existing knobs and hinges with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint
spray painting and installing a new light fixture
painting the room
After we moved in, we:
added new countertops to the kitchen
sold our green fridge and replaced it with a white one
painted the trim around the window white
Here’s the opposite side of the room where we removed the double oven, replaced it with the cabinet, and added new countertops. We also started painting the stairway for a future project.Here’s the view of the whole room!
Total Cost? $229!
· Rustoleum spray paint in oil rubbed bronze, $5
· paint for walls and cabinets, $15
· Kilz Primer, $10
· Granite-look laminate Countertop: $130 at Menards
· Delta Faucet, new in an unopened box labeled 'as-is', $50
Hookups for the dishwasher, $10
· Light fixture, found on freecycle, painted ORB, free.
· Fridge, given to use by family, free
· Dishwasher, given to us by family, free.
· Hinges and knobs, existing, painted ORB, free.
· Rugs, new from Target but found at Goodwill, $9
· Labor, free! We did everything!In the future, we’d like to:
replace the laminate tile with wood floors
paint the remainder of the trim in this room
paint the door in this room
paint the walls and above the cabinets a shade that is similar to the color of the tiles on the backsplash
replace hinges with new and add glass knobs
I haven’t posted on our kitchen in a while, but doing so makes me so excited. I love the transformation and can’t believe the difference between the two!
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i love your house, so cozy. The kitchen turned out great, love the refrigerator. Youre so lucky to be blessed with 4 children. How do you manage with just one bathroom?? If you stay in the house refinish attic and put another bathroom in the Master suite. Congratulations!
Ann Marie Heasley
Hi Margaret! Well, we actually moved last October into a new home with one more bathroom. Although it's funny, everyone only wants to use the one bathroom!! 🙂 The plan was to finish the upstairs, but we thought we'd try to sell first and see what happened. The new owners were looking to downsize so the 2 bed/1 bath ended up being a plus for them!
And thank you for the sweet words! I'm working to make this home cozy as well and it's taking time. I'll take your words as encouragement to keep going. 🙂
good luck to you and your wonderful family. I saw a few photos of your new house! Very nice!
It looks great!
I have one small thing you might not have thought of -- in the space where the wall ovens were -- have you thought about putting up a shelf that would line up with the bottom of the lower hanging cabinets are? You could use that for your toaster oven to free up more counter space! 🙂
Just a thought!
Great job here! I did a similar project in my kitchen. Makes a huge difference. Lovely work so far! Happy Autumn!
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What a transformation! I love white kitchens! Great job!
Great update! & great use of your money!
Angela @ Our Family Journey
That is an amazing transformation for $229!! Great job! It looks wonderful!
This looks amazing! My husband and I are about to update the kitchen in our new house ... thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
I love the white in there! It looks great!
Amanda @ Serenity Now
What a difference even just the white paint made!! Great job...I love the updates. 🙂
you guys did some amazing changes! it looks so fresh 🙂 great [email protected] things bring smiles
your kitchen looks lovely...adore the neutral wall color and the dark countertops...well done!alisonstuff and nonsense