My kitchen had been looking somewhat sickly and not well cared for. So I thought I'd give it some love and attention and make it prettier.
I used only materials that I already had at home, so that's why it says project budget is free.
I uploaded some 'before' pictures which you can see at the top here.
The play dough recipe I used for the magets I took from here:
Decide a colour scheme. Rooms usually look somewhat prettier when you match the colours a bit.
I went with this light bogey green that I already had on my walls, a brown that I got from my shelves and cutting board and a mustardy yellow.
Paint stuff in those colours!
Things that you already have in your kitchen like wood boxes and picture frames and decide where you'll want them after the make-over. Paint them so the colours will complement each other.
For making the shelf over the sink a bit more interesting, I thought I'd adorn it with some owls. Cause everything's better with owls on it.
I made these by painting cardboards and then cutting the pieces from it. If you need the templates, leave a comment and I'll add them.
Make a shopping list ("einkaufen" is German for shopping) with blackboard paint.
Revamp your chairs!
Inspired by this Video:
I put a bird on it with fabric paint.
Revamp your clock!
If you have a lame IKEA cloack like me, think about doing something to it. I used gold spray paint and bird pictures. I think it looks wonderfully tacky but my boyfriend wasn't too amused!
Paint some flower pots and get some leafy life into your kitchen. I sowed some kitchen herbs and made little flags so I could observe thir progress.
... and put them in a cool place.
I got these mini-shelves from IKEA and tehy were really cheap.
Think about decorating your boxes according to what you put in it.
This, as you can see, is where I keep my tea!
Or, just stress the fact that they're boxes :).
This one I painted a while ago.
I think a pot with your kitchen utensils in it looks ver cute.
Decorate some pictureframes and out in nice pictures of your family and lived ones.
Make some fridge magnets! They're great for holding recipes and they're ever-so-cute!
Basic Salt Dough Recipe
1 cup of fine salt
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water (may add more)
Mix it all up and start moulding! When you're done, bake your creations for a long time and at a low temperature so they dry and harden.
Afterwards, paint them with any paint you have (I used simple watercolours) and glue a magnet to the back.
Rejoice in your beautiful new kitchen!
If anyone wants more detailed instructions to any of the steps, let me know. I didn't really plan this as a how-to cause they are rather personal modifications but I hope I inspired some of you!