Hey guys welcome back to my channel, i’m, so excited to finally share this small kitchen makeover on a budget for this kitchen makeover. I’ll, be sharing a peel and stick backsplash behind my counters painting appliances to give an updated stainless steel, look and also sharing some diy coffee bar ideas and decorating ideas for completing a kitchen makeover on a budget.
I was able to make all of my modern farmhouse kitchen dreams come true for less than 200 and i’m sharing all of this kitchen makeover inspiration, so that you can feel confident that if i can do it, you can do it too.
This kitchen, diy, is actually the second episode of a diy home makeover series that i’m sharing with you just to give you a ton of inspiration and ideas for how you can do room, makeovers and small home updates on a budget.
So make sure that you’re subscribed and you’ve got your notification bell turned on so that you, don’t miss any of these modern farmhouse makeovers. Now let’s. Get started on this kitchen makeover by first removing everything from my countertops so that i can scrub them down and clean the walls to prep them for a peel and stick subway tile, backsplash prepping your space and prepping.
Your surfaces is so very important. I talked about this when i did my recent diy laundry room makeover and i was putting up the peel and stick wallpaper in there that turned out beautifully by the way.
So if you have not seen that one already definitely make sure that you go back and watch it, but in there i was talking about prepping, your walls and prepping your surfaces, and this is no different.I’m, going to be using another peel and stick product for this backsplash, so i want to make sure that everything is completely clean before i try to put any of that on. So i’m, going to be using my e-cloth kitchen cleaning cloth.
I love e-cloth products when i’m trying to get a deep clean. So i’m, going to scrub down my countertops as well as the wall behind it, where i am going to be putting the backsplash [ Music ]. So all that i needed to get this project done was a level a metal ruler, a utility blade and, of course, my peel and stick subway tiles.Now all i did was create a line, a reference line with the level to make sure that i was putting everything on straight and then i used that reference line to make sure that the top part of each sheet of tiles was against that line.
And then i would smooth them down and that made sure that everything was perfectly straight and where it was supposed to be now. The walls themselves are not level. So there was some gapping towards the bottom as you got to the countertop, but you can correct that by just using caulk a bead of caulk at the end i didn’t film that, but i did do it and then each time i got To an electrical outlet or a weird shape on like my window and stuff, i just used that utility blade to cut the sheet of tile around it.It was super simple. I made sure that i had a fresh blade in there, so it was really sharp and made clean lines and i didn’t really have any problem at all: [ When i first was planning this, i was dreading trying to put up a peel and stick anything around this window.Just because it’s, not a straight ledge there. It’s kind of more. I guess decorative. I don’t know what the official term is for it, but they just did it a little fancier than just putting like a straight board.So i was really nervous about getting those corners exact but, like i said, i was pleasantly surprised that it was super easy just having that fresh, clean brand new blade in there and the peel and stick tiles were actually really really forgiving.I was so happy with the ones that i chose to use because i do know there are a ton of different types out there different brands that you can order from, but these ones were really simple like they allowed me to kind of mold it around the Space that i needed with no problem, i could cut them with no problem, and i could also like put them on and take them off if i needed to without compromising the adhesive on the back and without ruining the wall behind it, they didn’T peel up any of the paint or create any issues at all, so i was just super super happy with them.I did order them off of amazon and they came in a box of 10 sheets each and i used two boxes for my entire kitchen. I do have a small kitchen, though so i was able to get away with ordering less, but i would highly recommend them.So i’m going to make sure i leave the exact ones that i used in my description box for you guys. I’ll leave the link there in case you are wanting to try this project out for yourself, because i definitely think that these are probably the best peel and stick tiles that i have encountered in all of my research [
By the time that i got over to the second wall in my kitchen, my utility blade had already begun to dull a little bit just because of how many cuts i was having to make. So i didn’t change out my blade, and i definitely think that i had more imperfections over on this side than i did on the first side.So if you are going to be doing this project, i would highly recommend that you take the time to change out your blade just that extra little step there can make a world of difference in the final outcome.Now don’t get me wrong. Everything looked really good when i was finally finished with it, but i do think that i could have just had a few cleaner lines and less trouble towards the end. Had i just taken that time to switch out my utility blade, [ Music ]? I was coming up here on the end of where i wanted all of this backsplash to go, and i just wanted to let you guys know that doing my entire kitchen took me less than two hours.
It was a lot easier than i thought it was going to be and the entire project went by a lot faster as well. Okay, guys, it is all done now and i think it looks amazing. I don’t know why i’ve, waited this long.
Actually, i do know why i thought it was going to be really difficult and that i was going to need a lot more tools to get it done. But this was super easy and i got it done with just a utility blade, a level and a ruler, and i think it looks really good.
I mean there are some spots that have like ripples and not really ripples. Just like little imperfections. I guess and of course it’s, not like 100 straight, because the walls themselves aren’t 100 straight and level, but i think it looks amazing.
It looks like a brand new kitchen and i’m, really really happy with it. I would highly suggest if you are wanting to do this. This is such an affordable option for a subway, tile, backsplash and whatever brand this is.
It was amazing, so i’ll, leave that linked in my amazon shop, for you guys, if you are wanting to do this for yourself like i said i would highly highly recommend, but now that i’ve got that all done.
I am going to work on this bad boy instead of buying a new like. I think this is called range instead of buying a new one. I’m, going to paint it to make it look stainless steel. So wish me luck so before i started painting, i wanted to use this liquid sander and deglosser just to prep the area.
This is great to de-gloss the surface and make sure that the paint can adhere and it’s better than having to use an actual sander. Besides that, i’m, not even sure if you can actually sand appliances or not, but i still wanted to make sure that i was thoroughly prepping the surface.
To give the paint the best possible finish, and i am going to be using the rust-oleum brand stainless steel paint. I could not find this in any of my local stores, but i knew that it existed. So i went online and i was able to find it on amazon.
It was really quick to deliver to. I think it only took me like the very next day to get it, so they must keep it stocked in a lot of their warehouses, but i read all of the reviews. They looked really good.
I compared a couple of different brands and a couple of different finishes, and this was the one with the best reviews and by the end i was really happy with how it came out. So i’m just going to be using a little detail.
Brush to get around all the edges, but for a majority of it i am going to be rolling it on with a high quality foam roller, which is what the can suggests. Also, this paint was super thin and i had to keep mixing it because it wanted to separate, probably because of whatever is in there.
That makes it look like it’s. Stainless steel so definitely make sure that you are mixing it really really well and that you are keeping in mind that this is a very thin paint, a lot thinner than even like interior wall paint and especially thinner than chalk paint.
So just keep that in mind and don’t over saturate, your brush or your roller, because you don’t want to have a lot of like drips and streaking, and things like that doing. The inside was a little bit more difficult, but eventually i got it done and kind of got into a rhythm, and i was really really pleased with the outcome.
I will show you guys what it looked like when it was all finished. It looked really really good. I was also pleasantly surprised with how quickly i could get this done, because it was only taking one hour in between coats and i only needed to use a couple of coats.
I got this done in just a few hours. Here is the first coat and it doesn’t look the best, but it also doesn’t. Look the worst, but i’m, just gonna work in layers and do like really thin layers until it looks how i want it to so.
I guess i will come back and show you guys when it’s. All finished here is the range all finished and i’m so surprised, but it only took two coats of paint to get this done and it looks really good. Now it’s clearly painted in comparison to like the real stainless steel, but i think that it looks phenomenal.
I’m, so happy with it, especially for the price. This is a super affordable way to update appliances. So if you are wanting to update your appliances, but you can’t quite afford the stainless steel definitely look into this stuff, because i am super impressed once i had finished inside.
I wanted to start working on revamping my coffee station. So i’m, going to be using this sanding black and this minwax gel stain in the color coffee. I’ve, been loving. This minwax gel stain recently i’ve, been using it on my whole house, as you can see in all of these recent diy makeovers.
But anyway, i am going to be creating a custom sign and two custom shelves to go over that coffee station, and so i’m just going to use the sanding block to sand down the wooden boards before i can wipe them all off and Start staining them now.
I do own an electric hand, sander that you have seen me use in other diy projects, but i chose to use the sanding black this time. Just because i wanted to show you guys that you, don’t have to have any kind of fancy equipment or spend a lot of money on new tools and the fancy items in order to get these kinds of projects done.
This is a simple diy that can be very affordable. It’s, pretty quick to get done and you don’t need anything fancy or some kind of enormous budget. I’m using the same stain that i have used in a lot of projects really getting my money’s worth out of something that i already had in my home.
I’ve used the sanding block for a lot of projects recently, and i just keep reusing it and i probably will until it falls apart, and i’m. Not doing anything fancy here, because you just don’t need to.
I want to show you guys that these kinds of makeovers and diys and these projects that look like they take a lot of time and a lot of money. Don’t really have to be that way. If i can get it done, you can get it done.
No matter what budget you’re on to paint the stain on. I’m, also re-using a brush that i’ve just used for a lot of projects, and i keep it out in my shed. I just make sure that i wash it thoroughly after each project and make sure it’s completely clean so that i will be able to get multiple uses out of it.
But i’m, just painting it on each side of the board and then wiping it off with that cotton like terry cloth, kind of scrubbing sponge there that is actually made for stain, and i did recently purchase it just to try it out on This project, i don’t know if it works any better than anything else.
I think honestly, i would probably want to use like a washcloth or hand towel over that sponge, just because the sponge quickly became saturated with the excess stain and it got really sticky and didn’t smoothly move over the surface, but that’s, okay, i just know better.
For next time, i probably won’t use this again. The bracket size that i needed for these shelves only came in white, and i wanted them to have a black finish so again to go along with affordability. I’m just using the store brand from home depot of this glossy black spray paint, and i’m going to be spray painting all of these brackets now this can of paint was only 98 cents and it did a really really Good job, i was actually impressed the one can more than covered all four of these brackets, which was really nice [, Music ].
When i was all done with that, i came inside to use my cricut maker. This was something that i recently got and i have been obsessed with. I love this machine and i’ve, been using it for a ton of diys all over my house, but anyway i am going to be printing out some vinyl here that i’m going to use to make this custom sign.
I have these two mug racks on the one wall. In my kitchen, we put all of our starbucks mugs there we do collect the been there series of mugs, which is just when you go to a destination. Starbucks has specific mugs for certain cities and all of the states and some worldwide attractions, and we just felt like that little area was missing something and we thought it was missing a sign.
So i decided to make one here with this leftover board that i had stained earlier from a previous project and then i just printed out the been there letters in a font similar to what starbucks uses on all of their branding and i’m.
Just going to be putting all of these letters on as well as the little coffee mug that i printed out and i think it’s, going to be the perfect finishing touch for that area I thought that i recorded myself hanging this with command strips, but i forgot to press the record button so here’s, the sign all finished, and now i am going to move on to my coffee station.
I did already have something here, but it just wasn’t what i really wanted. I wasn’t loving it anymore, and i thought that i could do better. So i’m, going to completely clear the space remove. All of the nails and screws patch those holes with this dry dex spackle.
It is a quick dry speckle. It goes on pink and then, when it is dry, it is white and once that is all dry, i’m, going to hang another mug rack and those two custom shelves over here and style them [, Music ].
We did already have this mug rack here when we ordered one of the other ones. This one came first and it didn’t have any hardware. So when i reached out to the company and said hey, this didn’t come with the hardware it was supposed to come with.
Can you send the hardware out to me they actually didn’t. Do that, like they couldn’t ship, it separate, so they ended up shipping us a whole nother mug, rack and hardware, and we just ended up keeping this one in case.
We would need to use it in the future because we do collect those mugs. We knew we would outgrow the two that we already had, so it ended up coming in perfect for this project and then once i had that up, i am working on measuring out and putting up the two shelves beside it.
Now i did pre-measure everything before i started the project and i made sure that the rack and the shelves were going to line up perfectly with the coffee station table that i already had here. So my shelves ended up being 18 inches long.
But if you are wanting to recreate this in your own house, i would definitely suggest that you do your own measuring and decide how much space on the wall you want it to take up and have your boards cut to those specific measurements to screw the brackets Into the shelf boards, i’m using half inch screws and to screw the brackets into the walls.
I used one and a quarter inch screws and then also had to use anchors because none of them were in studs. I am using the toothpaste trick to hang this shelf over here. Next to my cabinets. It was previously above the coffee station and i really like the shelf, and i liked having my rae done birdhouses on display on that shelf.
So i didn’t want to completely get rid of it, and i decided it would be perfect to fill the space here. So i just put the toothpaste on the back, where, like the little holes, are for the screws and then made sure that was level on the wall and when i pushed it against it, the toothpaste left a mark for where i was supposed to drill the screws.
In now this was, i think, my first time, using this trick, or at least my first time in a long time, and i definitely have to say that i probably prefer to go ahead and measure. This did a pretty good job, but when i finally got it hung up on the wall, it was just slightly off level, and that was really irking me because i am a little bit of a perfectionist.
But overall you really can’t tell, and once i had the birdhouses up there. It looked just absolutely beautiful and fit this space really nicely: [ Music ]. Now this is the next day and once i had finished with all of my diy projects and hanging all the shelves and everything, it was time to bring the entire thing together by decorating.
So i’m just going to start with this hobby lobby shelf here i am putting it where my microwave used to be, and i’m, going to be displaying some of my ray done items and some greenery some cutting boards.
Just some cute little things around here, but also keeping it functional, because i am going to use the little spaces like baskets down there for my onions and my potatoes, which i think that’s. Actually, what this is supposed to be for is to store vegetables, but i wanted to make sure that the top was decorated nicely and really complemented the room and my style before i would put anything functional inside of it.
[ Music ]. I’m, going to try to link this shelf down in the description box, for you guys, i have been seeing them all over youtube and instagram photos, and i just thought that it was so perfect. I desperately wanted one and i’m so glad to finally have one and have it decorated to really complement the space in my kitchen, but once i have it all finished, i’m, going to move on and just the produce basket That i used to have – i’m, going to put over next to my stove and keep the same greenery in my windowsill and then bring this wooden pedestal here over next to my sink, i placed an order with grove collaborative recently, and i got These glass bottles for hand, soap and dish soap, and also an all-purpose cleaner, as well as the bubble up dish for their walnut scrubbers, and i was really excited to fill all of these and place them on the pedestal.
Just to have some functional, but also intentional decor over here, i really love the way that it turned out and i would highly recommend all of these products to you guys. I will leave a link to the grove collaborative website down in my description box and you can get a free gift set with your first order when you sign up through that link, [ Music ] above my stove, i am going to use a command strip to Hang this happiness is homemade sign.
I picked it up from the target dollar spot not too long ago, and i wasn’t sure where i wanted to use it, but the kitchen ended up being the perfect spot, as well as that little menu board that i put right next to It and then i’m, going to move on to my coffee station and i was so excited to start styling this.
So i just started by putting some greenery all around my mug rack and then for right. Now i am going to use this rack to display my ray done. Mugs i don’t have a whole lot of them, but we have not yet collected any more of the been there mugs to put in this space.
So i thought this would be perfect. It still ties into the other side of the room because of that mug rack, but it’s, also a little bit different here and kind of makes it its own space as well. But once i have that done, i’m, going to move on to styling those little shelves, and i’m just going to use some glass jars to hold all of my tea bags and then i ‘
Ve got a little candle. Some greenery and kinsley made me a little mug picture that i’m, going to place on that top shelf. Now we previously had a picture of our family that she had drawn and i framed it and it was over in this space before and i did not want to lose that personal touch over here.
So i thought that it was just perfect for her to go ahead and create a little something that we could display that complemented the space, but still put her artwork on display and made her a part of this entire [ Music ] process, [ Music ].
If you have kids, this is the perfect way to include them in any makeovers and diy projects that you might be doing. Kinsley always feels so special when i ask her to create something custom and involve her in the decorating process of our home, because it is all of our home and not just mine, and she really likes having a lot to do with it.
And a little bit of a say in the decor around here, but i’m quickly, just going to put some things down on the coffee station shelves themselves and then the finishing touch in the room is going to be this rug that i got From the hearth and hand collection at target, it’s supposed to be an outdoor rug, but it was perfect for this space, and that is everything so now i can show you all of the before shots, to remind you of what things look like Before i started on this makeover, and then i will show you the after shots, and it is just a complete transformation.
Okay, here is what my kitchen looks like now after i’m finished with the diy makeover, and i am obsessed you guys. I love this space and i’m so proud of myself for how i was able to create my modern farmhouse kitchen dream on such a budget
This is going to wrap up today’s, diy small kitchen makeover on a budget. I hope that you guys found a ton of inspiration and ideas here today and that you feel confident that you can go ahead and tackle whatever room or space that you are wanting to make over, and you can always create your vision within a budget.
It doesn’t matter how big or small that budget is. If i can do it, you can do it. I’m here to tell you so hopefully you guys enjoyed if you did go ahead and give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel.
If you aren’t already, don’t forget to check out my other diy makeover videos, including my diy laundry room, makeover that i did as episode 1 of this little mini series for you guys it was a good one.
So you definitely want to check that out thanks so much for hanging out with me today, and i will see you all in the next one.