So I have been working on my kitchen for a while now. It's been a slooooow process. We don't have enough money to do all the things that we really want like, tile backsplash, granite counters, new cabinets, new appliances. I finally had enough of my boring kitchen. So I started thinking of ways to make it different without hardly any expense. We have oak cabinets which are fairly new. They are beautiful but I'm pretty sick of oak. It's just never been my style. After looking at different ways to update original cabinets I decided the best choice for us was to stain them. I found some awesome tutorials on a stain called General Finishes. Amazing stuff!! I'll share links and pictures once they are done. Something I finished recently was the 'backsplash.' Now tile isn't super expensive, but it was still money we don't have. I did however have paint and thought a stencil would be cheap. So thats what I did. I stenciled a backsplash. It's not perfect and I would totally prefer tile but it looks pretty cool. If you want a super cheap way to update your kitchen try a stencil backsplash.
Damage to my wallet: 5$
Can't beat that. The stencil was the only thing I bought specific for this project. and I just used paint I already had on hand.
More sneek peeks to come as I complete my cheap kitchen update.