Have you ever wanted to change your kitchen, got quotes for new cabinets, new hardware, and new floors, then decided there was no possible way you could do it? That is what happened to me. The total was several thousand dollars with all new custom cabinets, plus the silverplated hardware I wanted. Robert is a flooring man so my labor was cheap but I had to find a good deal on tile. I was determined to have a new kitchen and we did it frugally!
Here is our niece helping her Uncle Bobo (Robert) paint the kitchen. It was already yellow but we went with a more golden color. You can also see the white cabinets and the hardware is brass that is very tarnished.
The old kitchen floors. I hated the floor. I hated the color. I could never, ever keep it clean. You can see in the next picture that after we painted, the hardware was the next thing we replaced. Robert priced what I wanted- $2.00-$4.00 for EACH one PLUS all the hinges at Lowes. There was no way we could ever spend that much on hardware with all the cabinets in our kitchen. Guess what we did?
We spray painted it! Yep, spent about $5.00 and they look as good as the ones we had priced at the store. It has been two months now since we did the hardware and it has held up nicely! No flaking, no problems…Very frugal way to get new hardware!!Did you notice the white cabinets above? Well, now they are Nut Hatch! I Absolutely LOVE this color. Again, Robert rolled on the paint and they look like brand new cabinets. Price was $30 for the can of paint- on sale at Sherwin Williams! We bought two cans, one they did not tint in case we did not need it, so we have one to take back! Tile for the floor was on sale for .57 each!
My new kitchen cabinets and floor! Look at the difference between this picture and the first two above!
The floor was the most expensive because our kitchen is pretty big! Total for everything was around $400.00. A WHOLE lot cheaper than the several thousands we were quoted for new cabinets and new floors! If you don’t need new floors, it won’t cost more than $50-$70 to have a whole new look in your kitchen!
Grab a can of paint and paint your cabinets! Be sure to check to see what type of paint you will need for your cabinets. You might be able to just stain your cabinets!
Grab some spray paint, take your hardware off, and spray your existing hardware. Just doing that one tip can give your kitchen a whole new look!