My Budget Kitchen Makeover

6 Materials
2 Weeks

When I bought my 80-year-old house I knew one of the first areas I'd want to update would be the kitchen. I don't have the budget to do a total overhaul so I turned to my favorite decorating tool - paint!

By painting the cabinets myself, installing new flooring myself and adding a few other cool touches I was able to get my dream kitchen for just a few hundred dollars!
This was the kitchen when I bought it. The cabinets were in good condition but I wasn't wild about the color. And while this floor works with this color of cabinet, it just wasn't my dream floor. Time to roll up my sleeves!
First I removed the cabinets and hauled them outside to give them a good scrub to remove years of dirt and grime.
Next, I filled the old holes with putty and let that dry. Then I lined them all up on sawhorses and began spraying them with primer and paint.

I used Benjamin Moore Advance paint, color: White Dove for this project. It is self-leveling and I'm very happy with how it has all come together!
Ta-da!!! Look at the transformation!! It's my dream kitchen!!! And best of all it didn't break the bank at all!!!
It's light and bright - a wonderful space to work and entertain!

Please hop over to my blog to see more of this and my other home makeover projects!

It took me a long time to do this project but it was due to other commitments that I had (like launching my new national magazine!!) but I think you could do a makeover like this in about 2 weeks or so if you were able to really focus on it. Good luck!
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3 of 23 questions
  • Jennifer
    on Jun 29, 2019

    What is the source for the rolling shelf at the end of the island and what are the dimensions?

    Very nice transformation!!

  • Robin
    on Sep 4, 2019

    Can you tell me about your floors - did you have to remove the tile or did you put the wood over it - it looks beautiful!

  • Cindy
    on Oct 20, 2019

    I see handles on the drawers but not the doors. They had them before so how do you open them now without handles?

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  • Kathy Maldonado
    on Sep 16, 2019

    This looks beautiful and inviting. Look the board across the the wall above the sink. Never would have thought of that and to me ties everything in

  • Kathy
    on Oct 13, 2019

    Nothing less than bootyful.

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