A Bright and Cheery Farmhouse Kitchen Update For Under $20

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Project by: Ashlea
Location: Red Deer — Alberta, Canada

We purchased a 1940s farmhouse complete with just about original everything. While our little home was big on charm, it was also big on orange, lacquered wood trim, doors, floors and cabinets. Our dated kitchen cabinets were cute, but the swan and fruit basket decals weren’t quite our thing.

With just a $17 quart of paint and an afternoon and evening of painting, our kitchen was transformed from dark and dated to bright and cheery. I switched out four of the cabinet pulls and the kitchen now has a sweet farmhouse vibe that we love.

I had been intimidated by the idea of painting cabinets, but it was so much easier than expected. Because I didn’t have many cabinets to paint I decided to choose a color for the upper cabinets, and I am so glad I did.

Budget: Less than $20

Color: Marina Isle, Behr Paint

Project Time: About 5 hours

Process: Gently Sanded Doors and Cabinet Boxes, Wiped Clean, Painted with 2 coats of Paint/Primer in one Flat Paint

Source List:

  • Clock, White Vase, Green Breadbox, Striped Rug: IKEA
  • Four Upper Cabinet Pulls: Target
  • Double Topiary: Homesense (Canada)

Thanks, Ashlea! You can see more of this project on This Mamas Dance.

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