the project tally
Photo: Michelle Marburger
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The Project Tally

• Removed cabinet doors: $0

• Repainted the cabinet boxes a crisp white that pops against now sky-blue walls and black-painted laminate counters $125

• Added decorative adhesive-backed paper to the backs of the upper cabinets: $50

• Sewed fabric panels for the lower cabinets: $50

• Put new satin-nickel pulls on the cabinet drawers: $25

• Installed a new nickel-finished faucet: $75

• Removed the vinyl floor; rented a wallpaper steamer to take up the tar paper underneath: $35

• Sanded and polyurethaned the original hardwood floor: $450

• Butcher-block-top island and cart for extra prep and storage space New window lifts, heat register, base molding: $50

Total: $935

Shown: Removing the plain slab doors from all the cabinets allowed upper boxes to serve as open shelving for dishes.
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