We have wanted to renovate our kitchen the last few years but the budget just was not there. Little by little, we made small upgrades with appliances, but really needed to update the look, the cabinets and the countertops.

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Before the Kitchen Renovation

country kitchen with wainscoting and corner hutch before updating

country kitchen before updating the pickled oak cabinets

pickled oak cabinets in country kitchen before the renovation

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Because we knew purchasing new cabinets was well outside of our budget, I started kicking around the idea of painting them. Seemed very scary to do that, so I poured over Pinterest articles and blog posts on how best to do it and ultimately decided to chalk paint them. To learn how to chalk paint cabinets, see How to Paint Wood Cabinets with Chalk Paint.

To build my confidence to refinish the cabinets with chalk paint, I started refinishing everything I could get my hands on so I could get a feel for working with it. When I built up enough confidence to actually do it, I started looking through Pinterest and Instagram for design inspiration. After months of research, we settled on a design, pulled the trigger and started the process.

After the Kitchen Renovation

From start to finish, the whole process took three weeks. I know right? Three weeks! And the total cost of the renovation for paint, supplies and granite countertops was under $6500! #winning

There are still some updates I want to do (ie. lighting, etc.) but here are photos that were taken right after I finished:

farmhouse kitchen eating area and corner hutch after renovation

farmhouse kitchen and eating area after renovation

farmhouse kitchen with chalk painted cabinets after renovation

DIY farmhouse kitchen renovation with chalk painted cabinets and new granite counter

I hope you find this post inspiring and helps you build the confidence to do something similar in your own home.

For more information about how I renovated this kitchen see my blogs about How to Paint Wood Cabinets with Chalk Paint and How to Refinish Wood Cabinets with Gel Stain.

Thank you so much for following along! If you have any questions about the process or products I used, please let me know. You can contact me here or you can find me @bricksnblooms on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram! Today is going to be a great day and I hope you enjoy it! xo

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