Tuscany is world famous for its rustic, sun-drenched villas and its fabulous, earthy food. You can bring these elements into your own home and create a Tuscan kitchen that is beautiful to look at and a pleasure to cook in. If you want to create a Tuscan kitchen but in a limited budget, don’t fret. There are several ways to create a Tuscan kitchen without breaking the bank. Invest in a modest amount of beautiful Tuscan floral wallpaper to cover the area from cabinet tops to the ceiling and above the stove backsplash. Paint the lower part of the wall a soft shade picked up from the wallpaper; a creamy yellow paint to go with a soft floral pattern in creamy yellow, greens, browns, muted red-orange and white. Then, repurpose back-to-back low dressers or cabinets as the base of a kitchen island; paint the connected cabinets intense teal, muted lime or burnt sienna, and top the base with a slab of discounted marble remnant. Rustic wood stools, stained or painted in Tuscan colors, are flexible seating that won’t take up much room in a small space.
Another way to create a Tuscan kitchen in a cheap way is take down the standard ceiling light fixture and replace it with a simple wrought-iron pendant. Add more wrought iron with an obelisk tiered fruit stand on the counter and decorative rustic iron hooks on the wall that hold large wood cutting boards.