Thursday, August 18, 2011

Under $25 Makeover: Kitchen After

I had a near disaster yesterday. Well, I guess it was still kind of a disaster, but it could've been a lot worse. I was putting some final touches on the kitchen yesterday. I opened a cupboard to put something away and something else fell out. I bent down to get it, and came up directly under the cupboard door, hitting my head square on the corner of it. I fell over in pain, with blood dripping down the side of my head. I totally freaked. After I called my husband (who was at work), he calmed me down, the blood stopped flowing, and when I finally got a good look at the wound, it wasn't that bad. I'll have a scab smaller than the size of a dime. Needless to say, I had a huge headache and was not feeling up to posting yesterday.

Okay, enough of that! On to the after of my fabulous kitchen!! (If you missed it, the before is here.)

Here's the dining room table area.

The enamel pot on the table holds napkins. :)

A closeup of the wine area:

I use an old enamel bread box (seen on the second shelf) for storage of plastic utensils, napkins, etc. I bought it for $5.00 at an auction.

Here's a closeup of what's on the wall. I did some rearranging, and adding of different accessories, including these votives.

Here's the corner cupboard. This was there before, but just with extra accessories.

The bird was a mother's day gift from my daughter (and husband). The coffee urn is plastic, but comes in handy when we have parties. I thought the poppy design was so cute. I got it for $1 at a thrift store.

My mom gave me a shelf for above the window. That was free. The two red mercury glass things on the end were $1.00 a piece at Crafts Direct on clearance. The plates are melamine and were $0.50 a piece on clearance. Everything else was stuff I had.

And in the corner, I hung this:

Isn't that fabulous! My hubby helped me wire it up. I used an old wire lampshade frame I got for free in a pile of junk and a swag lighting kit that was around $10.00

Here's the counter next to the stove.

I put some utensils in a pitcher I already had.

Here's the other side of the counter.

Pretty boring.

Here's the wall above the cabinets. I had the book page frame up there before, but it looked lonely. Then I found a whole passel of these antique cheese graters for free in a junk pile and voila!

And lastly, I changed the picture next to the refrigerator. I found this vintage picture at a rummage sale for $1.00. It had really great red tones in it. But the frame was kinda an ugly 70's green brown. So, I painted it a nice turquoise to go with the accents in the room.

That's my kitchen! Let's add it all up:
  • bread box: $5
  • votive project: $6
  • coffee urn: $1
  • mercury glasses: $2
  • melamine plates: $2
  • swag light fixture: $10
  • vintage painting: $1
Grand total: $27.oo. I went two dollars over, but I got a lot of impact for every single dollar, don't you think?

Don't forget, tomorrow I'll post some details up close as well as a linky party where you can post your thrifty projects. In order to kick off that party, the first link will get a $10 gift certificate to my shop as well as an entry in the grand prize drawing.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Ohh..ouch! Hope your head is feeling better today!

    Doesn't it feel great to make things over and not spend much!?!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks! My head recovered just fine. I kind of think maybe I was a bit of a drama queen over the whole thing. ;)

  3. OMG.. hope you are feeling better today. The sight of blood is scary especially when you are alone at home.

    The kitchen looks beautiful. I like that corner cupboard.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun. The party for this week is going on... hope to see you there again :)



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