Project

DIY Kitchen Transformation

What type of item is this? Home Decor How would you describe the style of your project? Casual What are you most proud of? That on a budget and with four months of sweat equity, we were able to completely transform our kitchen ourselves. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Remove the doors from the cabinets. Work on a maximum of 4 doors at a time. Strip both sides of the doors first. Paint/Stain and varathane back side of doors and once completely dry, flip over and do the fronts. This is a slow tedious process but with patience, the results are so well worth it.

You Can Make This

IntFrugalista made DIY Kitchen Transformation with:

  • Base Cabinets: Heirloom Furniture Stripper
  • Varathane Wood Stain "Mission Oak"
  • Minwax Polycrylic "Satin" Upper Cabinets/Crown Moulding: Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer/Sealer

Project Description

What type of item is this? Home Decor How would you describe the style of your project? Casual What are you most proud of? That on a budget and with four months of sweat equity, we were able to completely transform our kitchen ourselves. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Remove the doors from the cabinets. Work on a maximum of 4 doors at a time. Strip both sides of the doors first. Paint/Stain and varathane back side of doors and once completely dry, flip over and do the fronts. This is a slow tedious process but with patience, the results are so well worth it.

Q&A with IntFrugalista

womanwithstixs asked:
Wow....you did an outstanding job! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!
IntFrugalista answered:
Thank you, I am thoroughly enjoying our kitchen for the first time in 18 years!
Sheila Zachariae asked:
Beautiful! We recently had our kitchen gutted and redone, not a DIY, but so well worth it. I love your color choices!
IntFrugalista answered:
Thank you Sheila! Our cabinets being of solid oak construction, we decided they were well worth a DIY rather than gut. We also installed rollers onto some of the shelves inside the cabinets for easier access. So well worth the cost!
marog186639 asked:
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
IntFrugalista answered:
Thank You!
Dee - A Lapin LIfe asked:
Your kitchen is now beautiful.
IntFrugalista answered:
Thank you Dee! For the first time in 15 years I actually enjoy my kitchen.

Skill Level

Intermediate