The Kitchen: Part 1

I’ve been working on a lot of small DIY projects  around the house and wanted to share some of the work I’ve done on the kitchen. I’m planning to make this into a three-part post so today I want to focus on the beginning of the project. We purchased our home when it was in the beginning stages of construction in 2009 and so we had a lot of say in terms of appliances, light fixtures, carpet and other flooring, and the exterior color. I’ve always really loved our house but we’re finally getting around to turning it into a “home”. Here are a couple of “before” pictures of the kitchen (The only ones I could find were from C’s 1st birthday party so you’ll have to excuse the decorations):

We were lucky that we didn’t have to do anything with our kitchen but we really wanted to bring some color and some sort of backsplash into the room. What I wanted, and would still really like to have whenever it happens to fall within our budget, is this:

Due to budget restraints we had to go in a different, more cost efficient, route and so I thought it might be fun to do a chalkboard backsplash. We’re a young family and we have a toddler in the house…why not?! We went with a beautiful shade of dark purple on two of the walls and are really happy with the results:

The chalkboard paint is something that can be purchased for less than $15 dollars at any hardware store (I purchased mine from Home Depot). Including paint and materials, I spent under $50 for this portion of the kitchen makeover. Tomorrow, in Part II, we’ll talk about our kitchen table (because it did not look that adorable when we bought it). Until then…

What’s the one room in your house you most want to give a facelift?

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