The day is FINALLY here – it is my kitchen makeover reveal! I’m SO excited to show you how my kitchen makeover came together and show you all the details. This One Room Challenge sure was a huge challenge for me, but I’m so glad that I joined up and got it done!
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Kitchen Makeover Reveal
The One Room Challenge is such a fun way to take on a room makeover, and do it alongside others! You can head over here to see the other final room reveals from the featured designers and guest participants!
Let’s take a look at where we started with this kitchen. These photos are from when we first toured the house a few months ago! The kitchen had a lot of great features already like an open concept, huge island, spacious pantry, and barstool seating.
My design plan for the kitchen included:
- Painting the kitchen cabinets with paint from Sherwin Williams
- Changing the kitchen backsplash
- Add new hardware from Liberty Hardware
- New barstools
- New runner rug
- Changing the kitchen faucet (mid-project ours broke, so we replaced it!)
- Painting the pantry door
- Painting the walls
- Adding texture with decor and baskets
- Adding a “magic light” above the kitchen sink (head to my Instagram story highlights to see how I created this with a puck light!)
Kitchen makeover progress
For week one I shared my design plan and everything I had on my checklist for this makeover. I love making mood boards because it helps me see how all the items and colors look together!
Week two I shared how I painted our pantry door with the color Iron Ore from Sherwin Williams, and the color is SO GOOD! I’m obsessing over this color now!
For week three I shared some more progress with priming the walls and some new kitchen items I got for the makeover.
Week four I shared my progress with priming the backsplash to prepare it for the PVC panels, and how I started to paint the cabinets.
Then last week for week five I shared how to paint oak cabinets and hide the grain! I used an intensive process to fill in the grain of the wood to get a smooth finish, and it totally worked! I used the emerald urethane trim paint from Sherwin Williams and its an AMAZING paint to use on cabinets!
Let’s take a look at the after and see how everything came together!
And I had to put together a before and after shot, so you can compare how far the kitchen has come since I started!
Kitchen Before And After
Kitchen Makeover Source List
- Emerald Enamel Paint from Sherwin Williams in Pure White, Pewter Green, & Iron Ore
- Black Matte Handles from Liberty Hardware
- Black Matte Knobs from Liberty Hardware
- Turkish Towels from Olive & Linen
- Paint Brush Kit from Zibra
- Brass Light with these battery operated puck lights
- Similar Soap Dispenser
- Similar Round Wood Tray
- Greenery Stems
- Similar Black & Glass Vase
- PVC Backsplash Panels
- Glass Storage Containers
- Custom Wood Cutting Boards from Absolution Wood Works
- Butter Dish
- Similar Small Wood Tray
- Similar Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Belly Baskets (on refrigerator)
- Bar Stools
- Runner Rug
- Similar Light Fixture
- Similar Wall Basket
- Similar Vintage Book Stack
- Vintage Landscape Digital Download
- Black Kitchen Faucet
- Magnolia Table
- Magnolia Table Vol 2
Budget Friendly Kitchen Updates
I’m so excited with how my budget friendly kitchen makeover came together! There are a few ways I was able to save money on this kitchen remodel, and I’m sharing them with you!
- You’ll save thousands of dollars painting cabinets yourself. By using a quality enamel paint and painting the cabinets instead of hiring painters, you’ll save SO much money!
- I did a DIY PVC panel backsplash to save time and money! Instead of demo-ing the tile backsplash and having to buy the materials for adding a new tile backsplash, I primed our existing tile and glued these pressed PVC panels on. I cut them to size before using a construction adhesive to glue them onto the tile.
- Use paint to transform your pantry door! If you want to change up the style of your pantry door, use paint instead of replacing it! Paint can totally transform anything, and doors are no exception. My pantry door started as an antique white, and I painted it in Iron Ore from Sherwin Williams to totally change the look.
- Add a “magic light” instead of hiring an electrician to add a light fixture. I installed a brass light above the sink, and added a battery operated puck light instead of a light bulb. You can find instructions here for how to add this type of light to any wall in your home! This saves so much money not having to hire an electrician!
- Use budget friendly decor to add interest in your kitchen. For example: I found a large round wood tray at Home Goods for a fraction of the normal price, created a painted “dipped” vase by using a $3 thrifted vase and painting the bottom with acrylic paint, and added texture with some second hand belly baskets that I found on Facebook Marketplace. Shopping around at discount stores, thrift stores, and Marketplace are great ways to find decor at a discount!
Thank you for shopping by to see my kitchen makeover reveal! I’m loving how everything came together, and how custom my kitchen looks now. By doing the work myself I was able to save money, get the look I was envisioning on a budget, and get it done quickly because of the deadline (if you need motivation to finish something, giving yourself a deadline totally works!).
If you have any questions about my kitchen makeover or the methods I used, let me know in the comments! I love helping you creating a home you love!