Boring Brown to Beachy Beauty!
10 years ago I had a brand-new kitchen installed in my house in Florida, complete with concrete countertops. I LOVE the beach and was growing very tired of the brown on brown look. I've been experimenting with Unicorn SPiT for months and decided it was time to go for it!
I cleaned everything with Krud Kutter, removed the doors and hardware, then started painting.
The doors removed, I mixed "Oyster" by BEHR with plaster of Paris and water. I painted two coats on everything.
Two coats on all of the doors and I was ready to start the counters.
I used my favorite shades of teals and blues with a bit of orange and yellow. I dropped on a bit of metallic pale gold for accent and to pick up on the metallic hardware/appliances (well, other than that awful stove!)
I used a damp paint brush and my hands to move colors where I wanted them. Once I liked the overall look, I put teal unicorn SPiT in a spray bottle and squirted accents here and there.
After installling doors and hardware, I waxed the cabinets and put two coats of gloss oil based polyurethane on the counters.
I did the entire project in the evenings over four days and I'm thrilled with the results!
- Chalk paint made with "Oyster" by BEHR (Home Depot)
- Unicorn SPiT
- Oil based Minwax Polyurethane (Home Depot)