I am absolutely thrilled to finally be able to share the kitchen makeover with you guys! This space was only just completed, but we’ve only been living in our rental apartment for a little bit over one month. We knocked it out QUICK so we could keep our kitchen supplies boxed up until the cabinets were painted and ready to be filled.
The hardest and longest part was definitely painting the cabinets. It wasn’t that hard, mostly tedious and time consuming. It took Chris about 2 whole days to get 90% of them done, and then we decided last minute to add an additional coat of paint with this glossy top coat for cabinets that had a gloss to it. Initially we used this chalk paint and it was way too matte and showed every fingerprint. I helped at the beginning but we were limited with space so Chris took it upon himself to finish them, which I am so grateful for!
I did most of the countertops which consisted of a marble-like counter top paint. I think it came out pretty well! The only issue we had was we overdid it with the glossy top coat and it came out with a yellowish hue, but it doesn’t bother us that much. It was definitely a learning experience! We used this Giani counter top paint kit in white diamond. I recommend it! Just definitely be sure to watch the videos tutorials.
When the cabinets were finished we installed brass knobs (everything is linked at the bottom!) which I absolutely loved. The shelves were the final touch, they are Ikea EKBY JÄRPEN / EKBY BJÄRNUM. The wall clock is also from Ikea and I painted the outer rim brass, spray paint is linked below.
We’re really thrilled with how this came out! Please let me know if you liked this post and have any questions in the comments! Also a lot of you had already asked if we rent or own, and we currently rent this apt. Typically NY landlords will allow you to do things like paint if they feel that it will update the space, plus it came out of our own pockets 😉
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