Our first step to remodeling our kitchen was to remove all the ugly wallpaper! We sprayed the walls with vinegar and water to help loosen the paper. This process took us a few days. Getting all the glue off proved to be harder then we thought.
When we removed the wallpaper above the cabinets we found bright orange walls with lots of holes in them. Cody had to do lots of patching in the entire room. I guess it took the previous home owners quite a few tries with a nail before they liked the placement of items! (Poor walls) I painted over the orange with white primer to help hide it. I knew it would bleed threw when I went to paint the room.
I decided to paint the kitchen a very light shade of gray. Which was a difficult decision for me since I love bright and bold colors. I was thinking about resale and trying to be practical. The color I picked is called Horizon and it's by Benjamin Moore. However I had it color matched at Home Depot so that I could get BEHR paint.
I do my own stunts, don't worry I'm a professional. HA!
I never thought I would be so happy to see clean/new/bright light switch covers!! The kitchen is already looking a hundred times better. All the trim in the room also got fresh paint. We also picked out cabinet hardware. We scored some cute chrome knobs priced at a little over $1.00 each. It was too good of a deal to pass up.
I plan to share the total cost of the kitchen at the end of the remodel. The kitchen is also getting new windows. The current flooring is staying for now and the appliances will get replaced later. We only buy things that are on sale or clearance usually, so that's when the fridge and oven will be replaced. Here is a before and after photo side by side...
The next step is painting the cabinets. This will be the most time consuming part. We plan to start cleaning the cabinet doors this weekend and if we are lucky start priming them. Once the cabinets are painted I think the room is going to look so much brighter. I can't wait to see it! After the cabinets are painted we will go to IKEA to purchase some wood counter tops. Once the counters are in we can put up our subway tile back splash. It's going to be so pretty. It will be nice to have the kitchen look like "ours". I look forward to bringing color into the room with all my accessories.
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