Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kitchen decor on a budget

Here I am, 
delivering as promised, 
Kevin's kitchen on a budget!
Remember that he can't change anything structural because he is renting...not for much longer!
I will start with showing you this pot rack.
 Imagine this being rusty...but free.
All cleaned up and painted.
The tray behind it is from Target, the colored lines pull everything together.
Then look at this genius idea.
 His mom gave him 3 old wooden canisters,
he turned it around painted the lid, 
screw a "fruit" pull on the top! 
and look at this! 
He also found a fourth canister for a couple of dollars, that fills the height gap between two of those!
Again, such a wonderful use of colors and creative juice.
Also, you have to have a cow in your kitchen to be cool! (or some kind of animal)
Here is how he added some 3D to this bare wall.
...And this rusty and free goodies!
 On this kitchen wall he added some homemade art (with paint he already had), and more budget friendly decor!

He used some colorful trays from Target to create a "removable" (aka not permanent) backsplash.
Any renters out there?

Finally the kitchen table was a Craigslist find, as well as the lazy susan (which he ended up painting).
He is using the same colors to bring a uniform feel and cohesive look!
colorful utensils next to the stove

Happy cooking! Right?

Kitchen on a small budget?
He has got you covered!
Plenty of ideas here!
(also check out Kevin's living room
and guest bedroom)

Next week will be the last post about his home: his bedroom. A vintage industrial look

Stay Frugal,


Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

What great ideas, especially in a rental which is tough to personalize. Lots of color and great freebie finds!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-My- Gosh! KEVIN needs a blog of his own. He is super talented and has a great eye. Tell him I will be his first follower- xo Diana

Kelly said...

He loves color! He does a great job with it too. I really like how he redid those canisters. That's really creative. Looking forward to seeing his bedroom next.

must love junk said...

How fun! He's really talented and creative! I can't wait to see the bedroom-I love industrial!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

He does love color and it was a pleasure meeting him.

Cristina Garay said...

I like he is not afraid of color, those canisters look great! Looking forward to see the bedroom!

twelve-O-eight said...

So there are all these DIY-fanatic-thrifty-bloggers who all adore Kevin and his style...keep it coming!

Hugs, Tanya

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

The color is so great. They make so many cool colored kitchen gadgets now. So much more fun.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Love all the bright colors and creative use of trays for backsplashes!

The Cow...unexpected, but nice surprise.
What a fun kitchen. I must say, I'm especially fond of the fact that Kevin has the horse shoe turned the right his luck doesn't run out~ Pat (via SSS)

Debt Free Mommy said...

I love this post about how someone decorates while renting. We're landlords (hate that word), but we let him paint and pretty much do what he wants.

It's party time at Debt Free Mommy blog and you're invited! Please join us and link up with Making Space Mondays, where we link up any post(s)about making our space better. We hope to see you there! -Tabitha

Libby said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a fantastic kitchen! I love all of the colors. It just really makes you want to cook in there.

Aledia said...

Cute kitchen! Love the colors and what a great idea to paint the canister lids and add a knob on top!!

Thank You (and Kevin) for sharing!!
Have a great night!


Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Thank you and Kevin for linking up at Frugal Treasures Tuesday! As my blog is about being creative when renting, his rooms are a true inspiration!

One More Time said...

so creative...thank you for sharing at Share it one more time.

Object of Maya*ffection said...

What a FAB kitchen! I just found some colored pots form italy that I plan to hang on the wall.

Scatter29 said...

What wonderfully creative ideas. Love the idea of recycled items in the form or decorations.