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January 6, 2017

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You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Hey friends!  My DIY painted kitchen cabinets post is still one of my most popular posts and since y'all love it so much, I wanted to round up some of the best DIY kitchen renovation ideas for every budget and tons of different styles.  If you feel like you are stuck with a kitchen you hate because of your budget, TRUST ME, you really can do it!  If these DIY kitchen renovation ideas don't inspire you to improve your kitchen on a budget, nothing will.  Click on any link or image below to be taken to the blogger's full post for more details.

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Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Priming or Sanding– First up, I have to share my own method of painting cabinets because it's the lazy way of doing it, but it gives you totally professional results that LAST!  We painted our cabinets almost 3 years ago and they are holding up beautifully!  We spent less than $2,000 to completely transform our kitchen.  It can be done!

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Navy and White Modern Kitchen by Rain on a Tin Roof- Y'all, Jenna's kitchen is GORGEOUS and she did it without breaking the bank. Head to her blog to learn about all the DIY kitchen renovation ideas she used to totally beautify her kitchen.

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Painting Laminate Cabinets by In My Own Style- Y'all, Diane painted her laminate kitchen cabinets and lived to tell the story :)  The results are beautiful and Diane shares her full tutorial with you. Head over to check it out.

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Painting Oak Cabinets White by Lovely Etc.- Carrie teaches you how to paint oak cabinets in a way that will eliminate the grain!  I get so many questions about whether we can still see the grain in our cabinets (yes, we can–it doesn't bother me at all).  Well with Carrie's method can get rid of the grain if that is your goal!

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Coastal Blue Painted Kitchen Cabinets and Butcher Block Countertops by Cassie Bustamante- My friend Cassie painted her kitchen cabinets such a GORGEOUS blue and it totally transformed the look of her entire kitchen.  She also added butcher block counters, which are super budget friendly, and a personal favorite of mine!

White and Gray Kitchen Transformation by Designing Vibes- Erica is a woman after my own heart.  She painted nearly every surface in her kitchen and the transformation is AH-MAZING.  Head to her blog to see what it looked like before and to learn about all they did in the space on a budget.

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Custom DIY Kitchen Doors and Cabinets–All the Details on Costs by Bigger Than The Three of Us- My eyes have been opened to several new DIY kitchen renovation ideas, including refacing your kitchen cabinets with new doors. Ashley invested in new kitchen doors and I am STUNNED by how affordable it was for her to get new doors and hinges.  Head to her blog post for all the details.

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Fabric Backed Open Kitchen Cabinets by Pretty Handy Girl- Brittany is a genius!  She backed two of her cabinets with fabric, which makes a huge impact and cost her only $25 in supplies and took a few hours to complete.  So clever!  Head to her blog to see the full tutorial.

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Extending Kitchen Cabinets Up to the Ceiling by Reality Daydream- Y'all, my friend Bethany is amazing!  She walks you through exactly how she and her husband extended their kitchen cabinets all the way to their ceiling by building cabinet extensions.  And how gorgeous are the details on the doors that they made?!  Head to her blog for all the details!

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

DIY Kitchen Reveal full of Kitchen Renovation Ideas by Table + Hearth- Y'all, Emily tackled soooo many projects in her DIY kitchen makeover and it turned out beautifully!  Head to her blog to see all the details of her painted cabinets, DIY backsplash and so much more!

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Stacked Kitchen Cabinet Makeover by Pneumatic Addict- Elisha has SERIOUS building skills, y'all.  She painted and extended her cabinets up to the ceiling, made that custom range hood, beefed up her island AND installed a new backsplash.  You won't believe what this space looked like before she got started.  Head to her blog to see all the amazing DIY kitchen renovation ideas she implemented in her home!

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

Kitchen Before and After Reveal by Inspiration for Moms- Laura crushed her DIY kitchen makeover.  She painted her cabinets and extended them to the ceiling, added a backsplash and new sink and it looks like a brand new kitchen!  She's full of DIY kitchen renovations idea–head to her blog to see all the details.

My New Dreamy (Mostly) White Kitchen by Fresh Crush- Jen is another friend of mine and she used all kinds of DIY kitchen renovation ideas in her kitchen.  She painted her cabinets a couple of years ago and more recently updated the appliances, counters and backsplash and the result is GORG.  I love that she did it in phases.  Proof that if your budget can't handle it all at once, you can space it out over months or years to make it work for you.

You don’t have to totally renovate your kitchen to create a space you love. These DIY kitchen renovation ideas are AMAZING and there is at least one idea for every budget. It includes DIY kitchen cabinets and other kitchen makeover ideas that will show you how to totally update your kitchen on a budget. Best DIY kitchen ideas I have seen!

There you have it!  Told you there are some AH-MAZING DIY kitchen renovation ideas!  But all of those ideas were from bloggers like me.  Now let's take a look at how REAL LIFE people have transformed their kitchens themselves.  Proof that you don't have to be a DIY blogger to conquer your kitchen on a budget :)


Every month at Designer Trapped we are inviting real life readers to share your DIY projects with us.  We choose a different topic to feature the first Friday of every month and we would LOVE for you to share your work.  Just click here to see what type of project we are featuring next and add your photo if you have something to share!

 

 

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  1. Great post and innovative ideas. Thanks for sharing these tips. I will surely try them out, especially the fabric backed open kitchen cabinets.

  2. tasha, thank you so much for including my project in your round up! 3 or 4 years later, our navy cabinets are going strong! GF paint is awesome and they’ve held up so well!

  3. Isabeñ says:

    I want to paint my cabinets…but I dont know how to ordered the Milk Paint…love your cabinets …

  4. Nancy says:

    Love them all! I’m not sure I could pick a favorite!

  5. Susan says:

    My husband and I raised our cabinets to the ceiling and added open cabinetry below. I just love the functionality of our cabinets now!

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