Budget Kitchen Renovation

Transform your kitchen with a DIY thrifty budget makeover!

Thrifty Divas DIY- Budget Kitchen Makeover

When we were house hunting, I wanted a kitchen that I could tear apart & make it my style without feeling guilty. This house had that kitchen, here is the MLS pic of the kitchen & how it looked the day we moved in a few years ago.


Here is the before and after from the other direction…
Thrifty Divas DIY-Before & After Kitchen Makeover

Shortly after we moved in, we got a great deal on new appliances, and gave the kitchen cabinets a coat of white paint, and painted the walls Ashen by Olympic.

But this is the story of how one $80 online purchase turned into a  mini kitchen renovation. One day I was scrolling through the Amazon list of products they suggest I would like, (don’t you feel like they know you so well) when I stumbled upon a contact paper that advertised they could transform old ugly and outdated kitchen counters like mine for only $80 so how could things go wrong?

I thought the contact paper would be a cheap and easy way to update my countertops so I ordered some, and two days later it was delivered right to my front door…Well, the marble color was way too modern for my colonial-farmhouse. I was so sad because I wanted to love it so badly! Thankfully I was able to return it no problem!

Thrifty Divas DIY- Wide Plank Countertops

Thrifty Divas DIY-Wide Plank CountersThe Mr. knew how bummed out I was, so he suggested we DIY some wide planked wood counters—he will give any excuse to use his Kreg Jig y’all. Click here for the DIY tutorial on How to Make Wide Planked Butcher Block Countertops.


Thrifty Divas DIY-Subway Tile Backsplash

Thrifty Divas DIY-Subway Tile DIY

Budget Kitchen MakeoversAnd then the story goes, if you give a girl new kitchen countertops…she’s going to want new backsplash. Click here for the tutorial on how to DIY Subway Tile Backsplash Made Easy.


Thrifty Divas DIY-Shiplap Cabinets


Shiplap Kitchen CabinetsAnd while we were at it, we also decided to shiplap our kitchen cabinet peninsula. I followed the same instructions I used in my dining room. Click here for the DIY Shiplap Feature Wall Tutorial.




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Budget Kitchen Makeovers

Budget Kitchen Makeovers

Budget Kitchen Makeovers

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