Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

Doing a kitchen remodel on a budget is not as difficult as it sounds!

We’ve been slowly doing a budget friendly remodel on the kitchen. First we replaced the cheap counter tops with granite tiles and added a back splash. Recently, I decided to paint the cabinets and lighten the walls…

Here’s the finished space…


Remember how it looked just the other day…(Below)

Kitchen Remodel on a budgetEver noticed that big projects give birth to little projects?

The kitchen cabinets were the main thing…but there were lots of little projects to be done…

I repainted the little TV table when I did the cabinets…


Made little chair cushions out of a shower curtain!

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And remember the kitchen wall before…


I changed the plates and added some paint here and there…


And the pantry doors…(posted HERE)


These projects turned out pretty good! But there was a fail…

Here it is…I had the great idea of re-covering the shades of the chandelier! When I peeled off the paper I discovered the paper IS theactual shade. Woops! I’m going to have to order some…I can’t find this size any where.

Kitchen Remodel on a budget

kitchen Remodel on a budget


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All The DIY Projects are posted HERE.





  1. Congratulations to the winners!
    Your kitchen looks amazing! And so amazingly clean.
    .-= Autum´s last blog ..Martha- this is not a good thing =-.

  2. Brenda Osborne says:

    Ba Humbug! Did I tell you I am a sore loser ?
    Just kidding. Congratulations to the winners!! Maybe the winners could tell us what they painted and their impression of the paint. Thank you Robin for sharing your beautiful home and creativity.

  3. dad ~ says:

    To everything there is a season,
    A time for every purpose:
    Congratulations to the WINNERS!
    This would be YOUR TIME to paint!!!
    My time to watch some Football! See,
    we ALL win: )

  4. Julie Garmon says:

    I’m so happy for your winners! Hope we get to see their make-overs too. By the way, making a chair cushion from a shower curtain–talking about spining straw into gold!!

  5. Yay for all the winners :) So excited to see our sweet Gitz in that list, we all know she will put that paint to good use. Its been such fun looking at all of your reveals and getting inspired.
    .-= Vicky´s last blog ..Its about time Madi and Alex =-.

  6. Gabrielle Johnson says:

    Congrats to the winners! Cheers to the love of painting. :)

  7. YEA!!!!!! I can’t believe I won! I will definitely have to do a post with the before and afters! Look out little tables Mama is getting ready to fix you up!
    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway. Now I have no reason to put off my project! Husband thanks you too! ;)
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..My New Favorite! =-.

  8. Hi Robin, This was so fun, and although I’m not a winner for the paint, I am still a winner for reading your blog! I am still planning on using Behr paint for my projects. Thank you Robin, and Congratulations and Happy Painting to the winners. = )

  9. Congratulations to the winners! This was really fun and I enjoyed seeing all you did, Robin. Thanks to you for hosting this giveaway and to Behr Paint for offering it. :0)
    .-= Eileen´s last blog ..Fall Is Apple Season =-.

  10. It all looks great. Love the tv stand and new plates. Steinmart (if you have one) has great chandy shades. Saw some cute toile ones this week.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Beefeater Salad =-.

  11. Congrats to the winners… now where is their chicken dinner ;)

  12. Your kitchen and breakfast area all turned out beautiful. I love the much lighter colors and feel. The cabinets are fabulous. Great colors. Hugs, Marty
    .-= Marty@A Stroll thru Life´s last blog ..Foodie Friday – Homemade BBQ Sauce =-.

  13. We ARE all winners because YOU have touched our lives with your blog and love!!!!! Congrats to the paint winners! Let’s see the before and afters of their projects!!! Have a GREAT, reastful weekend!!!! XO, Pinky

  14. For got to say: the kitchen/breakfast area look FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I just love all the changes, Robin! You and Mike must be thrilled, it’s like a new house!!!!

  15. Aimee says:

    Even though I didnt’ win the paint… :( What are the dimensions of your shades? I bought some that look just like them at a warehouse sale thinking I would replace the globes on my fixture in my dining room, but then discovered it’s not the globes I don’t like, it’s the entire fixture! I would willingly give them to you if you would like them. They are 2.5″ across the top, 5″ across the bottom, and 4″ tall. Let me know if they’ll work for you and your shipping info, and I’ll stick them in the mail.

  16. Aimee says:

    Oh, and I have 5 of them.

  17. Olivia Parazine says:

    Oh wow! I love it!!!!!

  18. Yeah for Gitz!!!! I am sooo happy she won; new bedroom look, here she comes :).

    Robin, you did a beautiful job. I love it. You are an artist.
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Take 5 =-.

  19. michelle butler says:

    Boo. But I will not cry.

  20. beautiful and BEYOND… love….

  21. Your kitchen looks amazing! Makes me want to come on over and share a cup of coffee and a laugh. You always inspire, my friend! Have a fab weekend. xoxo Gigi
    .-= Gigi´s last blog ..Indigo Days =-.

  22. cong. to all of the winners,have a great time painting.
    .-= rose´s last blog ..TRIP TO PARIS-FRANCE =-.

  23. I’m so excited! I’ve already picked out my color and can’t wait to get started on my kids’ room. Your kitchen looks fab, Robin! LOVE!
    .-= Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top´s last blog ..Squeezing in the last bit of summer =-.

  24. Janay says:

    Robin, I do love your kitchen redo! I like how light and bright it is, yet it still retains a feeling of warmth. The same with your family room. (I’ve been checking out your past posts :*) ) I’m going to be painting an old dresser that was my grandmothers, then my aunts, then my mothers, then mine, then my daughters, and now it’s mine again,,, I’m going to use it as a sideboard in my dining room. I’m so afraid it’s going to look all drippy! But you have inspired me!


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