Kitchen Makeover on a Budget: Before & After


Kitchen (before): Dark cabinets and older appliances

toddler in kitchen

Kitchen (before)

Here's another Before & After kitchen makeover from a CafeMom. Moms are pretty amazing when it comes to home makeovers — almost more so on a budget, it seems.

Above is a "before" shot from the kitchen of CafeMom Devyn. Click through to see her lovely "after" shots.


Here's what CafeMom Devyn had to say about her kitchen makeover:

"All I did was refinish the existing cabinets — sanded, primed, and painted — and then I bought new knobs and drawer pulls at a local discount store. The hinges of the cabinets I sprayed painted silver to match (bought from a dollar store).

The appliances came from an estate sale. The butcher block countertop, the shelves on the wall, the kitchen sink, and the kitchen chairs are all from IKEA. I got the table from Target discounted, as it was the display model and had a few minor dings (no big deal as I have three children and that would happen anyways). The lighting and faucet are from Home Depot. The bamboo shades were a deal at the Christmas Tree Shop for only $9 each. 

The entire kitchen project cost us around $2,500."

Here are Devyn's kitchen makeover "after" photos:


Kitchen (after): Stainless appliances, butcher block countertops, and fresh, white cabinets


Kitchen (after): Chairs from IKEA and table found on mark-down at Target

Kitchen (after): Bamboo shades from Christmas Tree Shop

kitchen makeover

Kitchen (after): Yellow paint brightens the whole room

Didn't Devyn do a great job? The kitchen looks so cheery, bright, and organized now.

What budget home or room makeover are you currently working on?


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