Our stove finally went kaput (seeing that it was a hand me down from my Mom’s house, not too bad, it was only 20+ years old)
Here are my before pics….
And this is now!
I moved the cabinet above the stove and installed the over-the-range microwave (CAUTION- ask for help, my back hurt for a week after this, and as a side note the correct way to install one of these puppies is to let your husband do it. The frustration just isn't worth it!) That cleared up a lot of counter space.
I removed the little wooden swag thingy above the sink and did a little touch up paint.
I had some under cabinet lighting hanging around in the garage, so I snapped that up and installed it under the cabinets
I ran down to Home Depot and picked up a thin piece of crown molding and put that around the tops of all the cabinets (it cost me about $20 for the molding)
Now on to the FUN stuff....
For the cabinets I ran to the dollar store and picked up a bunch of fake grass and put that in bunches on top of the cabinets (about $8). Using some scraps of wood in the garage I spray painted them red ($3) and used my vinyl to cut out words (Enjoy, Bon Appetit, Delicious, and Gourmet) Then I ran through the house looking for little nick naks to put up top. Some vases, little iron thingy's, ect. Finally I ran some rope lighting ($10) to brighten it all up.
For the light above the sink I picked up a hanging light from IKEA (i think it was $8) and hung it myself. I even took a little black paint and painted the brass light fixtures to make them a little more updated.
It may not be perfect, but it is definitely a little better than before.