A while back my Hubby introduced me to an eye-catching blog. Some may say a black-hole of a blog, in a good way. Want an introduction? Too late here it is http://betterafter.blogspot.com/.
I spent so much time staring in wonder and sometimes horror, I was determined to fix something myself.
So I told Hubby that I NEEDED to up-grade our kitchen pantry.
We headed to town. I was looking for a very specific sized cabinet with doors.
The second day out, I found the perfect piece. Just the right size and it had 2 doors to hide most of the things that need hiding. How much? $32.50, That's a great price!
The only problem (fixable), these beautiful 60's legs and gorgeous knobs.
|This is what happens when you marry a man whose last name is also a product.|
Already looking better, don't you think?
Also while we were out shopping for that cabinet, I found another soup tureen. Some people (Hubby) think I have too many, specially of something I don't use. But I'm not going to let nay sayers deter me. Except that I may not have any more room for another.
But besides that, I found my new favorite paint at one of the antique stores.
Have you ever heard of Annie Sloan's chalk paint? I hadn't either till I got hooked on the website above.
I just have to say, this paint is amazing! First off, there is no smell. It's eco-friendly. But best of all, it produces a beautiful matte finish. You can paint over old vanish, wax or paint and it will adhere perfectly. It will also work on plastic, stone, bricks, concrete and metal. This is my new favorite furniture paint (not that I paint furniture often but if I do again, this will be what I use).
For my project, I used "Old White". I figured it would match with my Old house better.
My kitchen is a small kitchen. No crown molding, no granite counters and definitely no frills. This is a working kitchen of a humble abode. But I can now say, it looks better in this corner.
So there you have it. Another long story. As you can see if you look at the top right of the last picture, I'm still painting. I make deals with myself, like, I'll paint to the window. Tomorrow I'll paint to the frig. So this may take a few days (weeks) to finish. Because I would also like to get some sewing done. I need a break from the ladder. My sewing foot is itchy!
Take care, Brandie