Time to update your kitchen? These do-it-yourself projects are perfect for the project. From storage to decor, you'll surely find an upgrade for your kitchen. Cooking in there every day will soon be more fun and functional.
Here are 47 inspiring projects of all sizes that will refresh your kitchen.
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DIY Herb Planter Cutting Board
Cooking with fresh herbs is an easy way to enhance your meal, so make it easier to add herbs to your favorite dish with a planter that doubles as a cutting board. This way you can pick a few leaves off your favorite herb and chop them up on the cutting board before tossing them into whatever dish you are making.
DIY Herb Planter Cutting Board Tutorial from The Merry ThoughtContinue to 2 of 47 below.
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DIY Abstract Painted Plates
For your next celebration, skip the paper plates and make some reusable brightly colored plates that you can paint with abstract designs. Here, low-cost and plain Ikea plates are brightened up with ceramic paints.Continue to 3 of 47 below.
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DIY Painted Cabinets
Give your kitchen a makeover by painting your cabinets. It's a fun and dramatic change that does not cost a lot of money to do. Use liquid sandpaper to make the project easier to handle.Continue to 4 of 47 below.
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DIY Pour Over Coffee Stand
Get the perfect cup of coffee every morning with a pour over coffee stand that you can easily DIY. This beauty is made from a wood pole desk lamp base.Continue to 5 of 47 below.
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DIY Kitchen Storage Jars
Store all your essential ingredients like sugar and flour in some simple yet beautiful DIY storage jars. Black porcelain paint is the key to this project.Continue to 6 of 47 below.
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DIY Cup Stand Tree
Keep your mugs within easy reach in your kitchen by hanging them off a cup stand, perfect for leaving right next to the coffee machine or integrate it into your new coffee bar.Continue to 7 of 47 below.
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DIY Kitchen Rug
Decorate your kitchen floor with a custom rug. The fabric will provide you a soft spot to stand on when you do the dishes. You'll need a sewing machine for this project.Continue to 8 of 47 below.
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DIY Pizza Stand
Take your pizza out of the box (or the oven) and serve it on a decorative stand that will keep it within easy reach at the center of your kitchen table. Metal spray paint is the key material.Continue to 9 of 47 below.
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DIY Taco Stand
For Taco Tuesday, impress your family by serving ready-made tacos arranged in a beautiful display. Place it in the center of your table, making them easy to grab from this smart DIY taco stand.Continue to 10 of 47 below.
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DIY Brushstroke Glasses
From serving juice to cocktails, these fun DIY brushstroke glasses are a great addition to your kitchen. Hint: This is not done with paint.Continue to 11 of 47 below.
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DIY Pantry Storage Jars
Organize your pantry with labeled glass jars, so you can easily see when you are running low of essential pantry items, such as cocoa, chia seeds, or rice. Use paint pens in all different colors to jazz up your shelves.Continue to 12 of 47 below.
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DIY Wood Salt and Pepper Shakers
This weekend craft yourself a new gorgeous set of wood salt and pepper shakers. If you love working with wood, you'll have fun using wood dowels for this project.
DIY Wood Salt and Pepper Shakers Tutorial from The Merry ThoughtContinue to 13 of 47 below.
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DIY Kitchen Storage Cart
Do you lack enough storage space in your kitchen? One easy solution is to build a kitchen storage cart for small appliances and dishes, so you can keep your extra kitchen items hidden until you need them.Continue to 14 of 47 below.
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DIY Hickory Cutting Board
Craft yourself a lovely hickory cutting board, perfect for cutting up fresh fruit or vegetables. One end is painted with special food-safe paint.Continue to 15 of 47 below.
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DIY Copper Pipe Paper Towel Holder
Keep your paper towels within easy reach by hanging it on a copper pipe towel holder that you can install under your kitchen cabinets without taking up any additional counter space.
DIY Copper Pipe Paper Towel Holder Tutorial from Squirrelly MindsContinue to 16 of 47 below.
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DIY Kitchen Herb Garden
Instead of running to the grocery store every time you need fresh herbs, grow all your favorites in a vertical herb garden that you can DIY.Continue to 17 of 47 below.
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DIY Donut Apron
Keep your clothes clean while you bake with this adorable DIY donut apron that is easy to make. Hang it up on a big, bold hook in your kitchen to show everyone who's the boss.Continue to 18 of 47 below.
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DIY Acrylic Serving Board
Serve up snacks for your next dinner party on a colorful acrylic serving board that everyone will be surprised to hear you made yourself. Any shape of your choice will do.Continue to 19 of 47 below.
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DIY Painted Spoons
Update regular spoons with a little bit of paint to give them a chic gold handle. These spoons are dip dyed in gold glass paint.Continue to 20 of 47 below.
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DIY Cork Placemats
Protect your kitchen counters or table with these quick-to-make cork placemats. This Ikea hack uses a stencil and white paint on the store's inexpensive placemats.Continue to 21 of 47 below.
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DIY Modern Cake Stand
Help your homemade cake look even more spectacular by raising it onto a pedestal with this modern DIY cake stand. This base is made from a pencil holder, but you can be creative when recycling an item for a base.Continue to 22 of 47 below.
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DIY Zinc EAT Sign
Decorate your kitchen with fun but affordable art by crafting a zinc "EAT" sign to hang on one of the walls in your kitchen. Painting wood letters achieves this otherwise costly look.Continue to 23 of 47 below.
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DIY Subway Tiles Kitchen Backsplash
Subway tiles look perfect as a kitchen backsplash no matter your decorating style. This weekend, update your kitchen by adding a subway tile backsplash with this superb DIY project.
DIY Kitchen Subway Tiles Backsplash Tutorial from Delia CreatesContinue to 24 of 47 below.
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DIY Painted Wooden Spoon
Brighten your bland wooden spoons by painting the handles in any colors you prefer. This super simple project makes a pretty house gift, as well.Continue to 25 of 47 below.
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DIY Wood Cabinet Pulls
Instead of the standard metal cabinet pulls you find in most retail stores, make your own set of wood cabinet pulls for a unique handmade touch in your kitchen.Continue to 26 of 47 below.
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DIY Marble and Wood Serving Platter
Serve snacks or appetizers on a high-end looking marble and wood serving platter that you can DIY. It takes a powerful adhesive to get the look.
DIY Marble and Wood Serving Platter Tutorial from Almost Makes PerfectContinue to 27 of 47 below.
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DIY Rolling Kitchen Island
Give your kitchen some extra counter space or a breakfast bar to eat from with this DIY moveable kitchen island. It's an easy Ikea hack that packs a punch in your kitchen.Continue to 28 of 47 below.
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DIY Brushstroke Plates
For a relaxing afternoon activity, break out some paint and decorate some plain white plates by painting lines in your favorite colors across the dishes in big strokes. The result is striking, and your dishes are now perfect for entertaining.Continue to 29 of 47 below.
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DIY Footed Serving Bowls
These DIY footed serving bowls are perfect for your family style meals, where you place all the food on the table at once and let everyone help themselves. Add a stained wood plaque on the bottom of your bowl for a heightened presentation.Continue to 30 of 47 below.
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DIY Gimme Some Sugar Dish Towel
Add a playful touch to your kitchen decor by crafting a "gimme some sugar" dish towel that is sure to make you smile every time you see it. Heat transfer vinyl turns bland kitchen tea towels into wow towels.Continue to 31 of 47 below.
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DIY Kitchen Appliance Garage
Keep your kitchen counters looking clean and organized by hiding small appliances like the coffee machine or toaster in a kitchen appliance garage that you can build yourself. If you're handy, this mini cabinet made from scratch is a satisfying project.Continue to 32 of 47 below.
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DIY Wood Cake Stand
Serve up a cake at your next family birthday party on a minimalist wood cake stand that makes any cake seem fancier. Gluing a circular wood piece to a square wood pot creates this modern delight.Continue to 33 of 47 below.
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DIY Patterned Placemats and Napkin Rings
Add some pattern to your tableware with some new matching placemats and napkin rings with this DIY project. Free printable patterns make this project a breeze to accomplish.
DIY Patterned Placemats and Napkin Rings Tutorial from A Kailo Chic LifeContinue to 34 of 47 below.
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DIY Confetti Pattern Plates
Skip the boring white plates and make your family a set of fun confetti patterned dishes for serving meals. Grab some cotton swabs and paint to make these quick and easy sprinkle designs.Continue to 35 of 47 below.
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DIY Wood Paper Towel Holder
Instead of merely leaving a roll of paper towels on your kitchen counter, store it on a stylish wood paper towel holder with this DIY project. The tiniest detail of the gold top adds a dash of glamour to your kitchen.Continue to 36 of 47 below.
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DIY Chalkboard Spice Jars
Keep your dried spices organized by making a set of chalkboard jars so you can write directly on the jar the name of the spice you are storing in each jar. A dab of glass chalkboard paint adds a finishing touch.Continue to 37 of 47 below.
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DIY Colorful Breakfast Bowls
Update your morning routine by serving yourself a bowl of cereal in one of these cheerful DIY breakfast bowls. Note the detail of the gold rims, created with a gold leaf pen.
DIY Colorful Breakfast Bowls Tutorial from A Kailo Chic LifeContinue to 38 of 47 below.
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DIY House Shaped Mug Shelf
This DIY mug shelf shaped like a house is perfect for hanging over your coffee cart to showcase your mug collection. Build it with a few pieces of wood glued together and stained.Continue to 39 of 47 below.
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DIY Marble Plate Chargers
For a more formal place setting, add these handmade marble plate chargers underneath your dinner plates when you are setting the table. Marble contact paper and wood rounds look elegant together here.Continue to 40 of 47 below.
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DIY Brass Cabinet Pulls
Update your old cabinet pulls to look like brass by using spray paint. Or, buy simple Ikea handles (shown here) in stainless steel and paint with two coats of gold spray paint.Continue to 41 of 47 below.
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DIY Faux Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash
Even on a tight budget, you can still give your kitchen a makeover using markers to draw a faux herringbone backsplash on your kitchen walls. Use a carpenter's square, a piece of subway tile, or a template for the best results. Black paint on white will look like dark grout.
DIY Faux Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash Tutorial from A Beautiful MessContinue to 42 of 47 below.
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DIY Wood Slice Cake Stand
Serve your homemade dessert on a DIY rustic wood slice cake stand. You'll find wood rounds like this plentiful in a craft supplies store.Continue to 43 of 47 below.
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DIY Color Edged Tea Towels
Learn how to add a decorative color border to your kitchen tea towels with this DIY project. Extra wide double fold bias tape is the key to this colorful project.Continue to 44 of 47 below.
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DIY Kitchen Island
Have you always dreamed of having an island in your kitchen? If so, learn how to build the kitchen island that will give you plenty of extra counter space. A bit of woodworking, a couple of base cabinets, and a countertop make this island for a fraction of the price of one you'd buy in a store.Continue to 45 of 47 below.
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DIY Honeycomb Burnt Cutting Board
Burn a decorative honeycomb design into a cutting board with this DIY project. You'll need a wood burner with a pointed tip for this custom pattern.
DIY Honeycomb Burnt Cutting Board Tutorial from Club CraftedContinue to 46 of 47 below.
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DIY Gold Rimmed Glasses
Instead of buying gold-rimmed glasses at the store, make your own set using paint. Dip the rims in paint and let the paint cure before using. Your cocktails will never look better.Continue to 47 of 47 below.
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DIY Dishwasher-Safe Painted Mugs
Make yourself a set of custom coffee or tea mugs by painting a unique design on each mug. These mugs were designed using special paints that are safe in the dishwasher.
DIY Dishwasher-Safe Painted Mugs Tutorial from Delia Creates