After what feels like many teasers on Instagram stories I am so excited to finally be sharing this with you! What I was hoping would be a quick week night DIY turned into a few weeks because well, at 8pm I didn’t always feel like heading to the garage to sand, paint, sand, paint and finding free time during the day wasn’t really easy. I mean is finding free time ever easy when you have kids? So finding the time to complete the kids kitchen renovation wasn’t easy to say the least. But hey it’s done now and that’s all that matters right?
I never really thought that I would be giving Hazels little pink kitchen a renovation but after our recent move(s) it was needed. As I was setting it up in our new house I made the comment to one of our friends that it was looking rather banged up. Between the two moves and just everyday play from the kids it was starting to show some wear. Let’s face it kids are not gentle with anything and the paint was bound to start chipping at some point. Our friend suggested that I paint it and I simply said yea I guess and moved on. Well a few days later I caught myself staring at it while sipping my coffee and said that’s it I’m doing it. Of course before I set out to do any work I checked with the Hazel and she was game for it as long as I included a few of her requests.
1. It had to have gold on it. Lots and lots of gold.
2. There had to be some blue on it.
So that night I stripped it down and got to work sanding and priming it. We were going to turn our Bubble Gum pink kitchen into something fun and modern. I had a vision in my head and with the help of my hubby it came to life.
We painted the kitchen with chalk paint, the fridge was painted Serenity Blue and the rest of the kitchen Linen White. All the hardware including the phone, burners and sink were painted gold. We added a backsplash to the kitchen using a piece of scrap plywood. I painted it white and decorated it with leftover gold heart wall decals from her last room. I gave her the option of tiles or hearts and she said hearts! We also added some hardware to the kitchen. A little row of hooks was added to the backsplash to hang utensils as well as a towel bar was added to the side for tea towels. All sprayed gold of course. The final finishing touch and probably my favourite is the marble counter top. We wrapped the counters with a gray and white marple print vinyl, giving it a faux marble look. And I must say the counter looks amazing, kind of makes me a bit jealous to be honest.
Are you ready for it?
So what do you think of the kids kitchen renovation? Does it give you the urge to make some upgrades to your kids toys? Don’t forget to pin it for later!