Saturday, June 9, 2012


 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.


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... 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...

Dawn said...

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