Your Kitchen on a Teeny-Tiny Budget
Bored with your
kitchen? You don't need to spend thousands of dollars to give it a
little face lift. Just follow these tips and you'll make big changes
on a little budget.
Need a colorful
window treatment? Simply purchase an inexpensive basswood shade and
paint it in a bright color. You can use a partially dry brush and
paint randomly for an aged look.
Paint your walls a
bright, sunny yellow and randomly paint over a few areas with a
deeper yellow, a dark peach, and terra cotta. Mix the paints with a
glazing liquid and wipe each coat with a wet cloth before the paint dries.
Paint your old
cabinets with a few layers of paint using a dry brush. You can
purchase pin stripe tape for automobiles and apply it just under the
molding for an attractive accent.
Using a fabric
panel with hook-and-loop fastening tape to create skirting around
your under-counter areas. You can cover aging appliances such as
dishwashers and worn cabinets with a colorful new curtain that hangs
from underneath the edge of your counter tops.
mismatched dishes and cups to decorate a stylish shelf hanging on
your kitchen wall. Brightly colored dishes and hanging teacups make
Use your treasured
family photos to decorate a shelf or nooks. You can use cheap picture
frames and a cute shelf as an expression of your home and your life.
If your counter
tops are not what they once were, remove the old surface and replace
it with colorful, mismatched tiles you can purchase for next to
nothing at a discount home store. If your counter tops are uneven,
use a piece of plywood to even out the surface before you put down
refrigerator has seen its better days, have a local supplier cut
chalkboard to fit the front and glue it directly to the surface of
your refrigerator. Use pine boards to make a border and you will have
your own personal note center right on your refrigerator.
kitchen need not be expensive. With a little imagination and a little
work you can turn even the most boring kitchen into a work of art.
Colorful curtains and paint will make a huge difference in any
kitchen. No matter how small or dark the space may be.
About The Author
Angela Tyler is the owner of
http://homeorganizationhelp.com. Visit for more ways to organize and
decorate your home on a budget.
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