(Relatively) quick and easy kitchen update with new paint and new hardware

The kitchen update has taken a lot longer than we thought it would. That is all on the ridiculous amount of time it took to take down all that wallpaper.

Here is a reminder pic of what it looked like before:

Very 90s kitchen
The kitchen before we got started on updates.

In progress

Here are a few in progress photos:

Wallpaper partially down and priming in progress
Top layer of wallpaper is off! And priming is in progress.
Partially updated kitchen
Took a break after painting the soffit to work on the bedrooms.

We tentatively plan on doing a full kitchen remodel in the next 5 years. We didn’t want to make any drastic changes to the kitchen when we plan to tear out all of it so soon. And I say tentatively because this kitchen is surprisingly functional for one that’s so small. We didn’t like the color of the kitchen cabinets, the cabinet hardware, or the wallpaper, though, so we made a bunch of cosmetic changes.

We got some fairly plain brushed satin nickel cabinet hardware from Home Depot. I think they’re these ones. Like I said, we plan to tear it all out fairly soon, so we went with something simple and cheap. And they look pretty great.

And here it is (mostly) done!

Mostly updated kitchen
New hardware and new paint!

Next steps

We still have some touching up to do. We painted the cabinet doors in the basement since it was too cold to do it in the garage. The lighting down there isn’t very good so there are quite a few places that need to be touched up. The upper cabinets in particular need touching up since the paint color isn’t that much darker than the primer.

We also left the rest of the window to be painted when it’s warm enough outside to crack the window while we paint it.

And those bananas sitting on the counter are now ripe enough to make my favorite banana bread recipe.┬áSo that’s happening today or tomorrow.

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