It is done. It’s time for the kitchen reveal. You know that’s a lie. Certain things will never be done and certain décor pieces will always change. There’s also 4 things I can think of that need done in here (iron man is racking his brain right now to figure out what they are), but none of them are major or will change the appearance of the kitchen. So I’m saying it’s done. . . (and iron man breathes a sigh of relief).
When we bought the house, the kitchen was not what sold me on this house. As a matter of fact, I told the husband that I didn’t want it unless we could update the kitchen and the carpets immediately. It was dark, not functional, was over run by gnats, and smelled like a mix of incense and curry.
And that’s the way it sat for about 4 weeks – besides a little paint and buying appliances. The floors took precedence and we had to move out of our apartment. Even not living here looking at it every day it was still driving me crazy. And until we did our stuff to it . . . it continued to smell like incense and curry.
Here’s everything we did ::
demo :: took all appliances out – sold for $500, took skinny cabinet by sink down, and took down shelf on countertops.
paint :: Valspar Reserve Ultra White in glossy – top cabinets, top walls, rails – Valspar Reserve Hang ten in glossy – bottom walls (teal) — bottom cabinets are a dark gray not black exact color unknown because they came that way. They were nice enough to leave us a can for touchups, but the color label oddly enough is covered in paint (we do known it is Sherwin Williams)
3 cans all purchased at lowes for $60
electrical :: installed 2 new light fixtures (above island and above table) and replaced all outlets and outlet covers with white. The outlets and outlet covers in the entire house were either silver, cream, or painted over. So each and everyone was replaced with white. We also installed an entirely new outlet in the pantry for the microwave. (Papa Butcher is an electrician)
light fixtures from lowes 2 for $50 . oulets and covers also from lowes $7
replaced all appliances
Sears Outlet $1700
installed new laminate countertops and butcherblock island
$275 from lowes and ikea
installed a new tile backsplash
$120 from Menards
fine tuning :: kitchen table, curtains, new drawer pulls, and butcherblock shelving by the sink ( they will be featured on My Crafty Spot next Monday)
table ikea : $60
drawer pulls target : $10
curtains : $20
shelf brackets lowes : $20
All of the décor I had already. I’ve made it myself or purchased it at Target/Bed, Bath, and Beyond over the last 3 years. If you see anything specific you really like let me know and I’ll see if that particular item is still available – I’m going to guess not many are unfortunately.
My kitchen is everything I dreamed it would be and I’m very proud of the work we’ve done – especially Iron Man and Papa Butcher. It’s probably my favorite room in the house – and I think those shelves just make the room!
you’ll be happy to know . . . we’re moving on to the office next week 🙂
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