Kitchen Before & After
My kitchen is an ongoing project, but I managed to get my walls redone. I have some stainless steel on order for a kitchen back splash behind my stove (pictures coming asap…). They will match the stainless fridge that is also on order. I started by painting our dingy walls with Kilz paint and the trim with some Rustoleum Red Enamel. I couldn’t believe the difference the white paint made. The whole kitchen looks larger because of the light reflecting in there. The red was a major upgrade from the flat brown I had in the spice cabinet. I bought some chalkboard contact paper and stuck it on the stained paneling above the counter and a special chalk marker for Bistro signs. The most time consuming part of the whole project was drawing out my chalk designs. My fiance had bought me a Burgundy KitchenAid the Christmas before last, so I’ve based my whole kitchen off that. I won some curtains from Marburn curtains and they look adorable. I hung the valance a bit higher than the window to make the window look larger.
Kilz Odorless Paint (a little over a quart): $9
Chalkboard contact paper: $10
New electrical covers in stainless: $7
Chalk Bistro Marker: $4
Curtains: Free, but normally $18
Rustoleum Enamel $5
Stainless steel for backsplash: $150
New carpet: $22
New fridge (will be delivered soon, from me for my birthday): $1300
Total kitchen remodel cost: $1525
More pictures as we get more of the materials in.