DIY Kitchen Makeover | Budget Kitchen DIY Remodel | Painted Cabinets | Before & After

๐Ÿ’™DIY Kitchen Makeover Reveal | Before & After
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This project took TIME and PATIENCE. It took me about a total of 4 months to complete it. I did lots of prior research and paint testing about the products and process I should use to paint my cabinets. You will find tons of posts on Pinterest with titles such as “PAINT YOUR CABINETS WITHOUT SANDING” or “NO PRIMING NEEDED.” But the reality is, if you want a good finish, proper adherence, and longevity, priming and at least some sanding are absolutely crucial. I tested out both chalk and milk paints on my cabinets, and the coverage was not that great since the surfaces were so dark. Using either one of the products would have cost me significantly more in price and not save me much on time.

Everyone has different experiences and opinions, but this is what I have determined and the process that worked for me!


– Lightly sanded on inside of cabinets with sanding sponges
– Cleaned all surfaces with a microfiber cloth and Krud Kutter – this stuff works wonders.


– Put down 3 coats of Gripper Primer by Glidden using a small foam roller and foam brushes for corners.
– Sanded before top coat with an orbital disk sander, 220 grit – I purchased my sander specifically for this project and I have used it SO MUCH since. I can’t believe I ever lived without it.


– Put down 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Advance in satin finish, untinted. This is the some of the best paint I’ve ever worked with and can’t recommend it enough for painting cabinets.


– Since I was unable to find replacement handles that fit properly, I filled previous holes with wood filler and used pulls instead.
– Amazon is BY FAR the best bang for your buck as far as cabinet hardware goes.
– My original hinges were in terrible shape, but they were a very old style that is discontinued, so I ordered replacement ones from a specialty retailer. They only came in an antiqued brass color, so I spray painted them. The paint adhered well and gave an ok finish, but I have had some scraping and chipping from the friction. I wouldn’t suggest spray painting hinges if you can avoid it.


– All walls were patched from bad cracks and damage, then painted.
– All new and old trim work was caulked, primed with Glidden Gripper if new, and given 2-3 coats of Behr’s Premium Plus Ultra Semi Gloss Enamel, untinted.
WALL PAINT COLOR: Wheat Bread by Behr in eggshell finish


– Previous flooring was a glued on vinyl tile. We chose to tear out before installing new flooring because it was in bad and uneven condition.
– New flooring is a plank vinyl.
– Everything I read about plank vinyl floors is that it can be installed right over a subfloor. In my case, I should have laid down an underlayment (I said subfloor in the video, which is incorrect). I think it would have created a better final result.
– I have mixed feelings about this product. It did not cut easily with a carpet knife, as indicated in the instructions, and it has already scuffed and marked.


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  1. Moe Willis on July 7, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Super nice. Iโ€™d just paint the countertops to a gray quartz look.

  2. Rashmi Mohan on July 7, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Great work…

  3. Tabitha Leslie on July 7, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Your remodel reminded me of mine. We had an old double oven in an island that leaked gas, so I had to keep the valve closed. When I cleaned it, I’d feel a tingle of electricity. I painted my cabinets as well, but eventually replaced them because of poor configuration. I hated to let them go because they were solid and study. Your improvement is beautiful and I love the colors you chose (probably because they’re similar to mine). Fantastic job!

  4. Tri Indanah on July 7, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Like ur video… iam anna from indonesia….

  5. Vilma Carmona on July 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Great job !! It looks a million times better.

  6. Revonda on July 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    You did a great job a low budget. Congratulations. I was looking for a remodel that thousands of dollars weren’t spent. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Teresa Watson on July 7, 2020 at 3:53 pm


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  9. Liis L on July 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    aw you made it look so bland

  10. Bilingual Margarita on July 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Well done. Hard work does pay off โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  11. nomomrnyeguy on July 7, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    That wall color in your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! Wow! <3, I plan on doing the same to my kitchen, I heard alkad type paint is better on wood cabinets vs latex, and is it necessary for you to sand before you prime? Also could you please tell me the exact planks and colored you use for your flooring? I like the looks of it. Great job!

  12. Wander Woman on July 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    They make scrapers with long handles that would have made that so much easier…

  13. Jennifer Austin on July 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    I like it! You should paint your counter tops, thereโ€™s so many cool things that can be done!

  14. Julianna Styles on July 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Awesome makeover, LOVE your ideas!ย 
    I JUST shared my KITCHEN MAKEOVER on a tight BUDGET!
    We literally saved HUNDREDS by DIYing!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Stela Martins on July 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Linda… perfeita! Parabens!!!

  16. Veronika on July 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    very well done!!!

  17. Anita Hardin on July 7, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Great makeover๐Ÿ‘

  18. Elaine Partridge on July 7, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Well done it looks beautiful x

  19. Vanilla on July 7, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    wow!! so cute and look clean and shine ๐Ÿ˜I just want to suggest two things you can use white silicone on the edge of your marble and you can use lemon salt with water and brush between tiles useing toothbrush ๐Ÿ˜

  20. Joseph Montoya on July 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I have a question on your salt and pepper shakers. Do you have a problem with the little black ring coming off around the grinder part? If you fixed the problem how?

  21. Vanessa S on July 7, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Did she say crudcutter? Whats that?

  22. DEL MAR on July 7, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    How did the floors hold up?

  23. crista gutierrez on July 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    I liked it better before

  24. Aduke T on July 7, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    You did a wonderful job! LOOKS GREAT!

  25. BitchOnWheelz on July 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Very nice job! I love that you took the time to show how to PROPERLY prep n paint! ๐Ÿ‘

  26. MRA on July 7, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Very nice job. Your kitchen layout is exacly like mine. Gives me some vision.

  27. Sighz on July 7, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Itโ€™s beautiful but how u cut wodden pieces for floor so properly?

  28. Janeliz31 on July 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    0:53 ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†the pans in the window!

  29. Chantay Van Der Heever on July 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    This looks almost like the same layout kitchen mr kate’s done!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  30. ivonne larancuent on July 7, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I love it wow it’s amazing

  31. maJOY tagapan on July 7, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Wow its so amazing..๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  32. Critic Watcher on July 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Brown kitchen cabinets always makes a kitchen seem darker than it is. Amazing transformation.

  33. Baby MeenGhukz Channel on July 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm
  34. Lynn Coffey on July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    But the before looked better… the white kithen is super dated and bland

  35. Joseph Montoya on July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Wow big difference once you put the white primer on. Love the old ovens in the wall.

  36. Judy Cindrich Myers on July 7, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    home decor?

  37. Amanda Oak Ince on July 7, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Wow what a transformation. Your kitchen looks beautiful. That’s real DIY budget kitchen. Great Job๐Ÿ‘ x

  38. MARIA FELIX on July 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Wow!!! Just with a cot of paint it makes a huge difference.

  39. Carol Ann Rompca on July 7, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Usually when you install a fit together plank floor a very thin roll out foam is put down first for the floor to sit on

  40. Richard Shultz on July 7, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    a little late now for future reference you should always have your floor tile tested for asbestos specially when it’s that old

  41. JE Decker on July 7, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Great job! Thank you about being honest on installing the plank floor! Sometimes, DIY people make it look effortless when in fact, it can be challenging!

  42. Her 86m2 on July 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I also just madeover our kitchen <3
    Although it’s far from perfect – ours is a rental one so there are a lot of things that we are not allowed to change, we’re happy with what we have achieved, especially considering the budget of 400 Euros!

  43. Just IVZ on July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Nice one! Please do subscribe my channel also.. Thanks๐Ÿ˜˜

  44. Monique N. Johnson on July 7, 2020 at 4:38 pm


  45. Lana's Funhouse on July 7, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    The kitchen is beautiful. What color paint is the cabinets and the wall above the cabinet?

  46. Susana paola Sanchez medina on July 7, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Hermoso todo, pero en los costados de la campana no estaban pintadas los laterales de los muebles, pero hermoso, me encantรณ

  47. Laura X on July 7, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    I like everything except the knobs of the cabinets

  48. Eden S on July 7, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I just want to say- Thank you for painting the insides of the cabinets too๐Ÿ˜ญ

  49. Diane Lavoie on July 7, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    You did a fantastic job. When I sold my one bedroom apartment I painted the inside of my cupboards, recaulked the bathtub, recarpeted the whole place with good quality carpet, repainted the balcony and the entire apartment. Then I rented a storage unit and packed everything I didn’t need for immediate use and staged every inch of that little apartment. My friends told me I was crazy to spend so much time and money, not to mention energy. Well, the place sold in 3 days for $12,000 more than other apartments for sale in the same building. I got a whole lot more back than I put into it. Good for you, Miss Annie A meticulous job always makes sense, and often money.

  50. Liz Cedillo on July 7, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I think I’d go with a spray gun since there so many angles, coverage and costs. Would just make things a bit easier on the labor.
    Great idea for the hanging pot racks. They look nice there.

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