Kitchen of the Week: A DIY Kitchen Overhaul for Underneath $500

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This week we’re revisiting a few of the hottest DIY tales from our archives. Learn on for end-of-summer venture inspiration:

A decade in the past, when Abbey and Phil Hendrickson and their two younger kids moved from Buffalo to the couple’s hometown of Owego, New York, their 1881 farmhouse got here with many charms. However the kitchen, final tackled 40 years in the past, was not one in all them. Loaded with a protracted record of undesirables–faux-stone paneling, avocado inexperienced paint, and pretend marble, amongst them–”it was an ideal storm of Nineteen Seventies renovation work,” says Abbey. “However in protection of the earlier house owners, I’m sure a few of the additions we’re making now will horrify future inhabitants.”

We’re not so certain about that. We’ve been following Abbey and Phil’s progress by way of Abbey’s weblog, Aesthetic Outburst, and the kitchen is wanting fairly timeless to us. And did we point out that the couple did all of the work themselves? Abbey, an artist and crafts stylist and creator of “You Are Superior: 21 Crafts to Make You Comfortable”, can be the manager director of the Tioga Arts Council; Phil, in the meantime, is a graphic designer with a deep handyman streak.

Whole tally for all additions, together with paint, {hardware}, wooden paneling, and new gentle? Lower than $500.

Images by Abbey Hendrickson.


the couple transformed the look of the existing lower cabinets and back door by 14
Above: The couple remodeled the look of the prevailing decrease cupboards and again door by going darkish–they used Valspar Paint Forest Cover (“my favourite paint shade ever,” says Abbey). Additionally they swapped in new {hardware}: Martha Stewart Dwelling Bedford Brass Pulls and Knobs from Residence Depot; $4.49 per pull. They’d goals of changing the prevailing inexperienced Formica counters, however left them as is. Writes Abbey in her kitchen chronicle: “They add a sure appeal. And I’ve satisfied myself that if we had good, brand-new counter tops, they’d make the remainder of the room seem like full crap.”
phil and abbey created a makeshift island from a workbench found in the barn. & 15
Above: Phil and Abbey created a makeshift island from a workbench discovered within the barn. “The peak is nice and it’s completely useful,” says Abbey, including that it’s a stop-gap piece to get replaced in some unspecified time in the future with “a flat work floor and nicer legs.” They refinished the ground themselves. “There are 4 several types of wooden on the primary ground alone,” says Abbey. “The kitchen ground is the darkest, so we sanded and clear-coated it after which stained every thing else to match.” The sunshine got here from Lowe’s; it’s the Allen + Roth Edison 12-Inch Bronze Pendant Mild with Clear Shade. The sconce over the sink is classic.
the kitchen’s other notable addition: a diy beadboard backsplash th 16
Above: The kitchen’s different notable addition: a DIY beadboard backsplash that rises behind a brand new black vary. The paneling was added proper over the outdated yellow linoleum and phone paper. Explains Abbey: “We picked up two sheets of cheapo beadboard paneling from our native ironmongery shop, nailed it horizontally, caulked it, painted it, and voilí ! An answer in lower than two hours and for lower than $60.”
the counters are 1950s formica with chrome edging. 17
Above: The counters are Nineteen Fifties Formica with chrome edging.

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