Painted Kitchen Reveal I’m finally done with my kitchen – just in time for Thanksgiving! I had already painted the bottom cabinets in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Millstone. I decided to paint the top cabinets in their Antique White to lighten them up and give a bit of contrast. I painted the top walls in Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige and under the chair rail in in Benjamin Moore Cloud White. I also touched up the trim. I’m having the ceiling patched and painted on Monday and then the whole room will be complete!
I have been working for weeks on the antique white and gold vintage dining room chairs and am so happy to be done. This project took a lot longer than anticipated due to our snowstorm and having the kids home for a full week. Each chair has taken multiple coats of paint to cover and a lot of time was spent on the gold gilding. It was a time consuming project but now that I see the chairs together – wow. I really can’t wait to see them with the lighter colored fabric on the seats. It will change the look dramatically and I tried to show you all by pulling the red fabric up in places to get an idea.CONTINUE READING
A super easy and quick paint project was this great little shelf I found at a thrift store. A quick wash of chalk paint in Annie Sloan Old Ochre gave it some style. A wash really maintains the look of the wood underneath while making the detail pop.
This video was made a few weeks ago. It’s on my YouTube channel and shows how to add a wash of chalk paint over an existing coat. The same technique was used on the shelf above, except that the wash was added directly onto the raw wood. I then took a rag and wiped it off to create the look above.
I have a ton of work waiting for me in my garage, which is both slightly intimidating but highly exciting. Remember my post yesterday all about my word for 2016 – balance? I’ll need some serious balance to get this done on time and keep my house from falling apart at the same time 😉
This week, I am working on these beautiful dining room chairs. My client wants her new home to feel a little lighter and brighter. She wishes to maintain her traditional style while adding a more modern touch. Painting these lovely chairs in a soft, creamy white will definitely do the trick! She is also having the chairs reupholstered and will choose the fabric as soon as I deliver one of the finished, painted chairs back to her. She really needs to see the finish before choosing the fabric. These chairs are about to be completely transformed!
I found this vintage cabinet a few weeks ago. It had the traditional, classic lines and was in fantastic shape with working wheels on its feet and all parts intact.
I decided to change it up by using creamy white to give it a softer look. I used a combo of both Annie Sloan Old White and General Finishes Antique White for the finish. I also layered gold, Annie Sloan Coco and White to create a soft, textured look in the two panels on either side of the door. It gives it even more softness and a bit of interest. The drawer on the bottom is lovely with its curved bottom and original hardware. The whole piece was sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax.
Many of you have seen my kitchen before, when I posted about painting the walls, adding the Ikea shelving or when I repurposed a great farmhouse table I found at a thrift store. The cabinets are factory painted but after 10 years, they are starting to really show their age. The paint is starting to chip off on most of the doors, especially under the sink and around the oven.
What a week of graduations and end of year celebrations! I am itching to get started on my Griege Cabinet but this week has not cooperated. Instead of sharing a new project, I shall have to share this post from the spring of 2014. It’s all about layering with General Finishes milk paint. It was a fun piece to work on and I learned a lot while experimenting!
Yesterday, I shared my latest favorite find.
It is a great, solid oak chair that I picked up for under $5.00.
Here is the chair after a few coats of creamy white paint. I used a combo of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and General Finishes Milk Paint Antique White. I mixed the two (about half to half ratio) and am in love with the result. The paint goes on smoothly, is easy to distress and doesn’t need to be waxed.
I am really late getting this post out today and apologize. We had (yet another) delayed school opening this morning and it always throws my whole day off by a few hours.
Enough moaning! Today’s favorite find is a fantastic, solid oak chair that I found last week for under $5.00. I am a sucker for chairs and I had to grab this one. I knew that with some paint, it could look oh, so farmhouse chic. New chairs, especially solid wood, are really quite pricey. Why not grab a few $5 chairs, give them a coat of paint and create great pieces for your home?
My post is late getting out today as I spent the afternoon at Sophie’s school for their Halloween parade. The children were so sweet in their costumes! I’m just getting around to posting the pictures of my latest before and after. Can you all take yet another desk?
This one was my neighbor’s childhood desk and chair. They were both painted a bright blue for him when he was a little boy and now are going into his daughter’s room. Hence, the change up! [twentytwenty][/twentytwenty]