Before & After: A 1960s Kitchen Opens Up for Under $200

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Heather’s kitchen was outdated, but not unlivable, so she and her husband opted for a few smart and thrifty updates to add some style to the space before a big kitchen remodel.

From Heather: My husband and I recently purchased a 1960s home. It’s in great condition, but most everything is original to the house. We knew right away that we’d want to update the kitchen, but until we have the budget for a total overhaul, we decided to undertake a smaller, more budget-friendly project to hold us over.

Even though this project only took two weekends and under $200, it makes a huge statement in our kitchen and makes it feel so much brighter and spacious!

We started by taking down the wall of cabinets, then filled in any holes and sanded and painted. We applied a peel-and-stick gold speckled wallpaper from Target to the wall, then installed our shelves! (For more details on our process, see the post on my blog.)

We love how this project turned out, and it makes our whole kitchen feel more modern and open. It was a fairly easy DIY and makes me want to spend more time in this room! I’d highly recommend switching out some cabinets to open shelving in your kitchen if it allows!

Thank you, Heather! You can see more on Heather’s blog Mysa Home Styling.