You don't need a kitchen renovation to bring new life to your countertops. Pick up a few budget-friendly gold accessories to bring new life to your classic kitchen.

By Ashley Kappel
June 15, 2017
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I used to hate gold. Mixed-metal accessories and gold jewelry never made my wish list, and brassy drawer pulls were the first to go when I moved into my house. I actually once returned a door that was shipped to me with gold hinges attached (sorry, contractor). 

Maybe I've grown wiser or gold has just gotten better, but there are some seriously fantastic gold kitchen accessories out there that have made me change my mind about gold. I'm still not interested in a gold-plated kitchen or chandelier for my dining room, but in small amounts, gold pretty much makes everything better. 

If you're feeling the love for gold kitchen accessories, head to Target this week for a few deals on the summer's hottest kitchen trend.

This gold-topped candy jar is just begging to be filled with suckers, tiny oranges, drinking straws, or breakfast bars.

Update your basic bar cart by adding a gold accent. This gold ice bucket and scoop combo looks gorgeous with a chalkboard cheese plate or black and white accessories.

Speaking of black and gold, this mango wood serving board with gold spreader is perfect for serving appetizers or tapas at your next gathering. Everything tastes better when not on plastic.

Don't save the gold fun for guests. You have to make dinner every day, so make chopping veggies fun with this gold knife set. It's only $5.25, so grab a few to give to friends as fun "just because" presents.

Love hosting dinner parties? Invest in this gold-rimmed charger set. No matter what you serve, your table is going to look amazing when guests arrive. 

This might be my favorite piece. This hammered gold bowl measures 10" across, meaning it can go from a kitchen table centerpiece loaded with citrus to a mail holder on your front table. If you hate clutter, this is a piece that functions beautifully across many rooms in your home, and keeps the budget in check.

Treat yourself every day with a few sets of budget-friendly gold flatware. Gold spoons make even cereal taste amazing.

Add this to your list of versatile kitchen accessories. I love this gold serving tray for wrangling the containers that clutter my counters. You can use it to hold your flour and sugar cannisters, your fruit bowl, or your appliance caddies.