Could your kitchen do with a bit of a refresh? I’ve just given my kitchen a super quick, super cheap budget makeover and I’m so pleased with it!
We’ve got a few things that we want doing around the house over the next few months and to be honest, the kitchen wasn’t even on my makeover radar until lovely Mr Frugal got out the paint one Friday night a few weeks ago and painted it a lovely clean white for me. We haven’t painted it since we moved in so it was in desperate need of a refresh and seeing it look all white and lovely makes me very happy!
We do have bigger plans for the kitchen – basically we’re planning a full makeover once we have some money saved and I’ve been drooling over the amazing kitchens on sites like Kitchen Warehouse. We thought about just doing the kitchen doors but in the end, decided to wait and just do it all at once.
Anyway, when I was putting the paint away the next day, I came across a can of copper coloured spray paint that I bought a couple of weeks ago to up-cycle a table but I haven’t got around to doing it yet so I ‘borrowed’ the spray paint from that little project and used it to do a quick copper themed kitchen update!
I have an average sized kitchen/dining room and I’ve always struggled with getting the balance right between the two ends of the room if that makes sense. My plan was to use the spray paint to paint key accessories from both ends of the room to bring it together a bit more and on the whole, I think it worked.
I’ve already shared a few posts about some of the projects that I did as part of my budget makeover but I wanted to round them all up here for you because aside from the cost of the paint for the walls (which we already had in to be honest), I managed to make everything over for the grand total of £9.
One can of spray paint was enough to spray everything I wanted and more and even though the copper was a little brighter than I was expecting, I decided to go with it anyway and I’m actually quite pleased with the results in the end….
I didn’t want to get rid of this clock as I love the over-sized style of it but it was an off white colour that looked grubby next to my lovely white walls. I used masking tape to protect the clock face and spray painted the frame with a couple of thin coats of the spray paint and I think it looks amazing….
It doesn’t have the perfect finish I was hoping for but that’s because the frame has lots of ridges on it so I found it really difficult to get a smooth, drip free finish. It looks OK from a distance though so I think I can cope with it.
The upcycled tin can herb jars
You might have already read my post about how I turned two empty spaghetti hoop cans from our recycling pile into super pretty little herb pots. It took no time at all and the resulting little pots look perfect against the white background of the newly painted walls.
The DIY Spray Painted Vase
Again, you’ve probably already seen the post where I shared how I turned a plain £2 vase into a beautiful expensive looking vase in my DIY spray painted vase tutorial. I love how pretty the vase looks when it’s filled with flowers (especially bargain yellow stickered flowers).
I also spray painted my kitchen roll holder, the mug tree and a camera shaped money box to spread the copper love around the kitchen.
My little makeover took me just one can of spray paint and about half an hour of my time but I really feel like it’s made a difference.
The next part of my kitchen makeover ties in to some of our other plans as we’re hoping to get a door knocked through to our garage which will make getting into the garage easier. Once that’s done, I’m going to clear out some of the rarely used things in our kitchen and pop them into the garage where I know I can get them straight away when I want them – I could do it now I suppose but going out in the cold/dark/rain doesn’t appeal to me as much as just popping through a door in the hall.
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