Before/After - Kitchen Flip on a Budget

Stretched. Patience Gained. Beauty Attained. 

What began as a 3 week stint...evolved into a 7 month stretch when my husband and I moved into my parents, while looking at homes to buy.

We were certainly blessed...My loving parents graciously opened up their home with no complaints, but as a newly married couple, eager to be settled...much patience was learned during this long test of faith. 

After several nights, literally on our knees in prayer...Praise Him, eventually our prayers were answered, and we found the location of our dreams.

Now, it was time to flip this 1970's dated space. 

This was our kitchen, pre-flip: 

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

To update our space, but not invest a fortune -- Kavs sanded, primed and painted the entire room of kitchen cabinetry. Of course, we aren't The HGTV Kitchen Cousins or House of Smiths :) , but I think he did a pretty incredible job!

After a few coats of fresh white paint went up on the walls,

and we added a few accent pieces that combined vintage with contemporary...

this was our end result: 

AFTER

AFTER

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These are actually the original handles too! We took off the dated back-plates, soaked and scrubbed the handles with a wire brush (you would not believe what came flaking off of these...eek!)

Then we distressed them and painted them with a cast-iron spray paint!

Yay for new hardware for $3!!

AFTER

AFTER

{The glass bottles above) are left over from our vintage wedding "message in a bottle" theme. The white vase was handcrafted --  a treasure from my dear friend Leigh! {and of course, the flowers...compliments of the $ Store}

{Below, bird salt and pepper shakers from Harvest Home that I could not resist!} 

And a precious "faith stone" from Janet's Annual Breathe 5K. 

Read about it here!

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AFTER

AFTER

Everything you see below was a budget find!   

White mugs = $1 each at the Dollar Tree

"Bread Box" and White Pitcher = $7.99 from Marshalls 

Cake Stands and Covers = Between $9-12.99 each (Mostly from Marshalls, others were Christmas gifts from The Kavs over the years)

Green Barn Table = $80 (on Sale from $165 from my friend Cyndee Morse at Waterloo Antiques

Distressed White Chair = $18 from one of my favorite local shops Harvest Home! 

Other items = mostly wedding gifts

(example: the large silver cake platter was what our cake displayed upon at our wedding!) 

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

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The Dollar Tree Finds:

All dinnerware, the table runner, placemats, AND glassware! 

 

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Below: This chalk board frame was a flea market find.

I cleaned it, re-painted it white, used some left over glass from another old frame and painted it with chalk board paint.

The "happy birthday" sign and apron rack are handmade as well.

Clock = on sale at Marshalls.

 

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Hand-Painted Bathroom Sign

Wooden Plaque = $3 at Michaels

Garden Hanger = $7 at Tru Value Hardware Store

 

 

 

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It's not much...but its ours! So Grateful!!

Stay tuned for more house-flip adventures to come!  

Thank you for stopping by!