Our Kitchen Update: DIY On A Budget

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Our Kitchen Update On A Budget


We finally got everything boxed up and moved to Florida!

Moving is so much work, and the house that we bought needed (still needs) work, so I have taken a long break from my art.

We are slowly, but surely, getting settled, and I am getting things all fixed up πŸ™‚Β I am funneling all of my creative energy into our home right now and that’s okay! I hope to begin painting for others again soon, but for now, this is what is needed.

I thought I’d share a few before and after photos with ya, so that I don’t feel like I have lost ALL contact with you all!

Since the kitchen was what I felt needed the most help, I decided to clean and paint there first. Here are a few photos….

Breakfast Area


I started out by painting the bricks with chalk paint. What a difference that made!!

Then I started playing around with ideas for covering up that dreadful chicken backsplash! LOL!I painted and stenciled over it and here’s the end result!

Then I started painting the cabinets πŸ™‚

I decided to do the uppers white and lowers black.

I am really happy with how it all turned out. It took so much work, but it was soooo worth it!

So this is what I have been doing for the past month or so, and….will continue to be doing for a while. It’s hard work, but I love it. We are so blessed to be here in this new (to us) house, and I am enjoying using my creativity to make it our home.

Thankful and blessed, that’s what our family is!

Hope your new year has started off well. I will continue to share updates on our home as I have the time and ability, AND I DO have some plans for paintings…..coming very soon πŸ™‚

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Our Kitchen Update On A Budget

I also remodeled the light fixture in the breakfast area. Here’s a link to check out that project:Β 

15 Responses

  1. What a transformation! That backsplash is awesome! And I love that desk area! I am looking forward to seeing more!

    • Thanks so much, Trudy. πŸ™‚ I like the desk area too! It’s one of the many unique little things in this old quirky house πŸ™‚

  2. Gosh it looks so beautiful! But I can just imagine all the hard work!

    • It is hard work, but we are happy to have a place to make our own πŸ™‚

  3. Love what you are doing with your new home!!!!

  4. Suzanne Brown

    Love it!

    • Thanks, Suzanne! Hope you all are well. Give Grayson kisses from us! πŸ˜‰

  5. Donna Parrish

    Looks so wonderful and unique!!

  6. Janice Moore

    I am so excited for you guys and yes it is hard work but you will enjoy it even more because you have done the work yourself. At times it will seem as though it is never ending (and it is!) but our homes always need updating to enjoy it and keep us busy. You have done a FANTASTIC JOB! well done. Can’t wait to see more.

  7. Lynda Ramage

    Your house will really be a home when you finish.
    The kitchen looks great and I can appreciate all you are doing in it.
    We lived in the Panhandle for a few years and loved it.
    Good luck with all you are trying to do. It will be worth it!
    Blessings, Lynda

  8. Lynda Ramage

    Your house will be a home when you finish all you are doing.
    The kitchen looks fantastic and I can appreciate all your hard work.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you hope to accomplish next.
    Sending you best wishes and encouragement.