Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Kitchen Update

 Ugh, that horrible kitchen. If you missed it in my home tour then check out the post now. You'll get the chance to see the horrible kitchen I keep ranting about!

A kitchen needing some serious TLC! So I figured I could sort something out to try and take it from drab to fab! Anyway, if you'll remember from my old blog, I had a go at restoring an old table and chairs (turned out great by the way...they'll be making an appearance soon). I got the idea from doing that project that I could paint the cabinets in the kitchen rather than replacing them completely. I am on a budget after all!

Well, at least as a temporary measure.

Anyway, I did a bit of research – TOP TIP; there are some brilliant Facebook groups for budget home DIY, the people on there are always so helpful! I'll leave links to some of the groups I use at the end of this post.

Here's the final result – sorry for the messy kitchen but I finally finished around midnight that night!

The paint in from wilko – their own brand cupboard paint, £12.95 per tin, the colour of this one is Ivory. It is a very off white. I didn't notice until I opened the cupboard door and the doors on the inside were such a different colour to the outside... just worth thinking about – you may want to paint the insides if you want to truly finish off the look.

I bought three tins of paint and only used two and a bit. That's with two coats of paint AND (bonus project) I also painted a bed frame I bought from a friend;

So, what do you think? Starting to look a little better yet?



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