(thus "The Cutie Kitchen" title, I made that one up...ahem) ;)
I don't normally paint kitchen cabinets.
It's not very fun.
It's my back is crying, hard work &
I just really prefer my painting to be for fun...
But this tiny kitchen,
in this gorgeous historic home...
just sucked me in...
When I first stopped by to visit,
I just wasn't sure what direction to take with it...
layers & layers & LAYERS of white paint...
(so many layers, that I was not even able to remove the doors...ack!)
Then, I ran up on these pictures on Pinterest one evening
(when I, no doubt was looking for somegthing else entirely)...
Bells & Whistles all the way!!!!!
Now, tell me...
would you pass up a chance to paint
someone else's cabinets THAT COLOR?!?!
I was tickled to death...
and got right after it!
I started on the bottom cabinets using Annie Sloan Provence (which I just love).
The owner wanted a distressed aged look,
so they are finished with the dark wax.
and NOW after some amazing grasscloth textured wallpaper &
After a few days we decided that the top cabinets needed to be aged also,
they were stark white & just did not work entirely with the aged look that the bottom cabinets were sporting.
I didn't want to have to paint these top cabinets & then go back and wax them (lots of work & more expensive for the owner). After a little research & playing around with some new products, I decided to distress the cabinets just a little bit and apply a GLAZE over them (because the Annie Sloan Wax would not adhere to that latex paint that was already on there).
I found this at Home Depot, I think it ran around $8.99 a can.
I have since used this glaze on several different projects and I still have not even used a full quarter of the can! It's awesome & will give you the mileage on your projects!
Here's a before & after...
Stark white to lightly distressed and aged...
I think eventually the home owner will be replacing the stark white appliances with stainless steel & I've heard talk of some really fetching subway tile...
all the same, I think it turned out darling!!
replacing the ceiling fan with an incredible new color popping light fixture...
this Cutie Kitchen is really turning heads!
There are lots more things happening in this house,
I cannot wait to see everything finished when it is on the Historic Tour of Homes next month!!
Come back & visit soon.
I'm going to show you how to turn a CHEAP particle board shelf into a more customized (less cheap looking), snazzy piece of furniture! ;)
Thanks for stopping by the Cutie Kitchen,
I had a lot of fun working on that one! :)