DIY Kitchen Updates on a Budget: Faux Brick Kitchen Backsplash

diy faux brick

As you know I am updating my kitchen while maintaining a VERY tight budget. You can see the painted cabinets and the painted counter tops that i have done so far. Next it was time for the back splash. I loved the idea of painted tiles or bricks so I started experimenting. Painting Faux Bricks is fun and easy! Here is the simple tutorial. I

DIY Kitchen Updates in a Budget: You CAN Paint Laminate Countertops

Priming The Counters

YES YOU CAN! I read all over the internet and heard experts saying that painting these countertops would not work. I have these ugly formica laminate counter tops that go up the way as a back splash too! UGLY! They came with the house when it was built. I discovered a kit made by the same people that did the cabinet paint kit that I

Homemade Chalk Paint (How to)

make chalk paint

I have been so impressed with the chalk paint projects I have seen on pinterest and on many blogs. Centsational Girl did a fabulous post about her Annie Sloan chalk paint transformation. With my bedroom furniture redo on my mind I thought that chalk paint look would be perfect. However I can not pay $39 for 1 quart plus the supplies and extras! So what

DIY Kitchen Updates On A Budget: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

how to paint cabinets

As I mentioned I am updating my kitchen on a budget. I started with the hideous manufactured brown cabinets. I really wanted to go with a white and country look. You can see my inspirations on Pinterest and here. Since I did not know anything about painting cabinets I decided to use a cabinet kit. I used Rust Oleum Cabinet Transformations Cabinet Coating Kit I