I’m so excited to FINALLY share this project with you! I had planned on posting it last weekend, but a major case of mastitis knocked me out of commission 🙁 I’m on the mend now, so here it is!
First a note: If you add up all the products I used on this project that I list below, it will add up to more than $20. You might wonder how I can call it a $20 makeover if all the supplies cost more than that, right? I only spent $20 out of pocket. I am a part of my local Buy Nothing group on Facebook, and was given a lot of supplies from very generous members of my community to complete the project. If you want to find your local Buy Nothing group or start one, check out BuyNothingProject.org for all the details and how it works! Anyway, I’ll break it all down for you as I go and note which thing I actually bought and what was gifted.
Here is the before picture of the kitchen. I was gifted this by a mom on my local Buy Nothing group for free. She warned me that it needed some TLC, but the “bones” were there and that’s all I cared about, so I snatched it up 🙂 It definitely needed new paint, but it was also missing a few things, like the towel bar, some knobs, the plexiglass in the microwave and oven, the play phone, and the sink basin. Before starting any of the painting, we used Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to clean it up (I use them for EVERYTHING!). It took the marker drawing off really well and cleaned the dirt very easily.
What We Used: So I had decided I wanted to do a gray/white/black color scheme with an accent color. I asked my Facebook friends for ideas, and we decided on a really dark, modern purple. But when I went to several paint stores and couldn’t find a color that I liked, we settled on Sugar Plum (68OB-&) from Behr. I bought two sample sizes for $3 each (total of $6) at Home Depot and used it for the stove and dishwasher doors, as well as the towel rod holders. There’s still some left over, which I’m going to use for some accents in the future. Like small hooks for hanging the girls’ aprons and things.
Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint. I was able to borrow this spray paint from a member of Buy Nothing, so my cost was $0! I love that the girls will be able to draw on it as they wish 🙂 And since we painted over the images of dishwasher buttons, we’ll be able to draw some on with chalkboard pens if we want to in the future.
Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, Aluminum. This is another paint I was able to borrow from a member of Buy Nothing, so my cost was $0!
Rust-Oleum Painter’s Clear Spray Paint to seal and protect it from rambunctious little girls 🙂 We already had this spray paint from another project, so my cost was $0! So if you’ve been adding up the money spent so far, you should be at $16.99 between the 2 paint samples and the chevron shelf liner. Here are the rest of the things we did on this kitchen makeover and what they cost: – My father-in-law had an extra piece of plexiglass he cut to fit the stove window opening and my husband attached it. So my cost was $0! (we chose not to put any in the microwave door, because we plan to remove the door and put my daughter’s toy microwave in it’s place)
Here are some extra shots of the inside and my oldest enjoying it: