Bright Kitchen Remodel – DIY version
You move into a new house and want to change a few things. You have 3 young kids, and your husband is working long days. So you wait a while and spread it out over the weekends right? Not for this mom. Wielding power tools and decorating skills, the cabinets were painted, the counter tops replaced or painted into a new finish.
While the out of pocket cash was about $500 there was also the use of airmiles for gift cards to a home building store. Also, just really thrifty purchases.
How To Renovate Your Kitchen By Yourself and On A Budget
- I used my air miles and got about $400 in Rona dollars. I shopped clearance, made all my artwork and did all the renovation work myself
- I found and purchased everything I could on kijiji…Seriously, I bought the yellow table for $25 with 4 chairs. I was able to sell the chairs for the same price so the table was free. I used some spare primer and paint I had in the basement. The new chairs from kijij were $10 a chair!
- I made the faux roman shade from some leftover fabric I had from a previous project. I would love to get some pretty fabric that is colourful but that will have to wait until I find the perfect one.
- I bought both the dishwasher and stove on clearance for killer prices. I mean seriously low…I still haven’t found a fridge for a good enough clearance yet so it will have to wait.
- I painted the toaster yellow so it could be a nice bright accent in my kitchen and it worked like a charm. I made most of the artwork in the kitchen. We got the sweet VW sign for free. We bought the Dr. Pepper sign on Vancouver Island a couple of summers ago so it was just hanging out in the basement.
- I got the wood counter tops at ikea. They were on clearance as they are no longer carrying this exact type. I finished them in minwax stain and 5 coats of waterlox topcoat.
- I used my Rona money for the breadboard, trim, track lights and some other projects around the house.
- I bought 3 gallons of paint and used it all from Sherwin Williams at their 40% off sale. This is the best way to buy paint because it is cheaper than buying at the big box stores.