If you’ve been following me awhile, you may know have a slight obsession with repurposing and painting things to make them like new again. I recently tackled a budget-friendly kitchen makeover and wanted to share our results in a real and not completely Pinterested fashion in case you’re interested in doing the same.
The kitchen is the heart of our home, and where we spend 95%+ of the day. Our kitchen was a huge selling point for me — it has ample space and it’s awesome for entertaining. But the past four years, I’ve just felt meh about the space. I wanted to freshen it up, but definitely didn’t have the budget for a big renovation, so I was ecstatic I could finally get my husband on board to have a little fun.
Which reminds me, does anyone else have a husband who fears change? I love changing things up often, especially in our house, so I know I drive my guy crazy. I’ve learned to ask years in advance and let him have time to soak it in 😉
The biggest change we did this round was paint our cupboards. We said goodbye to our oak builder’s grade cabinets….
…and hello to fresh, bright and airy!
If you recall, I changed my bathroom cabinets and decor a few years ago, and that experience taught me I definitely did not want to tackle painting the kitchen cabinets. Sure, it’s do-able to DIY, but with three young kids, I left it to the pros and hired Megan at The Chipped Edge, based in Linden, Michigan. She was fantastic to work with, and I was relieved to have my kitchen in disarray only for a few days versus the weeks it would’ve taken me.
She painted them in Cottage White from Behr, and I love how they pop now with our black counters and brown backsplash!
Paired with new hardware and new light fixtures, it truly feels like a new space. The pendant light fixture over my sink was SO out of my comfort zone, but for $28, it was worth a shot. I have to say, I love how funky it is! I just swapped out our island light shades for simple $6 ones for a new look and scored the light over our table for $54 at Lowe’s.
I was even able to score letters for just over $3 from Target’s craft department. I just painted them with black acrylic paint. Who knew such small changes could make such a BIG difference?
I’m in love. I’m slowly working on making my house my dream home, and am thrilled to have a start. I plan to re-purpose our table in the warmer months, and potentially add some pops of color to my main level, but one project at a time!
My friend Lyndsey gave me this cool piece of art with a great quote and I happily hung it on our kitchen wall. My 30’s have been an awesome time for self discovery and I’m starting to figure out what I want my house style to be.
A huge part is I’m finally just going with my gut and not asking for opinions along the way. Because let’s be real: As long as mama is happy, everyone is happy. And this fresh kitchen? Makes me happy.
What house projects are you hoping to tackle soon?