owner-cut brackets in open shelving on kitchen walls in after budget redo of kitchen
Photo: Christiaan Blok
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The Project Tally

Nikki designed and cut the brackets herself. The style was inspired by a store-bought set that was beyond her budget.

• Gussied up the plain kitchen island with a sheet of beadboard and free corbels. $20
• Gave the pantry closet a cottage look with vintage glass-panel doors scored at an antiques fair $75
• Hung home-center barn-style lights sprayed with a coat of leftover paint $38
• Ripped out dark and dated upper cabinets $0
• Installed, then extended, a beadboard backsplash and two rows of white-painted open shelves to make up for lost storage $130
• Warmed up the base cabinets with soft gray paint and added clearance-bin cup pulls and knobs scored for half price $80

Total $343
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