Who said renovating your house is an expensive job? Especially since most of the time, you can do a lot of things yourself! You don’t have to be an expert, you just learn along the way. Read blogs and watch videos from others to learn from them and their mistakes. That’s hopefully what you will do with my blog and video, as I am doing a kitchen renovation DIY! It took me many sleepless nights to figure out if I 1. had the guts to do it and 2. what I should do. It ended up in painting my kitchen green, re-do my pink feature wall, change up the handles on the cabinets and try to declutter.. Got to say, that last thing is quite impossible for me.
Before you get started, I highly recommend going on Pinterest to see what you really like. I pinned my dream kitchen for a few years now and it really helped me to figure out the perfect color, the style of handles I wanted, inspired me to use more greens as in plants, and that sometimes less is more (see busy feature wall in before). You can follow my board here if you want to get inspired by what inspired me. I have to admit, my OCD also helped me getting a certain style. I am this girl that cannot handle cups and mugs that don’t match. Since almost half of my upper cabinets are see-through, it is important to keep them clean and nice looking – which it wasn’t before.
But obviously, declutter the kitchen wasn’t the hardest task. Painting really was. It is a job you can only do once – or at least that is what you hope for when you realize the amount of work. If you have an outdoor place or garage, then you can call yourself lucky to bring all the fronts and doors there to paint, cause as for me, they were all over my house. I couldn’t live normal for almost a week in my home, but gosh, it was worth it. I really couldn’t be happier with how it ended up and I hope you like the result as much as I do! From a fussy pussy kitchen to a funky and fashionable place to cook and have a good time in.
Besides getting advice from a professional on what paint to use, I highly recommend always going a primer – no matter what material you have. The primer makes sure it lasts a life and believe me, that is really what you want if you do a kitchen renovation DIY. Sanding every layer slightly was something I didn’t do and was a mistake of mine. So my tip it so take the time, sand every layer of paint before you put a new one on it for the best result. With that being said, really take the time! I thought I could do it in one weekend, but it ended up in being almost a week. Find maybe a friend to help you out and above all; have fun! Painting for me is really therapeutic and as January is a month of setting your new goal. It was the perfect time to reflect and just think.
Scroll down to see the photos of the before and after, and make sure to watch the video on my Youtube as well! Would love for you to subscribe to my channel to motivate me to do these things more often :-). With love xx.