$92.00 Kitchen Makeover, Re-use, Re-Purpose REBORN!

June 27th, 2012 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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Here are the Nightmare Before pictures. Burnt countertops, lathe and plaster hanging out all over, HUGE gawdy flowers, mising doors, and a Budget of $250.00!!!!  Re-use Re-purpose Queen on her way!!!!
And the Madeover semi panoramic view. Re-use of the old cupboards, left over old lumber, socks as paintbrushes to rub on finishes, leftover paints and drywall mud, and a total of $92.00 on new products ........ if you have the desire for a transformation in todays economy, and no desire to spend ridiculous amounts ..... it IS possible!!!!!
Old doors replaced with some junky old closet doors now turned into a chalkboard :)  And missing cupboard doors replaced with tid bit of scrap wood.
The bottom cupboards are all the same old doors, but I used a dremel to gouge out the lines to make it appear like planks of woods. On top of adding age by smashing the crud out if all with old chains and hammers! VERY therapeutic!
My favourite area! Old burlap from landscaping projects, sold the old dishwasher and waited patiently on the online classifieds for dirt cheap dishwasher ..... we eneded up having to shellout $20.00 extra for it after we sold the old one :)
Close up before and after countertops!  What a mess!  I used a product called FlexRock and some epoxy! This was all new product and 3/4 of our expense! Its typically used around pools and flooring, it did have directions for counters. It was a slow long process, but its ridiculous durability wa totally worth the wait and work!
Here are the Nightmare Before pictures. Burnt countertops, lathe and plaster hanging out all over, HUGE gawdy flowers, mising doors, and a Budget of $250.00!!!!  Re-use Re-purpose Queen on her way!!!!

Here are the Nightmare Before pictures. Burnt countertops, lathe and plaster hanging out all over, HUGE gawdy flowers, mising doors, and a Budget of $250.00!!!!  Re-use Re-purpose Queen on her way!!!!


Gasp in horror at the Befores! it's ok! We did!  With a budget of $250.00 and a grand total expense of $92.00 and a LOT of HARD work and re-use, re-purpose re-funk ....... we created our own spin off a designer kitchen display from a store that we would NEVER be able to afford to shop in :)  There are many amazing ways to get what you want at the price you want, your determination is the only thing holding you back!  You CAN Do - it - Yourself! And the sense of pride after is truly amazing!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Gypsy Barn.com
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Comments (12)

Stile writes: I love that this is an inexpensive way to rework my kitchen and keep that farmhouse look. I've been looking at ideas for reworking my kitchen cabinets for many years, and have encountered many great ideas - most are quite expensive. To be able to rework most of the kitchen channeling your ideas at considerably less expense is awesome. Posted: 4:04 pm on July 31st
GypsyBarn writes: I'll try and get some brighter photos. Sadly, the only window in the kitchen faces the neighbors brick wall .... 6 feet away, and it only gets morning sun. I'll have to brain storm. Posted: 12:15 pm on June 27th
CarolAnnie writes: Gypsy, that was awsome. I am proud of you! You got a great looking kitchen for nada, well, almost nada...and it is cute! You need brighter photos so we can see more details, especially that countertop, I am scheming on them...I have never understood someone who would spend $150,000 on a redo kitchen...I think they are nuts. Posted: 8:54 pm on January 5th
Junk_Newbie writes: I am inspired :)
~Heather Posted: 2:33 pm on December 27th
GypsyBarn writes: I forgot to mention in the process, that the backsplash is Paintable Wallpaper covered in leftover Epoxy from the counter top! Or maybe I did mention it and didn't read it. But that coffee pot is about to be put to use! Posted: 8:42 am on December 12th
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you everyone! It was a long tough job was totally worth it! The kids made gingerbread this weekend and after learning that you need to submerge the mixer in the batter when turning it on and off, we discovered the backsplash is beyond durable!!!!!!!! Posted: 8:40 am on December 12th
CottageElements writes: Wowzer! What a great transformation! Can't believe you only spent $92!

Lani Posted: 8:36 pm on December 11th
junkermidge writes: WOW!! You did an awesome job -- and in such a thrifty way! Woo Hoo! I especially love how you dealt with the missing doors. Pat yourself on the back!
Midge Posted: 5:28 pm on December 11th
MimiToria writes: Looks like your hard work, elbow grease and a lot of ingenuity paid off and you're thrilled with the results. That is a huge reward!
Way to go with the thriftiness and figuring out what you'd love to have and than revamping those plans with what you can afford.
Now sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor...
Posted: 8:15 am on December 9th
CleverJunk writes: I love your vision and your great work!!! Bravo!
Sherri Posted: 7:46 pm on December 8th
lady1880s writes: I love unique kitchens,right now We're remodeling our kitchen too.Love your ideas! Posted: 6:50 pm on December 8th
MossyLady writes: Mighty fine job! I love the barn affect on the upper cabinets. Posted: 11:45 am on December 8th
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