Kitchen Remodel on a Strict $1,000 Budget

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What to do when you can't afford the cost of new countertops and cabinets? A lot of elbow grease, a gallon of paint, and a new backsplash.
My canvas. These cabinets had already been re-surfaced, but were in bad need of some TLC.
This was the worst cabinet door. Cracked in two places :(
Off came the doors and down they went into the basement workshop. They got sanded down to wood, while the cabinets received a light sanding, two coats of chalk paint, a coat of paste wax, and finally a good buffing.
Luckily, chalk paint dries fast, so with the help of a fan this step went by pretty fast.
Buffing out the waxed doors.
Cabinets finished, and put back together with new hardware.
The finished kitchen. I spent the majority of $1,000.00 budget on the natural tumbled stone backsplash.
To me it is a brand new kitchen, one that I am hoping will last another 20 years.
Next on the home improvement hit-list is the pantry.
Suggested materials:
  • Tumbled stone tile   (Lowe's)
  • Valspar Optimus paint   (Ace Hardware)
  • Door hardware   (Lowe's)
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  • Flr21965612 Flr21965612 on Mar 24, 2017
    Did you spray the paint or roll?

  • Wesley Wesley on Mar 27, 2017
    What did you do for the cracks because these are exactly the same as mine?

  • Lin15058525 Lin15058525 on Apr 26, 2017
    Did you replace the hardware like pulls,hinges,knobs? I have antique brass hardware and would like to know if you can change the color or texture to look like crome or stainless:

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