Drumroll Please, Our Updated Kitchen

Kitchen Cabinet Facelift

From the first time we walked through our house as potential buyers, we wanted to update the kitchen. We’ve toyed with many different ideas over the past couple of years – as extreme as gutting it and starting fresh to adding on to the back of the house to increase storage and overall square footage.

The reality, is that we have a brand new, shiny baby to take care of and the best way to update our kitchen right now is to be smart with our money. Diapers cost money, folks!

Using the tips from dad, we tackled this project over the course of four days, dividing the kitchen cabinets into four sections. This made the project feel much more attainable and we still felt good planning the beginning and end dates in advance so it didn’t drag out.

Here we are before…

Kitchen Cabinets - Before (#1)  Kitchen Cabinets - Before (#2)

These pulls are updated but didn't match the brushed nickel in the rest of our house.

These pulls are updated but didn’t match the brushed nickel in the rest of our house.

See how old and worn the doors are?

See how old and worn the doors are?

And here we are DURING the process. Don’t forget, the entire process can be found HERE.

Instead of removing everything from the cabinets, we covered the insides with cut-up cloths. Lazy? Maybe, but we saved a lot of time!

Instead of removing everything from the cabinets, we covered the insides with cut-up cloths. Lazy? Maybe, but we saved a lot of time!

Nate, hard at work. He tackled all of the doors and I handled the cabinet bases. Teamwork makes the dream work. :)

Nate, hard at work. He tackled all of the doors and I handled the cabinet bases. Teamwork makes the dream work. 🙂

Stir Stick

Sherwin-Williams Primer

Sherwin-Williams Paint

First Coat

We used egg crates to help spray paint the hinges silver to match our new brushed nickel handles

We used egg crates to help spray paint the hinges silver to match our new brushed nickel handles

We let the doors dry overnight and attached hardware. Almost done!

We let the doors dry overnight and attached hardware. Almost done!

Attaching Doors

Drumroll please…. our beautiful, bright, awesome, updated kitchen – for UNDER $200!!!

Updated Kitchen - AFTER IMG_6729 IMG_6734

We are soooooooo proud of this project. Who wants to come over for dinner now?! 🙂

– Abigail –

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