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show your love for your kitchen and give it a nice do-over!
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:
http://www.easy-child-crafts.com/salt-dough-recipes.html

Posted by Sarah P. from Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany • Published See Sarah P.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 3
    Step 3

    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.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make a shopping list ("einkaufen" is German for shopping) with blackboard paint.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 6
    Step 6

    Revamp your chairs!

    Inspired by this Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XM3vWJmpfo

    I put a bird on it with fabric paint.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 7
    Step 7

    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!

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 8
    Step 8

    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.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 9
    Step 9

    ... and put them in a cool place.

    I got these mini-shelves from IKEA and tehy were really cheap.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 10
    Step 10

    Think about decorating your boxes according to what you put in it.

    This, as you can see, is where I keep my tea!

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 11
    Step 11

    Or, just stress the fact that they're boxes :).

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 12
    Step 12

    This one I painted a while ago.

    I think a pot with your kitchen utensils in it looks ver cute.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 13
    Step 13

    Decorate some pictureframes and out in nice pictures of your family and lived ones.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 14
    Step 14

    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.

  • How to make a kitchen project / dining project. Kitchen Make Over - Step 15
    Step 15

    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!

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hokti
hokti · California, California, US
I giggled when I read that you chose "bogey green"!

I enjoy the simplicity of your kitchen, nice job!
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hokti
hokti · California, California, US
I giggled when I read that you chose "bogey green"!

I enjoy the simplicity of your kitchen, nice job!
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Serena P.
Serena P. · Clarkson, Kentucky, US · 5 projects
I love your kitchen! I can't wait until I can remodel mine.
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