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DIY Kitchen Transformation

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Gardening
Type Home Decor
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? 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, Behr Interior Latex Paint "Semi Gloss", Polycrylic "Gloss", Bulkhead: Dynamic Dyna Patch, Behr Interior Paint "Eggshell". 3 bulb mini-pendant fixture

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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.

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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.

IntFrugalista on did an outstanding job! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

02/10/2013 Flag

Thank you, I am thoroughly enjoying our kitchen for the first time in 18 years!

02/15/2013 Flag

Beautiful! We recently had our kitchen gutted and redone, not a DIY, but so well worth it. I love your color choices!

02/11/2013 Flag

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!

02/15/2013 Flag


03/08/2013 Flag

Thank You!

03/15/2013 Flag

Your kitchen is now beautiful.

06/26/2013 Flag

Thank you Dee! For the first time in 15 years I actually enjoy my kitchen.

07/03/2013 Flag