Give your kitchen a country-style makeover for just £50 with this DIY storage solution

You don't need to spend a fortune to get the rustic look

You can never have too much storage in the kitchen, at least that's what we think. But if you can't face forking out a small fortune on storage solutions why not give this rustic DIY kitchen storage idea a go?

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One crafty homeowner gave her kitchen a country style makeover for just £50 thanks to this DIY kitchen storage idea.

DIY kitchen storage

When Lucy Cook from Rugby posted her kitchen storage make over on the Extreme Budget DIY and life hacks Facebook group it quickly clocked up over 400 likes.

'That's an amazing transformation, well done you!' commented one member.

'Love the ladder and baskets,' wrote another fan.

kitchen area with white wall wooden floor and baskets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lucy Cook)

'We brought a house in August last year and did not like the unused gas fire in the kitchen,' Lucy explains. 'Coming from the Peak District I wanted to keep the country style kitchen look.'

Lucy and her fiancé started the transformation with a trip to Wickes to pick up some timber to create some rustic-look shelves.

room with white wall and ladder and shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lucy Cook)

'My grandma gave us an old wooden ladder which I dried out and sanded down to store all my vegetables on in as rustic away as possible,' she adds.

The couple attached the ladder alongside the homemade shelves and bought mini crates and baskets from IKEA to create shelves. 'We even reused the wire racking from an old veg storage trolley and attached them using wire C hooks or cable ties where they wouldn't be seen,' explains Lucy.

kitchen area with white wall and ladder and shelves and baskets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lucy Cook)

The couple finished the DIY transformation by covering the old gas fire with a white radiator cover they'd been given by a friend. A few glass jars, baskets and a pretty floral jug lend the finishing touches to the cosy country kitchen.

The entire makeover cost just under £50, and cleverly gave a new lease of life to objects that would have been destined for the skip.

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If you have an old ladder or unused timber lying around the house will you be trying this DIY kitchen storage makeover?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.