Last year, I renovated our outdated kitchen. However, because I was working with a very tiny budget, it wasn't an elaborate reno that involved taking down walls or replacing cupboards. Even though it was a small, DIY renovation (think painting oak cupboards and covering up floral wall tile with modern peel-and-stick decals), it still turned out amazing, and I want to share one of the projects I used to give our kitchen a fresh, new look without breaking the bank.
Easy and Affordable DIY Café Curtains
Depending on where you live, you might be able to get all of these things at a dollar store.
Personally, I wasn't able to find the specific colours and styles I was looking for at one, but I still managed to snag my ideal materials for reasonable prices at stores like HomeSense and Walmart.
To get this hack started, all I did was quickly iron out the creases and wrinkles from four of the cloth napkins I purchased. I then attached a few clip-on curtain rings along the top of each one.
Next, I slid the rings onto my tension rod and secured it in place between the cupboards that bookend the window over our kitchen sink.
Without much fuss, I wound up with a practical and pretty set of café curtains. Just like that!
In the future, I'd love to have a set of timeless bamboo blinds in this part of the kitchen. But for now, I'm more than happy with the way these look.