Super Budget Kitchen Reno: The Process

Super Budget Kitchen Reno: The Process


About 2 months, a zillion sheets of sandpaper, bloodied knuckles, and countless glasses of cheap wine… we made our way through the kitchen reno.

We ended up with a hybrid of cabs, lowers were originals and new, off the rack from Home Depot. And the other cabinets were from IKEA.

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Demo is always the easiest part…

 

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Except for when you find… fricken wallpaper. The kind of wallpaper that takes the drywall with it, craps.

   

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The old pantry is gone… framing out the new one with IKEA High cabs in  Ramsjö white.

 

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We were able to use the existing fridge and recess it into the wall! Huge savings. And just an FYI, Ramsjö white (that I chose based on the “white washed” look, exposed grain, etc.) is more of a “pink washed”. I had to paint all of those cabinets too. eh. Get the corkscrew.

 

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Left is painted white, right panel is the original pinkish tone, bummer. More updates to come… check out the kitchen in its original glory here.

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