Fixer Upper Inspired Kitchen Redo Using Mostly Paint!

I am so excited about my kitchen update! I did all the work myself and it only cost about $300 for the major expenses.
Most of the updates were done using paint.
I used Stix primer and Benjamin Moore Advanced paint on the cabinets.
I created the faux shiplap using peel and stick vinyl flooring! The faux marble countertops were created using paint.
I love the look of white kitchens, but thought with kids, white on the lower cabinets seemed a little too risky. I went with charcoal for the lowers and am really happy with how they look next to my light appliances.

The major improvement was removing the overhead cabinets that hung across the bar area. I took them down and repurposed them for my coffee bar. The whole area really is so much more open feeling! I knew it would make a difference, but had no idea how much of a difference it would make!!

Visit my blog for the full list of supplies I used and specific tutorials for the shiplap and faux marble!!


Sarah Lemp {All Things with Purpose}
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  • Pat Pat on Feb 06, 2016
    What prep work was done before using the primer
  • Alma Thackray Alma Thackray on Feb 07, 2016
    Where did you place the fridge ?
  • KKAbsherwrites KKAbsherwrites on Feb 24, 2016
    Sarah, This is so great! I wondered if you could use vinyl planks and then saw your post. I am planning on the same. Did you paint the walls white or prime before installing the planks so the green does not show through. Our walls are red so I am thinking I should at least prime first. Thanks ~ Kimberly
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