The Kitchen

It’s hard to blog when you do not have internet!! We signed up with AT & T and are still waiting!! I wish I could say I’ve been slacking off, but that is not the case. I have been a mad woman unpacking, organizing, and simplifying our life. We have moved in and unpacked in phases. Each phase we get rid of tons of stuff. It has taken a long time to go through everything we own and make it work at Nellie Mae. We had a yard sale and now I am happy to say we are about 96% done with the house. We have crappy details left. Like here is a secret, below in the pics half my knobs are not on the cabinets. It’s not perfect, but neither are we =)

Here is the kitchen!!

Also, an update on our budget. The grand total of the renovation so far is $19,000. We will finish and stay right under $20,000. We are $5,000 over what we thought, but its not bad for basically rebuilding and entire house. Plus we are fencing in a large portion of the 1 acre lot. The HVAC system is what put us over a little, but a brand new system installed by my man is worth every penny to me =) It’s unbelievable to me how you can stretch that amount of money.

Kitchen breakdown:

Pot rack – $20, craigslist

Cabinets- $25 each, craigslist = $250 total = ridiculousness

Countertops- $25 each per slab = $50, Lowes clearance

Appliance package- $795, craigslist

Kitchen sink/ faucet/ detachable sprayer on faucet- $60, craigslist

Tile- $70

Recessed lighting- $15, Yard Sale

I pretty much love our whole kitchen is under $1500. In the words of Usher, O.M.G.  Thank you Craigslist.

Here are the before and after pics of the kitchen!




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3 Responses to The Kitchen

  1. Beth Stewart says:

    Wow, Jen! I couldn’t wait to see more. It is AMAZING what you have done with a TON of hard work, HEAPS of faith, and a good measure of risk taking. Bravo!

  2. Jessica Willis says:

    The kitchen looks GREAT!!! Love it!

  3. Cecilia says:

    Looks great, it’s amazing how far she’s come!

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