OMG! What a weekend! I tried to finish what I started a little over a month ago, my kitchen makeover. After my Dining Room Makeover, I started working on updating my kitchen. I started the process with painting my existing cabinets. I have quite a few cabinets so I wanted to find a way to paint them without having to sand them all down. After doing some research, I found out there is a wonderful product, Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation Kits. The kits retail at Home Depot for $75, and I needed two. i wanted to do the top cabinets white and the bottom ones black. So I spent $150 on painting the existing cabinets instead of spending thousands on all new ones.

I did this before I started this blog so bear with me with the lack of picture. Luckily, I was able to capture a few. So here is the before look (photos are from the realtor listing):

As you can see, they are in great condition, but dated. Here are what they look like after using the cabinet transformation kits:

I want to point out a few things:

  1. The paint sprayer- In my The Ugly Side of DIY  post, I mentioned this was the first time I ever used one. I loved using it because it provided great coverage with ease. HOWEVER, if you don’t properly tape-off, tarp, cover EVERYTHING, the paint will get every where. I only used the sprayer with the white paint, it got everywhere! i didn’t want to risk it with the black paint so I went to the traditional rollers.
  2. These picture are not the finished product. I am currently working on finishing ip the kitchen. In my mind I was going to be able to do it but there never seemed to be enough time.
  3. The blinds in the picture are now white. I spray painted them white. I am going to do a quick tutorial post on that mini project next. So stay tuned!
  4. THIS IS NOT THE FINISHED PRODUCT- I also got new counter tops. The previous tops were ugly light pink laminate sheets. I decided to go with a beautiful white Corian. I didn’t want to shell out that granite money so I thought Corian was a beautiful compromise. Here is a quick preview, a teaser if you will. Note the ugly pink on the back wall, that’s what the counter tops used to look like.IMG_5307
  5.  I changed out the cabinet hardware. I was able to find these online, you guessed it, on AMAZON!! I was able to save about $50 by ordering them from Amazon instead of Home Depot. That’s why I love Amazon!

I will be posting pictures of the finished product once I am complete with the full project. My next couple of post will be tutorials of smaller projects within my biggest DIY yet, the kitchen! Stay tuned…

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  1. Your kitchen is coming along beautifully but oh my goodness, talk about patience! Starting a project is easy but finishing it is a whole different thing. Job well done!

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