Learn how one homeowner and a creative friend transformed this kitchen with money to spare.
Photographs Laurey W. Glenn / Styling Lisa Powell and Missie Neville Crawford
"All my appliances were still in good working order, but I just couldn't stand the black hole where the dishwasher was," says Diane. To fix this problem, she and Jennifer decided to paint the dishwasher's front panel to blend in with the cabinetry. The panel was lifted out, primed, and painted. It was then allowed to dry and put in place as good as new (if not better). ( Tip: Use your leftover paint to update older accessories such as lamps and vases. Or try your hand at creating a piece of artwork on a blank canvas.)