• Danielle Lee Tschirhart

Quick, Inexpensive Kitchen Makeover


When we moved into this cute wee house, we knew there would need to be some changes made, especially in the kitchen. As soon as we moved in, we had to replace the oven and microwave and now it was time for some sprucing up. When better to do that than a full week of snow/ice days last February?!


Below are a few before pictures...peep the 70s floor ((:



I knew Brandon wasn't crazy about spending all our money on giving our kitchen a makeover, so I had to be strategic. After much consideration, I figured laying down a new floor and painting the walls to match rest of our house would make the biggest impact. We also splurged on a new dining table from West Elm so we'd actually be able to sit in our kitchen and eat.


At this point, I was feeling pretty much like an expert painter and I used a peel and stick vinyl flooring that I had already worked with upstairs. All you need is a straight edge, box cutter, and measuring tape.




For the paint and floor the total cost was around $200 and totally worth it. I had a little extra paint that allowed me to repaint our stairway too, which is always a win win. ((:


As always, there's more I'd like to do, but I feel really good about the start. We also decided to sell our house this summer, so I'm hoping this kitchen can be a happy place for our buyers.


Stay tuned for all the new projects in our new house! (:


**The paint is Valspar's Blue Kiss and the marble-looking floor is Stainmaster Oyster Travertine Peel and Stick Luxury Vinyl Tile.