Kitchen Redo

February 4th, 2009 in member junk     
junkismystyle junkismystyle, member
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I'm still in the process of redoing my kitchen...I couldn't afford to gut the cabinets, so I decided to paint and add wallpaper to the doors. Yes, this is wallpaper that is textured and made to look like beadboard. I think its turning out pretty good...

The center island has my stove top on it, I'm still waiting for the $$ to get granite, my husband made the free-standing island from old legs and pine shelving, we bought the butcher block top from IKEA for around $90. it comes in different lengths and we needed the 96 inch top and it just fit!

The trim was already on my cabinet doors, I just added the wallpaper in the insets, painted and glazed. I've had this on my island for 2years now, and it's held up very well. of course its okay if it gets a little more distressed as time goes on! I seal everything with 2-3 coats of an polycrylic sealant.

I'm not sure how well it would do on your doors, I also had considered that myself. You can buy this kid of wallpaper on-line from Gramham and Brown or at Lowe's, it cost about $35 to 40 a double roll.


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Comments (26)

stgatter writes: What you've done to your kitchen is exactly what I would like to do to mine. Would you share the paint and glaze colours you used? Posted: 1:58 pm on December 13th
marjoycek writes: I LOVE your kitchen! I would have never believed that was wallpaper! We recently redid the outside walls of a closet in one of our bedrooms,and that looks just like the beadboard we used. I imagine it was much cheaper and easier,too. Great job! Posted: 12:38 am on July 20th
bikergirl writes: My kitchen has been striped and just primed for almost 3 years, hadnt found any idea what to do with it untill this came along. I had went to Lowes to find the wallpaper but they only had green/red no white, if you have any left is there a maker or number i can give to them to find for the wallpaper. Again you did a great job and its beautiful! Posted: 9:57 am on April 7th
junkismystyle writes: Thank you all so much for the nice compliments!
I really had a great time redoing my kitchen....still waiting on granite..hopefully soon..Hey greencolleen, I use a mixture of wood glue and wallpaper paste for the wallpaper to stick to the cabinets, I did repaint the hinges...every one had to be remove! I filled in the holes with wood putty for the old hardware and bought new ones for a more authentic look. You can do this! It really was easy and you'll be surprised at the results. Just go for it..you can always start over..it's only paint and paper...that's the great thing about it..you can't mess up! Posted: 6:18 pm on March 12th
greencolleen writes: this is my 1st post, love love love what you did! did i say loved it???? great idea i have a toy hauler [ trailer] and the cabinets just stink.... soooo im going to do this :). just have to figure out how to glue the wallpaper to the cabinets not wood. we redid our kitchen few yrs back did the wood counter too like that, but actually had to get new cabinets mine were actually falling apart. and i wanted drawers and pull outs.
question did you paint the hinges or replace them?? also did you do a glaze over everthing to get that great finish? Posted: 1:42 pm on March 12th
ClassyLadyJen writes: Wow. What a good job. That is some cool wallpaper. It fooled me. Posted: 10:02 am on February 24th
grneyz writes: What a wonderul redo! You did such fabulous job!! I not believe that is wallpaper I would of never guessed if you din't mention it!
Kudosto you and your fabulous new kitchen!
Posted: 1:17 pm on February 10th
redoer writes: I just found Junkmarket and registered just to comment on your kitchen! I cannot believe that is wallpaper--it looks just great. You are doing a wonderful job!! I want to try this in my ugly laundry room. thanks! Posted: 11:37 pm on February 7th
AtticusFinch writes: What a wonderful transformation. And looks like a great place to gather with family and friends. Posted: 11:43 am on February 7th
georgiamoon writes: Simply amazing. What else can you say about a transformation so very well done. Great ideas and super installation.It looks Fantastic! Georgia Posted: 5:03 pm on February 5th
italianpeasant writes: THOSE LOOK GREAT, AS I DID THE SAME THING YOU DID ONLY WITH BEADBOARD CUT TO FIT, LOOKS THE SAME :) I ALSO DID MY FRIDGE IN IT, SO YOU MAY DECIDE TO DO THAT ALSO :) Posted: 5:03 pm on February 5th
MimiToria writes: Thanks for adding the 3 extra pictures to your post. They really add alot and help with giving us the overall feel of your project. Love it!
Gretchen Posted: 12:41 pm on February 5th
SweetMelissa writes: Oooh...I have cupboard envy! You did a wonderful job and made your kitchen feel so inviting. (does this make it easier to come up with ideas for dinner?!) Posted: 10:56 pm on February 4th
junkermidge writes: Nice job on this kitchen. What a great way to reuse existing kitchen cabinets. They look great!

Midge Posted: 9:05 pm on February 4th
irishrovr writes: It looks so authentic! Never would have guessed it was wallpaper! Top job!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 9:00 pm on February 4th
CottageElements writes: Wow, what a great kitchen redo! Who would have thunk you used wallpaper to achieve this. Awesome job!

Lani Posted: 6:02 pm on February 4th
junkfestgirl writes: What a gorgeous transformation! You would never know that was wallpaper! Thanks for sharing the source. Posted: 5:13 pm on February 4th
junkfestgirl writes: What a gorgeous transformation! You would never know that was wallpaper! Thanks for sharing the source. Posted: 5:12 pm on February 4th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is beautiful! Your husband did an amazing job on the island too.

Thanks for sharing.
Candy Posted: 4:24 pm on February 4th
SHABBYPATTY writes: very cool! you must lose weight every time you cross your kitchen!!!!!!! its huge! Posted: 4:08 pm on February 4th
karlae writes: Love what you have done. I'm going shopping for wallpaper and trying this in my bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration. Posted: 4:08 pm on February 4th
kally writes: this is lovely.
Do you think that wallpaper would work on big doors, like the one to the bedroom.

We have hideous old cheap wood doors with holes in them. Replacing them costs quite a bit at this point, sow sould the walpaper work this way do you think? Posted: 3:41 pm on February 4th
MimiToria writes: Say would you mind photographing and sharing your center island next? We are considering taking out our table from our kitchen and adding on in ours, and I'd love to see what you've done. It looks very cool. Thanks!
Gretchen Posted: 2:46 pm on February 4th
plumberdaughter writes: Wow that is absolutely beautiful! Did you add trim to the doors or where they inset to begin with? I love the paint finish. Posted: 2:46 pm on February 4th
MimiToria writes: Unbelievable!!!!! This is so awesome of a makeover. I'm in awe, literally. Way to go. Can you give more details? I wonder how it will wear over time?
I've got great oak cabinets, but they are from the late 1980's and could use some sprucing up. We've toyed with painting them, but the thought of it all has been overwhelming, but when you see awesome results such as this, it makes a person think again.
Thanks for the inspiration. Your kitchen is gorgeous!
Gretchen Posted: 2:45 pm on February 4th
Junkpony writes: That is absolutely great, it's turning out beautiful - beadboard is one of my favorites, I had no idea they made wallpaper like that - think of all the possibilities. Great job! Posted: 1:46 pm on February 4th
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