Got an outdated kitchen and a free weekend? This project from blogger Wendy Gilmour may inspire you to get to work. And the best part is that her entire update cost less than $550.
The Glasgow, Scotland, resident recently shared the before and after pictures on her blog, and the results are simply stunning — especially when you consider the whole thing took only 30 hours.
With the help of her father-in-law, Gilmour tackled the biggest problem area in the space: the "ugly wood laminate cabinets." Their go-to fix? Annie Sloan chalk paint. “The beautiful thing about this chalk paint is that you can paint it straight onto just about anything,” she wrote on her blog, adding that there’s absolutely no sanding involved.
They opted for Pure White, which gives the room a bright and fresh look, and recommend using three-to-four coats for solid coverage. To finish, seal with lacquer.
Next on her list of sore-spots was the tile backsplash. “They were just so beige,” she said. “Hardly living out my Spanish casita Pinterest dreams.” Her friend introduced her to tile stickers from Beija Flor. She opted for a blue and white design. “I can confidently say [in four months] there has been no peeling or any other weird side effect you might be concerned about with stickers.”
For the island, Gilmour chose to re-skin the sides with concrete, even though there was much resistance from her husband, parents and anyone else who would listen, she joked. But the effect came out great and she said she loves it.
It’s amazing was a few coats of paint, some stickers and concrete can do to a space. See more pictures and tips to get the look in your own kitchen on Gilmour’s blog "Thankfifi."