To remove wallpaper with household ingredients - score wallpaper, then combine hot water and fabric softener in a large spray bottle at a concentration of one to one. Tip: Mix the solution in small batches to keep the water as hot as possible.
$200 kitchen cabinet makeover: Glue sheets of bead board into the recessed part of the cabinet panel; sand, prime (oil based), paint (latex), and glaze. Replace hardware. Counter tops off the shelf from Lowe's for $60.