Kitchen renovation, complete it by the first of the year. Here is the before and after. The goal was to finish all the painting and trim work and updates and get it back in shape by the first of the year. It’s still January!
KITCHEN RENOVATION STEP 1:
The first step is to set realistic renovation goals. Are you doing to work yourself? Will you be hiring someone? How reputable are they? Can you depend on them? What’s your budget? What’s your timeline.
I think I am on target for my goal. The living room is next. It’s already painted but but just needs to be put back in order. These are the steps I took to reach my goals.
KITCHEN RENOVATION STEP 2:
Paint the kitchen. Paint is an inexpensive step to a fresh new look. I choose a beautiful gray with white trim. See the colors used in this renovation/update
I am loving this new, old look. The insides of some of the drawers and cabinets still need to be cleaned and decluttered but most of it is done. The countertops were begging to be cleared of tools and clutter. Done!
This cute utensil holder sits in the corner. I picked it up at an antique shop but it is not old. And I didn’t pay an “antique” price for it, either. Tucked behind it is my Nutri-Bullet and a round wooden cutting board. I got rid of 3 other cutting boards that I didn’t love and I rarely used.
KITCHEN RENOVATION STEP 3:
Update the backsplash. This may not be necessary. I used RoomMates peel and stick wallpaper and really like the way it turned out.
This utensil holder was a birthday gift from a friend and the vintage salt and pepper shakers were purchased on my trip to Ohio. The main reason for the trip to Ohio was our 2017 “What If…” Godly Girlfriends Conference.
When you are decluttering one of the questions you have to ask yourself is “Why are you keeping that…?” These are useful and I like them!!! The “Delight” plaque was also a gift from a friend. It has the scripture Zephaniah 3:17 on it. “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you…”
Rolling pins! Can you have too many? What do you do when you have too many. Hang them in a cascade from a very sturdy hook. They are heavy.
KITCHEN RENOVATION STEP 4:
Clean everything, including the top of the refrigerator and the cabinets. Take everything out of the cabinets and purge.
The crock bowl collection and a few more rolling pins.
KITCHEN RENOVATION STEP 5:
Get rid of the stuff that you really don’t need and purge the items that have expired.
The sweet little salt and pepper shakers were some the Hubby and I purchased during several different trips. What about a beater collection? These were purchased with the thought in mind that they would end up in one of my watercolor paintings. And they will. The old rack head was perfect for displaying them.
My 10 year old grandson asked me, “Meme, what are those things?” I took one down and said, “These are tongue twisters. Come here and stick your tongue out and I will show you.” I was kidding, of course! His response was, “NO WAY!”
KITCHEN RENOVATION STEP 6:
Display your favorite items or collections. This is an important step. Keep and display the things that you love and that are special to you or your family.
Speaking of watercolor paintings, that one of the enamel coffee pots “Spouting Off” is one that I painted. It has been in several shows and competitions and won a few awards. Now it gets a home on this wall. It was just right for coffee wall. The models for that painting are now at home on the rustic coffee cup rack. Here is a link for that DIY project. That little red cart was a sweet find. My friend, Jackie, had just put it out on display and I snagged it quick. It was Merry Christmas to me!!! It is in almost perfect condition.
Because I really liked the peel and stick backsplash I decided to do a faux distressed wood dry brush technique on the island. And I even made a demo video but that will have to wait for another post.
KITCHEN RENOVATION STEP 7:
ENJOY YOUR NEW LOOK!!!
And remember – “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you…” Zephaniah 3:17.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can set and reach a reasonable goal for your own kitchen renovation project.
’til next time,