Happy Saturday ya’ll! It’s the weekend, which means project time… why not refinish your kitchen cabinets?? I’m pretty pumped up about this blog post for two reasons- #1 because I can’t wait to tell you how very possible it is to refinish your kitchen cabinets and make them look fabulous! #2 Writing this post means mine are done. Which means no more work for me. Done.
I actually sort of agonized over attempting this task for a looooong time. I stared at about 10 different white paint samples for close to a month ‘deciding on the perfect white undertone’. When in reality I was likely just terrified to screw it up, and then our beautiful, new countertops would be surrounded by some funky DIY cabinetry. That would have been awful! After much research and lip biting, I decided I was going to go for it and pray. I really wanted a fresh, cool white for the kitchen to compliment the quartz we were installing. The paint color we had painted when we purchased our home, was an off-white. It almost had a yellow hue. It had to go! So, in order to save the big bucks- I took on the task myself. Very happy I did, and here is how you can do it as well. Let me just add WITHOUT SANDING A THING.
I am super excited to share with you all my new obsession and sanctuary… our new kitchen. There is something about a new kitchen that gives a women goose bumps all over, and butterflies in her belly. I cannot explain to you my love for this room… and the fact that I can now make dinner on a stove that isn’t covered in rust. (before pictures to come)
********* UPDATE! I have updated my method for refinishing the cabinet. Please go to new post for tutorial!–> HERE
How could I leave behind the bathroom cabinet transformation?? I can’t move on with life until I write a post about how I took this old, faded, worn out cabinet and changed it into a little piece of art. And, I must add, WITHOUT a paint brush! The only paint brush you will need, is the one to apply the clear top coat. No spending hours touching up and applying perfect brush strokes. You are going to love how great this tutorial is.
While updating my bathroom, I contemplated taking down our mirror and putting up two round ones in it’s place… I do love the look of a round mirror, but I really liked the large size of the one we already had. Plus, patching the wall after I ripped that bad boy down, sounded horrible. Creating a frame for it seemed like my best option to make it work. There was no way I was keeping it up the way it was. With the little hideous plastic holder-clips they put all around it. What’s that all about anyway?
Man oh man, am I behind on this post or what?? I know you have been on the edge of your seat like, ‘When is Kelly going to let us know how she so frugally refinished her bathroom countertop!?’ haha.. Well, I went searching through my 1000’s of iPhone photos to find the documented process of this, and I took not ONE photo as I was refinishing it. Not one. I can pretty much guarantee that was because I was so focused on not screwing it up, that taking pictures went out the window! With that said, I still feel like I NEED to give you a mini version of this, because it’s just too good. So, I will still give you a basic run down on the how-to’s of this project.
First of all.. here is a little before picture of our 1990’s beauty in our master bath.
My master bathroom makeover sort of happened on a whim. I was staring at it from my bed thinking, ‘Wow. That is just HIDEOUS. I really should redo everything.’ And literally that day I started to brainstorm ways to update each part. I have patience issues, so when an idea pops into my head, it MUST happen somehow. I knew that if I thought about it long enough, I would surely come up with ideas that wouldn’t break the bank. Probably my biggest job to tackle was the floor.
DIY projects are great… but the problem with starting one, is that it occasionally leads to a snowball effect of continuing projects. Once I completed our headboard, I knew I needed a pair of large table lamps…new bedding…new pillows…. and wait a minute- our master bathroom looks pathetic! I better redo that, too!
Our bedroom and master bath have been neglected since we purchased our home 4 years ago. Basically blank white walls and a bed. Seems when I have the itch for a DIY project, it ends up in another room of the house.
As you may know, I have a super active 3 year old boy, and an adorable 8 month old girl…. so I have not had energy for ANYTHING for a VERY long time. Oh man, naps were my favorite thing once baby #2 came along. As soon as I started feeling a little more like my old self, I decided this bedroom needs some work.