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5 Easy DIY Projects For A Showstopping Kitchen

Hi all! I’m Jill Rose from the Rozy Home (Rose + Cozy = Rozy!) and I have been blogging about my home remodel for the past six years. It hasn’t always been easy and there have been lots of do-overs — especially in my kitchen. The kitchen was the first thing I knew I had to change, but it wasn’t until the third or fourth try that I got it right.

Somewhere throughout the kitchen remodel process, I decided to create what has to be my favorite project — a faux bronze range hood. Who knew that with a little bit of plywood, trim, and metallic paint, I could create something that would have me featured in the “I Did It!” section in Better Homes and Garden magazine! Look for it in the November issue. It was a simple project that encompasses my design style — a high-end look on a DIY budget.

Creating a range hood I loved was just the beginning of my final kitchen remodel. Below are more projects that helped me create the kitchen of my dreams that I hope will inspire you too!

Painted Cabinets

Hands down, one of the easiest ways to give an old kitchen new life is painting the cabinets. With the right tools, the right paint, a little prep and a bit of patience, painting your cabinets can be a quick and easy way to create a showstopping kitchen.


Add A Pop Of Color

Adding a pop of color to the inside of your cabinets is a great way to give your cabinets a custom look. I always recommend picking an accent color that ties to a favorite place or memory. I created the color above based on a gate I saw in Paris and instantly fell in love with. Every time I grab a plate or bowl out of the cabinet, it reminds me of my trip.

DIY Herringbone Counters

Tired of granite and quartz? Want something that is inexpensive but incredibly durable? Look no further than wood! I created a herringbone pattern on my kitchen island out of 2-inch white oak and finished it off with a paint treatment to give it an aged look. Over the past two years they’ve only gotten prettier with additional age and use.

Trim It Out

Trim is an inexpensive way to make a statement in your kitchen. Building up your kitchen’s crown molding gives standard cabinets a truly custom look, while adding trim to the bottom of your cabinets gives it a finished look, and adding trim to flat-front drawer panels creates a more cohesive feel.

Create Your Own Light Fixture

What do you do when on-trend light fixtures cost a small fortune? You make your own! I found a plug-in light on sale, picked up a canopy kit, and created my own hanging light for a fraction of the price.

3 Responses to “ 5 Easy DIY Projects For A Showstopping Kitchen ”

  1. I loved all your ideas! Great work!!!

  2. I love the blue colour of the cabinets.
    There is a small kitchen tweak, and is not that expensive – the cabinet knobs can be replaces with modern steel bars pulls or something more unique. They will definitely refresh the appearance of the kitchen.

  3. Painted cabinet and light fixture is amazing

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