This DIY project is courtesy of Hometalk and Dans le Lakehouse blogger, Tanya.
"When my husband and I finally found our dream home on Lake Superior, we had a very small budget to make the home ours. We're saving for major renovations, but in the meantime, we wanted to have a little fun," she says.
"Open shelving and modern white paneling were a cost-effective replacement for dated tile and small, awkward upper cabinets," she writes.
"The lower cabinets were painted turquoise (to match my Pyrex collection, naturally)," Tanya says.
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"Then we got creative: We built solid maple counters (stained white) from scratch," she writes. "The whole makeover came in under $1,500 and will see us through the next five years, at least. It's a bright, happy space that we enjoy cooking in."
Check out the full tutorial—including photos, instructions, and details—on Tanya's blog, Dans le Lakehouse.
We always love easy DIY projects, especially from our friends at Hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers. Be sure to check out the site for more DIY tutorials.
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