Budget kitchen makeover
I am so excited I finally get to reveal our budget kitchen makeover with you all today!
It feels like we have been working on this project for forever, but in reality we only started in July hah. I have eagerly been anticipating its completion and today is the day its officially all done!
Budget kitchen makeover
We loved the changes however I always intended to do a bigger over haul on this space when the budget allowed.
My inspiration for this makeover was open shelving. I love open shelving in a kitchen. It feels so cozy and warm, and gives you the opportunity to showcase your beautiful dishes and kitchen decor.
Our cabinets were still in good condition though so my husband had the great idea of taking all those upper cabinets we removed and making a pantry across the kitchen on our other wall.
This means we now have even more storage space than before so it was a win win!
Black Kitchen Paint Color
I knew I wanted to try going a little darker in our kitchen this time around. I love all the cozy European farmhouse kitchens and modern farmhouse kitchens I am seeing all over Pinterest. I was always drawn towards photos with black cabinets so thats what I decided to do.
We ended up choosing black magic by Sherwin Williams. Its a softer black, so not a true black, and we love it.
DIY Vent Hood
After I had painted all the cabinets black I really wasn’t loving how dark it looked in the kitchen. My dream was always to have a beautiful, large custom vent hood over our stove instead of the cabinets that were already there.
So my husband and I decided to just go for it and build one. We were already in deep with kitchen Renos at the point and decided we better just get it all done at once.
My husband ended up building me a custom vent hood out of the pre-existing cabinet and we will share a tutorial on that soon.
We ended up saving a lot of money in the type of open shelving we used. My husband built the large open shelves out of birch plywood (not the expensive kind, the regular kind). He finished it off with a piece of maple moulding on the fronts to make them look like solid.
This was much much cheaper then going with a traditional solid piece of lumber for our shelves. We will share a tutorial on his exact steps soon as well.
We also added a long shelf above our tile on the stove side, that we had left over from another project. I love how it really evokes an old world kitchen type feel! It also compliments the wood color from the other wall and ties it all together.
Kitchen Shelf Styling
Now it was time to style the shelves. I used our everyday dishes, and coffee cups as well as a beautiful new set of pots and pans. I wanted to fill the shelves with our functional kitchen tools and dishes and not only decorative items.
And thats it!
I hope you love our Budget friendly modern farmhouse kitchen makeover as much as we do!