First the before - what you can't see in this picture is the very poor paint job by PO peeling and chipping, the enamel completely worn off the 30 year old sink. The much hated tile is very visible!
Some ugly duckling (although less ugly duckling than last weekend!) photos of my very low budget DIY kitchen facelift... I sealed the concrete countertop today with a satin finish. It's a hand troweled finish I like the imperfections that give it character (at least that's what I am telling myself and everyone else!) it's smoother than the tile at least.
Tomorrow I will try to finish painting the remaining cabinet doors. The drawer pulls are not coming until next weekend. The backsplash will be white subway tile - see my "which shade of white tile" thread! I think I like the cooler Lowes tile with the sink, both look fine with the concrete.
I love how the Simply White worked out, the dishwasher blends right in as intended. With this small kitchen a SS DW right next to the SS fridge seemed too much.
I originally thought that since I am adding hardware I would flip the doors to hide the routed hand pull, but soon discovered that those are present on both top and bottom of all doors. Oh well! I still prefer hardware with the painted cabinets the wear on the paint around the self-pull area is too much.