Before & After - 1930's Kitchen Facelift Finally Finished!!
July 31, 2013 in Before & After
I posted this link 8 months ago, and the house is almost ready for my daughter to move into. She will live here while attending Purdue University. It's been a long road and LOTS of work, but I think it turned out really cute.

Our expenses were around $2,300 for the new appliances, countertop, sink, faucet, paint and molding/beadboard. We did all of the work ourselves, and it was so much worse than we thought it would be. It was extremely dirty- I can't even begin to explain how disgusting it was. Beyond your wildest imaginations.

I cooked all of the hinges and handles in a crockpot overnight and then scrubbed the paint off. We removed all of the doors and sanded each, then painted with two coats of paint. I painted the inside of each cabinet, scrubbed oatmeal and grease off the walls, and used a screwdriver to pry dirt out of the floor cracks. Ah, such fun memories!

We used Sherwin Williams paint, but the colors were Martha Stewart. The cherry butcher block was ordered through Lumber Liquidators.

Lower Cabinets: Rainwater
Walls: Sharkey Gray
Upper cabinets, beadboard: Picket Fence
Door to basement: Lagoon
Bench upholstery: Robert Allen Baja Fiesta
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Jeannie Nguyen
The bench eating area is so cute! Love it.
3 Likes   Thanked by extrahorizons    July 31, 2013 at 2:24PM
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Forgot to add this angle.
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I must say that all of your hard work was so worth it. I imagine that there were many times you wondered when will this ever end. Isn't it great knowing that you did this all on your own?
It's been some time since I did a DIY, sometimes soaking in a hot bath ready to collapse, thinking to myself, there is an end in sight! I love everything that you did and the counter top from lumber liquidators was ingenious!
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