I’m a bit delayed in giving nitty-gritty detailed posts for Flip 6. Life is busy! I always get asked what I used, where I got, etc., so it’s easier to address all those questions in one post. If you recall, Flip 6 was purchased at an auction, and it was purchased sight unseen. In the world of high stakes auctions, I lucked out. It was merely a cosmetic transformation.
The cream laminate countertops were in good shape, as well as the cabinets and flooring. By throwing some lipstick (aka: paint) at this room and updated appliances, this room transformed overnight!
The kitchen is open to the living room, had fixtures that were in good enough shape that I opted to keep them. The cabinet pulls were mismatched and filthy, so I did ditch those. But overall, very little happened in this room. Luckily, the dishwasher was in good, clean working condition, so I salvaged that!
The biggest and most impactful change I made was having the cabinets painted. I debated between Rockport Gray (on the right) and Minimalist Gray (left). Rockport Gray is my standard greige, but I left it was too washed out against the cream tile. I wanted more contrast, so I chose Minimalist Gray. It was my first time using it, and I really love how it looks.
I didn’t get rid of the peninsula like I did at Flip 3. I felt like it didn’t intrude too much into the kitchen square footage, and it provided a possible breakfast bar area. I never paint cabinets myself, so my painted tackled the job for $500. I had planned to keep the cream tile backsplash, but upon closer inspection, I discovered they had painted it at some point and that paint on the tile was peeling. I didn’t want to tackle busting it out because the tile itself was in good shape. So I opted to cover it up.
You may remember from Flip 2 that I used Fasade panels to create a backsplash where one didn’t exist. Using different panels, I used the Fasade panels to adhere over the tile. The reason I opted to do this was because it creates a finished look, but if someone ever wants to remove them and repaint the existing or even bust it out to add another tile backsplash, they can. I adhered the panels with Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive (sponsored link). Just like with Flip 2, installation was very easy. Unlike with Flip 2, however, I chose a pattern that HAS to line up for it to look right…which proved to be a little difficult in parts. But overall, it was a pretty easy installation, and really only requires the ability to do the match and use tin snips.
As with Flip 4, I partnered with D. Lawless Hardware to upgrade the hardware on the existing cabinets. A little paint and some new hardware are game changers for older cabinets. I chose the Venetian Bronze 3″ pulls [sponsored post] to add some contrast in the kitchen, and I LOVE them. They have clean lines and slightly distressed finish which really adds some warmth to the space. One of the final updates was to remove the leaking faucet for a new one I scored on Amazon for around $50. When it comes to kitchen faucets, it pays to shop online!
The last task was to bribe my brother-in-law to install a new vent hood that I scored at Lowe’s for less than $40! And then we installed the new stove.
I might have gone with stainless appliances but since the dishwasher was in working condition, and it was white, I got appliances to match the existing dishwasher. And since the kitchen is so monochromatic, I think the white provides a nice pop.
After I got the kitchen done, it was time to stage! I wanted to bring in some pops of color to brighten up the space. I thought lime green was a good, cheery accent. I like to use fresh fruit in my staging, and I scored several other items at TJ Maxx and Walmart. This faux marble bowl was a $6 Walmart find!
With very little effort, this kitchen drastically changed! With the backsplash (less than $200), the $500 paint for the cabinets, the new stove (around $400), and the $40 vent hood, I was in and out of this kitchen for just over $1,100! I found this fun modern cow print at Walmart for $20 and couldn’t resist him for staging!
This kitchen looks refreshed and ready for meal making, right? And is it just me or is a sink underneath a window a selling point? I replaced the dull bulb with bright LEDs to add as much brightness to the room.
Some projects are difficult, some rooms really stress me out…but this kitchen was honestly a breeze. They aren’t always this easy!