My husband & I gave our awful old kitchen a DIY makeover on a very tight budget. We built our own cabinets & even made the counter tops out of 2x4's, stained & gloss coated. The sink was salvaged. We took out the upper cabinets & replaced them with long, open shelves. Canned goods are only stacked two deep. The cup hooks above the sink were made from vintage garage sale silver plate forks & spoons which I hand stamped with phrases like Hot Java, Kiss the Cook, & Good Gravy.
Kitchen Garden Liven up your kitchen with a few potted plants or potted herbs. Group the pots on a tray so that the plans can be placed in front of a window to bask in the sunlight but can be easily moved if you need that sunny spot for kitchen work. Great for the kitchen table centerpiece