Our Budget Kitchen Makeover REVEAL ~ Part 2

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Alrighty friends, are you ready for part 2 of our budget kitchen makeover reveal?!  Let me give you fair warning that this post is photo heavy. Get comfortable :)

Hopefully you have already checked out Part 1 of the reveal and learned how we approached our budget kitchen makeover {short version is we pretty much painted EVERYTHING}.  Here’s a quick reminder of what you saw in part 1 of the reveal.  And, if you are curious about where I purchased certain things, you can check out the full source list for the kitchen here.

WOW!  Budget kitchen makeoverac by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.  Totally transformed with PAINT!  #kitchenmakeover

I love what we did and showed you in part 1, but I am most excited about part 2 of the reveal :) I am not going to lie, you are about to see my favorite parts of the kitchen :)

The most important part of our budget kitchen makeover was to create a useable eat-in kitchen area.  Before we started, the designated eat-in area was crowded with cabinets and a “not my style” chandelier.  There just wasn’t room for a large enough table to accommodate our family of four.  Here’s a reminder of what we started with in the second half of the kitchen.

WOW! Budget kitchen remodel by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenremodel

If you have been following our budget kitchen makeover, you know that we removed those upper cabinets and moved the base cabinets over to the other side of the kitchen.  BEST DECISION EVER!   It freed up so much floor space and allowed us to create our stunning herringbone plank wall {which we upcyled from an ugly old fence}.

Creating a useable eat-in kitchen area! By Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

And NOW, with our herringbone plank wall serving as the backdrop to our eat-in-area, we have a table and chairs!  We are loving our DIY industrial pipe table {tutorial can be found here} and fabulous industrial metal chairs.

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeoverI FRIGGIN LOVE how my “eat & drink” letters look on the herringbone plank wall!

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

Now, turning our attention to the OTHER side of the eat-in-area, allow me to introduce you to our fun and functional chalkboard wall where the base cabinets now reside.  LOVE this area.  The door you see leads to our garage.  This is the door we use 95% of the time, so having the cabinets right there is so convenient for placing bags, etc. that we either need to grab on our way out OR to drop off when we walk in.  You can read all about my tutorial for painting your kitchen cabinets without losing your mind here.

It also provides the perfect place to display Attley and Avery’s artwork and it features one of my favorite lines from one of our favorite Zac Brown Band song {Highway 20 Ride}.  We also hung our calendar, which helps us remember what we are doing from one day to the next.  I also created a “frame” where we can write things that we need to remember.

{You may have noticed holes in the ceiling in the eat-in-area–see the photo below} :)  That’s because we removed the old, ugly chandelier, but had not yet replaced it when I took these photos.  Don’t worry, you’ll get that lighting update soon!

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

WOW!  Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.  Totally transformed with PAINT!  #kitchenmakeoverWOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

And because I love the industrial lights over our island SO MUCH {which you probably read all about in Part 1 of the reveal}, I can’t help but share another photo of them :)  If you want them for yourself, you can find them HERE at Target!

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

Now I have to talk a little bit about the decorative touches, because that’s kind of the fun part.  I hung this typography map that I am totally obsessed with {I made it myself!  You can find the tutorial here}.  Above it, I hung a street sign from Joe’s childhood backyard :)  It’s a nice, sentimental touch.

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

And I adore my vertical succulent “garden.”  It makes me happy!

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

Whew!  Told you….lots of photos.  And before I head out, I am going to leave you with a couple of before and after comparison shots {as usual}!

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

What’s your favorite part of our budget kitchen makeover?  If you are curious about where I purchased certain things, you can check out the full source list for the kitchen here. What is the most surprising part?  What other ideas do you have for making over a kitchen on a budget?

WOW! Budget kitchen makeover by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Totally transformed with PAINT! #kitchenmakeover

LOVE THIS HERRINGBONE PLANK WALL!  Such a cute eat-in area by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

 


Comments

  1. says

    Those three lights beg to have vintage light bulbs in them. Love the counter and chalkboard wall next to the door you use the most. Gonna have to remember that when we remodel.

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