32 Simple Rustic Homemade Kitchen Islands, love this look with white cabinets and rustic light fixture. 16 Feb Need some inspiration for your kitchen? Check out these great ideas from our house tours. Projects include giving your cabinets and counters a facelift, and finding new uses for old furniture and spaces. 1. Paint bold stripes on an accent wall 2. Build your own butcher block 3. Cover your counters with. 20 Feb When the owners bought their house in , the kitchen hadn't been updated for years, which suited them perfectly, as they wanted to start from scratch. “We needed to keep costs down, so we decided to do as much of our kitchen makeover as we could ourselves,' they say. 'We designed the layout and.