Post # 1
Our kitchen was HORRIBLY UGLY and DARK:
So far we’ve repainted the cabinets and replaced the hardware, and repainted the hood above the stove white (no pic of the hood yet).
And Darling Husband & my dad worked on the floor this weekend laying tile; all the tile is down, just need to grout and it will be good to go by the end of the week. (Pardon the mess, I was snapping pictures right at the tail-end of the project.)
In the next few weeks, we’ll be replacing the countertop, sink/faucet, and backslash, replace the blinds, then it will be DONE! YAY!
I’ll post a followup then, but I’m so excited my dark dungeon kitchen is almost done! And for CHEAP, less than $1000 makeover for the whole shebang.
Post # 3
Oh I wish we didnt live in a rental. Our kitchen needs a SERIOUS make-over. Looks like yours is going to be awesome! Impressive on how cheap you are able to do it.
Post # 4
Wow, looks great so far! And all for less than $1000.00? Way to go!
Post # 5
I can’t wait to see it when it is all done, keep posting pics of the progress.
Post # 6
I love the white cabinets! You guys are awesome DIYers 🙂
Post # 7
love home reno threads – keep the pics coming.
Post # 8
Thanks! I’m pretty happy with how it’s coming along!
We won’t be in this house very long, probably only a few more years, so our goal is to do updates as cheap as possible. (Not cheap as in poorly-done, but finding bargains, like discontinued clearance tile, doing all the labor ourselves, etc.)
Our next project is main bathroom. We’ll be completely gutting it: new tub, new vanity, new toilet, new tile. We’re aiming for $1250 for that project (most estimates I’ve seen on redoing a bathroom start at $7500-9000 and go up from there).
It really helps that my dad knows how to do all this stuff, he’s a carptenter and has done all the work on my parents’ house himself. And I learned from my parents how to bargain-shop pretty darned well!
Post # 9
Looks like it’s coming along so nicely! And way to go, doing it on the cheap!! Also just wanted to say that i LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen table with the padded benches!!
Post # 10
If you buy from HD or Lowes, make sure you get the movers packet from the post office! It’s usually a Lowes coupon (I think 10%), which HD will take as well. Tie that with a sale and you’ll have a great deal!
I think we did our bathroom tile/grout for less than $200. We didn’t replace anything else, as it was around 8 years old (but a vinyl floor). Doing it yourself saves tons!
Post # 11
I had to do a double take b/c those cabinets and old floor are the same ones my parents have in their kitchen!
They’ve since redid the floor but it must have been a popular look for homes of that era since I’ve seen so many kitchens in that style.
It’s looking great so far! I’ll be checking back for updates.
Post # 13
Tile loooks great! these pics are really inspiring, hope to see more!
Post # 15
Can you post updates? Can’t wait to see the final product!