The day has finally come!! It’s reveal day for my DIY Kitchen Remodel! Guys, literally blood, sweat, frustrated tears, curse words, changed minds, tears of joy (for real!) happened during this DIY kitchen remodel. I am SO dang proud of this space, not in like a braggy way but I’m just so glad all of the crazy ideas actually worked and that it’s finally done! I legit DIYed everything except the countertops, BY MYSELF! My hubby did help with the floors and because it takes approximately 1 million years to lay flooring alone but I’m so thrilled with the outcome of our hard work! Oh! My husband and his brother (our go-to electrician!) installed my lights too! I can’t take credit for that! LOL! Before we get on with the DIY Kitchen Remodel REVEAL here’s a refresher of the “before”.
Since we moved in, I wanted a new layout/new cabinets but after getting quoted $7,000-10,000 for new cabinets, I decided to wait on them. One night, laying in bed brainstorming (happens often!) I thought of a genius idea of rearranging the existing cabinets and building an island. I had NO idea if that was even a thing. Like could that even work? I got up the next day and measured and it fit perfectly! I was so happy!!! I removed the countertops, rearranged and repainted cabinets, built an island, ordered new countertops, installed new lights, replaced hardware, got a new fridge and range, built a range hood, tiled the backsplash and replaced the floors. Without further adieu (can you tell I’m excited!?)….
I’m going to do this reveal a little differently since I shared the progress in 3 parts and I’ll be sharing tutorials soon. All sources and links to the existing progress and tutorial will be at the bottom of the post so you don’t have to scan around if you’re interested in something in particular. 🙂
Floors: Pergo XP Heron Oak – Home Depot – ($2.59 a square foot + DIY install = FREE!)
Countertops: Della Terra Quartz (Design: New Carrara) – About $3000
Backsplash: Carrara Marble Wall tile – Home Depot
Kitchen Island: DIY – Tutorial coming tomorrow!
Lights: Kirch 4 Light Foyer Pendant (I bought the silver then painted gold but they also come in gold!) – $180 each
- Walls: Behr Silver Polish
- Cabinets: Behr Ultra Pure White
- Island: Glidden Royal Navy
Shelves & Pink Dishes: Ikea
Jars: Walmart or Target
Jar Labels: Custom labels in my Etsy shop!
Pantry: DIY Tutorial and details here.
Hardware: Euro Style Bar Handle Pull (bought nickel and sprayed gold!)
Rug: Caitlin Wilson Kismet Rug in Navy (Birthday gift from Savannah!!!)
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