Hi y'all, Bama Here! Are drab cabinets and boring walls making you feel less than enthusiastic about spending time in your kitchen? There are several simple things you can do over a weekend to give your kitchen that much needed facelift without stressing out your pocketbook. No overhaul required!
Ok, time to roll up our sleeves and get this kitchen emptied out. If you're anything like me, that’s a tall order as I have cookware for miles. You’ll need to thoroughly clean all your surfaces before getting started. Here are a few of my tricks to getting the most out of a weekend and a small budget.
Step 1: Paint Goes A Long Way
The quickest way to give your kitchen a little CPR over a weekend is to roll on a fresh coat of paint. Think about picking a fun color for your cabinets, like yellow or blue. I absolutely love yellow cabinets in a white kitchen! You’ll be surprised just how adding a fun color to kitchen will make you feel. Make sure you chose a paint that is specifically made to paint cabinets, or you’ll find yourself scraping and painting again sooner than you’d like. Don’t forget to cover and tape off any areas not being painted.
Step 2:Trim it Out
To add more interest to your space, consider adding decretive trim or even beadboard paneling made out of PC around the perimeter of your space. Bead board is a pretty versatile material and can even be installed on the ceiling to bring in a country cottage or coastal vibe to your kitchen. Now, one of my favorite recommendations is to install a board and batten on an empty wall. This will not only help make your kitchen feel cozy but appear larger.
Step 3: Hardware
I know nobs and pulls may seem like a small thing, but, boy, does it make a world of difference. This can get a little spendy depending on your taste and how many pieces you actually have to purchase. If you're really pinching those pennies, you can spray paint most hardware and give it a new life. Just be sure you use a spray paint specifically for painting metal, plastic or wood. Also, give your a little love by installing a new faucet.
Step 4: Get Organized
Eliminate clutter in your kitchen by making things neat and easy to find. Keep your counter items to a minimum and store all of your other infrequently used appliances away. A great tip to keeping things organized and at your fingertips is to invest in pull-out cabinet organizers...total timesavers. Plus, no more being embarrassed when guest open up your cabinets. (Yep, we all know this happens!)
Step 5: Accessories & Lighting
The right accessories and lighting can make a big impact on your space. Kick those old fluorescent lights to the curb! Honestly, there are so many styles and finishes available; finding the right unique lighting for your kitchen should be super easy. I love shopping for lighting at flea markets and home restoration stores. Then add in fresh potted herbs, kitchen rugs, and pops of color with your counter accessories.
Now that you've fallen back in love with your kitchen, it's time for a dinner party!
Feeling inspired, please tweet me some pics of your weekend kitchen revivals @cheekybama , would love to see how yours turned out!