Repurposed Ideas for the Kitchen

Hello, friends! It’s a new month so it’s time for a new topic for our Craft Tips series! 
For February, we are focusing on upcycle/repurposing projects. Each week we will take a look at these types of projects in different areas of the home.

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
This week I am focusing on some really fun upcycle and repurposing projects for the KITCHEN! Some of these are actual kitchen items used in interesting ways, but I also found a few items that have nothing to do with the kitchen and people found a way to find a use for them and incorporate them into their space.

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Vintage Cheese Grater Organizer from Homeroad

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Antique Dresser Kitchen Island from Heir and Space

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Foot Board Tea Cup Holder from Capitulo Dos

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Teacup Pendant Lamp Shades from Flamingo Toes

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Shutter Island from Beyond the Picket Fence

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Enamel Mug Organizer from Homeroad

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Rolling Pin Towel Holder at Hometalk

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Silverware Handles from Notes from the Nest

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Old Rake Utensil Holder from The Gracious Wife

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Globe Stand Paper Towel Holder from Lovely Etc.

Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
Silverware Starburst Mirror from Flamingo Toes

 

Aren’t these ideas so fun and unique? I wish I had an eye for these types of upcycled projects!

Stay tuned for more upcycle/repurpose ideas next week!

 

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Personal Breakfast Pizzas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsCheese #CollectiveBias

We all know that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. And lots of times I am lacking ideas for breakfast, so it results in cereal or protein bars because they are easy go-tos. Lately I’ve decided to up my breakfast game, especially during summer break. (Do kids get hungry during summer break, or is it just mine?) I love finding ways to get my daughter to try new things, and often times if I allow her to help prepare or make the food, she’s bound to try and often times like what she’s made. Enter in Personal Breakfast Pizzas. 

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Don’t they look deliciously cute?! We had so much fun making them the other day that I am certain this will be a regular occurrence for breakfast and afternoon snacks. You only need a few ingredients…

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  • Weight Watchers Whipped Cream Cheese
  • Bagels
  • English Muffins
  • Fresh Fruit

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First you want to clean and prep your fruit. We chose berries and kiwi for our personal breakfast pizzas. I had my daughter wash all of the fruit and I cut up the strawberries and kiwi in thin slices.

breakfast pizzas3 Next I had my daughter toast the bagels and the English muffins.

 

breakfast pizzas4 Then we smeared on the cream cheese. I love Weight Watchers Cream Cheese because it’s delicious and made with real, all natural cheese.

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Then we got creative with our personal breakfast pizzas. We have a patriotic pizza, a ‘watermelon’ pizza, and two faces. We had so much fun making them and boy did they taste good…

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The combination of the toasted bread, whipped cream cheese, and fruit was perfection. It was kid and mom approved, so I highly recommend that you try out personal breakfast pizzas in your home.

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Find all of the ingredients, including Weight Watchers Whipped Cream Cheese, at your local Kroger store. Make sure you let us know what you think!

 

Kitchen Reveal: Easy Kitchen Update

Hello friends! I am so excited to share our Kitchen Reveal with you! It has been a long time coming and I’m very pleased with the turn out. What do y’all think?


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Nice and bright and natural, right? I love it. I’m sure you’d like to see the BEFORE of the kitchen so that you can really see the difference…

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Oh. Em. Gee. Now this isn’t the before before. When we moved into this house, the kitchen had yellow-y cabinets, stained yellowed counter tops, linoleum for flooring, no backsplash, no hardware on the cabinets, etc. So we started the updating when we moved in 6 years ago…but life happened and it just never got finished (notice the unfinished backsplash to the right?). Now that we are selling our home, we have been plugging away at our punch list. 

First we removed all of the cabinets doors and drawers as well as the hardware (hinges and knobs). We cleaned everything thoroughly and used a can of Krylon Brushed Metallic in Oil Rubbed Bronze to respray all of the hinges to matche the knobs. As the hinges dried, we masked off the cabinets with painters tape and newspaper and got to work painting.

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I used a roller on the big surfaces (cupboard doors, faces of drawers, sides of cabinets, etc.) and a brush for cutting in and smaller areas. My choice of paint was DecoArt’s Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting. The great thing using chalk paint is that it’s not necessary to prime or sand your surface first. Cuts out a lot of the work and time!

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I did 3 coats on the kitchen cabinets, allowing dry time in between each coat. Once I was finished painting with the Chalky Finish paint, I moved on to the wax. Directions for using the wax are right on the container. It’s pretty easy- paint the surface, let dry, and then buff to desired sheen. 

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Once all cabinet surfaces were waxed and buffed, we put the drawers and doors and hardware back on. Then we finished up the slate backsplash…

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Which I am completely in love with. Look at those corners! All the heart eyes. It’s quite fabulous being married to a professional contractor. He has taught me and continues to teach me so much. Because you know- saw it. wanted it. made it.

Here’s the after picture again…

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Much lighter and brighter with Everlasting on the cabinets! I think this was a great easy kitchen update and will benefit us for real estate purposes.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our easy kitchen update! I’ll be back soon to share our master bathroom… EEK!

Here’s a breakdown for you. These are the projects that we have completed in the kitchen:

  • Flooring (slate from Floor and Decor) 
  • Counter Tops (faux granite laminent done by a friend)
  • Backsplash (slate from Floor and Decor) installed by my husband 
  • Knobs (Home Depot)
  • Paint on the walls (Behr paint called Oakburl)
  • Paint on the cabinets (DecoArt Chalky Finish in Everlasting)
  • Wax on the cabinets (Decoart Creme Wax)
  • Hinge update (Krylon Brushed Metallic in Oil Rubbed Bronze Satin)
  • Grout and glue for flooring/backsplash (Home Depot)
  • Paint brushes and rollers (Home Depot)
  • Tools (Ryobi)

 

I was not compensated to write this post, however, DecoArt did supply me with the Chalky Finish Paint and Wax to paint my cabinets). All ideas and opinions are my own and I only share products I love and feel my readers will love too.

DIY Kitchen Canvas Art {tutorial}

It’s the beginning of a new week!
Lots of projects going on in our house, plus we’re still working on our Summer Bucket List
I mentioned last week that I’m trying to add more color to my kitchen and dining room on an almost $0 budget. I shared my DIY Kitchen Towels that I made for less than $5…did you see them?
Today I’m going to share the DIY Kitchen Canvas Art I created in less than 30 minutes and for free (I had all supplies on hand). 
Want to know how I made it?
Supplies:
Small canvas (Dollar Store)
Spray paint or craft paint (white and turquoise/aqua)
Sponge brush
Vinyl stencil 
Tape
Instructions:
-The small canvas I purchased from the Dollar store originally had a picture of a bird on it. I gave it 3 coats of white spray paint.
-I made my vinyl stencil using my Silhouette but if you don’t have one you could cut it out free hand with a razor.
-Apply the stencil to the canvas carefully (I taped mine down) and press smooth.
-Sponge on the turquoise/aqua paint. I did two coats.
-Allow dry time and peel off the stencil.
DONE!
I also added some spray paint to some of the old kitchen decor that I had.
Such a big difference, right? 
I used chalkboard paint for the front of the tile and then I sprayed the black iron with Krylon’s Satin Aqua. 
I really love what a little spray paint and color can do. 
Have a great week!!

DIY Kitchen Towels {tutorial}

Ahhhh…the weekend is here. 
Any big plans? I’ll be working on projects around the house, sign orders, attending a birthday party, and finishing up the weekend at church with the family. Sounds like a great weekend to me!
Today I’m sharing the new kitchen towels I made this past week. I’ve been trying to add a bit more color to my kitchen/dining room color pallet lately, so here’s what I came up with for new towels…
Super cute, right?
Check this…. It only cost me $1 to make both towels! I purchased a 2 pack of kitchen towels at the dollar store and used crafting materials I already had on hand. If you had to go out and purchase all of the materials, you’d spend no more than $5. For two kitchen towels, that’s awesome!
Materials:
Towels, craft paint, fabric medium, sponge brush, freezer paper stencil, cardboard, iron, rick rack, sewing machine and essentials.
Here’s what I did…
-Prewash and dry the towels (don’t use fabric softener).
-Design and cut out your freezer paper stencil. I made mine using my Silhouette but you could do this free hand by tracing and using an xacto knife. 
-Place the freezer paper stencil on the towel, shinny side down. Iron in place.
-Mix your craft paint and fabric medium. I used Martha Stewart’s Pool color provided by Plaid Crafts.
-Gently sponge paint within your stencil. Allow dry time or blow dry with your blow drier.
-Peel off stencils from you towels, place another towel over the top of your painted image and iron to lock the paint in.
-Pin your rick rack to the towel and sew, being sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of the rick rack.
DONE!
I love my cute towels, don’t you?
Now go forth and make new kitchen towels for your kitchen!
Have a great weekend!