While I would like to make some substantive changes to my kitchen (backsplash, counter tops, floors), I do not currently have the budget for such changes. Over the past year, I made some small changes to the kitchen that were a little more budget friendly, but still give a little update to the room.
I bought these chairs from Craigslist about a year ago. I didn't get around to painting them until January. Then I recovered them in this peacock blue velvet.
I also did away with the yellow painted walls, and just painted them cream. This is not my dream color for the walls, but in working with backspash color, etc., it works. Also, it is the same color as the lower part of the walls (below the chair rail) in my dining room, so it's a nice tie in. The color is from Benjamin Moore and it's called Mayonnaise.
I also got some new art for the space.
I got this pear print with a mirrored frame at Canton Trade Days
I ordered this print's image from an Etsy vendor, took the image to Kinkos to be printed out, and then framed it at Hobby Lobby. This would have been a very inexpensive project, if I had bought a frame that was reasonably priced. I did not. I fell in love with the most expensive frame in the stupid store (I'm not sure that is correct, but it was not a good value to say the least). Anyway, I love it, and I love how it turned out.
I also got a new light fixture for over the breakfast table.
I found this fixture at Paul Michael Company in Canton.
It was priced great at $99.
But they had a mother's day special... buy a $100 gift card for $75. There was no restriction on the card, so I purchased a card for $75, and then immediately purchased my light fixture. So it was a steal at $75!
I'm happy with my mini-remodel!