Monday, September 3, 2012

Kitchen reno

My parents came into to town (from L.A.) on Thursday afternoon and the madness began..

Please, tell me I am not the only one that has a list ready to go for my parents and make them work the whole time they are here?! Oh well, thats what I did. 

My list:
- Change toilet seat
- Change rotator dial switch to flipper switch
- Dig out weeds
- replant hostas to side yard
- Paint kitchen cabinets
- Paint kitchen countertops
- Paint kitchen walls 
- Varnish kitchen cabinets
- Take out old chalking between sink and tile, re-chaulk
- Varnish the buffet
- Add shelf to buffet
- Get new microwave
- Add coffee bar
- Add some kind of art above buffet
- Change out old yellow switched to white ones

Yeah, its a pretty long list.
The majority of that list belongs in the kitchen, so we will start there. 

Lets take a walk back on memory lane before all the juicy details begin.
When we bought the house the walls were white accented by kool-aid stains and crayons

The before:



Meh! Kind of plain and the off white tile really stands out.

(Don't judge the next lot of pictures are really blurry)

The progress:


I decided to paint the kitchen this blue.. this was the first room we painted and were not very good at it
and never touched up or filled in  holes



I eventually got rid of that valence and there a clear shelf you cant see that was gone too


Too small cart got replaced and that picture went bye bye


the corner got some updates and the door curtain got taken off


that was the kitchen back in 2010



This is a more update view of the corner


and the whole thing with the buffet to the right that my dad built for me :) 

The after:


The stove area with the freshly painted cabinets and countertops and new tea kettle

The counters painted in pewter tinted Rustoleum countertop paint


new oven mitt from target


sink with new faucet and other side of the counters


Painted walls; I believe the paint color is Blue Suede color matched in Behr Satin paint for the walls and bright white for the cabinets in semi gloss


the corner with fresh paint on the walls 
(this picture and the one above are probably the most accurate color)


buffet with new baskets, bowls and coffee bar

  close up of buffet



as your walking into the kitchen from the living room

so now my list looks like this

- Paint kitchen cabinets
- Paint kitchen countertops
- Paint kitchen walls 
- Varnish kitchen cabinets
- Take out old chalking between sink and tile, re-chaulk
- Varnish the buffet
- Add shelf to buffet
- Get new microwave
- Add coffee bar
- Add some kind of art above buffet
- Change out old yellow switches to white ones
Not too shabby for 4 days of work and less than $400

Price break down:
Harbor freight- $50 (I had a gift card and it was $1.08)
Brushes, sander, disposable drop clothes, gloves, paint brushes
Home Depot- $135 (my dad paid for both trips)
Paint (white and blue color): $40 ($5 rebate for each gallon on behr paint this weekend)
Countertop paint: $20
foam roller and other paint supplies: $15
stain: $20
wood for shelf: $40 (we bought multiple pieces of wrong wood)
switches and new face plate: $10
Walmart- $90
Microwave: $80
measuring cups: $10
Menard's- $128
wood kit for coffee bar: $15
faucet: $100
spice jars: $13 for 24
TJ Maxx- $46
Baskets x2: $26
Big Bowls: $13
Teapot: $7
Target- $47
Dish towels: $7
Oven mitt: $5
Rug: $30
plate: $5
Pier One- $10 
Cream and Sugar containers: $5 each
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                                                                        Total: $321



So what do you think? pretty awsome? I think so.



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12 comments:

  1. love the color of your walls and all your bargains! new follower via the GFC blog hop :)

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  2. Looks like you did a good job here. Your kitchen looks great and that cabinet your dad made is really nice!

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Stopping by from the GFC blog hop, following you now.
    I hope you stop by.
    http://alderberryhill.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Come visit me whenever you get a chance! :)

    LOVE the after!!

    xoxo ♥ Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks good! You did it at a great price too..

    New follower from GFC hop. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can ;)

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  6. It looks soooo much better! You are lucky your folks could help out! Great job! Newest follower from the GFC blog hop. Would LOVE it if you could visit my humorous blog site and follow back. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Loving your blog!! It is VERY nice to meet ya! Found you on the GFC today and I am excited to be your newest follower! Follow back if you happen to get a chance!
    xox
    Ash
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  8. You have a sweet blog here. LOVE the name. Your new kitchen looks pretty great!

    Happy to be your newest GFC follower. If you have a moment and would like to, you can visit me here The Things We Find Inside
    Thanks,
    Tami

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  9. Nice job! I'm a new follower from the GFC hop. I'd love a follow back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com when you get the chance! :)

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  10. t's looking fantastic so far!

    Have a fabulous day! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! :)

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  11. I love when you figure out what you want, what makes you happy and then you go out and get it... and then you went and posted the total cost and well I think I love your kitchen makeover all the more for it. =)

    Aloha,
    I'm late, I'm late I know, but... I'm following ya now from the GFC hop. If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love it if you'd join me at localsugarhawaii.com where we're riding the wave of life one teensy tinsy adventure at a time.

    xo,
    Nicole

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  12. Your kitchen looks fantastic!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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