Before & After: Amy's $200 Cocoa-Colored Kitchen Update

The Big Reveal


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Mobile, AL
United States
About my kitchen reveal:
Refreshed the black tile grout on the floor with white grout paint, as well as the yellow grout on the tile countertops and backsplash; stained the cabinets a java wood color; replaced the 1970s oven; and replaced the cabinet pulls and knobs.

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My best tip for a successful kitchen makeover:
The best changes aren't always expensive. I think the best change I made is painting the grout, which only cost $8. Other than the new oven, the entire project cost about $200 ($150 for the new knobs and pulls and $50 for grout paint and cabinet stain and topcoat).
My favorite meal to cook in my kitchen:
Baking! The thermostat on my old oven didn't work, so I had to constantly open the door to check the internal temperature. I love not having to do that anymore!

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