Kitchen Makeover: Part II


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Our DIY home reno really is a labour of love…a looong slow labour (Kitchen Makeover: Part I was completed this time 2 years ago!), on an incredibly low budget…

The first eye-sore that needed dealing to were the blue benchtops

kitchen before

We covered them with Grey Slate vinyl [get it here]. Surprisingly not as hard as I thought it was going to be to apply and the vinyl is very forgiving when you need to lift and reposition it. The trick is getting it started right and then the rest will follow easily. I began at the far bench (the least used area, and also least seen area, in case I didn’t apply it perfectly) then worked my way across the kitchen doing the sink area next,   then getting some help from Katja at Vinyl Home to get my tricky curved benchtop looking perfect.

This Christmas, we are stoked to be one of the first customers to use Vinyl Home’s newest product – the self-adhesive tiles! We went with the white/white Subway Tile [get it here].
Prep-work is super important to ensure a lasting application, so I scrubbed and degreased the existing tiles, then we did a final wipe-down with methylated spirits before applying the new subway tiles.

In total, we used 6 packs (of 10 sheets).

kitchen before after

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