Our Budget Kitchen Remodel REVEAL ~ Part 1

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THE KITCHEN REVEAL IS FINALLY HERE!  Can you believe it?!  As I started working on the budget kitchen remodel post, it became pretty clear that I would have to break it into two parts because there is just so much awesomeness to cover, so this, my friends is Part 1. Part 2 will be coming in a few days is now up on the blog!  Be sure to check that out, too!

Now, I must remind you what we started with, so that you can fully appreciate the transformation.

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

I know you all just want to get to the photos and not have to read all my babbling first, so here is the first photo of our budget remodel!

WOW!  Budget kitchen remodel by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.  Totally transformed with PAINT!  #kitchenremodelNow, before you get to enjoy more photos, let me tell you that 90% of our budget kitchen remodel was accomplished by simply PAINTING nearly every surface!  We painted the tile backsplash, the walls, the trim and doors, and of course, the cabinets.  We also painted the floor and stenciled it using the amazing Hollywood Squares stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencil.  All the details on paint choices will be coming soon, but as you can see, we selected a light blue for the walls, light grey for the cabinets, and dark grey for the island cabinetry.  We also used dark grey to paint the backsplash.

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

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

Paint even brought life to some of the decorative accents you see, like the dog food storage bin and the orange trays.  And there is no doubt that the painted floors drastically transformed the space as well.  The bottom line is that the creative use of paint enabled us to complete this budget kitchen remodel for around $700!  Not too shabby!

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

I think it’s fair to say that painting the cabinets and backsplash has the most dramatic impact in the space.  You can see my tutorial for how to paint your kitchen cabinets without losing your mind here.

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

Updating the lighting also has a huge impact in the space.  I ADORE these light fixtures that we hung about the island.  I purchased them at Target about 1 year ago on clearance.  They were only $20 each.  LOVE THEM!

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

And with the cabinets painted, I now love how this open shelf displays some of our cookbooks and my favorite owl {who has appeared in lots of photos, but this shelf is where the owl really lives all the time}.

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

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

I also decided to add some magnetic strips to the Anthropologie knock off candied letter desk clips that I made so that we can use them on our refrigerator.  They look so cute and are more functional for us hanging on the fridge then they were sitting on the desk.

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

Let’s see a couple more side-by-side comparison shots before I leave you today.

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

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

What do you think so far?  Can you believe how much we transformed the space on such a small budget?

WOW!  Budget kitchen remodel by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.  Totally transformed with PAINT!  #kitchenremodelI dare say that the transformation you will see in Part II is even more dramatic that Part I of this reveal!  UPDATE: Part 2 of the reveal is now up on the blog!  Check it out by clicking here.  Here are two before/after previews to wet your appetite!

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

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  1. Sarahjayne says

    Love the re-do!
    I just added under cabinet lighting to my kitchen and it gives it a pop! I bet that would look great in yours too!

    • says

      Hi Sarah! Thank you! We actually do have under cabinet lighting, it’s just not on in any of the photos. It really does add a lot to a kitchen, doesn’t it?

  2. Pat Gerbrandt says

    Your new kitchen is spectacular! I’m encouraged to move ahead with our kitchen re-do. I’d already decided to use paint, as our cabinetry is built in and it seems daunting to pull it all out. You truly have whetted my appetite!

    • says

      Thanks so much, Pat! I am so glad you are inspired to move forward with your own kitchen. It’s a lot of work, but soooo worth it! Let me know how your kitchen turns out!

  3. Kat says

    I love everything about this. Especially the floor transformation. You’ve officially inspired me to redo our bathroom floors!

  4. says

    I KNOW you must smile every time you walk in there…. having it done is THE best feeling, isn’t it?

    love your new kitchen, great job Tasha!

    catching you!

    • says

      Thank you so, so much, Gail! Thank you for the feature AND your sweet comment! YES, it feels amazing to have it done and we are loving it. Have a great weekend!

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