Our kitchen reno is a major project on our to-do list, but, realistically, it won’t see any action in the next 24 months. Saving up for our bathroom overhaul, making things clean and safe, and generally trying to get organized all take priority over the room we use the most. So… we’ve got plans to save a little of our sanity with a quick-fix kitchen project.
While our as-is kitchen is a little ugly (and small), the functionality really isn’t too bad. The cupboards are solid and a few surprises give the space a soft spot in our bleeding-for-a-reno hearts.
The built in cutting board & random space-for-sponges:
The built in spice rack:
The lazy Susan:
Our in-the-mean-time fix involves a lot of patching, sanding, priming, and paint. While we won’t be knocking out walls (yet), replacing counter tops (yet), pulling down the drop tile ceiling (yet), or ripping out the laminate floors (yet!), we can’t wait to bring our 70s cuisine into the present with some choice colours, upgraded hardware, and punchy pops of colour via some new accent pieces.
Here’s the beans on what we’re thinking colour wise. Like in our living and dining room, we’re opting for Para paints (it’s a favorite around here for quick and seamless coverage). Since we’re temporarily stuck with speckled laminite countertops, we’re opting to pull out two tones from the counter for our upper and lower cabinets. I love the Sarah Richardson line with Para, and am leaning towards Sunbeam (SR45) for the uppers and Jetstream (SR18) for the lowers. This is a light combo that will hopefully compliment that greys in the counter and bring out some of its warmer tones too.
What else is on our painting agenda? Here’s an mini list:
- All trim on the lower floor
- Exterior entry doorway
- Living room closet door
- Main stairwell & hallway
- Bathroom (FIRST BIG RENO!!)
- Bedrooms x 3
Basically… we’ll be painting the entire house as we swap our plaster for sheet rock and in a few cases to tide us over until larger renovations make their way to the top of the list.
Holy heck do we need some colour in this ugly ducking!