I'm a fan of details. I think accessories are a big part of the overall design of any room. That being said I don't typically like to spend too much of the budget in that area because I'm always changing/switching the accessories around.
Two of my favorite kitchen accessories/ decor items were simple and easy diy projects. One is the EAT letters over the window above the sink.
I picked up these paper mache letters from Hobby Lobby. They were very inexpensive and although I can't remember the exact price I paid, I know for certain that they were 50% off when I bought them. To give them a nice shiny finish making them look more like resin than paper mache, I used a fabric paint writer in red. To get very specific I used Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint.
I already had the paint on hand. I applied 2 coats with a brush. Spray paint probably would have given a similar end result but in the middle of winter the temps weren't high enough to use spray paint. The fabric paint writer worked great and gave them a nice shiny finish. I hung them with command strips.
The second project that took all of maybe 15 minutes (not counting the drying time) only cost $3. I found this gold tray at the Goodwill and decided to turn it into a message board.
All it took was a little primer and a little chalkboard paint. Both of which I already had on hand. I used a sponge brush for a nice, smooth application.
I love cheap, easy, and fast ......projects that is. ;) They're not only fun to work on, but they add so much interest to a space. And the best part is with such little time and money invested you don't feel bad when you're ready for a change.
Have you done any cheap, easy, and fast projects lately?
P.S. Many of you have asked where I bought this little, white elephant. She was 25 cents at Goodwill, and she's worth more than 25 tons of gold in my book! I adore her but I've yet to give her a name. Hmmmm......what should we call her?