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Extreme DIY Kitchen Makeover (Rental Friendly) | diy countertops, diy table, diy lighting & mor

Jun 08, 2021
Hey guys welcome back to my channel and today I am so excited to be taking you along on my

kitchen

and dining room

makeover

journey. It took me almost a year to tackle this project, but I finally decided to do it. and I'm very excited about that without further ado let's get started and I'll start by showing you the starting point of my

kitchen

so when I moved in almost a year ago this is where I was greeted with. no stools or decorations or anything very very basic and simple and now almost a year later it's exactly the same the only thing I've added is this dining

table

which is from my last apartment and then turning the other way , I added in this random picture frame so it's very basic right now and honestly I'm really excited to do it again so first thing I want to address is the

countertops

they are currently this dark color and not 100 my cup of tea they might be granite not sure either way i have two different types of marble contact paper i'm going to try let's try and see which one looks better so here are the two different types of contact paper I'm testing and the one on the right actually looks a lot higher quality, it's thicker and looks like it will have a better longevity so that's the one I'm going to go with, although I like the design on the left a bit little better than the one on the right, I think it is just the best thing so i ordered five rolls of this in a matte finish and im going to go ahead and start installing it applying this contact paper was really really easy all i did was spread it out a little at a time and used a card to just press it instead and get rid of any of those air bubbles once i got to the edge of the counter i cut off the excess with scissors and wrapped it around the bottom to create a really sharp line to cut any fixtures like the sink for example , i just put my card back nst the edge to create a guide and then scored it with a box cutter ok so now i have all the marble contact paper on the actual counters here and it looks great like this which I'm really excited about but I'm also excited because I'm going to be putting up a different backsplash so I just wanted to modernize this backsplash and also brighten it up a bit. or more the space and I think this will do the trick so this is an adhesive backsplash let's go ahead and attach it. this stuff on the backsplash and I'm really excited to see how it's going to turn out so I'm going ahead and I'm removing any of the outlet covers that are there just taking them off and then I'm taking my first piece of the backsplash and I'm just trimming the shapes I need to fit around the outlet covers and once I put them in place it fits so perfectly how satisfying and just showing you guys a close up of how you put them on and take them off the adhesive backing and you put them in place and kind of interlocking with each other now i would have sworn this would only take me a very short time to apply but honestly it took me like four hours to get it in place but once i did it looked so legit now i'll just say that for that piece from the inside corner I was literally cutting individual tiles so I don't have that in the video because it probably took me two hours out of four hours s, but honestly it looks great and after applying all the pieces, I'm just reinstalling those outlet covers and we've got a new backsplash so next we're going to focus on the

lighting

and this is something that the current

lighting

is ok it's just not my favorite so i really just want to update it a little bit the first place i'm going to improve the lighting situation is right over the dining room

table

or where the dining room table will be currently is a little cottage and i want it to be bohemian, aesthetic, natural and very nice so im just starting by uninstalling the existing lamp and keeping it so i can reinstall it when i move in and for the new lamp while i was at the thrift store ago Several months ago I bought this screen you might recognize what I'm doing here because I covered this in a thrift video it was one of my favorite things I've ever flipped and I'll link it below for the exact details, but I basically just removed the existing screen from the skeleton and then used Fiber Rush to cover it up by weaving it over and over and over and over again and around and basically covering the entire structure to create a new screen and I love how it turned out with the natural material and then to set it up I just grabbed this light from amazon and am running it through that center of the shade and now that it's ready to go we can move on to the lighting that will go right on top of the island of the kitchen and for that I found this really nice wine rack that's made out of tin strap and I found it on HomeSense which is housewares in the US and I think I figured out a way to turn this into pendant lights, so using some pliers and a hammer and you know some brutal force here I'm going to take it apart and even though it's just going to show it took like five seconds to take them apart it actually took u na hour but once I got them apart and voila I'm just taking some light fixtures that I bought on Amazon and the first thing I did was What I'm going to do is I'm going to take the piece that would attach to the ceiling and I'll just remove that little circular clamp and, with some very strong glue, I will attach it to the pendant. sure so you have this little cross piece I'm just attaching it and boom it's like instantly attached and super super secure I'm going to go ahead and paint that piece black to match at the end and then for the piece that's going to go on the ceiling since this is tenant

friendly

I'm going to use these wooden rounds that I got online and paint them black as well so I'll just use some black acrylic paint and a sponge brush and then connect this piece round that will be the piece from the ceiling to the pendant light I'm going to take the wire piece from the pendant light I'm going to take it apart and just use that black cap piece that covers the part where the light bulb would normally screw in and I'm going to basically glue it on the pieces round ones that we just painted once they're attached I'm just cutting the wire to the desired length and putting the end of the wire into that little cap piece and screwing it in place and then to the light we are going to be using these battery operated bulbs that actually look like bulbs so they are not puck lights they are powered by a remote which is very handy so i am just peeling off the adhesive backing and putting it on the cross piece and then for some extra kind of security I'm going to hot glue it in place so it's super glued and secure and then finally to attach them to the ceiling I'm just using multiple command strips like as many command strips and i'm gluing them in place and you want to make sure the ceiling has been washed and free of dirt and grease and whatnot before gluing them in place to make sure they stay and here you can see the lights working perfectly.
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Hey did you notice that I have a kitchen island and I obviously need some seating to go to that kitchen island and initially I was just going to buy some stools online to match my house but I really couldn't find anything that was as affordable and then i was at the thrift store and i found these two puppies and guess what they were only 4.99 each 4.99 so when i saw it i thought i could sell it and make a little money which i was initially going to do or i can try and just reupholster them change the color of the wood somehow like t That was my second choice and I decided to go that route in case you hadn't guessed so the first thing I'm doing is removing all those staples holding the seat cushion the seat cover in place and I'm basically using some pliers to just pry it off once all those staples have been removed I'm just taking the cover off and I can see I have a bit left of foam which is still in pretty good condition so that's good we're going to be able to work with that but first I'm going to get that foam off the top of the chair and I'm going to sand that color down so I'm just using a pretty coarse grit sandpaper to remove the stain that's currently there and as you can see I totally lightened up the wood a lot and once I'm done sanding you can see the new color that's all over it it's so nice it's so light and looks great now to add some warmth to the wood i'm going to use. this minwax wood finish in a golden walnut color so I'm going to go ahead and open up the top of the hat and then give it a good stir and add it to the stool legs once the stain is there you can see it's a really beautiful color and Then I'm going to fix the top of the stool which as I mentioned before sags a bit and for that I just cut some plywood to the exact size of the top of the stool.
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I also have some wood glue and some clamps, so I'm just adding a generous amount of wood glue. on either side of the stool and I put the plywood on top and then I'm reinforcing it with those wooden braces while it dries and then once it's all dry I'm just taking the braces off and putting that foam back on the top and now I can go to the thrift store to see if we can find some kind of fabric to cover the top of the stool and while I was in the drapery section of Value Village I found this really nice window shade that I thought was beautiful because it was textured and this nice ivory color so I took it home and gave it a wash and then I just laid the stool on top of the fabric and cut it to size and started stapling it in place.
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I made sure to tauten the fabric while stapling it and as you can see I actually learned something through this. process and it is to stack something under the staple gun like I have done with a bunch of pieces of wood and that makes the stapling so much easier and once all the stapling was done I have two new chairs that look so nice and it blends perfectly well with my space so now that we've transformed some of the major aspects of the kitchen area, now we're going to switch gears to the dining space a bit and there's this particular wall that's right in front of the dining room table which is so gray and so boring and i don't like it at all, however i have an idea to transform it into an accent wall and an arched accent wall to be specific and let's transform this boring gray wall into the arched accent wall for rent in my dreams so i actually covered this in detail in one of my other videos which i'll link to below but basically i started by painting that gray wall white and then applying some wallpaper in a way easy to rent it will be completely removable then i went ahead and painted that wallpaper a nice orange but i think it's going to complement the whole space really well and how satisfying those crisp arch edge lines are and then once it's done that, i wanted to build a shelf in there so i cut out a piece of wood and attached these nice black wall brackets to it and then just screw them into the wall and then the final piece for this area was an upcycled ivory cabinet from ikea so I basically put it together and then I covered the cabinet fronts with raffia I cut them with fabric to size, stapled them in place and they looked so cool I loved it and as I mentioned I cover this in much more detail in another video as well take a look if you are interested. i just wanted to take a quick second to say if you are enjoying this video it would mean a lot to me if you go ahead and subscribe to me on this youtube channel i make videos on diy decorating and room

makeover

s and i think if you are enjoying this video you will probably enjoy my other videos too and i also wanted to say if you like me and enjoy watching my content it would mean a lot to me too if you go ahead and check me out. on instagram i'm on diy dahlia with an underscore at the end and i share all sorts of behind the scenes and sneak peeks on there too so let's go back to my kitchen makeover so i'm just cleaning my old kitchen table and taking it down like this the chairs before I start remodeling my new dining room table and this is another instance where I have a video it's a very recent video I just posted showing the details of how I transform this but basically I painted the table second hand hand of white and then i went ahead and we ed paint to make a nice marble design after that i made it look like real marble by pouring epoxy resin on top and then for the base of the table i added a nice natural texture by gluing pieces of the half round molding i got from a sawmill and the end result looked so legit i am very happy with the result of this table and will once again have this video linked below for you, but now that the table is ready now i'm going to move to the back wall where the dining room table is you know how hard it is to keep painter's tape stuck to thepopcorn ceiling so hard it just falls off right away but you know what we're doing here okay we're just doing good so all the walls have dried and look great much brighter in this white color so I love it and I think the next thing I'm going to do is add something on this wall which is the main back wall just behind the dining room table and I want to add a little bit of texture depth and dimension to this wall making my wall panels tenant

friendly

i cut the wainscoting board and batten depending on what you want to call it because there are a ton of different names but i actually did this in my last apartment and loved it so much i thought i might as well do it here.
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I'll go ahead and start which is adding it directly to the wall, so I'll start with pieces of mdf that are cut to size to be the full vertical length of my wall as well as the horizontal width of each section of the square we're going. to create after that i went and collected a bunch of command trips and bought a bunch i mean a lot of them and basically applied them to each of the mdf boards for the little pieces i just used two of the strips small command strips and then for the long vertical pieces I used four command strips and honestly this is so simple guys I basically took the back off the command strips and put each of the mdf board pieces in place which I used a level to make sure everything was square and level and straight and that way I have my perfect wall panels which I think are so stunning it's one of my favorite things about this space and now that we've finished the back wall we can officially move on to decorating the entire space with the finishing touches on my arch accent wall shelf I'm just adding this thrift basket as well as this faux vine plant I'm also adding this ivory vase and on him i'm laying out some dried herbs i picked from a field next door i'm adding this wooden rainbow from the dollar store i created in a previous video and i'm also adding a couple of brass candles. cabinet i am adding this donut vase which is from h m home and adding some pampas grass as well as a rabbit tail on the other side i am adding some books a small vase some more rabbit tail and a small plant faux from the dollar store next to that whole cabinet situation I added t his huge glass vase on the floor and placed some really fluffy pampas grass inside of it on this little wall by my dining room table that I'm going to add in this art print i did and i actually have other art i did except this one was with silicone i did that in a recent video as well and i'm going to use it to cover the electrical panel and then move on to my kitchen island.
I got this really beautiful rattan tray from Amazon and then I wanted a nice textured vase to put on top of it so I grabbed this vase from the dollar store and hot glued it to a piece of raffia fabric. flowers and placed them right on top of the rattan tray and then to complement I'm adding this second hand milk jug which is so cute and I'm also adding this really pretty amber candle that I got from Walmart now on my kitchen counter I wanted to add some coffee and tea station so I'm using this bamboo tray that I got from the dollar store and then I grabbed some of these bamboo and glass containers from the dollar store that I'm going to pour my sugar into and my tea bags on the other side of the sink i am adding in this cute little letter board that says happy days as well as a little base of dollar tree buds and some dried flowers i got from michaels on the walls along to the fridge i'm just adding in this little thrift basket with some fake greens as well as this really pretty print i did in my bathroom decorating video now right below i'm adding this fake plant that i put in a nice basket i'm also pushing my new stools which i love and the latest thing i'm adding is this really cheap rug from ikea.
I think it was less than five bucks and just like that guys my kitchen makeover is complete. You like I love how my kitchen came together at the end and I'm Allied, I just hope this video has given you some inspiration. That is always my goal here. If you enjoyed this video it would really mean a lot to me if you hit that subscribe button because that really helps my channel grow and even something so small. since hitting the like button helps too, thanks so much for watching and I'll see you next time, bye.

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