I'm finally posting my kitchen reno!! It's been done for awhile, but we haven't gotten around to grouting our backsplash yet... Since that's not on the top of my "house to-do list" right now, I figured I'd go ahead and share the pictures with y'all. Enjoy!
We needed to keep our costs low, but desperately needed new countertops... So we decided to do these DIY butcher block ones which I ABSOLUTELY love!!!
We basically bought the cheap wood from Home Depot (a 2x12, 2-2x6's and a 2x2) for the length of our countertops. After attaching new sub countertops, we screwed in our wood from underneath, filled the gaps with wood filler, sanded, stained, and applied 7 coats of poly.
These countertops cost less than $150!!
Some good news for those trying to design on a dime is: those cheap subway tiles are totally in!! I love the retro vibe. Bringing your backsplash all the way up to your cabinets makes a big difference in the look of your kitchen!
Other side of the kitchen.... This fridge was left here for us and is very old, but still works fine all except the ice dispenser. Eventually we are going to purchase a stainless counter depth model. (Check out my vintage glass door knob on my pantry!! :)
This is probably my favorite project I did personally in the kitchen... The trash can drawer! There wasn't a good spot for a trash can and having it out and visible drove me nuts! I converted these regular drawers into a pull out trash bin by knocking out the bottom section of the top drawer and removing the tracks. I then connected the 2 drawers with scrap wood on the sides and back and... Voila! Besides buying the trash can to fit inside, this project was FREE! (My favorite kind!)
I just love sentimental details! This arrangement is from my bridesmaid bouquet at my sisters wedding... ❤️
I made these "little kid" benches for either side of the coffee bar with a basket under them for each kid. This is near our entry, so it's a great place for them to take off their shoes and stick them out of sight. :) (Baskets from Walmart, Wooden letters from Hobby Lobby)