Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeover

3 Materials
2 Weeks

Moving into an 84 mobile home has it's challenges when it comes to updating. The kitchen was easy. Elbow grease, primer and paint. After removing each door and drawer, I lightly sanded everything, wiped it all clean with a damp rag, applied two coats of Valspar Bonding Primer, then applied two coats of Semi Gloss interior white paint. Applied the veining with an artist brush and a soft gray acrylic color. After applying several coats of Minwax acrylic sealer in a Gloss finish I reattached all the doors with new hinges from Lowes. I got lucky with a bag of handles at Habitat for $10.00! For the backsplash I used 18" square adhesive floor times with a little additional caulking on the backside for extra adhesion. The stove was purchased at Habitat on a 1/2 price sale day for $100.00! For less than $200 I think the kitchen came out pretty good.

This is where elbow grease comes in and sandpaper!

The old tiles actually came off easily but left ridges which had to be sanded smooth. Once completely removed, I primed the walls.

This is where I slapped on the vinyl tiles icon Actually they were easy. Perfect 18" square self adhesive floor tiles that I added a little caulking on the backside for extra adhesion. Taped a few in place - just because.

Sanded, primed and painted the counters allowing for required drying time between coats.

The veining was created using an artist brush and a light gray acrylic paint. When dried I applied several coats of Minwax waterbased acrylic sealer.

Finished project! Yay. Knobs, hinges and stove all purchased at Habitat for less than $125.00

I love how the veining turned out and happy to share with you my favorite Pelican. She's a girly girl and wears her pearls all the time! icon

I hope you enjoyed the project. It was a labor of love and I love how it turned out.

Suggested materials:

  • Interior paint, primer and caulking
  • 18" square vinyl floor tiles
  • Minwax Acrylic Gloss Sealer

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