Demo Day: Updating Our 50-Year-Old Kitchen

After 5 years in our “fixer upper” home, we finally had the funds and guts to take on our 1973 kitchen. Definitely Chip + Jo style! We did most of the work ourselves, learning from YouTube videos and making many trips to Lowe’s. This has been our hardest DIY project to date but I have never been more proud.

They say the kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s certainly true in our house since I do most of the cooking and baking. Creating is my happy place. And now I’ve finally got a space I can’t wait to show off when we entertain.

Complete with a matching mustard yellow sink and oven, here’s a look at the before.

VoilĂ ! Literally everything has been updated and I can’t stop staring at it. It’s crazy how paint, new fixtures, hardware and backsplash can change a whole space.

The whole renovation took a little over a couple months with the process of ordering countertops and painting cabinets. We were able to knock out the backsplash, hardware and light fixtures over a weekend.

We definitely learned a lot throughout the process and leaned a lot on YouTube videos and wine. Here’s a few of our products we highly recommend for a kitchen renovation:

Projects like these make me so thankful I have a man who loves me enough to take on this mess. Lots of long days and nights and learning new things together.

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