Updating old kitchen

15-Nov-2019 22:17

Gretchen says they wanted “just enough of an upgrade that I didn’t loathe being in there; something that was clean, tidy and user friendly.” Not only that, but it had to be “a new kitchen on the cheap.” They wanted to keep it under

Gretchen says they wanted “just enough of an upgrade that I didn’t loathe being in there; something that was clean, tidy and user friendly.” Not only that, but it had to be “a new kitchen on the cheap.” They wanted to keep it under $1,500.The textured linoleum floors were impossible to keep clean, and the “petri-dish” countertops “literally looked like a sixth-grade science experiment where you grow bread mold.” So they both had to go.“We had a long debate about whether or now to modify the cabinets and remove the (unusable) portion that met with the ceiling. We ordered maple countertops from Lumber Liquidators and the lead time was 10 days.The paint is designed to cover laminate, solid-surface, ceramic tile, wood or cultured-marble countertops.The result is a seamless surface that transforms the look of the kitchen.Nothing structural, of course, but lots of nasty wallpaper had to come down, and glitter-painted walls needed a fresh coat of paint (you read that right…Other walls needed to be repaired and painted and we updated the entire second floor…and the dining room on the main floor. But it’s coming along and I love the changes we’ve made so far.The last really big project on the list has been the kitchen.Visually there was nothing blocking your vision to the four corners of the room.”They sanded, primed, and then painted the original cabinets and found that they had been painted green and pink in the past.Old newspapers stuffed in the walls dated back to the 1940s.“We painted all of the cabinets the same white that we had been using on the rest of the trim (Sherwin Williams Dover White 6385).

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Gretchen says they wanted “just enough of an upgrade that I didn’t loathe being in there; something that was clean, tidy and user friendly.” Not only that, but it had to be “a new kitchen on the cheap.” They wanted to keep it under $1,500.

The textured linoleum floors were impossible to keep clean, and the “petri-dish” countertops “literally looked like a sixth-grade science experiment where you grow bread mold.” So they both had to go.“We had a long debate about whether or now to modify the cabinets and remove the (unusable) portion that met with the ceiling. We ordered maple countertops from Lumber Liquidators and the lead time was 10 days.

The paint is designed to cover laminate, solid-surface, ceramic tile, wood or cultured-marble countertops.

The result is a seamless surface that transforms the look of the kitchen.

Nothing structural, of course, but lots of nasty wallpaper had to come down, and glitter-painted walls needed a fresh coat of paint (you read that right…Other walls needed to be repaired and painted and we updated the entire second floor…and the dining room on the main floor. But it’s coming along and I love the changes we’ve made so far.

,500.The textured linoleum floors were impossible to keep clean, and the “petri-dish” countertops “literally looked like a sixth-grade science experiment where you grow bread mold.” So they both had to go.“We had a long debate about whether or now to modify the cabinets and remove the (unusable) portion that met with the ceiling. We ordered maple countertops from Lumber Liquidators and the lead time was 10 days.The paint is designed to cover laminate, solid-surface, ceramic tile, wood or cultured-marble countertops.The result is a seamless surface that transforms the look of the kitchen.Nothing structural, of course, but lots of nasty wallpaper had to come down, and glitter-painted walls needed a fresh coat of paint (you read that right…Other walls needed to be repaired and painted and we updated the entire second floor…and the dining room on the main floor. But it’s coming along and I love the changes we’ve made so far.The last really big project on the list has been the kitchen.Visually there was nothing blocking your vision to the four corners of the room.”They sanded, primed, and then painted the original cabinets and found that they had been painted green and pink in the past.Old newspapers stuffed in the walls dated back to the 1940s.“We painted all of the cabinets the same white that we had been using on the rest of the trim (Sherwin Williams Dover White 6385).

Practice first on a sheet of construction paper to get a feel for making random patterns — you don’t want to make stripes or streaks, just flowing waves of color. After a light sanding, you’ll apply topcoat as the final step, which will also need four hours to dry.

It’s a common scenario: This kitchen had perfectly serviceable laminate countertops, but the owner wanted a more luxurious look.

Instead of springing for thousands of dollars’ worth of new granite, she opted to try granite-look countertop paint from Giani, which is sold in a kit that covers 35 square feet of surface area for about .

I couldn’t stand to look at them as they were any longer. *This post contains affiliate links, which means if you choose to make a purchase using one of my links, I will receive a small percentage – at no extra cost to you. It is the fuel behind this blog.* 😉 What, you’re not surprised? Ok, you probably know by now that I can usually be found with a cup of coffee in one hand and a loaded paintbrush in the other. It’s called “Rust Scat” (I know…nice name…”you couldn’t think of anything better than ‘scat’? I figured it would be my best bet for our kitchen floors with our busy family of six. Let this paint dry at at least 30 minutes – a couple hours is even better.

And I’m pretty sure the floors were tired of the nasty looks I gave them every. After going back and forth on what pattern I wanted on my floors only 1,726 times (ok, that may be a *slight* exaggeration), I finally decided on wide stripes. First, I quickly trimmed all the way around the room, . While this is obviously an optional step, it was one of my favorite parts.

Practice first on a sheet of construction paper to get a feel for making random patterns — you don’t want to make stripes or streaks, just flowing waves of color. After a light sanding, you’ll apply topcoat as the final step, which will also need four hours to dry.

It’s a common scenario: This kitchen had perfectly serviceable laminate countertops, but the owner wanted a more luxurious look.

Instead of springing for thousands of dollars’ worth of new granite, she opted to try granite-look countertop paint from Giani, which is sold in a kit that covers 35 square feet of surface area for about .

I couldn’t stand to look at them as they were any longer. *This post contains affiliate links, which means if you choose to make a purchase using one of my links, I will receive a small percentage – at no extra cost to you. It is the fuel behind this blog.* 😉 What, you’re not surprised? Ok, you probably know by now that I can usually be found with a cup of coffee in one hand and a loaded paintbrush in the other. It’s called “Rust Scat” (I know…nice name…”you couldn’t think of anything better than ‘scat’? I figured it would be my best bet for our kitchen floors with our busy family of six. Let this paint dry at at least 30 minutes – a couple hours is even better.

And I’m pretty sure the floors were tired of the nasty looks I gave them every. After going back and forth on what pattern I wanted on my floors only 1,726 times (ok, that may be a *slight* exaggeration), I finally decided on wide stripes. First, I quickly trimmed all the way around the room, . While this is obviously an optional step, it was one of my favorite parts.

The room was already looking worlds better, thanks to projects like the fresh white paint, wood floors, painting a bright red door, and raising the old header over the sink and adding a new pendant light & rugs.