As part of our ultra-low-budget kitchen refresh, we’re sharing our DIY experience adding farmhouse crossbucks to the end of our kitchen counter bar!
We’ve just completed an ultra-low-budget “refresh” of our kitchen, which ran us about $500 all-in. This post about adding “crossbucks” to the end of your kitchen counter is the second in a series of about five articles sharing our learnings and experiences from this little project, which would be an easy, affordable one to tackle in any kitchen that needs a little breath of fresh air!
The first post was about painting our kitchen cabinets with white milk paint, and we used that same milk paint to finish the crossbucks in this post as well. I’ll be super honest and say I’m not thrilled with the photos here. I was working on this little project while we had contractors in our home replacing dry rot in the back wall, plus it was November, which means very little good light for indoor photos! At any rate, maybe I’ll try to update them this summer!
About this project – this is one of the simplest, cheapest, easiest, and fastest projects I have ever taken on. All in, it was maybe an hour of my time (not counting waiting for paint to dry…). I used “discarded” MDF from Home Depot (boards that have been cut to the wrong length, marked up, broken, etc), so my total materials cost here was about $7. Yep. A fun, decorative farmhouse-style accent in your kitchen for about the price of a good burrito. Or a plate of street tacos. Maybe a small chimichanga.…