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Learn how I transformed an outdated and ugly kitchen into a trendy modern paradise for under $4500!
Day 1: Demo Day!
We ripped out the countertops, all the tile backsplash and the sink.
Day 2: We laid out the plywood which will support the new Chop Bloc countertops.
Day 3: If you’ve ever thought about tackling a tile project yourself, you should! It’s not terribly difficult and it’s very rewarding. So save yourself some money and Do-It-Yourself! Home Depot even has free classes and there a million and one tutorials online that can help guide you. You will need a tile saw or a grinder like the one I used in this video. I went with white subway tiles for a clean modern look. They were also inexpensive.
Day 4: Painting the cabinets!
I decided after a lot of thinking that I didn’t want Ikea cabinets. My cabinets were in good shape and I like the idea of knowing my kitchen is totally unique and not like every other remodeled kitchen out there. So I opted to sand, prime and repaint my cabinets. Prepping for painting takes a lot longer than actually painting. Apply two light coats and make sure to wear a mask or respirator!
Day 5: Countertops!
My ABSOLUTE favorite day! We finished installing the Chop Bloc mahogany countertops and they’re so smooth and perfect. I couldn’t believe how rich the colors were after I applied the mineral oil. It was amazing!
Disclaimer: I received a discount from Chop Bloc in exchange for producing one of three videos. I really love and highly recommend their butcher block products.