Saturday, June 9, 2012

Transformation!


 Believe it or not those cabinets used to be light stain and scruffy, with bright orange counter tops. We painted it white, added new hardware and used a paint technique on the counter tops to simulate granite. I don't have a close up of it, but it does have the flecks in it and looks so much better. Im sorry I do not have a before shot, but trust me you would not have taken a photo of it either! This is the kitchen in Donnie's old house. Everything was original to 1983 and was stuck in a time warp. I bought a new gas range and sink also.
 I wanted to show you the difference in the chairs I have been working on. I bought the table and 6 chairs for $100 at a yard sale last year. They have been taking up space in the dining room and haven't had time to work on them. I bought some Annie Sloan chalk paint. Dry brushed the chair, sanded it a bit and put a coat of wax on them
  This is the before shot and this is after. I covered the seats with a waverly fabric that I really like. It has a cream background with a block stamped look. I have enough to make some matching drapes, after I finish the six chairs!   Staying busy.
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4 comments:

Darlene said...

hello! I am up early this Sunday morning with a cup o' jo, browsing the blog lists and found you! I love your chairs - very inspirational. I keeping seeing Annie Sloan paints, but now I can see an example. thank you. Have a great week.

Mehul said...

What sort of paint you have used on countertop? I am not sure how to make pattern of flakes with paint.

~ Mehul
Indiana Limestone

Christine said...

Wow...love your kitchen re-do and your Chairs are fabulous!
Keep up the great projects...
I would love to see more of your finished kitchen and everything put together!
Please share...
Smiles,
Christine

Dawn said...

Love that blue resiste repro fabric! I bought several yards and have a whole cloth quilt palnned.
Great kitchen make over.