10/12/11

How to Decorate Your Kitchen On a Budget

My kitchen started as a blank slate-


















It currently looks like this-





































thanks to several minor improvements (click on each to be directed to the original blog post): new Moravian star light fixture, chalkboard wall, above-cabinet accent lightingORB light switch covers, an upgraded sink and faucet, AND newly added decor.

I was able to decorate for around $100 for the whole space including a new rug, 3 new art prints and various accessories. 


Let me start by saying that I loathe the awkward space between the cabinets and the ceiling in my kitchen. It seems like such wasted space. My dream is to one day install glass-front cabinets there for extra display/storage space but that's not quite in the budget yet.

For the first two years I occupied my home, I filled this space with a random assortment of vases that I had purchased for pennies on the dollar from a local going out of business decor store. I grew tired of that look, so then the space remained empty for several months. I finally decided this past week that I needed to add something. Being the frugal gal I am, I didn't want to spend a lot. I hit up my favorite thrift store and found some pieces to complete the look for just a few bucks each.



















































 I also 'shopped' in my basement and found the iron scroll. It was from Old Time Pottery, purchased eons ago for $15. I spray painted the iron scroll green (it was originally a burnt orange).

This is still a work in process but for now, I'm just happy to have some decor up there.

My favorite part of the kitchen is the sink area though.





































These new prints from this Etsy store make me smile-
























Think they add some nice spunk to the kitchen.

The window sill is decorated with 3 canisters from Kirklands years ago,  the' recipe for a happy life' printed on scrapbook paper and stuck in a dollar store frame, a faux plant from Nell Hills and a little serving tray from Hobby Lobby (I believe). I also have my new $1 DIY soap dispensers on display, originally posted about HERE.







Last but not least, the comfy bright rug purchased from Target clearance for a mere $6!



































The most expensive decor piece in the room are the three prints above the window and those were under $20 each, so hardly a splurge. Everything else I had on hand or was thrifted. It pays to thrift, reuse what you have on hand and shop the clearance racks!

Last but not least, PAINT! I used leftover paint from another project and painted our pantry door a nice glossy black. The chalkboard wall was also done for $15...the quart of paint was picked up at Home Depot.


Have you decorated a room for $100 or less? If so, show me your pictures!
love, s

1 comment:

  1. Lovely decorative pieces! Have a beautiful weekend ahead, Kellie xx

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