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Before and After: A DIY Kitchen With Amazing Results

Nina from the blog, Everyday Enchanting, knew her kitchen needed major updates but it needed to happen but all on a budget. "When we moved into our new home, we knew that one of the first things on our to-do list would be the dated and dark 80s-era kitchen," says Nina. Adding, "Our goal was to have the look of a new high-end custom kitchen for a fraction of the cost. With a small budget and a LOT of elbow grease, we transformed the existing cabinets, added architectural details with trim and tile, and built my dream kitchen island. We are so happy with the results, I smile every time I walk into the room!"

The kitchen before the makeover. And below, the glorious after.

What We Did: We reduced the grain and painted the cabinets using a paint sprayer and a special paint product developed for cabinets. Click here the full how-to paint kitchen cabinets. We had a propane line installed and replaced the dated range with an updated professional looking range. We also added an arabesque backsplash accent and a storage range hood.We replaced the under-mount sink with a large Ikea Domsjo Sink. I LOVE this sink- it provides so much room to work! And now the kitchen feels light, bright, & airy.

My favorite part of our new kitchen is this island that we built. I absolutely love the marble (a Craigslist find!) and it's so great to have even more counter space!

For more details, please visit our kitchen makeover post.

Images via Hometalk/Everyday Enchanting

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