I promised we’d talk about price and what we did in the kitchen, so here we go!
I loved the open-ness of the kitchen right into the family room. The cabinets were in great shape and had some nice features, they were just orange oak. Painting was the least expensive route. Do you remember how I got some quotes to have a professional paint it? They came in for around $2500, so we decided to diy.
Here are the price breakdowns:
Now, you could save a lot of money on pulls for your cabinets by purchasing them on Ebay, but I LOVED these and figured since we were painting ourselves, I was totally justified in the hardware…right??
That sweet topiary was a fun surprise from my friend, Robyn! The paint and primer for the cabinets was about $100~I’ll give a tutorial on painting kitchen cabinets coming up.
You can read more about the kitchen shelf here with the beadboard wallpaper backing. The containers are from Target, but I scored one at a yard sale. The silver platter was a wedding gift, the plates and crock are also old Target purchases. Total: $22
We kept the sink, and you can read more about the faucet here. $100
The milk glass and white glassware are mostly from Goodwill (that white pitcher is from Target), total about $20
diy schoolhouse light here $35
curtain fabric info here about $15
That fridge came with us from Texas, so I’m not including it. I would love a different style, but we’re waiting on that one. The microwave ($149)and stove ($598) were black Friday deals last year.
The subway tile is the good old .24 cent tile in store at H.Depot or Lowes. $20 total. I don’t think you can get more bang for your buck if you need a classic update in your kitchen or bath. (tutorial coming~I did it!!)
the corbels are from Home Depot, $8 each=$24. they are hot glued on there….shhhhhhh. They haven’t moved! I first saw them at The Lettered Cottage and loved.
Glass in cabinet doors (see tutorial here) $18
I saw the idea for this in PB magazine and pinned it, then copied it. The hooks are from summer garden clearance at Lowes $3 each = $6
The pitcher is from TJ Maxx $9, and the lantern is from Real Deals in Missoula, Montana when I was there visiting. $20
The table refinish was about $50, the chairs from Craigslist were $100, the diy drum lights were $120.
Neither are hardwood floors…but, someday? I hope. The previous owners put brand, spanking new linoleum in right before we saw the house for the first time. I saw the bill for it on the counter (I ain’t nosy) and they paid $2800. Gulp. Of course I think of what that could have gone towards flooring wise, but can’t really change that now, can I? It’s not bad at all though.
And there you have it.
TOTAL: $2397, for EVERYTHING including the appliances we purchased. It feels like a new kitchen! I love that we would have paid a painter more than that just to paint the cabinets. Awesome.
I know I probably missed something~let me know if you have ???