A Little Kitchen Remodel

Madison McGahan
by Madison McGahan
3 contractors told me this couldn't be done without all new cabinets. So I figured out how to do the farm sink and microwave myself, and as long as I was at it, I figured out how to do the concrete countertops and backsplash as well!
I got too excited to take "before" pics, but this was the pic provided by the real estate agent who listed this house
The most expensive part of the remodel was the appliances and sink. The tile was a close out/clearance at Home Depot. So we got it for less than 100$.
I spent 34$ on concrete, and stained it myself using coffee grounds. Letting the acid soak in before spreading them around.
Now the concrete looks like a stone slab.
I wanted a new kitchen, but didn't want the price or strangers in my house working on it.
I have no experience doing any of this, and I'm disabled. But I did this mostly by myself, proving that where there is a will, there is a way!
We love our kitchen now
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  • Jen Jen on Jan 12, 2019

    Okay..I love your counter tops! 2 questions...1) you went right over your laminate? 2) how did you do the edges?

  • Angela Angela on Jan 12, 2019

    My question is how did you figure out the concrete mix with coffee grounds? What steps should be taken?

    Looks great. I love the look of it all and how it comes together

  • April April on Apr 18, 2020

    What brand and color arw your cabinets and walls? I love this whole kitchen!!!

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  • Rambie Rambie on Jan 13, 2019

    Amazing, it turned out beautiful. I have been hunting high & low for away to do my counters. God Bless you for sharing!

  • Kar63661779 Kar63661779 on May 04, 2022

    This turned out so well- I love the sink! We recently remodeled our kitchen and we didn't have the budget to do all new cabinets so we had our kitchen cabinets refaced kitchen cabinets refaced. Saved us so much money in the end! I was able to get the farm sink and subway tile backsplash I had wanted!