DIY Small Kitchen Makeover

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As I always say, makeover do not have to be so expensive, invasive or drastic. While I do want to reno and demo to make all Holly’s kitchen dreams come true; she wants to do some big changes that are going to require a lot more time and a larger budget. Since I am unable to do that, I wanted to see what I could do for less than $200. Remember that it isn’t my way or the highway and to tailor your space to your needs and lifestyle as I did here for Holly and her home.

Budget breakdown and blog post is live as well:

D E E T S + L I N K S
…affiliate unless stated otherwise!
Paint Walls:
Black circle knobs:
“Double Duty” in Satin finish for cabinets:
2” x 12”:
Matte poly sealant:
Foam brush:
1” x 6”:
Pocket hole drill set:
Pocket hole screw set:
Painters tape:
Drop cloth:
White canisters with lids – Home Goods
Basket above fridge – Home Goods
Holly is not a fan of rugs so that is why I never add them to these makeovers!

Business inquiries:


  1. Giovanna Torres on November 27, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Love it 😍

  2. Hicum Chong on November 27, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    You are my hero! My hubby kinda laughed when I told him I wanted to get into woodworking. He won’t find it funny when I make better shelves than his! Lol. I’m a beginner, just now learned how to properly read a measuring tape LOL. Love you videos!! So inspirational!!

  3. LeeAnne Hazel on November 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Holly seems like the most amazing friend to you!

  4. tina ventura on November 27, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I appreciate you just being real. Life is real and were human and stuff happens. Love it. I learn so much from you. I bought a "handyman special" that is very "special". You’re very insperational

  5. Sarah Ham on November 27, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Okay, first things first. HOW DO YOU STILL LOOK STUNNING IN THAT PAINT MASK ??? Second, girl that kitchen is AMAZING. So beautiful. 😍🙌🏻

  6. Rachael on November 27, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Did anyone else just assume Holly was funding these makeovers. I felt so bad for Rach saying how bummed she was that it wasn’t her own house she was investing in ☹️

  7. Kathryn P on November 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    I really appreciate your content and think everything you do turns out amazing. Holly is lucky to have you as a friend 👍🏼

  8. Nellie on November 27, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Hi. Love this. Beautiful. Am I missing the link in the down to the other creator for the shelf on the lip of the backsplash ?

  9. ares vio on November 27, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I have loved this series and it’s making me want to go a completely different direction with my kitchen.

  10. LL on November 27, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    How lucky are you to never stained that bathrobe with paint?😂

  11. Carly Grace on November 27, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    People- please?! As someone who is also DIY obsessed, renovating my entire house basically on my own, also recently split from a breakup- I relate so much. We even kind of look alike 😂 but it seriously bothers me, not that you apologize and acknowledge the negative comments or people chastising your process- BUT that most people leaving those comments have no idea how hard it is to take on the kind of projects you do. Much less solo, while filming, editing, creating a blog space, paid promos, etc everything. as. a. One. Woman. Show. RESPECT 🙏🏼 Rachel Metz has every right to come off how ever the fuck because I’m sorry, it’s authentic and yes, exhausting. You go girl, I live for the sass because well, I’m the same way 😂 idk what my channel is going to look like. It’s hard enough to get started on the job, then before you do that you gotta pre job with camera equipment, batteries, storage, file organization, on and on and on.. job inception 🤯 don’t apologize, give em hell 🤘🏼

  12. Valentino on November 27, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    This is so inspiring ! I actually watched the video twice . Kitchen makeovers r my fave and u did such an awesome Job ! Those Floating shelves and the Olive cabinets OH MY !! From a Magazine photoshoot. Well done 😍😍👏👏❤

  13. beezybee8933 on November 27, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    DIY Creators 🤟🏽🤟🏽 Thats epic that you mentioned his channel and gave credit where it was due 😁 . . You dope for that!! . . A lot of people don’t do that 😊

  14. dwynn57 on November 27, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    definitely different! love all of the openness of the space. I think that you do a fantastic job and keeping it low budget is going to be tough! ideas….. thanks for sharing! xoxo

  15. Khulud Rome on November 27, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    I am lucky cuz I found your channel a year ago and thank you for your great effort. I wait for your videos every week. I wish you a nice time.❤❤❤❤

  16. Alejandra Cerda on November 27, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    It’s amazing! What a journey! Good job, Rachel!

  17. Emily Jane on November 27, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I love texture spray! We moved into a house with wood paneling throughout half of it, and then a quarter of what was left was textured walls. We had quite a few holes to patch and spray over with texture spray.

  18. Laura Filby on November 27, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    WOW, Babe, it’s STUNNING! It’s incredible what a lick of paint and some hard work can do. You prove over and over that you don’t need to spend thousands of pounds to have a beautiful and stylish home. Can I just say, I’m genuinely surprised and disappointed with some disgust that *some* people take it upon themselves to criticise you and your work. FFS, you’re always honest and up front and say that you’re learning too. It boils my piss that these folk think it’s okay to be so rude. Ignore those people, they don’t deserve you wasting your breath on them. I’m so PROUD of you! I Love You, Honey. You do you and what you love and to those that don’t like it…. 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

  19. Maggie Magnoli on November 27, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Her home looks so beautiful!!!

  20. Sahar Shams on November 27, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    What a transformation!! So goooood!!

  21. LeeAnne Hazel on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I cannot wait until you are able to get your own home !

  22. Donna Humphries on November 27, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I love it! Can Holly reach those mugs? I know she’s shorter than you…

  23. Littlest Corgi Nuff on November 27, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I love learning with you, mistakes and all! My diys have plenty of mistakes too! That’s how we learn❤️

  24. Saida Swift on November 27, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Great job Rachel. Thanks for teaching us both what to do and what not to do, it’s very helpful.

  25. Mo'Nique Jones on November 27, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    You should update the kitchen window, it’s a little dated.

  26. Julie Butler on November 27, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Love it!

  27. TheLeftLane IsTheFastLane on November 27, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I will admit, I really wasn’t seeing where this was going with the individual segments, but now that you’ve shown the whole picture, I’m there. Great job, Rachel. You shine even through challenging times. Keep inspiring. We’ll keep loving. ❤️

  28. T BLK on November 27, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    You’re my hero! For real I literally think I can do anything, construction wise!

  29. Sherlin Nunez Sime on November 27, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Hon, you don’t have to make disclaimers about the things you do. People will talk no matter what it is you do, and if you do it wrong, good; that’s a learning experience. But don’t feel like you have to justify yourself for everything you. Love your work, btw!

  30. Jenica Lyn on November 27, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Rachael! It looks fantastic! I can’t speak for Holly but I’m sure she appreciates your hard work and all the love you’ve shown her home! There’s always a new lesson to learn when you tackle a new project. I had the same bulb can lights and updated them with screw in leds that are flush mounted- easy update, no electrical work needed! Thank you for the hello fresh code! Happy Holidays!

  31. Melanie Miller on November 27, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    You can come be my roomie anytime!! 😍

  32. Cait Lou on November 27, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    i love the way this is classed as a small kitchen when in the kitchen at my house 2 steps and your already at the end of the kitchen this kitchen is literally bigger than my bedroom jesus christ its huge do americans just have massive kitchens or something? me and my mum would love to have a kitchen this size i think its perfect

  33. A BioPhysics Ministries on November 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Next time, try just putting some sheetrock behind for support rather than a 2×4. Plenty of spackle or mudd works. Drill it from the front to the backside and leave sticking out so you can put the sheetrock back…you can remove the screws once that mudd is dry. THEN put the old sheetrock back in place. So easy to do. Works every time, and you already are using mudding compound and sheetrock. Easier than using a saw and trying to find some lumber. Just sayin…………..

  34. Cultman on November 27, 2020 at 10:17 pm
  35. Janeesvlog on November 27, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    So neat 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  36. Ashley Schneider on November 27, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Wow this looks absolutely amazing and the work that goes into it is so much. Ppl don’t understand the work till they actually do it themselves and it’s overwhelming to say the least. I think u are an amazing and very hardworking women . It’s looks amazing!

  37. Angela Lew on November 27, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    It’s ok to feel deflated. We all need a change of pace or something to rejuvenate us.

  38. AmericanMade BornnBred on November 27, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Can you please tell us the details or give us the link to your laser with the stand???🥰😋🥰😋😘

  39. T BLK on November 27, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    My kinda girl… lift that cabinet!!!!!

  40. Crafty Delights on November 27, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    You do nice work dont feed energy to the negative people, just do you!

  41. rosannelopez on November 27, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Such amazing, yet exhausting work! Take time for yourself and recharge, knowing that we’re all here for you! Big hugs!

  42. Stefani Tadio on November 27, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Such an amazing transformation! I love everything about this. And I want to give you a hug. Take care of yourself!

  43. everythinglaura on November 27, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    I love that the beginning of this video you’re doing this in a robe lol 😭 looks so beautiful- I love your videos

  44. keito17 on November 27, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Loving your sass ❤

  45. Not Specified on November 27, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Absolutely stunning. Love the colour

  46. Ana Samardzic on November 27, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    PLEASE be my roommate

  47. Cate Green on November 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    looks awesome!

  48. Amanda Betten Langen on November 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    WTF America, walltexture 🤪

  49. Isy W. on November 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Your motivation to keep going through all of these makeovers is amazing!! Don’t listen to the people who are telling you you’re doing it ‘wrong’, like you always say, yours is not the only way to do it.. you do it because it’s what works for you! Thank you for being genuine, I always appreciate that!!

  50. Kaddykadkadkad kad on November 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    You are allowed to cut corners and be lazy, the end result is still proof of your skill, dedication and passion for this! You are an absolutely amazing human being Rachel and we are only so fortunate that you put all this effort into sharing your creativity and hard work with a bunch of people you don’t even know! Sending lots of light, love and good energy your way! 🔮 🌴 ❤ ☀️ 🍍

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