Painting kitchen cabinets gives a huge bang for your buck, especially if your cabinets are really dated. Nicole saved some cash by getting new builder grade cabinets and painting them herself, instead of paying for pre-painted gray kitchen cabinets. This full kitchen renovation is so inspiring, with some great tips for renovating on a budget, we know you’ll love it!
Charcoal Grey Kitchen Cabinets
Submitted by Nicole from This Little Momma
By far the kitchen was my favorite room in the entire house! I created that kitchen to how I wanted my kitchen to be. We completely gutted the kitchen, replaced the electrical and then built it to our needs. I painted the kitchen cabinets a dark gray (SW Peppercorn) and just used builders grade cabinets. We added molding to the top of the cabinets to create the look of custom built cabinets. I chose white subway tile as the backsplash. All the appliances were new but purchased in the scratch and dent department of the appliance store. Luke really wanted to put a breakfast bar separating the kitchen and the dining room. Ultimately we decided that doing that would not be a very space savvy plan so instead we built a 30 inch long wall to center the entryway of the kitchen & dining room.
Well what do you think? We loved it! And now we miss it since we’ve moved.
Charcoal Gray Kitchen Sources
- Kitchen Cabinets: The Cheap-o builders grade cabinets from Home Depot- we sanded, primed, and painted them.
- Hardware- Home Depot
- Faucet– Home Depot
- Light over sink- Ikea
- White Subway Tile Backsplash- Home Depot cheap stuff again
- Appliances: We bought all of our appliances from scratch and dent. Our dishwasher was from Home Depot and our microwave, stove, and fridge were from the local Sears Scratch and Dent store (all together under $1500!! The fridge was originally $2500ish and had one small dent on the back and a very very small scratch on the front- I think we paid $800 for it)
- The sink came free with our purchase of the solid surface countertop
- The hanging shelf under the cabinets is from Ikea
- Counter tops are Corian with gray specks in them. Home Depot (I think this was it Silver Birch– but it looks more gray online)
- Ceramic Tile flooring– once again the cheapest stuff we could find. Those babies were $1/sq ft. We matched them up to the expensive stuff we really liked and they were the same thickness so it was a no brainer to save as much $ as we could! We like how it turned out!