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personalized gifts for him for birthday Our Budget Kitchen Makeover REVEAL ~ Part 2 pillow covers farmhouse
Updated: 2020-02-26 17:23

Alrighty friends, are you ready for part 2 of our budget kitchen makeoverreveal?! Let me give you fair warning that this post is photo heavy. Get comfortable :)

Hopefully you have already checked out Part 1 of the reveal and learned how we approached our budget kitchen makeover {short version is we pretty much painted EVERYTHING, including our kitchen cabinets without sanding or priming}.

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And, if you are curious about where I purchased certain things, you can check out the full source list for the kitchen hereor scroll to the end of this post.

I love what we did and showed you in part 1, but I am most excited about part 2 of the reveal :) I am not going to lie, you are about to see my favorite parts of the kitchen :)

The most important part of our budget kitchen makeoverwas to create a useable eat-in kitchen area. Before we started, the designated eat-in area was crowded with cabinets and a “;not my style”; chandelier. There just wasn't room for a large enough table to accommodate our family of four. Here's a reminder of what we started with in the second half of the kitchen.

If you have been following our budget kitchen makeoverpersonalized gifts for him for birthday, you know that we removed those upper cabinets and moved the base cabinets over to the other side of the kitchen. BEST DECISION EVER! It freed up so much floor space and allowed us to create our stunning herringbone plank wall {which we upcyled from an ugly old fence}.

And NOW, with our herringbone plank wall serving as the backdrop to our eat-in-area, we have a table and chairs! We are loving ourDIY industrial pipe table {tutorial can be found here} and fabulous industrial metal chairs.

I FRIGGIN LOVE how my “;eat & drink”; letters look on the herringbone plank wall!

Now, turning our attention to the OTHER side of the eat-in-area, allow me to introduce you to our fun and functional chalkboard wall where the base cabinets now reside. LOVE this area. The door you see leads to our garage. This is the door we use 95% of the time, so having the cabinets right there is so convenient for placing bags, etc. that we either need to grab on our way out OR to drop off when we walk in. You can read all about my tutorial for painting your kitchen cabinets without losing your mind here.

It also provides the perfect place to display Attley and Avery's artwork and it features one of my favorite lines from one of our favorite Zac Brown Band song {Highway 20 Ride}. We also hung our calendar, which helps us remember what we are doing from one day to the next. I also created a “;frame”; where we can write things that we need to remember.

{You may have noticed holes in the ceiling in the eat-in-area–;see the photo below} :) That's because we removed the old, ugly chandelier, but had not yet replaced it when I took these photos. Don't worry, you'll get that lighting update soon!

And because I love the industrial lights over our island SO MUCH {which you probably read all about in Part 1 of the reveal}, I can't help but share another photo of them :) If you want them for yourself, you can find them HERE at Target!

Now I have to talk a little bit about the decorative touches, because that's kind of the fun part. I hung this typography map that I am totally obsessed with {I made it myself! You can find the tutorial here}. Above it, I hung a street sign from Joe's childhood backyard :) It's a nice, sentimental touch.

And I adore my vertical succulent “;garden.”; It makes me happy!

Whew! Told you…;.lots of photos. And before I head out, I am going to leave you with a couple of before and after comparison shots {as usual}!

And now for the source list, with photo legends :)

These beauties came from Target and are only $22.99 each!

1. All of the faux succulents and plastic wall pots {Bygel containers–;only $.99 each!} came from Ikea. These are currently available! That said, I know many of you don't live near Ikea, but you might be able to order them online.

2. You guys…;.that fabulous owl came from Urban Outfitters and is no longer available :( I have searched high and low for one like it and have come up with two alternatives for you. The first one I love–;it is from Anthropologie, but it is pricey at $68.00. The second one is from Urban Outfitters and is $12.99. The third one is from Target and is $29.99–;it could easily be painted to mimic the one in my kitchen. I actually LOVE the one from Target and plan to order it for myself to put somewhere!

3. The “;eat & drink”; letters came from Viva Terra years ago. They are made from misprinted cans and we originally hung them in our old house in their original form, so all the print was visible. We spray painted them orange for this kitchen and I love the look. There are tons of good options to replicate this typography art, including these AMAZING galvanized metal letters that are available right now. Of course, you can check out how we created that herringbone plank wall for FREE right here.4. Ahhhh, I am soooo in love with my mugs from Bambeco. Turns out a lot of you are, too! Well, these are still available and you can purchase them for yourself :) Finally, some good news in the accessories department :)

Here's the scoop, I found my poster at a RANDOM store, but you can order it at GreatBigCanvas.comand then created my own art canvas with it. You can see the full tutorial of how I made it here.

What's your favorite part of our budget kitchen makeover? Ifyou are curious about where I purchased certain things, you can check out the full source list for the rest of the kitchen here. What is the most surprising part? What other ideas do you have for making over a kitchen on a budget?

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