In the mood for a few kitchen decorating ideas to liven up your cooking and dining area? Dont have a whole lot of money for an expensive renovation or remodeling? There is no reason to feel overwhelmed or frustrated. Simple ideas are everywhere, and often the best ways to get a new look are the least expensive.
Read on for a few tips designed to freshen up the look of your kitchen with some kitchen decorating ideas you can do on a budget with a little work on your part.
Decorating ideas often dont cost a lot but do require an investment in time and elbow grease. Stripping and re-staining or painting cabinets is a re-do idea that falls under this category. Depending on how many cabinets you have in your kitchen, this can take a week or longer, but makes a tremendous impact in putting some life back into your kitchen without the cost of buying new cabinet hardware or springing for a whole new set of cabinets.
Here is one trick that adds remarkable depth and character to stain: Add a drop or two of green or yellow oil-based pigment (available at craft stores such as MJ Designs, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby) to the stain before applying it.
Another consideration to put on your list of inexpensive kitchen decorating ideas could include installing vinyl tiles as a backsplash behind your sink area. Try some of the new, realistic stone or slate designs for an Italian villa look that will set you back for less than $35! Peel-and-stick tiles make this project ultra easy with practically no mess or cleanup.
You can do it in less than a day, and solidly impress family and friends with yet another of your great kitchen decorating ideas they may even want to try for themselves.
Kitchen decorating ideas that include contributions from your children always add charm and delight. Framing and mounting your children’s artwork on cabinet doors not only brightens up the room, but it makes your budding artists know their work is much appreciated.
Good kitchen decorating ideas do not have to be expensive; just imaginative! So put on your creative thinking cap and get busy imagining. Kitchen decorating ideas are there – just waiting to come to fruition!
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