Drum roll, please.
Let's go back and see what the rest of the room looked like before.
Here it is now.
I started by painting the room a medium gray and painting the ceiling and cabinetry white. At first, I had no plans for adding anything to the cabinet doors but they were looking really boring. I decided to do a simple border around the doors, but my husband suggested doing something different and I immediately fell in love with doing a chevron design.
We updated the lighting, faucet, counter tops and handles.
We covered the hideous ceramic tile floor by using old Flor carpet tiles that I had leftover from my now closed photography studio.
We took out the Lack book case that was the home to our microwave and toaster oven and put in Billy book cases to act as a pantry. I painstakingly painted the chevrons on each Billy door. (one of the many problems I encountered in the remodel)
I added glass shelves in front of the window to display glassware and some decorative glass.
I moved the pots and pans to a chrome shelf in front of the other window.
I came across this blog post by Flamingo Toes who made an utensil sunburst mirror. I thought that it would look great in my kitchen. So I made my own version.
These Kassett boxes hold extra spices, food and baking supplies. The vase is holding my wedding bouquet that my mom made out of faux flowers, brooches and feathers.
I had a collection of fortunes from when I get Chinese food that were hanging out in the kitchen. I thought it was a neat idea to frame them and use as art.
I painted the insides of all the cabinet doors with chalkboard paint and drew a herringbone pattern on them.
I found these mini containers at the Dollar Tree 10 for $1. I decided to use them for my spices. I love them.
That is it. I absolutely love it. It is very unique. It is finally organized. I tripled the amount of pantry space we had originally. It functions so much better for us. The best part is that this transformation only cost about $1,200.
Here is a break down of the cost:
Color Place Interior Semi Gloss White Paint $40 (Walmart)
Valspar Chalkboard Paint $13 (Lowe's)
Valspar Gloss Black Paint (for trim) $18 (Lowe's)
Tidig Ceiling Light Fixture $40 (Ikea)
Grundtal Spotlights $25 (Ikea)
Furniture and Accessories from Ikea
Satta Handles $9
Numerar Countertops $160
3 Billy Book Cases $120
Billy Doors $140
Benno Book Case $30 (As is section)
Akurum Above Refrigerator Cabinet $60
Large Ribba Frame $25
Raskog Cart $60 (online only color so includes shipping)
Grundtal Shelf $15
Kassett Boxes $12
Shelf Liner $40 (Linens N Things)
Glacier Bay Faucet $98 (Home Depot)
Screen Molding (for chevron trim) $50 (Lowe's)
Baroque Frames $20 (Hobby Lobby)
Spice Containers $5 (Dollar Tree)
Canister Sets (in pantry and cabinets) $65 (Walmart)
Glass Shelves $13 (Local glass place)
Red Glass Bottles $8 (Hobby Lobby)
Roses in Glass Bottle $8 (Hobby Lobby)
Photography Prints (local photography printer, gifted by my mom)
Materials for homemade items $150
You can find more info on my kitchen remodel in these posts:
DIY Magnetic Menu Board
DIY Utensil Art
DIY Mini Fork Sunburst Mirror
The Curse of the Kitchen and Book Page Silhouette Art
Kitchen Sneak Peek...DIY String Art
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