Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Place I Want to Spend Time In



Yes, you read that right-I did an entire Kitchen remodel for under $50! That included painting the walls, cabinets, and accessories. Yesterday I showed you how I updated my back splash on a budget and today I'm going to show you the project that started small and morphed into an entire kitchen transformation. First off lets start with a before picture shall we? Just so you can get the full effect.
This is what the house looked liked when we toured it. Sorry for the blurry pictures it was taken on my phone. Its a nice looking kitchen but to me it just felt so dark. Tan walls, black cabinets, black and red accessories  Some people would look at this kitchen and love it, I'm not one of those people. 

When we moved in one of the very first things we did was change the colors on the wall. The entire house was tan and for someone who loves color that just wasn't going to work for me. We switched it to a bright cherry yellow and it instantly helped bring more light into the space. I love the beach house look and like I said in yesterday's post I really want my kitchen to be a bright inviting space where people want to spend time cooking and chatting. 
Unfortunately all the kitchen plans got put on hold for 6 months when I got hit by a drunk driver. And I had a really hard time getting up the desire to finish the project. So when I had the opportunity to pair up with Royal Design Studio Stencils for a review and giveaway (coming soon), it was just the kick in the pants I needed to get things done. Be prepared for picture overload- 





Now you can't use "staying on budget" as an excuse for not updating your kitchen! Come back tomorrow for a full break down of the transformation including a break down of costs and how I was able to do it for so cheap.
Stay warm friends. 
Be sure to check out my back splash on a budgethow I did it under $50, and my how-to on painting kitchen cabinets

Kari
I'm linking up to these fabulous parties: Seven Thirty ThreeRomance on a DimeI Gotta Try ThatRae Gun RamblingsSNAPChef in TrainingThe Winthrop ChroniclesMy Girlish WhimsLil LunaThe Shabby Creek CottageArtsy Fartsy MamaA Glimpse InsideSomewhat SimpleThe 36th AvenueThe Craft Blog StalkerSeven Alive, House of HepworthsKatie's Nesting SpotBeyond the Picket FenceCrafty Scrappy HappyEmbracing ChangeGingerly MadeMy Romantic HomeThe Shabby NestSimply Sweet HomeMy Repurposed LifeRedoux InteriorsCommon GroundIt's a Hodge Podge LifeFingerprints on the FridgeLive, Laugh, RoweGreen Eggs and Goats504 MainWhipperberryJust us FourI heart Nap TimeSew Can DoAlderberry HillAll Things FeeProject InspireOr So She Says...

26 comments:

Angie said...

So happy that you have non concrete walls to work with!! You've come so far, I'm so happy for you. Great job!

4 You With Love said...

Kari,
What a dreamy kitchen you have....and for just $50! You're such a talented and resourceful lady! :D

jessica said...

seriously, it looks like an entirely new kitchen. give yoself a pat on the back, girlfriend. i love the transformation.

Jenna said...

That is an amazing transformation on such a small budget! Way to go!

Jan said...

You were absolutely right to banish the black finish on the cabinets and the darkish-colored walls! Amazing how much larger and airy the room looks now. It looks fantastic.

Heather said...

I love this! I am just about to paint my dining chairs that same color! Would you consider sharing this on the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop? www.greeneggsandgoats.com

Marigene said...

What a difference painting the cupboards white does for your kitchen...it looks so bright and cheery.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I think white, bright cabinets are fabulous in a kitchen! Looks great. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

Rachel said...

The looks great--and for less than $50! That's inspiring!

Love the clean look of it! Great job!

Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands said...

Good for you Kari! It looks so bright, clean, and cheerful. If you get a sec this weekend I would be super excited if you shared at Get Schooled Saturday over at Too Much Time On My Hands.
xxx
Kim
http://too-much-time.com/2013/01/get-schooled-saturday-58-in-ot-out-media-giveaway.html

I Gotta Try That said...

Kari your kitchen is gorgeous. Love it. So glad you linked up.
Hugs,
Marice

Kaylynn Zoe Young said...

SO GORGEOUS! I've been bugging my husband to do the same to our kitchen. At least your black was clean - my oak is HIDEOUS!

Newest follower from the Utah blogger group - love your blog! Check out mine at colbkayandtrae.blogspot.com
Kaylynn

Mariel said...

So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Jenn said...

Love it!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Wow that is cheap!

ngnrdgrl said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see the cost breakdown.

Suzan Sweatman said...

It looks so lovely - loving the stencilled back splash!
Your newest follower -
Mel - why are you always 1 comment above me lol
XXX

Felicia Palmer said...

Kari- What a difference some paint makes! I've been wanting to paint my wood cabinets for at least 2 years now, and just haven't had the guts to do it!

Any tips? Tricks? Did you sand them? Take them apart?Do the insides? Would love to hear more!

4 You With Love said...

Kari,
I just gave this great post a shout out!

http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-friend-kari-of-newlyweds-on-budget.html

Stacey said...

wow! Looks like a whole new kitchen!
So pretty!
Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stacey said...

Featuring you today!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Betsy Pool said...

Looks gorgeous!! Love all the white. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

Heather said...

Thanks for linking up with the Green Eggs & Goats Farmhouse Style Blog Hop! I hope you will join us again this week! A new hop will be up in the morning. www.greeneggsandgoats.com

Gail Wilson said...

your kitchen looks so bright and cheery now! I bet you smile every time you walk in there. so pretty!
gail

Lindsey @ Better After said...

This is great! It looks fabulous, and that budget is unbelievable!!

Daphne Hope said...

What is the yellow you used on the walls?