The kitchen. This kitchen was in need of some desperate help when we moved in. We toyed with the idea of buying new cabinets or refurbishing the old ones. We decided to refurbish the old ones to be a little bit more budget friendly.
We decided the best way to cost effectively update the kitchen was to paint the old cabinets, add some hardware, and do butcher block counter tops. Painting was exhausting. We had to sand and prime twice and then sand and paint with about 4 coats of paint. I was hoping to only have to do two coats but wasn't so lucky.
We used the Kilz paint that had a primer in it from Lowes. The color we used was pure white.
When we updated the cabinets, we had to do the kitchen floors at the same time since we were removing the lazy Suzanne in the front right of the kitchen. That made for a very exhausting July.
The butcher block counter top and sink were from Ikea. They had awesome pricing for what we were looking for!
Once the cabinets were painted and the Lazy Susan was removed, we were finally able to finish the floors. They made a HUGE difference. Also - you may notice compared to the original pictures when we first bought the house, there was a bizarre desk thing in the kitchen nook. We removed that before doing the floors for a wide open feel between the kitchen, kitchen nook, and the living room.