When we bought our home in 2017, I knew that I would be making updates to fit more of my home décor style. The home we purchased was built in the 1950s, and although it had beautiful oak cabinets, I knew I wanted more of that farmhouse style throughout the whole house. As a busy mom that spends a lot of time in the kitchen, I knew I wanted this room to get updated first. I was able to do just that on a $100 budget!
One of the easiest ways to change up any space is by painting. I had the color scheme in mind that I wanted my kitchen to look like, which were white, gray, and wood accents. I painted the walls Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray. I knew I wanted white cabinets. I was at Walmart one day, and I went and looked at paint and just grabbed a white interior paint off the shelf. I didn't sand the cabinets beforehand. I just came home and started painting. I took the knobs off and spray painted them black with some paint we had lying around the house. The paint/supplies total in all cost me $50.
Although my kitchen doesn't have a lot of counter space, I didn't want to spend the money on putting in granite. Maybe at some point down the road, I will want to. I picked up a gray marble contact liner from Walmart for $10. It took me one evening to lay it down on the counters. It doesn't take the place of granite, but it looks so much better. I've only had to replace a small section because my kids spilled food coloring on it, and I couldn't get it cleaned off. I was curious to see how the countertop underneath would look and if any residue would be left behind on the actual countertops. I'm happy to report it doesn't! I've been very impressed with how well it's held up. I use cleaner on it daily without any problems.
Subway Tile Backsplash
When we moved in, there was no backsplash on the wall. I knew I wanted subway tile, and since I'm always trying to save a dollar. My husband went to home depot and asked if they had any tile they were discontinuing. They did! They had just enough subway tile for me to do the entire kitchen. We paid $40 for all of your subway tiles. My husband put it up in one day. We talked back and forth about grouting it, but we decided not to grout and use a black sharpie to act as grout lines between the tile. I love how it turned out!
For under $100, I was able to update my kitchen into the farmhouse style I love! After getting all of that done (which only took a couple of weekends), the fun part started, decorating! If you like my decor style, please join me over on my social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!
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