You may remember this post about our dining room re-do project. Since that post, and wrapping up our dining room, we started (and FINISHED) the kitchen! Woot to having a clean place to eat!
Although it isn't my Pinterest dream kitchen, I really like it and even more so knowing we did it ourselves and on a very small budget.
Some before and after pics:
The kitchen walls were old plaster, with a layer of paneling over top- which was re-plastered by the previous home owners. The plaster was starting to crack and fall off. Our low cost solution: bead board paneling- painted in my favorite color, of course.
We kept the old cupboards and gave them a facelift with paint, crown molding, corbels, new hardware and counter tops.
We replaced the old drop ceiling tiles with new (the previous owners ran plumbing from the upstairs down into the kitchen, so we had to keep that accessible). The ones we used were really affordable and could be cut with a scissors! We put in new lighting as well. I splurged on a pottery barn pendant with a cool mercury glass finish.
Luke made trim to match the original trim in the house, which was completely missing from the kitchen.
Yes, I have a chair hoarding problem.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!