Lowe’s challenged me this month to refresh my kitchen. Well my kitchen is older, so there was plenty we could do to freshen it up.

First up the cabinets. The finish had turned cloudy on most of the doors and was wearing off in places. The cabinets were showing 40 plus years of wear. The cabinet handles were also dated.

Since new cabinets are not in our budget we did two budget friendly fixes —paint and new hardware. We gave the cabinets a couple coats of dark gray paint. This is a process, but totally doable with patience. We used a paint sprayer to get a really smooth professional finish and sanded between layers. Sleek new handles finished the cabinets off!

New hardware is a great way to update your kitchen

Our tile was also showing its age and I have been eyeing those glass tiles so we decided to replace our tile backsplash. Lowe’s has a great photo tutorial that we followed. How to tile a kitchen backsplash

So here is our freshened up kitchen.

Does your kitchen need a refresh?

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Disclosure, Lowe’s provided me with a gift card for supplies.


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  1. I absolutely love the transformation. Could you please share the exact paint color and whether or not you used gloss, matte or semigloss. Thank you so much!!!!

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  3. This is incredible! Thank you for your post, your creativity and handy work worked magic on these cabinets, such a fresh, modern appeal!

  4. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  5. Hi Brenda, We used regular wall paint for the cabinets. The paint sprayer is worth the investment. We bought it at Harbor Freight It is their 33 oz. Household Low Volume, Low Pressure Spray Gun
    Central Pneumatic – item #92841 Keep your eye open for coupons. We bought it on sale for around $10.00

  6. I love your new look!! We re-created a vintage inspired kitchen mixing old and new for our project- would have loved to do a backsplash out of tiles! Awesome job!!

  7. Your kitchen makeover is amazing! Love the finish product. great choice of colour and tiles design.

  8. Wow! Your kitchen is so beautiful!! You did a great job Cindy! Do you have any ideas for an office? I want to redo our office!

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