8 DIY Kitchen Ideas to Decorate for Less

10 DIY Kitchen Ideas

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

Give your kitchen a face lift with these diy kitchen ideas from reclaimed materials. Less money and less waste? Yes, please!

My husband and I just finished a kitchen makeover, and dang, y’all. Redoing the kitchen is not cheap. I am still in sticker shock, but our kitchen is still in need of a few touches to finish it up. Since we splurged on a fancy recycled sink and countertops, I want to do the rest of our kitchen decor on the cheap. These are some of the DIY kitchen ideas that we have been kicking around.

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

1. Recycled Typographic Art – Create custom typographic art for your kitchen by raiding your recycling bin.

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

2. Pillowcase Tea Towels – Pillowcases from the thrift store are just the right size for creating cute tea towels. You can even print or stencil them with custom designs. Just make sure that you choose pillowcases that are made with an absorbent material, because you want these tea towels to be functional!

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

3. Update Cabinets on the Cheap – Ditch dated brass or gold-colored details without buying new.

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

4. Paint Your Cabinets – Painting cabinets is no small undertaking, but painting is a lot less pricey than buying new. Plus, you’re not sending those old cabinets to the landfill. Here’s how to sand and paint that awful veneer wood.

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

5. Painted Spoon Wall Art – Hit the thrift for old spoons and create some upcycled kitchen wall decor on the uber cheap.

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

6. Create a Kitchen Chalkboard – Keep track of what’s in the produce drawer or plan your weekly menus with an upcycled framed chalkboard.

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

7. Custom Canisters for Dry Goods – Upcycle old glass jars into countertop-worthy storage for coffee, sugar, or any other dry goods that don’t fit into your too-small pantry.

8 DIY Kitchen Ideas

8. Update Your Light Fixtures – Don’t toss that outdated light fixture. Grab some chalkboard paint and give it a fresh, modern makeover with less money and less waste.

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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  1. These are such darling idea for the kitchen! I love the idea of painting my lights with chalkboard paint, so I could do my own designs on them. You could even use different colors of chalk on it. Your wall of painted spoons is also really cute. I never would have thought of something like that on my own, but I like that.

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