The $30 Kitchen Makeover

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Could you take a dated, 1950s kitchen with brown wood cabinets and unfashionable appliance colors and transform it for just $30? Well, it's possible. Read on for a before photo of this $30 makeover kitchen.

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This kitchen used the power of paint to effect a really dramatic transformation. The cook of this kitchen, Susan Churcher, really didn't enjoy the drab, old-fashioned colors of her 1950s era kitchen. But she couldn't do a full remodel for some time.

So she used some appliance paint on the appliances, and some buttery yellow on the walls and cabinets. Voila! An entirely new look for her kitchen.

This may not be a possibility for those of you who rent (although it may -- you can always ask!) but it's an amazing example of what hard work and a little paint can accomplish in an old kitchen. From dark and drab to fresh and a little whimsical — it's a dramatic transformation!

• Read the whole article and see more photos: The $30 kitchen makeover at Sunset

Want advice on making over your own kitchen on a budget? Email us with photos! We'll see if we can offer some advice.

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(Images: Jamie Hadley/Sunset)

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