This DIY project is courtesy of Hometalk and blogger, .
"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.
"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, .
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