$5k Kitchen Transformation for only $300

Written by whitney Burdine on . Posted in Uncategorized

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A kitchen remodel does not mean that you have to spend thousands of dollars to get the results you want.  If you are willing to put in a little hard work you can transform your vanilla kitchen into a haven of creativity that you will be excited to spend time in rather than dread.

This stunning kitchen transformation only required $300 of materials and a lot of patience and time. Over the course of 15 days, while transporting two children to and from school and wrangling my tornado of a two year old I transformed this builder basic cabinetry into a work of art.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint for this project as it did not require me to disassemble and sand the cabinetry. I started with a gray paint on all of the cabinetry edges as that was the color I wanted to show through the distressing instead of the honey color of the original stain.  After the gray had been added I proceeded to paint three coats of the Annie Sloan White on without sanding between coats since I wanted a very light distressed look in the finished product.  Once all three coats of the chalk paint had been applied I lightly sanded and then covered the cabinetry with three coats of the Annie Sloan wax to seal it all in.

To improve the appearance of the back splash, I carefully taped and masked off the surrounding areas and carefully spray painted the tile with the same hammered bronze paint from my Fireplace Face Lift project.    I cut my hardware costs by more than half by purchasing my pulls on Ebay rather than at a hardware store. Overall I updated thirty cabinets and seventeen drawers for this project.  After a lot of sweat and elbow grease I have the kitchen that I envisioned was hiding inside the builder basic cabinetry that was installed.