Jazz It Up: 20 Ideas for Adding Personality to Your Kitchen

20 crafty and fun ideas for jazzing up your kitchen from Babble.com

This is the time of year when the heat of summer has lifted and accordingly I start spending a lot more time in the kitchen. Living in a rental, our kitchen is pretty ho-hum and doesn’t lend itself to making any large improvements, but I’m always on the hunt for great ideas to add a punch of a color and a bit of personality to jazz up the space. Have a kitchen that could use a little love? Here are 20 crafty and inexpensive ideas for adding personality to your kitchen!

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  • DIY Sharpie Dinnerware 1 of 20
    DIY Sharpie Dinnerware
    Jazz up ordinary white dinnerware with polka dots or doodles. All you need to get started is basic Sharpie markers!
    Get the how-to from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Neon-Wrapped Canisters 2 of 20
    Neon-Wrapped Canisters
    These simple white cork-topped canisters take on a whole new funk with the addition of neon string.
    Get the how-to from Papernstitch.
  • DIY Etched Glass Jars 3 of 20
    DIY Etched Glass Jars
    Create beautifully personalized jars perfect for the pantry with etching cream and basic mason jars!
    Get the how-to from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Color Block Recipe Box 4 of 20
    Color Block Recipe Box
    Stash your favorite recipes with a color block recipe box made from supplies found at any craft store. Customize the colors to match your decor!
    Get the how-to from Making Nice in the Midwest.
  • Mini Polaroid Magnets 5 of 20
    Mini Polaroid Magnets
    Splash your fridge with a scattering of favorite photos with these mini Polaroid-inspired magnets!
    Get the how-to from Ambrosia Girl.
  • Recovered Vintage Chairs 6 of 20
    Recovered Vintage Chairs
    Take your kitchen chairs from ordinary to awesome by easily recovering them in a cool fabric!
    Get the how-to from Dans le Townhouse.
  • Sunprinted Napkins 7 of 20
    Sunprinted Napkins
    These bold and lovely sunprint napkins are the perfect way to add a touch of color to your kitchen table.
    Get the how-to from Garden Therapy.
  • Kitchen Pegboard 8 of 20
    Kitchen Pegboard
    A pegboard mounted to the kitchen wall allows you to show off your favorite kitchenwares and adds storage. Paint your favorite color to personalize the look!
    Get the how-to from Apartment Therapy.
  • Decal Jars 9 of 20
    Decal Jars
    Add a touch of whimsy and interest to basic jars with cool decals!
    Get the how-to from The Painted Hive.
  • Frosted Windows 10 of 20
    Frosted Windows
    I love the charming look of these frosted windows strung with a line of photos and mementos.
    Get the how-to from Sweet Peach.
  • DIY Chalkboard Table 11 of 20
    DIY Chalkboard Table
    Have an old kitchen table that could use new life? Transform it into a chalkboard masterpiece!
    Get the how-to from Design*Sponge.
  • Paint-Dipped Chopsticks 12 of 20
    Paint-Dipped Chopsticks
    If you have a sushi-loving household like I do, jazz up basic wood chopsticks with a dip of colorful paint!
    Get the how-to from Poppytalk.
  • Chalkboard Label Jars 13 of 20
    Chalkboard Label Jars
    Take a stash of old pickle jars, give them a few coats of paint and have pretty new jars for storing kitchen staples!
    Get the how-to from Creme de la Craft.
  • DIY Chalkboard 14 of 20
    DIY Chalkboard
    Made from scrap wood and chalkboard paint, this awesome chalkboard is the perfect kitchen message center!
    Get the how-to from Live Laugh Rowe.
  • Utensil Wall Art 15 of 20
    Utensil Wall Art
    I am totally loving these sweet DIY art prints made with basics like art paper, markers and your printer.
    Get the how-to from Terra Savvy.
  • Stamped Spoon Handles 16 of 20
    Stamped Spoon Handles
    How darling is this idea?! Use old spoons, stamped and hammered to create adorable handles and drawer pulls.
    Get the how-to from Thistlewood Farm.
  • Embellished Tea Towels 17 of 20
    Embellished Tea Towels
    Give basic white tea towels a touch of personality with embellishments of fabric and lace.
    Get the how-to from A Spoonful of Sugar.
  • Utensil Holders 18 of 20
    Utensil Holders
    These super fun utensil holders were made from basic plastic containers, paint and fabric.
    Get the how-to from Crafts by Amanda.
  • Painted Mason Jars 19 of 20
    Painted Mason Jars
    These mason jars, painted with a combinations of ModPodge and food coloring, are perfect for storing little odds and ends around the kitchen.
    Get the how-to from The Crafty Scientist.
  • Zinc-Inspired Letters 20 of 20
    Zinc-Inspired Letters
    Skip the high price tag of similar zinc letters in specialty stores and create this 'EAT' sign from paint and cardboard letters. So cute!
    Get the how-to from Sugar and Charm.

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