Over at Curbly, Lilybee posted about her dramatic kitchen makeover that cost just $15. Yep, two digits, one and five. CRAZY! With her fifteen bucks, Lilybee was able to cover several cabinets with white contact paper, make a removable backsplash with placemats and thumbtacks, and create a new light fixture. The best part of this kitchen refresher is that it’s completely removable (imperative since Lilybee is a renter). These techniques could be useful in a dorm room or other rental situation, or anywhere you just need a little kitchen redo for less than twenty bucks. [click here for the rental kitchen makeover] [click here for how to cover cabinets with contact paper]

Project Estimate:

  • Contact paper, $1 a roll (6 rolls for this project)
  • Plastic placemats, $1 each (5 for this project)
  • Thumbtacks, $1 a box (2 for this project)
  • Salad bowl, $1
  • Flexible chopping board, $1

Total: $15

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