So this has absolutely nothing to do with photography but I figure I would share here anyways 😉
I will get right to the point! Here it is the final product (well mostly final!)
This was my kitchen before! Excuse the terrible photo but I actually forgot to take an official before picture so this is pretty old but nothing had changed!
So it all started with the sink… I hated our faucet and decided I wanted a new one.
The new faucet was just so pretty it got me thinking! I wished my kitchen was lighter and brighter! So I asked my husband… what do you think about doing a backsplash?! I am thinking teal (of course) and he was like sure after I showed him some pics of what I had in mind!! I fell in love with some gorgeous tile but it was super expensive and you had to put up each 3×6 subway tile individually! yikes! After some research I settled on this mostly because they were sold in sheets and I could return any unused sheets no questions asked (which turned out to be really important since about 40% of them showed up broken and I ordered a ton extra to make sure we were covered (it was only available online):
My awesome dad agreed to help me with the tiles and I decided that I would paint the kitchen a darker version of the aqua! That was the easiest part of this project 🙂 It went from this:
To this in just a few hours and $33 🙂
I contemplated hiring someone or taking on the task of painting the cabinets white myself. In the end I couldn’t argue the savings and I decided to paint them myself! (I have had a lot of interest in how I did this so if you want a how to blog post comment below!) I started with the island!
It was a very slow process and took me over a week of working on it pretty much nonstop between taking care of the kids and trying to keep up with my business 🙂 But WOW it made a huge difference and I am so glad I didnt listen to everyone who said not to do it myself. It saved me about 3k to diy!
Once we got it all painted my dad came to help with the backsplash! We rented a wet saw and I had all the materials ready to go! Here we are hard at work!
Like I mentioned it isnt totally finished yet! Still need to finish the baseboards and touch up the cabinets and decide on a canvas for over the pantry but here are a few last shots of it done for now and the decor I chose!
So what do you think?! The entire project cost around $600 (which I paid for entirely by selling old toys and stuff we don’t use at a yardsale and a few Home Depot gift cards I got with American express rewards points !) and took about 2 weeks with a few breaks! 🙂 Thanks for checking it out!!