Those with even a modicum of talent for the various arts and crafts projects that populate every kind of store from hobbies without lobbies to homes with depots have at their disposal a creative way to give their kitchen a much-needed redo.
Even better is that investing in your own creativity is also a great way to save money otherwise spent on homogenized mass-merchandised ideas from people who have never been within a thousand miles of your own.
Take a look at these quick, affordable and relatively easy arts and crafts ideas for stamping your own identity on that kitchen and especially your kitchen faucet. (Note: to read more on kitchen faucet reviews, check out that link).
Stenciling is an unbelievably cheap craft with boundless potential for replicating any number of arts. You can buy ready-made stencils at stores or expand those horizons by purchasing online.
But here’s where applying paint to stencils to decorate your kitchen really takes off: any design you can draw or print on construction paper and then cut out can become a work of art on the walls, ceilings, cabinets, counters and even appliances inside your kitchen!
Speaking of cutting out anything that strikes your fancy and stimulates your imagine, another time-testing arts and crafts project that just about anyone can do is decoupage.
Don’t be scared off by the fancy term; it’s just French talk for gluing pictures to any surface. The surfaces of your kitchen cabinets and counters, for instance.
While you can quite literally decoupage just about any page you can find in a magazine or book, you might well consider combining the form and function of the art and craft of decoupage by choosing your favorite recipes cookbooks.
Then when you decide you want to indulge in a meal that requires a recipe, you no longer need run to the bookshelf, but rather merely look down at your counter or up at your cabinet door.
Over time, just about every set of plates, dishes, saucers, cups and various other decorative yet functional kitchenware starts to shrink.
When the number of plates that have shattered on the floor gets down to the point where it’s time to start seriously considering replacing the entire set, don’t just toss out any decorative wares left over. Instead, very carefully cover them with a blanket and gently but firmly apply a hammer to create your own unique pieces of customized ceramics.
Then apply the craft of applying those broken bits of memory into a design appropriate for the arts of the backsplash or wall border.
If you have so far blindly walked past the arts and crafts sections inside your favorite stores, thinking that you just aren’t that type, it is time to stop and smell and the paint and glue.
A minor investment of money, a slightly bigger investment of creativity and an appropriately large time commitment is all it takes to give a kitchen that has become drab and mundane a genuine sense of style with a strong dash of your own unique personality.
That quality of customization simply cannot be duplicated with the sales-driven kitchen decorating ideas that by their very nature need to appeal to the broadest range of tastes.
Even if you don’t think you have what it takes to apply DIY arts and crafts into a kitchen makeover, it doesn’t hurt at all to try and emotional payoff can be huge!