You can get the same pricey feel with inexpensive laminate that looks like granite. If this is outside of your budget, black ones are the next best thing. You can get good-looking facets for under 0 and attractive cabinet pulls for almost nothing. Granite counter tops are the rage, but they are definitely high end.The view out the window of the ocean is breathtaking. Although it was a strange hodge podge of elements, we first painted the upper cupboards white, the walls candy apple green, and lived with that for a few years.But, one night, we made the decision to go ahead renovating this space with as much creativity as we could come up with ~ since our budget was basically non-existent!Like all materials, melamine is not resistant to the test of time, and eventually it shows signs of decay.If your melamine kitchen’s color is fading and its cabinets start to look as if they have been through one too many battle, do not go shopping for a new kitchen just yet.I even found a trio at the thrift store for a great price!But once my husband helped me hang them on the wall, the shelves made the room look cluttered. All the ceramic pitchers I've been collecting over the last few years to display on said shelves are now being stored in the cabinets. *A huge thank-you to Beth @ Home Stories A2Z, Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming, Home Dzine and Kristi @ Addicted to Decorating for featuring my kitchen on their blogs!
Then we added a very functional (but admittedly strange! Beadboard wallpaper added interest to the backsplash and walls, and a new coat of paint brightened up the whole space.As you may or may not recall, we had some water damage in our kitchen caused by our dishwasher. We found a great deal on flooring and were able to update our cabinets with moulding. ; ) The curtains were actually made from a sheet set.Unfortunately, with our high deductible and a lot of insurance mumbo jumbo, we weren't left with a lot of money for repairs. The process was long, but worthwhile and I'm excited to show you the updates that were made! As I mentioned before, they were my least favorite thing in the house. Then clicked my way over to Lisa's blog, A Vintage Vine for all the details. I used the pillowcases for window treatments in my laundry room as seen here. It's still inexpensive, and your cabinets will look like new. Sand, prime and paint those oak or pickled cabinet doors with a fresh coat of white pain. For a little more money, hire a company to put in new cabinet doors without removing the old cabinets.