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Hi guys, I know it’s been months since I’ve checked in for a post- it’s been awhile since I’ve done a project or anything worth checking in for frankly (being a nurse educator during this pandemic has been no joke). But today I thought you guys would like to see the plans I have to do a quick and cheap kitchen face-lift!
Some of y’all might be thinking that I just redid my kitchen. I didn’t blog it, but I did mention in my new home tour that I did take the upper cabinets off the walls, paint the lowers, hang open shelving, paint the walls, and apply marble contact paper to the countertops. So why am I changing things now?
Well, the truth is, when I redid the kitchen, I mostly just used what I had, which was fine, but it was all stuff from our old house, which was a victorian farmhouse style home. Even the paint on the cabinets and the stain on the shelving is leftover. This house is a 1950’s brick ranch. While it does look pretty, and I vastly prefer the look of the updates that I did to what was there before, it doesn’t really fit this house or how the rest of the rooms in the house look.
Cheap kitchen face-lift plans
My plans to have maximum impact with minimum dollars is to pack a punch with color and pattern.
I’m always so inspired by images of bright, happy kitchens with lots of graphic pattern on the walls- but I’ve been worried about actually pulling it off. But I’m trying to be as fearless with this design as possible.
Here’s what I’m thinking:
A graphic wallpaper on the walls, like this:
This is by York Wallcoverings in Cobalt Blue
Note- I found an amazing deal on this wallpaper! I can’t wait to tell you about in in my next post.
A fun color on the lower cabinets, like this:
This is Liberty Blue by Fusion Mineral Paint. From the pictures I’ve seen of it on furniture, it is brighter and bolder than this swatch presents.
I’m planning to take down all of the upper shelving and only replace one row. I think two will be too much with the graphic wallpaper. I’m also going to beef up the shelving a bit using leftover lumber that I have, and also lighten up the color of the shelves a bit.
I’m also planning to take off the marble contact paper from the countertops. I love the look, but I want to try something a little more permanent. But not totally permanent, because budget won’t allow for any big changes. So…paint.
The color palette will be blue, pink, red, and yellow. Lots of light, fun color!
I’ve already almost finished with the wallpaper…and I can’t wait to show you!