Ugly Light Project and “NEW” Kitchen Cabinets For the Frugal at Heart

 

 Ugly Builder Grade Light and Cabinets

About the light: Hated it, hubby hated it, everybody hated it

kitchen light before

But, kitchen renovations get messy and expensive, and don’t always go as planned.

I didn’t want holes in the ceiling or the mess or the cost!

Simple solution: make it fade away with paint and it worked. If the pots were not hanging there, you wouldn’t even notice it. And like they say on HGTV – paint is cheap!

If you decide to take it down you will be painting anyway, so nothing to lose except a little time and energy.

I used white latex trim paint because it is what I had in the garage, and no I didn’t prime or sand anything and a year later – it’s all good!

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 My original plan was to hide it in plain sight with paint and forget it existed.  Once it was no longer the eyesore it was, a crazy idea popped into my head. What if I hung a pot rack from it? Wait….what if it could BE the pot rack – I mean it is already secured into the ceiling.  So, I added some large white hooks, and began to hang my pots on it. Bonus: Freed up a whole cabinet!

HUGE POT RACK

kitchen light after

Once I made it this far, the ugly builder grade cabinets became the eyesore.

So, I painted them to match shortly after.

Then I found some crystal look knobs for a great price. They really sparkle. Added some easy stick – easy to remove vinyl decals

(for when I change my mind)

and

VOILA!

Builder grade kitchen look be gone!

Looks like a brand new kitchen with a Paris themed French Country Twist

You can buy the paint, hooks, knobs and decals for the cost of one pendant light

Best Parts: low cost and no demo

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