OMG! This budget kitchen makeover is unrecognisable – here's how to get the look...

Gorgeous kitchen makeover, gorgeous colours, gorgeous low budget... all created just using paint!

Kitchen makeover before and after
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Who doesn't love a good kitchen makeover before and after? Especially a DIY revamp. There is just something so satisfying about seeing a mediocre kitchen transformed into something fabulous using pretty much just nifty hacks and easy ideas.  So we thought we would share with you some of the amazing projects we have found on Instagram so you can be inspired to start your own DIYs.

  • Once you're done, check out our kitchen ideas gallery for more inspo

This gorgeous kitchen revamp comes from @lifeatstaustell. Make sure you head over to Ellie's account too to check out her gorgeous, inspiring home and check out the highlights called 'Kitchen' to follow her kitchen revamp journey. 

Keep scrolling for some tips on how you can update your kitchen with just paint and a few extra touches... 

Before

kitchen makeover before

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As far as before kitchens go,  this really isn't too bad. But understandably, Ellie wanted something that would better suit her house and style, and here's what she turned her dated kitchen into...

After

Kitchen makeover

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First of all – 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. 

So, in case you can't tell, this is exactly the same kitchen, same worktops, same tiles. Ellie has totally transformed it 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.  

If you want any tips on how to paint kitchen cabinets head to our guide and for the best kitchen cupboard paint, check out our round up.  

Kitchen makeover

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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. 

The old dark worktop has been covered up with stick-on vinyl in a white marble. This is such a great trick for covering dated surfaces and really cheap too, Ellie's job cost just  £45. They even sell similar vinyl on Amazon. Then it was just a case of replacing the handles with some cute new copper ones and decorating!

Kitchen makeover

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Ellie also painted her white plastic window frames black to give that really stylish Crittall window effect that everyone is loving at the moment. She used black tape for the smaller sections – very clever, definitely one to copy! Even the plugs and spotlights were spray painted black to fit in with the style! 

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