Check out my cheap kitchen makeover under $20. I took my kitchen from dark and dingy to bright and clean for under $20. Such a simple and easy fix that makes the WORLD of difference! My kitchen before and after makes me so happpy! I love my bright white kitchen!
I love love love our little downtown apartment. I don’t really ever want to leave this place! Even though its super small I adore pretty much every aspect of this space. These kitchen cabinets are just darling. The fixtures on them are all original and so totally “in” right now. Not to mention our stunning farmhouse sink that is probably the biggest sink I’ve ever seen in my life!
When we moved in I wasn’t crazy about several things in the kitchen however. I’ve done a few small fixes including painting and adding to the existing light fixtures.
For pretty obvious reason’s I wasn’t digging this muted, mossy green color. I needed a cheap kitchen makeover badly! It was driving me crazy!
This weekend I tackled painting the walls. LESSON LEARNED — make sure you buy a sample of your paint. Don’t trust the paint swatch! I had originally damn near finished painting the place when I really started looking at the finished product. I put down the paint roller and took a step back.
“OMG! This totally looks like light blue! I wanted light grey!”
I quickly snapchatted & facebooked the results to take a poll just in case I was seeing things.
It was definitely more light blue than a light grey. So back to home depot I headed! I picked up a few more paint swatches in more greige tones…. or so I thought.
Not listening to the advice of others and buying a paint sample I decided the the “Light Pelican Grey” shown on the left swatch, middle section, would be perfect. I thought to myself “This is totally what I wanted and it’s going to be perfect!”
You can see in the photo how the wall has a bit of a blue tone. I was thinking that the swatches were going to be light greige enough for my taste.
I ended up buying the Glidden Light Pelican Grey. I wish I could say that I adore the color but it’s still too far on the blue spectrum for me. #ImNotAProfessional. I didn’t want to spend any more money on another gallon of paint so I just went with it. It’s definitely LESS blue than the previous color and more neutral for sure. If this wasn’t a rental I would have totally changed paint colors a 3rd time and bought several samples to test.
Also Sebastian kept coming into the kitchen saying.
“Help you mommy. Help you!”
I couldn’t keep breaking his heart and telling him no. So I improvised. I didn’t have any unused brushes or rollers BUT I did have a silicon basting brush Lol. So I gave him that and a bowl of water. I told him to go ahead and help mommy paint.
On the bright side my kitchen now looks so much brighter, bigger and more modern! I’ve decided to just be happy with it because it looks SO much better than the green and since I got it done for under $20 I would definitely consider it a cheap kitchen makeover!