After researching and finding TONS of pictures, I finally convinced my husband to paint our existing cabinets black... He was hesitant, like he always is with my color choices, ideas, fabrics, etc, but he knew I would be relentless so he FINALLY agreed!
*The next 3 pics were quickly snapped with my cell phone AT NIGHT, so excuse the poor quality please!
|our assembly line :)|
I knew I wanted him to add crown molding to the tops of our builder grade cabinets and that alone made a HUGE impact and was inexpensive and according to him pretty easy! I also wanted bead board added to the sides of the cabinets and I love it! It really gave a nice finished look.
I also wanted stainless appliances. I know a lot of people hate them, but I don't mind them and I like the look... They really aren't to hard to clean and since the minis are getting bigger we don't have the whole "finger print issue".
We bought a new faucet at our local ReStore and it was a fantastic find and an even better deal... I LOVE it!
|I made simple valences out of panels from Target... I had the hardest time finding fabric I liked...|
|you can see the bead board in this pic|
|love this baby! So worth every cent!|
Note: I had visions of kids making the ice crumble to the floor and water pouring out daily, so we got one with the ice maker and water INSIDE. LOVE!
|Kids desk area... The dry erase board is my DAILY life saver as is the file holders... One for each kids many school and sport papers!|
My chairs were dingy and yucky, thank you little people... So I recovered them with a fun fabric that has all the colors of my downstairs in it... I like them SO MUCH MORE now!
|better after :)|
The whole thing took about a month because Jason worked, my parents came to town, and well life happened... I really feel like it was worth the wait though! I LOVE my new kitchen... I feel like it suits me and my personality, looks more modern, and I feel like it doesn't look so "standard"... Even though we have started saving for our counter tops and an amazing aquaish tile for the backsplash, I no longer feel as though I'm going to vomit when I look at them... Somehow the black makes them a bit more tolerable...
So there you have it, my semi kitchen make over without spending a FORTUNE! What do ya think?