If you have been following along you remember that we recently did a kitchen renovation focusing on the work station section.
We moved in 4 years ago and have been slowly renovating since. We did two things immediately- painted out the kitchen (it was fluorescent yellow- like unlivable bright yellow) and also added engineered hardwood floors.
Then over the last few years I focused on painting all of the cabinets black and adding these gorgeous gold hardware pulls. We also removed several cabinets to open up the space. It’s amazing what just paint has done for this space!
There is still a lot to do in the kitchen but I am focusing on the workstation area to begin with. It’s the heart of our home and the space I use the most.
We are also working on a major budget so most of this is DIY or very cost efficient.
Here’s the plan:
Gorgeous, right?! Let me explain-
First the soffit is being removed. Subway tile will go ceiling height the entire length of the workstation. The counter top is having the back lip removed and then I am using a gorgeous product to “faux” concrete the counter. The sconces you see will have the copper part changed to brass in order to match my hardware. 2 of these fixtures will hang in the tile.
So how am I doing this on a budget?
The only cost right now is supplies. A friend and I are swapping services! He is a firefighter/contractor and I am a painter. He is doing the labor for me and I am staining his kitchen cabinets for him. If you are on a budget, think about what your talents are and who you know that you can work out a trade with! This is significantly helping keep my costs down and is a win win for both of us!
As far as materials and cost, here is the current expenses and source list-
**contains affiliate links of products I love and am using myself!**
Sconces– $95.98 for 2
Subway Tile- 88.00 (22.00 per pack)
Black Grout– $13.87
Spacers– $6.97 for 1000
Everything else I already have on hand. I anticipate this being a huge impact for a small cost! I’ll keep you posted on the whole process- the soffit is actually already down and it makes SUCH a huge difference!
Thanks for following along on this process! If you missed the previous posts on the kitchen chronicles, catch up HERE.