Lets meet le kitchen...
Jealous much of those turquoise green laminate countertops?
The hubsy and I are huge fans of dark furniture/cabinets/accessories, etc. SO, we went completely opposite with our cabinets and said au revoir to our white cabinets. For the countertops- we would have loved to call up our neighborhood granite man, but we didn't have several thousands to drop on our countertops...besides, didn't you catch the title of this post? So, we took a jaunt (of about 3 for this one job) to Lowe's and found what we wanted to do with our countertops.
Meet our Kitchen in reno-mode...
Step One: Cabinets
Step 2: The countertops
Here are happy cabinets after painting
And who could ignore a tiny fluff who would help if she could?
For our countertops we used Tavy to prep our laminate. Yep- you got it right, we tiled right over that fugly laminate. Here are the counters with the layer of tavy (that you can't see), a layer of fiberglass paper and a thin layer of mortar. This had to set overnight.
PS- fiberglass paper + bare hands= bad news.
Hellllloooo, my gorgeous tile!
Repainted all cabinets and doors
Swapped out our appliances for stainless steel
Replaced all hardware for brushed nickle (shoutout to Ebay for 35knobs for $30. A steal I tell you!)
Tiled our countertops
Replaced kitchen faucet
Repainted walls with the help of Behr and Eiffel Tower
And here my friends, is Mr. Gorgeous afterwards...
We are extremely pleased with how it turned out- and I'm so happy to see NO MORE green laminate. Though that will come back to haunt me in one other project- stay tuned!
Have you guys done any recent remodels? Any DIYers out there? I have many more projects to share- so check back soon!