Thursday, May 29, 2014

$800.00 DIY Kitchen Renovation!

I am so excited to share this kitchen makeover with you today!
My friend, and talented Interior Designer, Lee recently renovated her kitchen for $800.00.
After receiving a $3500 quote to reface the cabinets, they decided to tackle the job themselves.
The painted the cabinets, changed the counter-tops, updated the hardware, removed a couple cabinet doors, and added a backsplash.

The kitchen was clean and functional but lacked personality.
The after is oh-so-good. 
A little paint (and elbow grease) can sure go a long way.
I adore the blue base cabinets paired with the brass hardware. So so good.
I love how she removed a couple cabinet doors to create open shelving. It breaks up the heaviness and adds some much needed personality.
The countertops were the biggest splurge ($600.00) but the impact was well worth the money. She painted the cabinets and installed the subway tile backsplash herself! 
In my opinion you can never go wrong with white subway tile and grey grout.
Love it.
Lee was kind enough to share all her sources with us, now we can get this look too!
 Benjamin Moore Hidden Sapphire
Benjamine Moore Snowfall
Successi Bin Pulls
Subway Tile
Butcher Block Countertops
Is that really the same kitchen? 
I want to move in.
Thanks for sharing Lee, you are so talented!