The bumpy drywall is now covered with precut pine V-groove board, creating a backsplash. I wanted the look of wood at the cheapest price possible, Cunningham says. Even when painted with a white satin finish, the boards knots and grooves are visible, suggesting the antiquated look she loves. Cunningham and Jarrell removed upper cabinets by the kitchen window, replacing them with two open shelves made from solid teak board and $4.99 antique bronze brackets from the clearance selection of Rejuvenation.com. A diminutive love seat, grabbed for a song at a Goodwill store and later reupholstered, fits in the kitchens bay window, offering a perch at a plastic martini table, purchased from Unica Home for about $100. For the complete story on Cunninghams renovation, click here. To see a breakdown of this renovations budget, click here. And for Cunninghams tips on how to renovate cheaply, click here.
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