A Dozen DIYs for a Badass Kitchen on a Budget

A Dozen DIYs for a Badass Kitchen on a Budget

Nancy Mitchell
Oct 31, 2017
(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

Having a kitchen that looks great doesn't have to mean spending a ton of money. Sometimes, you just have to get crafty.

Above: This DIY wire utensil rack from A Beautiful Mess would be perfect for a minimal kitchen that needs just a little more storage.

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Meaghan of Oliver and Rust upgraded a humble IKEA Bekvam kitchen cart with a towel bar and a marble slab.

(Image credit: Houzz)

These shelves, spotted on Houzz, are made from pieces of reclaimed lumber resting on spray-painted shelf brackets.

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Upgrade plain storage jars with this DIY from The Lovely Drawer.

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DIY magnetic knife rack from eHow.

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DIY hanging tiered planter from The Lovely Drawer.

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These painted wooden spoons from Earnest Home Co. will make cooking just a little more fun.

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Our tutorial for a pegboard wall will add a little bit of Scandinavian cool (and a lot of extra storage) to your kitchen.

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This project from Redbook shows how to make a kitchen island from a $100 dresser. More storage, more counter space, and a little extra dose of style — all on a modest budget.

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These pretty gift-wrapped lined cabinets are by Lulu & Georgia.

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If you're bored with your plain old tile, try painting it like this beautiful example from One Kings Lane which adds some geometric flair.

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These painted dish towels from Mamas Kram are easy to make, and could be painted in pretty much any color to match the scheme of your kitchen.

Re-edited from a post originally published 4.15.16-AL

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