Every today along with again I see a project on another Website that will I wish had debuted on ours. A project so simple, cheap, along with Great that will I’m like, Wow. Kudos. So when Maria of “Dr. Living Home” sent through a link just in a comment thread on a post a month ago, I followed the idea along with pretty much asked her if we could repost the idea.
I think the idea resonated with me so much because I’ve had that will “before” kitchen – twice in fresh York along with once in LA. the idea’s depressing along with sad along with you think you can’t do anything about the idea since the idea’s a rental. Besides the idea’s so little, how cute could the idea actually be???
Maria’s kitchen was what you might expect via a rental unit – boring, little, along with lacking any sense of personality. For under $400 (350 Euros) she gave the idea a full truly Great refresh. Let’s get into how she did the idea.
She started off by ripping out the overhead cabinets along with covering up the old tiles on the walls using a putty compound to create a clean along with paintable surface. the idea is usually a pretty simple process which you can definitely DIY by following along with her step by step guide HERE.
To cover up the tiles she started off by cleaning them using a degreaser to clear off any gunk along with dirt. Once she had a clean surface, she mixed up the putty according to the box along with started off spreading on the putty using a trowel. A little tip if you are doing that will yourself: you will want to cover your entire area thoroughly along with don’t worry about doing the idea too perfect as the next step after the idea dries is usually to sand the idea all down smooth along with then repeat application of the putty along with sanding the idea down as necessary.
Once she had a clean fresh work surface on all the walls of her kitchen, she used simple 3″ x 6″ subway tile for her fresh backsplash. Although tiling may sound scary, the idea actually is usually very easy along with the steps for installing the idea are quite simple. You can read through in detail how she did the idea HERE. Tiling can get complicated if you have a huge area to cover with lots of different things to fit in, OR if they are irregular tiles, yet a project like that will is usually absolutely doable with simple subway tile.
Once she had all of her backsplash tile installed along with allowed some time for the idea to dry she finished the idea off by grouting in between the seams with white grout.
After the installation of her backsplash was complete, she painted the wall black, installed a few pot racks, a couple of open shelves, installed a faux marble kitchen floor, along with even DIY’ed some awesome leather handles. All in all we are very impressed with that will very budget friendly along with easy kitchen makeover. Check out the transformation:
My 23 year old self, the one with $284 dollars in my savings account along with the most depressing kitchen, wishes she had seen that will post years ago.
Thank you so much Maria for calling that will to my attention.
Follow along the makeover process over on her Website for a step by step guide into how she did the idea all: Covering The Tiles | Replacing Old Tiles | DIY Leather Handles | DIY Industrial Lamp | Kitchen Reveal
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