Monday, October 18, 2010

Oh Kitchen How I Love Thee...

We've been working hard for the past two weekends putting the final touches on the kitchen in hopes that it would be completed before Bug's party on Saturday. Although it won't be completely finished, it will be darn near close and looking 100 MILLION times better.  Before I get onto the pictures let me give you a quick price breakdown... We aren't planning on living here forever, but are planning on living here until we can afford to get a house to put in place of this one (it's a doublewide and will be hauled off in place of either a modular or stick built). Having said that, we need(ed) to make repairs to the house to increase the value and aesthetic quality of it.

 The widow now has a valance style curtain over it too. These are the FINISHED FINISHED photos...there were still some spots that needed a blue paint job touch up. (under the stove, cabinets, outlet covers)

Now I just have to make over the fridge with some cute magnets and organization! This mess kills me! 
p.s. please ignore the dirty handles. YUCK-O!

Ok enough balogna, price break down:

Primer & Paint: $35
New Hardware: $40
Tin Tiles: $80
New counters: $165 (including glue, roller, etc)
Total: $320

For a cheap $320 we have a "new" kitchen. I'm loving how it turned out. There are still a few more things that we need to do such as paint the stove fan white, put white beadboard on the back of the bar counter (living room side) and get new lighting fixtures for the kitchen.

Doesn't it look 100 MILLION times better?!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. 

I have another post coming about the living room update with a DIY project, but that will have to wait until later this week. (wink, wink)

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sara said...

It looks fantastic! Really impressive re-do for such a low price!

eof777 said...

Hi there,
Stopped by to say hello. I love the tiles you used for your back splash; truly gorgeous. Nice kitchen re-do.
I am following you now from Frugality is Free blog hop...
Have a great day!

Forever Neighbor said...

Ohhhh I just love the kitchen re-do! It is gorgeous and nicely priced ;)

Tamarah said...

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Kirsten said...

It looks beautiful!

I'm following from Tuesday Tag-Along!
~Dinner With Kir

Karen said...

Wow! You did a great job for such little money! It looks so nice. Saw you on Tag a long Tuesday. I am your latest follower. Stop by when you get the chance:

Chanda Vanderweide said...

Looks very nice!
Im a new follower from the wed. blog hop, would love to have you follow me back :)

Stacey said...

Hey there. Stopping over from Wandering Wednesday. I love the title of your blog and the kitchen re-do is fabulous. I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to check out the archives!

Cathy said...

Looks great! I'm a new follower. Nice blog you've got here.

FromOranges2Peaches said...

I did something similar to my's amazing what a little paint and a counter top can do to an outdated kitchen! You did a great job! I'm a new follower from Boost My Blog Friday...come visit my crazy life over at