Sometimes it can be frustrating when you want to make changes to your home to reflect your style, but you can’t because you are in a rental. Or you do own, but you don’t have the disposable income to make grand scale renovations.
I feel your pain! Long ago I resigned myself to the fact that I can’t make any major changes to our kitchen. But, I still stare longingly at photos of open kitchen shelving.
I love the look, but shuddered at the thought of open shelving showing off my eclectic (in the tacky sense of the word) dishes to the world.
The other day I decided to dream no more, now was the time to take action and make my kitchen a reflection of who I am! I put together a simple design plan:
Open shelving with patterned backed shelves (inspired by Tatertots and Jello’s shelves pictured above) and matching dishes. Plus, my plan had a “wind back the clock” option where I could return the kitchen to the exact same state it is today in no time.
Truth be told, I saw this set of white dishes marked down on clearance ($5.99 for 4 place settings) at Kroger (our grocery store.) So, they were already in the mix.
But, here’s the sweet part: I sold my old 90’s cobalt dish set for $20 and then donated the rest of the mismatched dishes. So, I actually profited from my little dish switcheroo.
With car keys in hand and $20 dollars in my wallet, I set off to Michael’s to buy everything else I needed:
- Foam board
- 1 Yard of Top Drawer Bella Citrus Fabric
- Clear packing tape
Here are some inspirational ideas from Apartment Guide for changes you can make that won’t break the bank:
- Make your own budget-friendly design changes in your home.
- Easy furniture facelifts for your furniture. Just cover it or upholster it in no time.
- Forget buying new accessories, try decorating with thrift store finds and vintage goodies.
Want to find even more design tips for your home? Apartment Guide has budget friendly ideas and DIY how-tos for people in any sized home on http://www.movingtoday.comand http://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/
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