- Painted the walls white, Polar Bear White by Behr
- Added trim to the cabinet faces
- painted cabinets white, Decorator's White
- spray painted the hinge hardware
- changed out the knobs and draw pulls
- took down the upper cabinets above the sink
- added open shelving
- changed out the shelving in the laundry area to increase the space and look more rustic
- updated the sconces
- made new door panels for the peninsula
- added a rug and lots of styling
The timeline was about five weekends. We worked our butts off on the weekends, but didn't spend too much time working on it during the week. We did a section of cabinets each weekend, starting with the laundry area, then wall opposite the sink, then the lower cabinets, then prepped the wall for the shelves. That took about about four weeks, then just recently I finished the last lingering project, then peninsula.
I definitely underestimated the amount of time it would take. At first I thought we could tackle the whole kitchen over Memorial Day, and thankfully, I got a jump on that plan, because I would still be working today if I hadn't. I gave myself a $500 budget for this project and before some styling pieces, we were right on target.
Here is the cost break down:
Paint Supplies: $41
Shelving Lumber: $85
Brackets for shelving: $45
I am still thinking about some kind of countertop fix, but for now, I am content. Don't forget to check out all my inspiration here.
Stay tuned, because tomorrow I will take you through the steps we followed to update the cabinets.