Updating kitchen with paint

They're as much a sign of the era as grunge music, "Saved by the Bell" and the phrase "Read my lips — no new taxes."Though they might still be functional (and even look relatively nice), these golden oldies can make your kitchen look outdated.

The obvious solution is to get new cabinets, but that can cost several thousand dollars.

Being the frugal DIYer that I am, I just couldn’t stomach paying someone to do this project for us, and I knew Ted was handy (and patient) enough to tackle a future remodel – so I waited it out.

To help us “get by” with the kitchen as is for the time being, Ted added wainscoting and trim to the island and painted it a creamy white (Behr, lunar light) and I painted the walls a deep eggplant (an accidental color…long story) and the window and door trim the same creamy white (these were the only colors that sort of coordinated with the purple/mauve countertops and backsplash…barf).

We investigated pouring our own concrete countertops, but decided that we were not ready to take the plunge quite yet, so I once again turned to Pinterest, where I stumbled upon this blog post steps detailing how to pretty easily convert your existing countertops to polished concrete coated ones.

Both of these ideas are a lot cheaper and less hassle than replacing the entire kitchen.Painting The most obvious solution is painting your cabinets.Ashley Bakkegard of Brushed Interiors, an interior painting business in West Fargo, says her biggest demand is from people wanting to update their cabinets.Paint in general is easiest and least expensive way to transform a kitchen.Look for a rich, yet calming shade that allow you to relax in your space."I've seen people use hardware that looks like forks and spoons or mini chickens.

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