Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Kitchen Facelift

As promised, here's the update about our little kitchen facelift. I don't really consider it a renovation. It was just minor stuff that helped things look a little better. Several people asked me what I considered a small amount of money to put towards this. I'm pretty open about sharing things like this.....this all ran us around $300. We certainly didn't NEED to do this, but we spend a lot of time in our kitchen and we spend a lot of time having people in our house.  My joy does not come from our earthly, material possessions, but I will admit that I did get some happiness from projects like this. :)  We plan to do a large kitchen renovation eventually (maybe in 5ish years?) in which we'll get new cupboards and change the layout of the kitchen. 


BEFORE



Hard to tell in a picture, but the countertop was a yellow color and it was pretty worn in areas and not in great shape. 

The picture does not show the true color of this "green" floor.  


AFTER

For those inquiring minds: White Chicken Chili is cooking in the slow cooker. And those cute little boys are playing with play-doh


We have a lot of Scripture and inspirational quotes and artwork in our house.
Went with something different for the kitchen. :)
Hard to tell what took place in small pictures. But, here's what we did:
- Took down the fruity border
- Painted the walls.
- Put down vinyl tiles on the floor.
- Put up a panel tile-looking backsplash.
- Painted the countertops and covered with a thick epoxy coating.
- New outlets and covers.
- A couple of new light fixtures.
- New artwork.
- A few miscellaneous little trim pieces, etc.

I had fun with this little house project. Adam is needed for all technical things....like electrical work and using big tools. But otherwise, I do a lot of it. If I didn't have him, I suppose I would make myself learn how to use a saw and a nail gun. But he likes to feel needed. And its fun to do it together.

5 comments:

the bergmans said...

Hi Becca! How did the painting of the countertops go for you? We've been debating it but haven't found a really good (trusted) process yet. Any hints? -Stephanie

Kelly Cartwright said...

Looks great! I'm so impressed and looking forward to another Willis get together :) haha. I love inviting myself over!

Adam and Becca said...

Kelly, anytime! I like it when people invite themselves over. :) Especially if they bring cookies with them. ;) And Stephanie, I'll send you a FB message.

Nate Vaughn said...

Wow...looks way different! Amazing what a little white instead of yellow can do.

Adams mom said...

Ieverything looks so nice and fresh, bet you enjoy bng in th kitchen more. It is amazing how the countertops turned out! Good job.