I have been wanting to remove the desk from my kitchen since the day we bought our home. At the time I would have never guessed that I would be the one doing a DIY kitchen makeover myself. Originally, I had planned to hire a contractor to do a complete kitchen renovation, but as you can imagine a complete remodel comes with not only the inconvenience of the kitchen being unusable during construction, but also a hefty price tag! According to Houzz.com the average kitchen remodel cost is a shocking $25,000, with US homeowners typically spending between $13,700 and $42,000! That is a lot of money and my creative brain knew I could make a huge difference at a fraction of the price that is budget friendly. So, I decided to update my kitchen by simply replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and changing the color of the cabinetry.
As a social media influencer, naturally, I wanted to share my DIY kitchen makeover journey along the way with others, so I decided to make my kitchen makeover journey part of the Fall 2022 One Room Challenge. I knew having the project timeframe set by One Room Challenge would push me to finish within a certain timeline. It’s sort of like knowing you have company coming to visit and you want to finish a project before their arrival. You’ll do whatever it takes to finish by a certain date. I am pleased to say that I met that deadline and in the process transformed my kitchen into that beautiful vision that I had carried around in my head for so long!
This is a photo of what the desk area (which is near the breakfast nook) looked like when we bought our home.
I knew that I wanted to make it look separate from the kitchen and more like a buffet and these are the steps that I took along the way to transform my kitchen desk into a beautiful tableside built-in buffet with cabinet doors and drawer fronts from Cabinet Now.
Now I’m trying to decide if I want to paint my countertop on the new buffet area like I did in my guest bathroom. Be sure to post a comment and let me know if you think I should paint the countertop or not.
Nov 25, 2022