I decided to use chalk paint as I have come to know that when you have a piece from the 70's and there is veneer and non-wood mouldings, that the best thing you can do is to use chalk paint. I made my own chalk paint in this case and then sanded it off for the distressed look and also added two appliqued elements. And here are the results . . . .
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Just finished this hutch yesterday. I was so fortunate to find this at a moving sale and I offered the guy $35.00 for it and he took it. Yippee. It was quite dirty and it looked like some if the glass shelves were broken. I cleaned it up before bringing it in to paint it. Here is the before picture And please note that these photos are from my iphone, so they loaded a little bit blurry. I wanted to post from my iphone to my blog. First time!
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Friday, August 9, 2013
We remodeled our kitchen in 2006 and at that time I loved red. We put in an island and got granite countertops and then painted the walls a light walnut color. Geraniums in the window and had black appliances put in. The cabinets used to be dark but the wood was not pretty, so I painted them all and put on mouldings and appliques. These photos aren't the best, because I could not find the originals
Look what some paint can do and a few new craft projects.
Here is the buffet and I think I will keep it black too.
I had this spode plate for a few years
Okay I guess I kept one little red thing. A gift from my daughter could not go anywhere else.
I chalkpainted this wooden tray and then decoupaged the images on it.
Again I found this drawer insert at a yard sale for 75 cents and turned it into this wonderful shabby french piece with french transfers from the Graphics fairy
I painted the walnut walls the same color as the dining room. It opened up the room even more, and I asked myself why oh why did I not do this long ago. I hope you have enjoyed the little tour. I am always amazed what a new paint job will do for a room. It is so exciting.
Posted by Something Special at 1:03 AM
Monday, August 5, 2013
I am a little bit late and somewhat overdue, but just finally had the drawing of my giveaway that was posted with the Where bloggers create party. Here is what the prize is!!!!!
This sweet vintage dishtowel and lace pillow made by me. Congratulations to. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Donna of myshabbychateau.blogspot.com I love her style and her wonderful studio and blog. I am happy to call her one of my new blogging friends. Whoo Hoo Donna!
Posted by Something Special at 11:51 AM