The $159 Kitchen Makeover…REVEALED!

June 4, 2011

The last big part of our kitchen redo is (finally) finished!
Funny…these upper {European} cupboards were the very first thing we started working on…and the very last to finish…
Here was the kitchen when we first moved in:
cupboards before bad
And now…
upper cupboards after
(The strange upper cabinets hiding some big pipes are a whole other “can of worms”. We’ll tackle that later!)
upper cupboards by stove
Here’s the rest of the room, Before:
beadboard after keeper
whole kitchen
whole kitchen after
If you want to see any of the previous posts of the details, you can click on the links below:
From Black to White – A Dresser Makeover
DIY Kitchen Curtains
Painting European Cupboard Doors
Restoration Hardware Inspired Pendant Light
Old Window Message Board
Fabric Cupboard Doors
Beadboard (Wallpaper!)
Our original $100 challenge did expand slightly… Here’s the breakdown:

  • $100.00 for building supplies for the upper cupboards (DON’T make the same mistake we did! A combination of our being in a hurry to catch a ferry and a helpful but uninformed Home Depot worker caused us to pay about 2/3 more than we should have for our shelving! We have since discovered huge sheets of the stuff (with the white melamine-like stuff covering it) for much less than we paid for the already cut shelving…
  • $40.00 for beadboard wallpaper (and I have some left over to use for another project…)
  • $18.25 for pendant light above sink

The rest was all re-purposed or “borrowed” from other parts of the house and garage….
The paint colors are:

  • Walls: Designer Gray from General Paint (a close match to Benjamin Moore’s Gray Cashmere)
  • Backs of cupboards: Stratton Blue from Benjamin Moore
  • Trim and cupboards: Cloud White from Benjamin Moore

If you have any questions about any of the details of this little spiff-up, just let me know. I’ll be happy to answer.
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