DIY Kitchen Makeover: Build, Trim and Paint Cabinets
Our house sold and so we began driving the neighborhood in search of something that would fit all of our dreams for our next house. We walked through a few, but most of the homes in this decade have been added onto so many times that they have the strangest floor plans. The kind of houses that you walk through a bedroom and a closet to get to another bedroom which finally leads to the backyard - not working for us.
As my Photographer was driving to work, he saw a lady putting a ‘for sale by owner’ sign in the front yard of this house. Quickly, he pulled over, jumped out, and schmoozed the old lady and her sister as they showed him around the home that they had shared when they were young, with their older brother and parents. I headed over minutes later with a girlfriend to check it out. I totally agreed with my Photographer, it was the one.
Filled out the papers, signed on the line and brought the check and papers back to begin the process of closing. When we dropped off the papers, we brought along some of our best friends (we’d lived across the street from each other so the move was full of mixed emotions for both of us). Our old neighbors are not ever, never DIYers. The looks on their faces was hysterical, my Photographer caught the moment and I still laugh about it. A few weeks later, the key, papers and original floor plan were handed to us at closing. That’s when the excitement took a dip and we looked at each other wondering what we had done!!!
Oven Works at a Constant Temperature of 525 Degrees AND
Stovetop has Push Buttons at the Perfect Height for Children.
Loving the Scallop Window Box and Brass Ceiling Fan
After my Photographer Started Painting the Ceilings White.
Flesh Color Ceilings ~ Totally Don’t Get That!
Peekaboo Window ~ Office Area
Sliding Door to Family Room
Shutters to Peekaboo Window
Linoleum Kitchen Floor
Upgraded Kitchen Nook Lighting
Sweet B’s and Photographer Ready to Work
If you look beyond the almond mismatched appliances, flesh colored paint, window treatments and floors, truly the kitchen has so much to offer. Tall cabinets with a lot of storage. A nice window above the kitchen sink and lots of light. What’s needed!?!
- Remove Drapes and Window Boxes
- Trim Window Sills
- Demo Wall Between Kitchen and Family Room
- Replace Linoleum Floors
- Replace Out Lighting, Add Recessed Lights
- Add Electricity Above Counters
- Fresh Paint on Walls
- Trim and Paint Cabinets
- Replace Peach-Colored Tile Countertops and Backsplash
- Replace Kitchen Sink, Faucet and Disposal
- Add Waterline to Refrigerator (found online here)
- Replace Hinges and Door Pulls
- Find New Home for Desk
- Remove 1950s Appliances and Replace with Stainless Steel Appliances
And there you have it ~ the first of my kitchen remodel. My Photographer and I will be posting tons more on the ins and out of how we made this kitchen modern and beautiful on a SUPER small budget! If you’re not already a “friend” be sure to click “join this site” so you don’t miss a thing!