Updating kitchen cabinets on a budget
I discovered these silicone appliques while doing an online search.These are so easy to use and much cheaper than replacing cabinets.Demo costs money, as do shelves, so rather than ripping out perfectly good existing upper cabinets to install brand new shelving, we simply removed the doors and hardware, then cut out the middle piece where the cabinet doors used to come together. Then grab some degreaser and Magic Erasers and scrub the crap out of those bad boys.You don’t realize how nasty your cabinets are until you start taking them apart. I’ll explain the painting process in a minute, but let me say this: I was scared to tackle this project because if I messed up, I’d have to fork out a bunch of money for new cabinets, but it was WAY easier than I anticipated.
After that was done, I had to do something about the insides of the cabinets. The first thing I decided to tackle this year was my little look through bar area. The homeowners before us did a great job with arranging the tile, but the colors weren't my cup of tea.
When my husband and I decided to remodel our kitchen, we knew we would have to stay on a tight budget.
We didn’t want to spend a fortune, but we did want to make a strong impact with our remodel.
We also painted the floor and stenciled it using the amazing Hollywood Squares stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencil.
All the details on paint choices will be coming soon, but as you can see, we selected a light blue for the walls, light grey for the cabinets, and dark grey for the island cabinetry. Paint even brought life to some of the decorative accents you see, like the dog food storage bin and the orange trays.
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We painted the tile backsplash, the walls, the trim and doors, and of course, the cabinets.