Jordan and I purchased our first home back in June and have been fixing it up here and there ever since then. There are lots of things that we love about our new little home but there was also a few things we wanted to change. The kitchen being one of them. The kitchen had outdated cabinets and the laminate on the countertops was starting to peel. At first we weren’t sure if we could afford a kitchen remodel since we had just plopped down lots of moola for our down payment. After looking and shopping around. A LOT of shopping around. We decided to bite the bullet and go for it. We are so glad we did! Family and friends have been asking us how the renovation was going so I figured I would share it on here! We spent around $150 in paint for the cabinets, 2,000 for granite, and around $300 for the lighting. We felt like this was the cheapest option and did all the labor oursleves (except the granite) to keep the cost down. Here is the before pictures:
My mom and I painted the cabinets with Annie Sloan chalk paint. I originally wanted to do grey cabinets. At the store, they recommended I mixed graphite and French linen Annie Sloan paint together to get a medium grey look. After giving the cabinets two coats and going over them with soft wax it came out looking grayish blue. Which I was not expecting, but I’m really happy with it. We also spray-painted the old kitchen knobs black instead of purchasing new hardware.
After painting the cabinets, Jordan and I shopped around for granite. We finally decided on a granite at Home Depot. And it just so happened to be on sale! It turned out matching the cabinets really well.
As you can see in the before picture, there was a fan in our kitchen and lights coming down making the kitchen kinda feel like a dungeon. Jordan tore down the fan and took out the old lighting fixture. We purchased Led can lights and feel It has made such a huge difference and opens the room up.
We love our new kitchen and feel like it fits our personal style. In my mind this wasn’t the kitchen I had
pinned pictured but thankfully everything all came together and exceeded my expectations. It was a lot of work and there were days I worried it wouldn’t be worth all the time, money, and energy spent. But it was and we couldn’t be happier!
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