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31 Inexpensive Ways To Make The Kitchen Your Happy Place

And not just because that's where the food is.

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1. Transform Ikea lights into cool copper barn lights.

Find out how here.
kojo-designs.com

Find out how here.

2. Create a roll-down grocery or to-do list.

Learn more here.
athomeinlove.com

Learn more here.

3. Create a rolling island for extra counter space.

Get the tutorial here.
paperdaisydesign.com

Get the tutorial here.

4. Have fresh herbs year-round by planting an adorable tea tin garden.

Suh cute.
houseandhome.com

Suh cute.

5. Maximize your storage potential by adding a lazy susan into your pantry.

Learn more here.
11magnolialane.com

Learn more here.

6. Etch and fill olive oil bottles with dish soap for a prettier sink.

No more unwieldy plastic bottles. Find out how here.
lilblueboo.com

No more unwieldy plastic bottles. Find out how here.

7. Use peel and stick film to make any of your appliances look like stainless steel.

Buy the film here.
amazon.com

Buy the film here.

8. Keep bulk ingredients in big glass jars so you always know how much you have left.

Don't run out of oatmeal in the middle of making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. You can buy various sizes at Crate and Barrel.
crateandbarrel.com

Don't run out of oatmeal in the middle of making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. You can buy various sizes at Crate and Barrel.

9. Mount trash bags on a roll underneath your sink for easy access.

Get the details here.
simplyorganized.me

Get the details here.

10. Use peel and stick tiles for a fast and easy backsplash update.

Purchase these at Smart Tiles.
thesmarttiles.com

Purchase these at Smart Tiles.

11. Spray paint your fridge a bold color, or use metallic duct tape to create a graphic design.

Get all your inspiration here.
theeverygirl.com

Get all your inspiration here.

12. Actually organize the space under your kitchen sink.

Even hidden clutter is no-good clutter.
askannamoseley.com

Even hidden clutter is no-good clutter.

13. DIY a kitchen command center to keep everyone's paperwork in order.

Never forget a field trip permission slip again. Learn more here.
onecreativehousewife.com

Never forget a field trip permission slip again. Learn more here.

14. Spray paint a faucet for a a super quick sink facelift.

Find out how here.
bonfiresandwine.com

Find out how here.

15. Paint over old linoleum floors for a graphic update.

Find out how here.
designertrapped.com

Find out how here.

16. Make your own butcher block countertops on the cheap.

Get the how-to here.
addicted2diy.com

Get the how-to here.

17. And use these awesome free printables for schmancy labeling.

Get them here.
elli.com

Get them here.

18. Make a kitchen pegboard with chalk outlines to give all your cookware a proper home.

Bonus points for being cute as heck.
abeautifulmess.com

Bonus points for being cute as heck.

19. Label your kitchen shelves for easy ingredient-finding.

(No judgment if all the shelves are labeled "sweet.")
abeautifulmess.com

(No judgment if all the shelves are labeled "sweet.")

20. Paint the insides of your cabinets for a fun surprise.

Get all the info here.
thistlewoodfarms.com

Get all the info here.

21. DIY a marble utensil holder using contact paper.

Get all of the fancy without all of the 💰. Find the tutorial here.
twozeroone.ca

Get all of the fancy without all of the 💰. Find the tutorial here.

22. And fill it with pastel-dipped wooden spoons for a springy touch.

Learn more here.
madeby-pien.com

Learn more here.

23. Or stow them in this easy mason jar organizer.

Perfect for that strip of wall that's too small for any other purpose.
lizmarieblog.com

Perfect for that strip of wall that's too small for any other purpose.

24. Spray paint a rolling cart and add leather grips for the ultimate bar-mobile.

If booze isn't your thing, make it an espresso cart for an early morning caffeine boost.
sugarandcharm.com

If booze isn't your thing, make it an espresso cart for an early morning caffeine boost.

25. DIY adorable shutters for the window above your sink for just $10.

Find out how here.

26. For eat-in kitchens that aren't quite big enough for a full table and chairs, DIY a banquette bench.

Find out more information here.
sawdustdesigns.net

Find out more information here.

27. Add a transom window to a wide wall opening.

Without losing any light. Get the details here.
eastcoastcreativeblog.com

Without losing any light. Get the details here.

28. Make a simple weekly menu board using wood and chalkboard paint.

Get the tutorial here.
fussymonkeybiz.blogspot.com

Get the tutorial here.

29. Make these super twee dish towels to spruce up an old fashioned kitchenette.

Anthro knock-off FTW.
eatsleepmake.com

Anthro knock-off FTW.

30. Turn dish towels into easy window treatments.

Find out how here.

31. And treat yourself to the poster every kitchen needs.

Purchase this one on Etsy.
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Purchase this one on Etsy.

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