Do you have an ugly kitchen, because we sure did at our Moss Street House.

The kitchen boasted orange finger painted swirls for a backsplash, never before washed wooden cabinets, as well as beautiful lino circa 1980.

moss street kitchen before

Though ugly, the layout worked and we wanted to prove that you don’t need a ton of cash to give your kitchen a stylish update.  By pairing wallet friendly ideas and products with creative DIY ideas we were able to make this kitchen shine.

moss street kitchen after

The cabinets were solid and so we gave them a coat of paint and added new hardware.  We removed the cabinet above the sink to provide a break and add some visual interest by displaying some of our favourite pots.  The counter tops were replaced with a nice-looking Arborite and a clean modern square sink.  The backsplash was a simple subway tile finished with a grey grout.  The legs on the butcher block island were also painted to match the lower cabinetry.  My favourite component of the kitchen was our decision to create a ‘custom’ look by extending the cabinetry and finishing with a crown moulding.  We simply painted the wall inside which gave the illusion the cabinetry was custom.  Perhaps the best part was ripping up the lino only to discover beautiful unfinished fir floors which were stained to match the rest of the house.

Cabinets – $0.00 The paint was actually our exterior house paint and the bottom blue was our dining room paint.  (We actually ran out of the blue and took a risk with the green)

Hardware – $40.00  Basic hardware in a black bronze finish

Countertops – $250.00  We chose to go with a Carrara Marble imitation.

Backsplash – $0.00 leftover material from the bathroom project

Sink – $200.00

Faucet- $50.00 (on sale)

*not included was a basic stainless steel package in which we replaced the hood fan, dishwasher stove and fridge.*

moss kitchen

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