Our Kitchen: Before & After

FULL SOURCE LIST FOR EVERYTHING IN THE KITCHEN – AND HOW WE DID THIS REMODEL IN UNDER $3,500!

I couldn’t be more excited to share our finished kitchen with all of you.  It has taken us 6 months to get to this point – and it’s such a relief to finally call it DONE.

When we first looked at this house,  I thought we wouldn’t buy it because of the kitchen.  It was so small, so brown, and so ugly.  Our goal was to open up the tiny space, brighten it up, and maximize every inch of the small amount of square footage.  Oh yeah – and do as much as we could by ourselves.  With a very small budget.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking in this post – this post has every detail about the space explained (including the questions about where the refrigerator is!!).  But I couldn’t wait another minute to share my new favorite room of the house!

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen

 

kitchen table with IKEA light

Planked wall and open shelving kitchen

Open Shelving Kitchen

Open Shelving Pantry

 

 

open shelving hanging mugs

 

open shelving spice rack

 

tulips in the kitchen window

wooden open pantry shelving

Wooden Open Shelving on Planked Wall

 

We also built a radiator cover:

radiator cover before and after

 

Just so you can fully appreciate the transformation:

Craftsman Kitchen Before & After

Craftsman Kitchen Before and After

 

TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF HOW WE’RE UPDATING OUR HOME – CLICK HERE  

I’ve documented our progress along the way – thank you for following our remodel and encouraging me along the way!

Planning our kitchen remodel

Kitchen Remodel: Demolition

Update: Floors, Cabinets & Countertops

Update: Backsplash & Planked Wall

Open Shelving Pantry

Our Kitchen: All the details & the final cost

 

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I’ve loved sharing all of the messy details of this transformation on my Instagram – look at #ChristinasKitchenRemodel to see how far we’ve come!

 

Have you ever attempted a kitchen remodel?  Did you do it yourselves?  What do you think about how far our kitchen has come?

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  1. Christina! You’ve really out done yourself! I’m so impressed. It looks incredible!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love what you did with the kitchen. I bet you love spending time in there, now!
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  3. We actually just remodeled out kitchen. We purchased a repo in Novembet and the kitchen was HORRIBLE! We couldn’t even use it. Obviously that was out
    First project. We were so happy when it was done.
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  4. This is an incredible makeover. Love everything!

  5. I love your kitchen. It’s timeless and has a simple, lovely aesthetic. I will be savoring every detail. Well done!

    • Thanks so so much, Leila!! That’s exactly what I was hoping to accomplish – didn’t want it to look too “2014”, but definitely wanted to update it. Thanks for commenting!!

  6. This looks AMAZING! Love every single detail! Beautiful!

  7. It’s genius!!!

  8. Wow! This is simply stunning! I can’t believe what HUGE transformation this is for little money!!! You go girl!!! :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique
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  9. oh wow…this is an amazing transformation! found you by way of Pinterest…just stunning!

  10. What an amazing makeover! Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful, so cozy and full of character! Looks fantastic!

  11. Love me a white kitchen! We renovated ours last fall but had to replace the cabinetry because it was in such bad shape. You have an eye! Great work, great price.

  12. Gorgeous! But where is the fridge?
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  13. Kristin says:

    Oh my God, thank you for posting this! We just purchased a similar craftsman home with a kitchen that is equally as brown and ugly. I think we may even have the exact same sad stained glass lamp! The only difference is that our previous homeowners, with 0 knowledge of construction or carpentry, decided to “build and install” their own cabinets. This post gives me hope for the future of our kitchen! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    • You’re so cute, Kristin!! I am so glad you commented – don’t be afraid haha!! IT CAN BE DONE!! It’ll take a lot of hard work & elbow grease, but it’s not impossible, I promise :)

  14. Just beautiful. Has inspired me to rethinking doing some work in my kitchen rather than waiting until I can pay someone.

  15. Wow! This is gorgeous! What a difference! We are hoping to tackle a kitchen remodel in the next year ourselves. Great job!!!
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  16. Kristin says:

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. On a side note…where did you get the white canisters on your counter? I love them!

  17. My jaw is on the floor. Simply amazing! I’m really impressed. Ann Marie posted a link on Facebook and I’m so glad she did! Awesome job!

  18. You’ve packed so much charm into this kitchen! I love, love, love the butcherblock counters and subway tile, with open shelving and vintage pieces. Just pinned! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

  19. GIRL! This is insane. What a beautiful transformation. I am absolutely in love with every single detail. I would lvoe if you could find time to stop by my linky tomorrow morning to share.
    xxx
    Kim

  20. Your kitchen is lovely and quite a dramatic makeover. Love how light and airy it is now. Just goes to show what a tight budget and lots of effort can accomplish. I found my way over from The Shabby Nest and I’m going to take a peek around.
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  21. Christine W says:

    Beautiful redo with big impact on such a small budget. Very inspiring! Can I ask what colour paint is that to the right of the kitchen window (light warm grey) or is it just the same white in the shade? Thnx, Christine

  22. Y’all did a great job. Love your style and the attention to detail.
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