Phase one of my kitchen update is finally done! Kitchen update 1 started back in June… okay, so it has taken a little longer than I had intended to come this far, but aside from staging it to look pretty with home decor trinkets and perhaps adding a bit of under cabinet lighting, I can finally move on to phase two of my kitchen update. This will happen of course, after the basement update is well underway. But at least at this point, it is in full use and much more workable in regard to usage of space.
I haven’t really staged anything above the cabinets as of yet, and I realize that it’s not exactly the most exciting update, but giving the fact that the cabinets are from the early 1970’s, the walls are a triffle crooked, and I only spent about $200.00, I’ll take the update.
Here is what was updated:
Freshly painted walls and ceiling
Pallet wood over the sink shelf for taking advantage our our vertical space
Paint stick magnets for de-cluttering the fridge
Paint dipped cans for winter storage of our garden herbs
Under mount microwave
How much it cost:
Paint and supplies $100.00
Blue jars $12.00 (part I gave away as a gift)
Dish pans $6.00
$20.00 miscellanous craft supplies
Labor and patience were the most expensive items for this makeover. We did all the labor ourselves, which wasn’t really much when it came right down to it. But fitting it in between our work schedules and my blogging, well that took some maneuvering.
They were a little tricky to hang because we mounted them to the existing cabinet, but he finally put them up for me, as he was quite sure I would screw it all up if I did it myself, and he’s probably right! It’s another great way to use that vertical space.
I can’t tell a lie. Most days it’s looking more like this, with the copper dish pans ready to be filled because I’m too darn busy to wash my dishes around the clock.
Considering how much it cost to freshen up the kitchen…well this section, anyway, I have to say, I’m quite pleased. It is nice to have a change of scenery since like most people, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The other half of the kitchen, I’ll call it the seating area, is still yet to be completed. But rather than a bunch of small projects it will more than likely be just a few larger pieces. For now were focusing on the basement as much as we can, so I hope to share some more of that soon.
Thank you for stopping by, hope you’re having an awesome day!! ~ Amy
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