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  • Our Cottage Craftsman Kitchen: Before and After

    We finally did it! Two years in the making our kitchen has been 

    almost totally made over to feel like ours. 

    In case you forgot what it looked like when we moved in:

     

    And now:

     

     

    Now for what we did:

    The first thing we did was paint!

    We painted the entire kitchen Modern Gray by Valspar.

    Next big project was making over our countertops with feathering concrete.

    Read all about how we did this project here.

     

    And we lived with our yellow floors for awhile because we honestly thought it would be a big and expensive undertaking. When we finally had saved up what we thought would be enough to cover the  floors without hurting our budget, we went to Lowe's and purchased beautiful tile that we loved.

    Only to be told by an installer that they did not recommend ceramic tile for how uneven our floors are and the high possibility that it would crack eventually because of it's weight. Gotta love a 1925 house. 

    So we returned the tile and started the hunt for the recommended vinyl flooring.

    We found a pattern super similar to what our tile would've looked like in this Mannington flooring which a local store carried and installed for us for a third of what we had saved up to install tile flooring.

    And we absolutely love the final result!

    It changed the entire look of our whole downstairs area.

    Budget breakdown for our kitchen reno:

    Paint: $30

    Concrete Counter supplies: $150

    Ardex Feathering Concerte

    Sealer

    -Safecoat

    Vinyl flooring purchased + installed: $600

    So for less than $800 we went from this:

    To this:

    We still plan to replace all the white appliances with stainless ones and have done the refrigerator and the dishwasher so far (because they broke down) and are so happy with how this fun renovation project has turned out!

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