When we first moved into our house
our kitchen was
Way...way..way!! Out dated from the 70's
Avocado green stove and sink
Chipped up counter tops
Paneling on the wall.
All together it was ugly.
And it needed to go.
But we didn't have the money for a complete overhaul.
So, here's what we did....
for under $700
#1 - I used found paint.
My mom had just moved into a new house that had a ton of cans of paint in the attic.
There happen to be two 3/4 full cans of this green color that I liked.
#2 - Peel and stick tile.
People walk into this kitchen and cannot believe that it's peel and stick.
It was so easy and cost $95 for the whole floor.
#3 - Cheap trim.
Instead of going for the upgraded trim, I went for the cheap stuff.
I trimmed this whole room for $25.
#4 - We painted the cabinets.
A borrowed paint sprayer and 1 gallon of semi-gloss off white paint.
#5 - Cheap counter top.
At Home Depot, we just gave them the measurements and they delivered.
We saved even more by having a very handy neighbor help us install it.
$175 for counter top
$25 for a pizza dinner for the neighbors family
#6 - I reused everything I could.
Why buy new drawer pulls and turny-things for the cabinets?
I just bought a can of silverish spray paint and took them outside.
#7 - We bought appliances off Craigslist.
The stove was $75
The microwave was $75
We did end up buying the dishwasher new, it was $125.
#8 - Don't forget the details.
No...they're cloth napkins that I found on clearance at Target.
Held together by safety pins.
#9 - The artwork?Made it.
Found canvas' at a garage sale, mod podge and scrapbooking paper
That and a can of black spray paint can go along way.
My whole kitchen remodel for about $640.
We were extremely happy with how it turned out.
Nobody can believe we spent less then $1,000 considering what our kitchen looked like when we first moved in.
I'll have to see if I can dig up some old pictures
so you can see how bad it really was.
That's it from me today - have a happy Monday!
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