This is my less than $50 kitchen redo that I DIYed in my small bungalow kitchen.
What do you do when you have a very small kitchen that you want to update somehow, but you don’t have the bucks to get much done?
You get creative.
Start With Coats Of Paint:
First I painted all the lower cabinets. They were already white, but pretty dinged up.
I was really at a loss of what else to do when I thought about Mod Podge. So I went to my crafts bin and dug out paper and other graphics I’d collected.
I just improvised as I went along, gluing papers this way and that.
This Kitchen Redo Not For The Faint Of Heart:
I realize that this concept isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But I didn’t want it to be ordinary. Colorful and fun was my aim.
I used the window curtains I made when I first moved in as my creative inspiration.
Favorite Quotes & Vintage Photos Used In My Less Than $50 Redo:
Favorite poems, quotes, vintage photos, and a little bit of everything came out of the box that I glued onto the cabinet doors.
Pan Lid Recycled As Towel Holder:
The pan lid you see on the wall is one I picked up at a garage sale or somewhere. I’m using it as a kitchen towel holder.
Rescued Kitchen Cart For My Less Than $50 Redo:
The kitchen cart above is one I saved from the trash. I rolled it in here and gave it a coat of paint.
Then I placed a small red book shelf on top for mugs, etc. I put coffee pods into a clear glass container and spray-painted the lid red.
Decorating With Stencils:
I got out my stencils and stenciled a cup of coffee on each door. This really gave definition to this coffee bar cart and its intended purpose.
The upper cabinets you see in the above photo had doors. The shelves are kind of useless because I had to get a step ladder to retrieve anything.
Open Up Your Kitchen By Taking Off Cabinet Doors:
So I took off those doors. And that’s when I saw the ugly electrical wires inside. Not only that, I don’t think the inside had been painted in probably 30 years.
I decided to hide the electrical wires with decor and just use this space for decorative items I wouldn’t have to get to very often.
Keep The Can Of Paint Handy For Little Jobs:
I whipped out the paint again and had to put four coats inside these cabinets. But it is done and the doors are in the garage.
You can see the electrical wires hanging down from the ceiling, but oh well. This is a real person’s kitchen. And it is far from perfect.
Using Strips Of White & Black Checked Scrapbook Paper:
The black and white checkered paper I used on the front of the shelves is scrapbook paper.
The papers were stiff and hard to decoupage with, unlike lighterweight scrapbook paper. But I persevered and now they’re glued down and flat.
If this is where I’m going to “hang my apron”, then I’m going to have fun in here. I love seeing my favorite quotes and poems and all the graphics that had been hidden inside boxes for years.
Now I can view them every single day.
There are no rules about decorating. You can do as you wish. You don’t have to please anyone but yourself.
Have Fun With Your Kitchen Redo:
Have fun when decorating your house. You can do it for less than $50 if you use what you have and only buy what you have to.