I love to DIY. Well honestly, I DIY because I don’t have to money to H-I-R-E.
I would LOVE a complete kitchen reno – new floor, new cupboards, new layout, maybe even take a wall out to open up the main floor… but, we definitely don’t have the $$ for that. It’s the DIY route for now.
This year’s to-do list includes:
Painting the kitchen wallsDONE Replacingthe kitchen trim HALF DONE
- Painting the kitchen cupboards white and replacing all hardware
- Converting the kitchen closet into a pantry
- Painting the main floor living room, entrance hallway, upstairs hallway and downstairs hallway (all the same colour – easy, peasy right?) :S
- Replacing the main floor living room trim
My goal was to tackle the kitchen this Spring and finish it off before May (meaning: before seeding as I won’t have my husband to help then). Although my husband’s surgery set back our timeline a bit, it’s also given us a much needed trying to conceive break that coincides nicely with my kitchen reno timeline.
Am I biting off more than I can chew? Perhaps. I still hope to accomplish as much as possible before May.
I spent the past week patching drywall, ripping off old trim and preparing the kitchen to be painted.
Yesterday, we tackled the kitchen walls and the window frames. I am VERY HAPPY with our colour choice. The (not my style) oak cabinets actually look much better with the new colour: Rockport Grey by Benjamin Moore.
Here’s a before & after photo. Buh-bye pinky beige! Side note: Part of the kitchen project also include sprucing up that white hutch. Maybe a paint job? Or maybe just some really cool knobs?
We are going to tackle the cupboards on Easter weekend. Until then, I’ll continue removing the lovely shelf liner. I personally like the retro flowers better than the vines. What do you think?