the goal in this kitchen was to make it charming without spending any major money. we operate on a "just in time" system regarding the big stuff in the house, so we don't replace things like appliances unless we have to. which means i'm daily hoping the hideous double oven will die. so far, no such luck!
here is the budget-breakdown, a list of resources, and a few of my favorite things from the kitchen. for the full article, more photos and before & afters, click here.
beadboard wallpaper: $20 (on sale at the land of nod outlet)
crown moulding: $85
glass cabinet hardware: $50 (in the clearance section at homegoods)
shelf paper for cabinet backs: $110
accessories & dishes: $0 (obviously not, but they were all in my collection before we moved in, so i'm not counting them in the cost of this project)
cabinet primer- zinsser cover stain primer/ stain blocker/ bond coat, white
cabinet paint- sherwin williams pro classic, colormatched to martha stewart pure white
(these were the products recommended to us as we were painting laminate, and they
needed to stick. they definitely lived up to expectations.)
walls: martha stewart salt glaze
peninsula: martha stewart aegean blue
shelf paper, upper cabinet backs: aquamarine #150 from chic shelf paper
chic shelf paper will custom cut the paper according to your measurements for a small upcharge. i took advantage and ordered my pieces pre-cut. i'm glad i did because it was so, so easy to install.
cabinet knobs: violette knob from anthropologie (mine are this same knob, but are clear, which doesn't seem available anymore. probably explains how the clear ones ended up at homegoods!)
now that i see these mint green ones, though, wow....it is tempting to start over. they are so darling!
ceiling wallpaper: ours was from land of nod, which no longer seems to be selling it. i found something similar here.
finally, here are a few of my favorite things in the kitchen...and where you can find them or something similar:
the fabric for the under-counter curtain is wash day ticking in pink, from the nicey jane line by heather bailey. i sewed a simple rod pocket and it is hanging on a dowel. the dowel is cut to the exact width of the opening, and has rubber caps on the end to keep it from slipping. a tension rod would also work.
chalkboard: this is actually a fake. i bought a frame from goodwill, removed the glass, and spray painted it white. the "chalkboard" is black foam board, cut to fit the frame. i planned on my chalk art being permanent, but who knew? it actually erases and i've changed it a few times.
a "keep calm and eat a cupcake" print from the keep calm shop on etsy, vintage plates from goodwill, and a framed book page fill the wall space on this side of the kitchen.
this mint scalloped cookie jar is from world market. i use it to store coffee, and another cookie jar houses cookie cutters.
i absolutely adore my kitchenaid mixer, in majestic yellow.
our plates are from the aspen line by crate & barrel. we have had them for 10 years and honestly not a single piece has a chip or a scratch. they are wonderfully durable, not too heavy, and go with everything.
this kitchen would not be complete without its collection of white cake stands. i've received most as gifts over time from my sweet mom and husband, and they are from all over the place. but if you're looking for a great single source, i love just about every one the martha stewart collection turns out.
if there is anything i've left out, and you'd like to know where it came from, please let me know in the comments!
happy (almost) monday,