When we spotted the glistening subway tiles, crisp color scheme, and smart styling in this kitchen, we couldn't wait to learn how 7th House on the Left  bloggers Greg and Ashley Brown pulled it off. While we pored over entries that chronicled the nitty-gritty details of undergoing such a major renovation (tips for crafting a pop-up kitchen  in a random room, anyone?), there were three brilliant DIY  moments that we couldn't wait to share.
Keep reading to see why DIY-ing your kitchen decor is easier than you think!
Faux Metal Letters
You know the type — vintage letters with perfect patina that take years (or serious cash!) to collect? Inspired by an "EAT" sign that they spotted on the set of Cougar Town, Greg and Ashley decided to take matters into their own hands by going the DIY  route. See how affordable papier-maché letters and a little craft and spray paint  did the trick!
Longing for a little nook to display decor and keep essentials like dog treats and dish towels at the ready, Greg and Ashley picked up floating shelves from Lowe's and had them custom-cut to fit (a free service that they suggest utilizing). See the steps they took to create these semi-DIY shelves .
Hanging Art on Tiles
We love how white subway tiles give Greg and Ashley's kitchen a seamless backsplash-to-wall backdrop. While most people would be stumped about how to decorate a tiled wall, these two avoided any hole-drilling by using damage-free hanging tools instead. Steal the same idea for your tiled kitchen (or bathroom) with this picture-hanging tutorial .
If DIY projects just aren't your strong suit, not to worry. Get nine easy ideas for updating your kitchen  without breaking a sweat (for under $100)!