07/23/2014 01:01 pm ET Updated Jul 23, 2014

Rehab Diary: The DIY Kitchen Overhaul For Under $500

via Remodelista

A few years ago, when Abbey and Phil Hendrickson and their two young children moved from Buffalo to the couple's hometown of Owego, New York, their 1881 century farmhouse came with many charms. But the kitchen, last tackled 40 years ago, was not one of them. Loaded with a long list of undesirables—faux-stone paneling, avocado green paint, and fake marble, among them—"it was a perfect storm of 1970s renovation work," says Abbey. "But in defense of the previous owners, I'm certain some of the additions we're making now will horrify future inhabitants."

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