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Colorful Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Oh my goodness! I made it with most of my sanity in tact (though I guess that could be up for debate…) It’s been a long 6 weeks full of illness and set backs, but my kitchen is done! And I’m so thrilled to share it today! In just 6 weeks, I completed a mini kitchen makeover on a budget to make my kitchen look like it belongs in my home.

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

Huge thanks to Linda for hosting the One Room Challenge twice a year. In just 6 weeks, 20 designers and over 200 guest participants give a room in their home a makeover. I love the motivation from this challenge!

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Week 5: How to Resurface Countertops with Concrete Overlay

The Ultimate Concrete Countertop Sealer

My Kitchen Makeover Reveal

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Before

The cabinets had been repainted, but there was still work to do. I wanted the soffit gone, some cabinets removed, doors for the pantry and an overall cuter look for my kitchen.

Kitchen: After

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We didn’t finish the pantry doors, so I hung a curtain there for now to hide the mess. But everything else makes me super happy. We also moved the island to a position that I didn’t think would fit. It feels much better now.

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

I’m definitely an open shelf kind of girl. Even though we went from 3 shelves in the cabinet to 2, there’s more space for stuff. These brackets are fantastic and so sturdy. The toaster makes me feel really special because it has a gluten free button just for me. It’s the little things in life. Thanks for acknowledging my crappy bread, toaster!!

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

The dated microwave cabinet was also removed and replace with open shelves. Now we can use the microwave outlet for important stuff like Alexa and a salt lamp. Gotta set the mood, ya know.

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The hood vent was covered and can be opened to access the knobs and cabinet inside. So much cuter now. Tutorial coming soon.

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

The old fluorescent fixture was replaced with this one. It’s made from wire cages that I bought a few years ago from Sweet Clover and a pendant light fixture. I like how they look like flowers.

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

The biggest change was the countertops. I LOVE how shiny they are. Can you believe they’re concrete?

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

Even the hallway got repainted. It always bugged me how boring this hallway was. I love the color with the runner now! I removed all the baby photos of my kids because apparently they’re very embarrassing. A gallery wall will replace them.

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

Fake plants everywhere! I can’t kill these! (I may or may not have a patio full of dead plants right now that I’m hoping will come back to life…)

Wall Pocket (similar) | Wall Pocket (similar)

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I sprinkled red around the kitchen to tie in the KitchenAid mixer. This vintage tray never sold, so I took it as a sign that it should be mine forever.

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Every kitchen needs some dinosaurs. These salt and pepper shakers were a gift from my daughter. I like their bowties.

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

The inside of this cabinet got painted with eleventy billion coats of paint. The basket is so hide medicine.

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I kept my existing tulip chandelier. The scale is perfect for the kitchen and it looks nice with my vintage Italian chandelier in the adjacent dining room.

Kitchen Makeover Detail Shots and Sources

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

white pitcher (similar)

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

Utensil holder | Sugar bowl (handpainted)

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

Candle | Salt lamp | Amazon Echo |Cutting board (similar)

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

Mirror (similar) | Cookie Jar (similar) | Canister |Blue Ball Jar

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Curtain Fabric | Canister Labels | KitchenAidΒ | Turkish Tea Towel (similar)

This colorful kitchen makeover on a budget is heavy on DIY and light on the wallet. A few simple changes go a long way in updating an old kitchen. #DIYhome #kitchenmakeover #budgetmakeover

 

Dishes (similar) | Shelf brackets | Blender

Other Sources

Wall color: Sherwin Williams Tame Teal

Paint color for cabinetry: DecoArt Satin Enamel in Smoke Gray

Cabinet Knobs (Glass)

Cabinet Pulls

Tile

 

Ironically, after working on my kitchen makeover for 6 weeks, we’re eaten frozen food tonight….

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37 thoughts on “Colorful Kitchen Makeover Reveal

  1. Way to go Emy! Love your sense of color. And those countertops are unbelievable! Even though you had health challenges and setbacks you managed to complete your kitchen and it looks great! You should be so proud! Now take a break and take care of yourself! Xo

  2. Amazing makeover, Emy! And it looks just like the rest of your cheerful and colorful house. Love all the details, but swooning over that concrete countertop. Congratulations!! ~~Susie from The Chelsea Project

    1. Thanks Brittany. I have cow salt and pepper shakers too. But our main one is from Target to grind fancy pink salt and peppercorns. Vintage S & P shakers are fun to buy too. I went to a garage sale once with hundreds of them.

  3. Emy I totally LOVE how personality infused this space is, so colorful, creative and happy! That color on the walls of the kitchen and into the hallway is so bright and cheerful. But seriously. Those countertops?? You know I have been dying to see how they came out and girl you did not disappoint!!! Now I am giving the major stink eye to mine that still remain that lovely vomit color! What a transformation!!!!! Everything looks fantastic and you did this all while recovering – you are a DIY and decorating superhero!!!

  4. This kitchen is so you. Warm, cozy, and beautiful! I love that fabulous countertop. It looks like granite – and that cookie jar, so unique. Not to mention the tiles, they are lovely and make the room pop. By the way, I have that rug in my bedroom.

  5. This looks so cute Emmy! All of your vintage touches are so warm. I love those shelf brackets, very cool. The light fixture over the sink is so cute!

  6. Your kitchen looks amazing, just as I knew it would! The open shelves look amazing, especially with all the vintage goodies you styled them with. πŸ™‚ And those concrete countertops – definitely my favorite part of the whole room!

  7. Oh Emy!!! This kitchen is so YOU!! I love all the color and those countertops…Wowza!! Your island looks great turned that way, it looks you have more space now and you know how I feel about those open shelves….I am still working on the hubs to get some of my own! Congratulations on a beautiful makeover!!

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