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DIY: 10 Bright & Easy Kitchen Accessory Projects

Through trial and error, DIYs have given people opportunities to make meaningful gifts for loved ones, beauty products and much more. But who knew you could remodel an entire room?
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After seeing the House Beautiful 2014 Kitchen of the Year, we are sure you have mulled over a million ways you can revamp your own kitchen space. Why not get a little down and a little dirty with these projects?

We love DIY projects as much as the next person. These specifically, however, are fun, useful and give you the a chance to be the artist and/or handyman you have always wanted to be. Through trial and error, DIYs have given people opportunities to make meaningful gifts for loved ones, beauty products and much more. But who knew you could remodel an entire room?

Below is a list of 10 DIY ideas for your kitchen. Following this list, or one very similar, can have your kitchen looking so beautiful and different in a matter of no time simply by sprucing things up and adding a personal touch to your accessories and appliances. So gather your supplies, set aside some time, and have a little fun this weekend.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser via Love Grows Wild

What You Need:
  • Mason jar
  • Soap bottle with pump
  • Glue
  • Spray Paint
With just these supplies you can create a totally chic alternative to that generic dish soap bottle (maybe even more than one?) we know you have lying around.

Ombre Painted Wooden Spoons via Say Yes

What You Need:
  • Set of wooden spoons
  • Masking tape
  • Craft paint
  • Foam brush
There are two positives to this. 1) You will finally be able to know which spoon is which, even if they are face down in a jar, and 2) This has to be the easiest project ever. By the way, there are no cons.

Painted Cutting Boards via Idle Wife

What You Need:
  • Bamboo cutting boards
  • Craft paint
  • Foam brush
Did you know that it's very bad if you're cutting your meat and your veggies on the same board? The bacteria from meat and poultry may stay on your cutting board long after you've pan-seared that baby up. If you're thinking of making a fresh salad and chopping up your greens on the same board, consider yourself warned: It's a no-no. Color-coordinate your boards! Better yet: Purchase a plastic board for your meats to make sure everything is as sanitary as possible.

Washi Tape Cabinet Shelves via Vorstellung von Schön

What You Need:
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
The best way to liven up your shelves is right at your fingertips!

Sharpie Mugs via Scribbles from Emily

What You Need:
  • Printer paper
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie oil based paint markers
  • Graphite stick
  • Printer
  • Mugs
  • Oven
Make old mugs feel new again with these artful doodles!

Sewn Oven Mitts & Hot Pads via A Beautiful Mess

What You Need:
  • Oven mitt cut outs
  • Hot pad cut outs
  • Fabric
  • Straight pins
  • Iron
  • Iron Board
  • Sewing machine (or needle if you're old school!)
  • Thread
  • Shears
Who says you can't look cute in the kitchen? Even bold pops of color from small items such as kitchen mitts will surely liven the space up.

Serving Tray via Lemon Tree Creations

  • What You Need:
  • Frame
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Drawer handles
  • Screws & Screwdriver
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric
Nothing says "adult" more than a beautiful serving tray. Bring guests over for tea and present them with this A+ tray.

Stenciled Appliances via Hello Hydrangea

What You Need:
  • Tape
  • Stencil
  • Wall Pops
  • Scissors
Well, a KitchenAid mixer is a trophy in and of itself, but perhaps you have one that is looking a little dull? These stencils are pretty and add personality.

Embellished Hand Towels via Welcome to the Mouse House

What You Need:
  • Hand towels
  • Wonder under
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Template
Personalized hand towels aren't only cute, but also great for the environment (and your wallet)! Think of all the paper towels you won't have to buy and waste!

Chalkboard Paint Fridge via The Handmade Home

What You Need:
  • Small roller brush
  • Basic angled brush
  • Painters tape
  • Painting tray
  • Rags
  • Magnetic primer
  • Chalkboard paint
Nothing is off limits when it comes to chalkboard paint! Not only is the black sleek, but it's a great place to scribble messages and reminders.

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