Stick a fork in it, it's done! The small kitchen project that we started back in June morphed into a way bigger project that crept into the fall, but I think we can now officially declare the kitchen revamped. If you've been with me for this whole journey, I'm sure you've felt my pain sometimes, and you're probably getting sick of kitchen posts. Well, this is it. I am going to try and keep it short and sweet, so just get ready for lots and lots of photos. If you are a numbers type of person, the whole budget breakdown is at the bottom of the post, along with the links to all of the projects.
Ready? Let's go!
Just in case this is all feeling a little too serene for you.....this is what was happening while I was taking photos. The kibble is no longer my enemy #1 - it's now the slobbery dog water! About a minute after I took this photo, she dumped the whole dish on the floor and then played in water some more.
Ok, here's the number crunching. I tried really hard to save all of my receipts so that I could give you exact amounts, but a certain 14 month old really likes to go through my purse and toss things, which means I am going off of memory for some of the amounts (but they are close because thankfully I have a good memory for numbers).
Cabinets: paint, primer, rollers, spray paint. $108
Backsplash: tiles, grout, paddle mixer, silicone, silicone remover. $195
Island: beadboard, trim $35
Curtains: fabric, rods, clips, hem tape. $254
Window Valance: $0 (made completely from left overs)
Shelving: $0 (used, were given to us)
Table: lumber, stain. $100
End Tables: lumber, beadboard, stain, hardware. $107
Mud room: carpet, organizing materials. $36
Stool: burlap sack. $15
Decor: cuckoo clock, ceramic dog, frames, pin board, spray paint, pin art. $69
Selling our old table and butcher block: + $60
Grand Total: $859
Our goal was to do the whole project for under $1000, which we achieved. Not too bad considering we hadn't budgeted for a new table or the end tables. Selling our old table and butcher block on Kijiji also helped.
If you haven't been around for the whole kitchen saga, here are the links to each of the projects.
How to paint kitchen cabinets (prepping & priming)
Spray painting the cabinet handles
Adding beadboard to the kitchen island
Tearing down a cabinet and adding open shelving
Chevron Cream Can
White frames with roadside signs
Pleated pin board
Ceramic dog cookie container
The kitchen plan of attack
The dining area plan of attack
It didn't actually feel like that many projects until I started linking up all of the posts and realized that this little kitchen pretty much consumed our summer. It was worth it though. I couldn't be happier with the end result.
How about one more before and after?
So. Much. Better. 'Nuff said..