Before I started blogging and sharing our crazy home DIY’s with the internet world… we took our kitchen from 1970’s scary to, well… better. I’ve been debating painting the walls a new color as we’ve been done with our kitchen for about three years (so clearly I’m ready for some updating).
Painting a room is such a great and inexpensive way to give a little facelift without breaking the bank. As I start mulling over new color ideas, I thought I’d share a bit of our kitchen journey with you all.
look for a low end price!
A little back story:
Rewind, three years ago… the hubs and I were expecting our first baby and as any normal couple who are preparing to take on that huge responsibility of parenthood and make major life changes would do… we decided it would be an ideal time to completely gut and renovate our kitchen.
This was our kitchen for many years (5+ years). This picture was taken shortly after we moved in. Sometimes I wonder why we bought this house when I look back at the early pictures.
We saw potential but now all I see is lots of dark original to the house cabinetry, fake butcher block counter tops, odd textured stripe wall paper, and a single large florescent light overhead. Oy.
Not a lot of sunshine going on in this room.
Step one for getting a high end look involves a lot of do it yourself work. Let me repeat, DO A LOT OF THE WORK YOURSELF. I think the hubs was gone for a few days on travel and I grabbed a paint scrapper and decided to go to town on our awful wallpaper. Once I removed the wall paper, there was quite a bit of nastiness going on. Sadly, we left it this way for quite some time. We even hosted my family for Thanksgiving while the entire kitchen was scraped down to bare dry wall. Part of getting a high end look for less, is being okay with getting your end product in time and not all at once. (I was clearly not preg when we started this lovely update.)
Have you done a kitchen remodel yourself? Was it a multi-year process like ours? I’d love to hear your kitchen stories.