In Home, Jag Lever

Kitchen Renovation

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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66 Comments

  1. Kaye Alid
    6 years ago

    Absolutely love the outcome!!! 😻😻😻😻

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  2. jules
    6 years ago

    great job!!! Looks like all the hard work paid off. I love how open and bright it feels with the new paint and finishes!
    Have you thought about maybe adding a kitchen island? I love the Ikea Stenstorp island and the Rimforsa one too but my apartment is waaaaay too small for either one (unfortunately) but it looks like you have enough room and who doesn’t want a little extra counter space amiright? ;P

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    6 years ago

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  4. Clover
    6 years ago

    The kitchen is the place where I spend most of my free time. So, renovating the kitchen can be very expensive and hard for your salary. But, with blogs like this, that would not be a problem. Thank you very much for sharing your ideas with us. Do you spend the most time there too?

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    6 years ago

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  6. Melissa Caron
    6 years ago

    This renovation is incredible! I love that you guys did it on a budget too! It makes it seem so much more doable in the future.

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    5 years ago

    The kitchen is the heart of the house because this location the whole family gathered to enjoy the meals. The result of the redesign was fantastic and very encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

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    5 years ago

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  40. Seth Parent
    1 year ago

    Wow, your kitchen makeover looks absolutely amazing! I am so impressed with how quickly you were able to transform the space and create such a beautiful and functional area. The cabinets look fantastic, and I can imagine how time-consuming it must have been to paint them all.

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  41. Md Naim Hossain
    1 year ago

    The kitchen makeover looks amazing! It’s impressive how quickly you were able to complete it, especially since you’re renting. Painting the cabinets must have been a lot of work, but the result is stunning. The brass knobs and shelves are perfect finishing touches. Great job!

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    1 year ago

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  43. Seth Parent
    1 year ago

    Wow, your kitchen makeover looks absolutely stunning! I love how the cabinets turned out with the glossy top coat and brass knobs. It really adds a modern and elegant touch to the space. And the marble-like counter top paint looks so realistic, I would have never guessed it was painted.

    It’s great to hear that you were able to complete this transformation in such a short amount of time, and it’s even more impressive that you did it while renting. Your attention to detail and DIY skills are truly inspiring.

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    Overall, I think your kitchen makeover is a huge success and I can’t wait to see what other home improvement projects you take on in the future!

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    1 year ago

    I loved reading about your kitchen renovation journey! Your attention to detail and the thoughtfulness you put into each decision really paid off. The before-and-after photos are truly impressive – your new kitchen looks both stylish and functional. I particularly appreciate the emphasis you placed on sustainability and eco-friendliness throughout the process. It’s inspiring to see how you were able to create a beautiful space while also being mindful of the environment. Thanks for sharing your experience and tips – I’m sure they’ll be helpful to anyone considering a kitchen renovation of their own.

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    1 year ago

    It looks great!
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  48. Rose Chandler
    1 year ago

    Great job on the kitchen makeover! Your determination and efficiency are truly impressive. It’s amazing that you managed to complete the project so quickly, allowing you to keep your kitchen supplies boxed up until the cabinets were ready. Painting the cabinets can be a tedious and time-consuming task, but your efforts paid off. The addition of the glossy top coat was a brilliant decision, giving your cabinets a beautiful finish. Your choice of a marble-like countertop paint also turned out well, despite the minor issue with the glossy top coat.

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  49. Mica
    1 year ago

    I would love to cook in your aesthetic kitchen. Just wow!

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  50. Mehu
    1 year ago

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    1 year ago

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    1 year ago

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  53. TheMasterCleanGroup
    1 year ago

    This is fantastic! We’re getting ready to paint our kitchen cabinets after our first year in our new house!

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    12 months ago

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    12 months ago

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    12 months ago

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    11 months ago

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    11 months ago

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  61. Afsana
    11 months ago

    he author’s enthusiasm shines through in sharing their swift kitchen makeover journey, encompassing painting cabinets, selecting fixtures like brass knobs, and transforming countertops with marble-like paint. The collaborative effort and resourcefulness, along with attention to detail, make for an inspiring and successful renovation story that adds a fresh touch to their rental apartment’s kitchen space.

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    10 months ago

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    9 months ago

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