Alicia Steyn

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Alicia Steyn

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Name:Alicia
Surname:Steyn
Location:Centurion Gautneg
Entry Date:May 8, 2018
Category:Kitchen
Budget Breakdown:
Materials:
Item Cost
Plaster over tiles material 424
Walls paint 150
cupboards paint matte enamel 400
Walls open concrete coprox masonry 150
Walls open concrete cement seal 300
Tiles Red brick 800
Granite table top 5000
Cupboard handles paint 80
Bfast table steel frame reclaimed 50
Breakfast table wood reclaimed 220
Floor paint under table (used old chalk paint) 0
Bfast tabel woodoc sealant 220
Steel door reclaimed 180
butchers block wood reclaimed 180
Butchers block steel frame 560
Light pendant 250
Light copper pipes & electrcical 250
9214
Contractors:
Item Cost
plastering of the walls 911
Tiler 600
1511
Grand Total R10725
Diy jobs:
Item
Built the breakfast table with 100% reclaimed materials
Painted concrete effect on walls with coprox masonry
Assembled steel door
Built butchers block island with reclaimed wood
Painted the floor
created light fitting with copper pipes
Painted the room and upcycled the old cupboard handles
About the Project:

I wanted to renovate my kitchen but my budget was limited, so I set out to do most of the work myself. I also spent a lot of time in salvage yards, trying to find items I could incorporate into the kitchen to create a space that looked a bit rugged and arty. The walls… Read More

I wanted to renovate my kitchen but my budget was limited, so I set out to do most of the work myself.
I also spent a lot of time in salvage yards, trying to find items I could incorporate into the kitchen to create a space that looked a bit rugged and arty.

The walls were tiled from the floor to the ceiling and instead of chipping them all out and then using an expensive product like Rhinolite to smooth out the walls, I plastered right over the tiles with cement painted with a coprox masonry to create an open concrete textured effect.
It holds really well and I absolutely love it!

All of the wood in the kitchen is reclaimed wood that was in pretty bad shape. I sanded it down and clamped old pieces of wood together to create the counters.
I found the steel door in a scrapyard.

My dad helped me make the bar stools with wood we found on a hiking trip and pieces of scrap steel.
Underneath the breakfast table, I chipped out a few tiles, filled the space with cement and painted a cool bohemian pattern in the same colours as the table’s steel pipe legs, which I also found in a salvage yard.

I recycled the old kitchen cupboard handles by spraying them gun metal and slightly distressing them.

The counter space was a bit limited, so I built a small butcher’s block island on wheels (also with reclaimed wood) so it could easily move around the kitchen.

I made the main light fitting with copper pipes and hung dried herbs from the garden on it. I bought the smaller pendant on sale and painted it to match the kitchen.

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