5 DIY kitchen makeovers to inspire your quick revamp

These kitchen makeovers will show you just how far you can get with paint and A LOT of creativity

Kitchen makeover before and after
(Image credit: @lifeatstaustell)

Who doesn't love a good kitchen makeover? Seeing beige walls turned into something beautiful, brown cabinets made Pinterest worthy and tired tiles totally transformed, it's all so... inspiring. So we thought we would put some of our fave DIY kitchen makeovers from Instagram into one handy space to you can get loads of fab ideas for your own revamp.

Keep scrolling for five kitchens that have all been updated by their very creative and talented owners, and head over to our kitchen ideas gallery too for plenty more inspiration.

1. A dull kitchen transformed into a colourful masterpiece

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Kitchen makeover

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Tilly of @tillyattwentysix has totally changed her dated, basic, oh let's just say it, boring inherited kitchen into a colourful masterpiece. Would you believe this is exactly the same kitchen?!

We love how colourful it now is, all done with just paint too. Tilly started by painting the current kitchen cupboards doors (we have a guide to painting kitchen cabinets if you need it) and replacing all the hardware with gorgeous gold ones. Then she replaced the tiles with these lovely pink metro ones, they look so fab with the dark green – again tiling a kitchen splashback it totally something you can do your self. 

Swipe to see the before!

2. Upcycle your kitchen using just paint

Kitchen makeover

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OMG, that colour combination! Who knew olive green and blush pink would look so amazing together? We are definitely going to be trying out this duo in the future. 

Ellie of @lifeatstaustell has totally transformed her kitchen using pretty much just paint. She began by peeling the shiny vinyl off the cabinets (if you are lucky you will be able to do this, if not just give them a sand down) and then painted them with primer. Then going over with a few coats of this gorgeous olive green which is Green 05 by Lick.  

And those fabulous tiles! They are just the originals painted with Frenchic's Ballerina and the stars were added on top using DIY stencils made from Ellie's save the date cards, but you can find loads similar on Etsy. If you want to give painting tiles a go yourself, we have a step by step guide to help. 

3. Go for a mono boho monochrome look 

This gorgeous boho kitchen makeover was mostly achieved with just a can of French Chic Al Fresco paint! Obviously the gorgeous styling has helped with this revamp too. The open shelves, the fab rug, the prints and the houseplants all add to the boho look. 

You might notice the wooden panelling at the end of the units too. That was also a really nifty DIY job that would be easy to copy. Simply take timber planks and cut them to fit the end of your unit, nail them into place, checking that the nails go into the sides of the joints of the cupboards. You can varnish them to get a tone that suits your kitchen or paint them in a colour to add a bit of a feature. 

4. Make a feature of a breakfast bar 

Here she is 🙌🏻 Hope you love it as much as I do!💗I’ve worked all week but it’s finally done! I’m so so happy with the end result. The kitchen now feels like part of the house 💗✨ • I’d been planning the whole thing since I was last off in May so have been ordering everything I’d need in advance. • I’ve taken massive inspiration from a few accounts on here that have made me believe I could make it a room that I loved! @thisenglishhome for her amazing full kitchen makeover she did recently (I am determined to spray paint my sink in the near future)💕 @theaccountantandroofer for the idea of using the wooden batons and @edwardian_love for making a feature out of the breakfast bar with them😍 and finally @mishkashoe and @lifeatstaustell for the vinyl and beautiful kitchen makeovers they’ve both completed 💕 So thanks everyone 💕 • Colour F&B Greensmoke zinsser base matched by @decoratingcentreonline • Wooden battens from @wickes • Vinyl for worktops @vinylwarehouse.co.uk • • • @pimpupmypad #pimpupmypad #beforeandafter #kitchenmakeover #kitchentransformation #budgetkitchenmakeover #myhousebeautiful #dailydecordetail #mydailyhomesquare #homesohard #showusurgaff #letterboxhome #decodwelling #myspaceanddecor #myseasonalstyling #styleitreal #myinteriorsquares #myinteriorstyle #periodhomesofinsta #myperiodinterior #myperiodhomestyle #myrenostory #therenovationcommunity #yourdiyhomes #dailyhomeshare #mydailyrenovation HomeatVictoriaRoad | Natalie

A photo posted by @homeatvictoriaroad on Jun 28, 2020 at 10:00am PDT

Everyone seems to be loving the green paint for a kitchen makeover right? This super cool kitchen was transformed by @homeatvictoriaroad using Farrow & Ball's Green Smoke. We also love what has been done with the breakfast bar, the stripes were created using just wooden battens – very creative and adds a focal point to the space too. The worktops are covered in a marble vinyl, a favourite amongst DIYers, and really easy to stick over the top of any tired surface.

5. Paint your kitchen in a stylish blush pink

Another brown kitchen transformed into something marvellous by @life.of.moo. Pale pink is definitely having a moment right now, so we say go for it and paint your whole kitchen in this stylish shade, no need to worry that it will date because you can just paint over it further down the line. 

Replacing your kitchen hardware makes a huge difference too, we love how the black handles look with the pink. And again, trusty vinyl has been used here to cover the old worktops but this time in an insanely realistic looking wood effect from Create Your World.

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