Stenciled Kitchen Backsplash

I’m not sure if anyone remembers my original kitchen backsplash post.  I bought a peel and stick wallpaper that looked like bricks.  It looked great for a little while and then it started to come off.  I used a staple gun in hidden spots to hold it on.

It definitely needed updating and I did that last week.  It took most of the week because of how I decided to do it, but the end result with a few new touches in the way of a new curtain topper, new tea towels and a different rug, the kitchen is sporting a fresh new look!

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Budget Kitchen Makeover – Part #5 – Microwave Shelf

Here is part #5 of my Budget Kitchen Makeover.  I only have one more step to go after this… and it’s the most expensive of all of it and could be the most time consuming depending on which route I decide to take… the counter! I haven’t decided yet if I am going to replace it completely or refinish it.

For this part, I needed a shelf for my microwave.  I had a wooden stand that I was using until the last few weeks.  I bought myself a portable dishwasher.  I do not have the cupboard space I can afford to lose installing a built in dishwasher so I decided a portable one would work perfectly.  The only problem was the microwave. For the past few weeks, since getting the dishwasher, it has just been sitting on top of that and I had to unplug it every time I used the dishwasher.  Not a huge deal really, but a pain in the ass if you happened to want to cook something in it while the dishwasher was running lol.

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Sewing – Dust Cover for KitchenAid Mixer – Budget Kitchen Makeover – Part #4

As I mentioned in the Fabric Bags post, as part of my Budget Kitchen Makeover, I was going to make a dust cover for my KitchenAid stand mixer.  I did that the other day.  It didn’t turn out too bad although I could have measured around the bottom a bit better 😦

All things considered, it still does what it is supposed to do lol, and when we decided to start blogging we said we would post whether it turned out or not to keep our blog real.

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Sewing – Little Hanging Fabric Bags – Budget Kitchen Makeover – Part #3

As part of my Budget Kitchen Makeover, I wanted to replace the ugly metal, mesh containers I have hanging from the curtain rod on the back splash part of my main counter.

I’ve looked everywhere for other nice metal ones but didn’t really find anything I really liked.

When Dillon and I were at Walmart  (Yes, I know,  that is starting to be reminiscent of the girl in the American Pie movies talking about band camp lol), I found their fat quarter section and the new idea was born!

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There are a lot of steps but if you sew, you know it’s just part of the deal.

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Over the Fridge Shelves – Budget Kitchen Makeover – Part #2

I know this isn’t a huge “makeover” idea but it sure created a tidy looking storage solution for me!

I don’t know about you, but I do not have any cupboards above my fridge.  I have been just “putting” things on top to store them until today!

I was originally planning on finding a small “cubby” type shelf and hanging it above the fridge, leaving the top of the fridge still bare.  Dillon and I stopped at Walmart yesterday on the way to my Dr’s appointment and I found some cute stacking shelves that I decided to go with instead.  I did that today!

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Polymer Clay Week – Oops/Budget Kitchen Makeover Part# 1

Well, I didn’t get anything made yesterday or today for our Polymer Clay week. I apologize for that.  I will try to make up for it over the weekend! I did however manage to get something else done that I will share with you!

Part#1 of my Budget Kitchen Makeover is what I am going to share.

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