Friday, June 22, 2012

Kitchen Re-Do

Stephen and I tackled some big projects in our home this summer. We have been wanting to do them for a while and we felt like now was the perfect time. It was a lot of work because we did everything ourselves with the help of my DAD who taught us everything. We deff wouldn't have known what we were doing without him. Here is our kitchen renovation before and after!

This is our kitchen before. We had Oak cabinets, white laminate countertops, green walls, and a cheap backsplash.

Another before pic

During: We painted the walls the same tan color that the rest of our home was and started painting the oak cabinets. I bought a kit at Lowe's which had the cabinet cleaner, primer, top coat, base coat, stain, and the was also a great price. The best part is it required no sanding! 

During: We finished painting the top cabintes and Stephen added knobs.

We painted the island black and added beaded board.

We re-did the countertops in the cheapest way possible. We had a company come in that lays a thin sheet over your original countertops instead of replacing them. 

The cabinets after we added stain.

Added a back splash. (As you can see we still need to put the outlets on)

Here is the finished product. We are so happy with the results and are so glad we did it all on our own!


  1. Gorgeous! i can't wait to see it in person next week!

  2. love it! it looks way good! you guys are great little DIY's! :)

  3. Looks good! I love the tile backsplash!