You all know I had professional carpenters do almost all the work for our kitchen right?
The entire concept and design was definitely mine and there were some DIY's that we did for the kitchen that I think, though simple, added to the over-all feel and beauty to our kitchen.

1) Adding Gold Metal Screen to the Pantry Cabinets

Probably the project we did with the most impact in this kitchen. Actually, I had a lot of help with the cutting since I was afraid of cutting metal ( one of the carpenters did that part for me).

$29/ sheet at Menards
same metal sheet I used for my JEWELRY ORGANIZER
We then 'glued' it to the cabinet using Silicone ( the kind you use for the bathroom or tile). I did not use permanent glue since I wasn't sure if I was gonna keep this look forever, so I wanted something that would not cause damage to the  original cabinet finish.

You can't really see the silicone unless your really close to the cabinet
The drawers didn't need the silicone since the pulls kept the grids in place.

2) Gift-wrap Cabinet Backing Revamp

 I told you I was gonna use gift-wrap! And most of you guessed it right! 
I used Hallmark Gold wrapping paper (x2) on all the backing of the glass cabinets. 
Cut foam board first then attached the wrapping paper. 

Again, I used foam board to protect the actual cabinets, and for easy switcheroo if I want to change the color scheme again!

My dad helped me a lot on this one. Actually, he did all the work under my 'supervision'! ;-)

See? Isn't my dad awesome?!

3) Spray-painting

This is one DIY I did myself.
First, I noticed with the new ceiling finish, the old cup lights looked, much older compared with the very bright white!

Actually, in person, looked yellowish already!

Instead of buying new cup light covers, I just spray painted it with satin nickel finish!

Painted one up top

I also spray-painted the outlet covers in the wall paper area with Caramel Latte (already had this color at home)

Spray-painted plastic too!

Our Old Ikea Bag holder

Spray-painted in Satin Nickel and now holding my Paper rolls!
And added some Metallic gold to the sides of this wall art

Adding a little bling to art

with gold metallic spray paint
Our old paper organizer (also from IKEA) in chalkboard paint...

now turned matte gold!

There's still so many more things to do in our new kitchen. And here's a list of what I hope to accomplish in the future:

1) Add Window treatments
2) Add some Art work in the Breakfast area
3) Find a suitable Coffee Station table or cart
4) Change the lighting in the breakfast area
5) Fix the mudroom

It's still quite a lot and hopefully, I can cross off a lot of stuff from this list soon!

Have a Great Week!


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