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

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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!


  • 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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