Inexpensive Contemporary Makeover for a Plain Kitchen
Metal accents and an all-blue color scheme revitalize a ho-hum kitchen.
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Host Joan Steffend and designer Sara Trosen makeover a plain kitchen with a contemporary look for under $500. The walls are painted a dark khaki color. The cabinet doors are given a sleeker look with flashing panels attached to the front of each door with washers and decorative screws. New blue knobs bring color to the cabinets. The floor is given a colorful update with blue-stained plywood. Four-by-eight sheets of plywood are cut in half, stained blue and screwed directly into the floor with the same washers and decorative screws used on the cabinets.
An old desk is outfitted with a tiled top, shelves and baskets becomes a great focal point in the room while adding more storage and counter space. It's raised up to counter level with a plywood base.
Two table runners and napkins are used to create an edge-softening treatment for one side of the window.
A pair of simple table lamps are turned upside-down and screwed into the ceiling above the peninsula for overhead lighting.
A few accessories for mail, coats and keys turn a little corner into an official entryway.
A colorful poster is cut up and attached to plywood squares for contemporary wall art.
$40 - Paint
$46 - Cabinets
(cabinet hardware: IKEA - Fixerad)
$165 - Floor
$75 - Peninsula
$40 - Baskets
(baskets: IKEA - Brans; blue and white tiles: Menard's)
$13 - Window Treatments
(table runners, napkins: IKEA)
$42 - Overhead Lighting
(table lamps: IKEA - Alnang )
$18 - Entry Accessories
(wall basket: IKEA - Dokumant)
$60 - Artwork
(art poster: Jo-Ann Fabrics)
$16 - Accessories
(pots for plants: IKEA; dish: IKEA - Hultet )
$492 - Project Total
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