diy kitchen makeover on a budget

DIY Kitchen Makeover On a Super Budget

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*2021 Update- Wow! My style has changed. Check out our current home and the progress we’re making on our kitchen now!*

Whew. This post was a long time coming.

After months of here and there projects, the kitchen is at a place where I feel pretty good about it. It’s not my “dream”, but I’m also working on being content with what I have, so I can say there are definitely things I love about my kitchen. 🙂

I was recently talking to someone about how we were fixing up our home because we bought it straight out of the 70’s. They commented how that sounded like a lot of work. I agreed, saying it’s a ton of work to take it from the 1970’s to 2016.

Then I realized I made a big mistake. I’m not taking it to the modern day present, I’m actually making it look older. My inspiration is French country, cottage, Provence, etc.. Not modern, architectural, etc.

So yes, it’s a lot of work to make a house look older. 😉

This kitchen was surely nothing to sing about. I think the realtor struck gold with us. Most people would be turned off by all the work that would have to get done. As she was showing us everything she was probably thinking, “How can those two 20 something-year-olds have the desire or resources to fix this place up?”

The answer to that is patience, determination, and blessings from God.

Also, I have no idea if she was thinking that. She was actually a very nice lady.

Anyways, here is what the house looked like right when we moved in:

diy kitchen makeover on a budget

Here’s how it looks now:

diy kitchen makeover on a budget
diy kitchen makeover on a budget
diy kitchen makeover on a budget
diy kitchen makeover on a budget
diy kitchen makeover on a budget
diy kitchen makeover on a budget
diy kitchen makeover on a budget

Here’s a vintage scale I got from my mother:

diy kitchen makeover on a budget

News flash! Cutting boards just aren’t for cutting anymore! 😉 And boy do I love marble.

diy kitchen makeover on a budget diy kitchen makeover on a budget

I had to include this picture of my dining room because the light was just gorgeous! Have you seen the dining room transformation?

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It’s almost unrecognizable. We painted the cupboards, painted the countertops, and switched out the floor. The rest of the things are little touches here and there that make a big difference.

*Update- check out our current home and the projects we’re working on…like taking a basic brick home and turning it into a French Country cottage!

Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.