I am so excited to finally share with you my kitchen!
As many of you who read my blog know that we wanted to change and update our kitchen within our budget. This meant not replacing all the cabinets with great quality cabinetry, not getting the best counter tops, not redoing the floors, not even touching the lighting in the ceiling that our kitchen desperately needs, and not buying the latest and greatest appliances. However hubby did spoil me in that area!
This post is going to be a lot of pics. I hope you will enjoy the before and afters.
Our burgundy kitchen...
I always loved this color, but I was ready for a change. One thing I noticed was that dirt still showed up on the dark paint too! I decided that I wanted to age my kitchen with dark wax--I hope to hide a lot of those fingerprints and dirt.
It all started with changing our island from this to...
Next I started painting the walls and wood work. For the wood work I used Annie Sloan's Coco and light and dark wax. The walls are painted a sandstone color that we used in other rooms of our home, so I already had the paint.
I made this mantle out of pallets.
The next corner of the kitchen
Now for the cabinet area.
We have a galley kitchen, so all the cabinets are on one wall.
We only replaced the bottom cabinets, counter top, and sink. The sink was a huge deal for me to change. Our old sink was 6.5 in. deep. Our new one is 8.5 in. deep. It is amazing what 2 in. will do for space and cleaning! The old sink was 33 in. wide, and our new one is 25 in. wide. Oh how I love having more counter space!
I especially love having 3 drawers and a skinny cabinet now for cookie sheets. My favorite drawer is that skinny junk drawer :) That skinny cabinet was custom made for our little 8 in. extra space that needed to be filled.
The other custom thing that had to be done was cutting the top cabinet for the microwave. As you can see in the photo below, the cabinet needed about 3 in. taken off. We also cut and finished the cabinet doors on those cabinets to match the other doors.
There was an extra outlet added to the wall under the cabinets.
It's amazing how much you appreciate those small things when you never had them.Two burners on our old stove never worked. I had to manually light them. How nice to have a stove that works! We went from a 16.5 cubit fridge to a 24 cubit size. I can't believe our family of 6 lived with such a small fridge before. I am loving all the space!
1 can of ASCP Old white-$36
1 can of ASCP Coco-$36
1 can of Fiddes & Sons lear wax-$14
1 can of Fiddes & Sons Jacobean wax-$14
lighting under the cabinet-$138
Plus appliances and paying our friend-$3,350
The average cost of a kitchen remodel is $19,588 and I don't know if appliances are added into that average cost.
So a remodel can be done with a small budget!
I hope you enjoyed our little journey.
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