We both know that a kitchen renovation can be a huge expensive project. Sometimes all your kitchen needs is a little pick-me-up to go from drab to fab. A small stencil enhancement can go a long way in terms of decor. Today we're going to inspire you with a gorgeous kitchen backsplash makeover using one of our favorite herringbone wall patterns.We'd like to welcome back Anne, the creative DIYer behind the blog White Lace Cottage. Not too long ago Anne stenciled her master bedroom and it looks like she's back at it again! For years now she has been wanting to add a backsplash to her kitchen.
Our kitchen had been nicely remodeled at some point before we moved into our house, but whoever did the remodel made the kind of strange choice to install a cabinet meant for a corner on one wall. It looked weird and guests regularly hit their heads on it. We decided to replace it with open shelving just in that one spot, and we opted to add some copper sheeting to them to make them a little more interesting. Read about taking the old cabinet down here.
As we all know, decor trends are always changing. It's hard to keep up. Are you itching for a new holiday style, but worried about budget? You can create a whole new look for your Christmas tree using Dollar Store items for A LOT less than you would expect!
Acrylic paint pours are easy to do! You can use whatever colors you like and however many you want too, maybe just two or three or 10! You can also do this to so many different types of materials/objects like furniture, glass, canvas, metal and more! Colorful, easy to create and makes a statement without the price tag !Here are 2 of my latest wall art creations!
I'm pretty excited to share this inexpensive kitchen makeover that we did ourselves! When we first moved to our new house last year, we knew it needed some serious cosmetic work done (But such is life when buying a cheap starter home). And Although the kitchen cabinets were already white, everything else seemed outdated. (But mind you, our house was built in the late 70's) There was an ugly grey Famica counter top (that was already peeling in some places), the appliances were old, and there was not much counter top space and storage. This project felt like it took forever, but the process really wasn't that long, and it was actually pretty inexpensive to renovate, which was even better. So, grab a snack and enjoy our kitchen makeover story, or just scroll down too see the final result!
Hello from sunny Malaysia! I keep trying to change my location on my profile to Malaysia but it seems to just wanna stick to Somers, IA. Ahhh well :)Anyways, I am here to share another project I did to my home a couple of months back. For those of you who have read my Bathroom Makeover, this project precedes the bathroom makeover. In fact this is the first major DIY thing I did, which got me DIY bug-bitten. I call this my Half Kitchen Makeover. Half because I madeover just the bottom half of the cabinets and kept the top cabinets untouched. Although it was just the bottom half I did, but I can say that it was as intensive, because I not only got new cabinets, I also poured my own concrete slabs for countertops, made a chalkboard backsplash, a feature rustic wood panel and plumb the new sink.
Oak cabinets....anyone else have oak cabinets and want something different?! My sister did, so I grabbed my paint brush and favorite General Finishes milk paints and went to town!
I am currently helping my MIL with her retirement home that is outdated and slightly stuck in the 70's. We are adding modern touches and fresh paint everywhere...including the 1970's Kitchen Cabinets. I'm sharing how to paint your cabinets, what products I use...and the BEFORE and AFTER.
Is your small kitchen, or another room, in your home looking kind of drab? Dress it up with a punch of color! By making over a main piece of furniture in a room with paint, you can make the space look brighter and feel more welcoming for very little money.
Well, hubby and I have modern industrial and somewhat retro tastes. We've been in the process of remodeling our kitchen and while working on a hydraulic shelf that will come down from the ceiling, hubby took a break and started watching some videos. He saw a gorgeous floor done with pennies and showed it to me. Although I loved it, it wasn't feasible for our mobile home. I remembered seeing a video of a table someone made with CDS and after a Google search, found it and showed it to hubby. HE LOVED IT! We decided to go with it for a portion of our countertop and it turned out better than what we ever expected. Below is the picture of our strange little kitchen after we took out some cabinets. The long counter in the bottom of the picture is what we decided to cover with the discs.
My kitchen was just tacky. Peeling blond cabinets w pink laminate counters! UGLY!! So without much money I did my 1st project and the result is amazing!
This picture is the final look and after 18 months they still look the same. Everyone who comes to my place fawns all over these counters. Ooh ah. Lol.
I know one of the latest crazes in kitchens these days is open shelving and I must admit, I've fallen in love with the concept especially since our small kitchen needed a facelift and we didn't want to break the bank. Between creating a huge opening between our kitchen and living room, and now adding in open shelving, our kitchen is starting to look bigger and more inviting. Surprisingly, implementing the open shelving wasn't as crazy as I thought it'd be and it really only took two steps once I prepped the bare walls and Rob prepped the shelves themselves.
Our 25+ year old kitchen had a whole lot of stained wood going on, along with some very busy granite. None of it was my style; however, I didn't want the expense and the hassle of doing a big kitchen renovation project. After deliberating for a year, we finally decided painting our kitchen cabinets would give us the most bang for our buck. (Painting kitchen cabinets & DIY wood countertop shelf tutorials are located on the blog).
If you’re anything like me, you despise your old Formica and laminate counter tops. They stain easily, and not to they mention dent and scratch easily too! Furthermore, you’re probably wishing to hit the lottery some day just so that you can afford to replace the ugly things! I am dreaming of a gorgeous marble or granite counter tops!WELL, I think we’ve found a solution for you… a paint kit specifically for your counter tops! Remember you can view the full post and more details over on my website