Chalk Paint® Kitchen ReFreshed
A kitchen with out-dated cabinets updated in Graphite and French Linen Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
After a good cleaning, cabinets were painted and waxed.
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I’ve always dreamed of having a white kitchen! When we moved into our first home after getting married, we focused on updating the carpets and painting the rooms. I never thought this day would come! Somehow, I convinced my husband we could this! It was either pay $7,000 for someone else to paint the cabinets or do it ourselves during this quarantine! We opted to save the major change! And maybe we’ll be able to use the saved funds and go on a vacation in the future… or whenever this all ends! The first step is to pick a paint color that matches your walls and counter. We thought a white color would look best with our granite counter and compliment our blue walls. I love white colors that have a warm, creaminess to them! A cool white has tones of gray in it so we wanted to make sure we didn’t pick that and then our cabinets would look gray instead of white. It’s tricky with some colors of paint! It’s best to use an Interior Enamel paint in a Satin Finish to paint cabinets. Then, they can be easily wiped clean. We used Behr’s Nano White shade.
I am so excited to share this project, talk about transformation. For this makeover cabinet I wanted something new, something modern, something fresh with lots of textures and a sleek design. Used as a focal point in our formal living room to center our stunning mirror and for storing our board games.Installing the woven cane fronts on the doors and adding metal legs changes everything about this cabinet. A background story about this now a cabinet was picked up from Kijiji advertised as a free dresser. I also bleached the whole cabinet and you can find the step by step of how to's hereThe cost for getting this cabinet modernized was $70, the caning is what cost me the most for $42 and I purchased the metal legs on kijiji for $20 and the wood for framing was $8.
We recently gave our 70s kitchen a complete makeover. It needed work on everything: cabinets, floors, walls, molding. I also built an island and made a passthrough/breakfast bar. It was a lot of work, but definitely worth it! We are very happy with the outcome.Today I'm showing step-by-step how I painted the kitchen cabinets. (I'll also be posting on the DIY island and breakfast bar that we added.)I am including the video if you'd rather watch that.
Welcome 2021, Happy New Year! Oh boy, 2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? I know that most of us have dealt with personal challenges, I mean that is life in and of itself, right? Life is a crazy ride on a good day, but this past year it’s been extra “special”. As I look back on 2020 I personally don’t want to focus on just the negative(s), I really want to try to focus on the silver linings that presented themselves. One of those good things has been the first Saturday of every month, the Cozy Living series has really been a light for me and has kept me wanting to be creative. As I share this Scandinavian inspired candleholder, my first project for 2021, I want you all to know that I am truly thankful to have you here sharing in my little corner of the world, it means so very much! Thank YOU! Cozy Living Team
Returning to work on the Basement Bathroom by tackling the pallet walls. This Basement has been a LONG, slow process but, to be fair, its not where we live so its not on our “urgent” to-do list. Though we do hang out down here on the weekends especially it wasn’t until I upcycled an old toolbox in the bathroom here that I finally got motivated. We installed the commode and rolling doors for this space and finished up the living room. After that I realized there wasn’t a ton to do to finally have a completed bathroom for the first time ever so I got to work!
We've had so many people wondering lately about painting their kitchen cabinets and wondering about outdated counter tops, I thought I'd write a post documenting what we did with ours around 2014. We had practically a new kitchen for less than $300 and couldn't have been happier. Both the cabinets and counter top are holding up well and I still love them. This post even shares things I've learned since and would do differently now.
These Kitchen cabinets were painted by Kim De Jong. Kim is one of Redposie’s paint store favorite customer and a instructor for the Redposie™ Stenciling Workshop. Kim was kind enough to allow Redposie to come in to her home and photo shoot her cabinet painting project. It was a Do-It-Yourself project transforming white kitchen cabinets from drab to fab using Dixie Belle Paint, Dixie Belle Glaze and General Finishes High Performance top coat.
Have you been wanting to paint your kitchen cabinets? Here's a quick tutorial to help ya out!But keep in mind....this project is not a quick, easy project. It will take a lot of patience, sweat, and maybe even some tears. You WILL run into issues and it WILL take longer than you were expecting. But keep the end goal in mind and you’ll power through!Here is what our kitchen looked like before:
Is spring cleaning and organization still happening? I was super happy to get this cabinet organized. I started realizing that with cabinets, items get tossed to the back and are never seen..which means never used and it's hard to know what you really have. The solution was to create pull-out drawers so every item in the cabinet was accounted for.To see how these hold up, or for other DIY ideas, make sure to check out my Instagram.
For the last part of January and the first week of February, I joined in on a little challenge over on Instagram - for under $100, build or transform a piece of furniture within the two week time frame. Luckily for me, cabinets were up next on my kitchen transformation!
If you rent, you know there are limited with options at times to make a space your own. If you happen to hate your kitchen cabinets, but can't paint or replace them, this may be an option for you! My cabinets weren't all that bad, just your standard simple oak, but I thought I would test this out and share my results. With the fabric of your choice you can "paint" your rental cabinets to customize your space!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
I have redone this cabinet before, but I felt it needed an upgrade and the farmhouse style was calling my name. This is one of the easiest upgrades I think I’ve ever done. It’s quick and takes minimal materials and effort. You don’t even need to remove anything stored in or on your cabinet to make this happen. Even better, it’s super cheap.
So we start with a small piece like this one. Nothing special. Simple, small and inexpensive. (I think I bought it at Hobby Lobby years ago).
I just finished doing an entryway makeover and added some hidden shoe storage. I wanted some unique handles and looked everywhere in store and online but didn’t find any I loved. I had these coasters laying around that made a lightbulb go off!
Our front porch had no privacy, it faces the neighbours' windows on one side and the street on another. Also, because it was so open, the patio furniture often got wet from rain and faded from the sun. I’d been mulling over the easiest way to address these issues and after eight years I finally tackled it.
I grabbed some extra wood that I had and everything I could think of that was red, white and blue. Let's see if we can make some cute things from all of this mess.
In my quest to make my garden pretty this year, I have a bunch of fun projects I want to complete. I am taking you all with me on my garden decorating journey! I made the Garden Stepping Stones, and the Garden Flower Stake. They came out so cute! Today we are going to make a super cute clay pot garden gnome.Follow along and make one for your yard too!
My brother-in-law planted a small grape plant in his backyard and wanted a trellis structure behind it for the grapes to climb on. He asked me to design and build it in the corner of his garden. After going through some designs, we decided to go with a corner arbor. When the project was complete, I created PDF plans on how to build a DIY Corner Arbor with a Bench that includes a trellis for the grapes to grow on.For more info and printable PDF visit my website at TheDIYPlan.com
This popcorn tin storage ottoman is so easy to make! Plus, it is great for camping, RVing, or using at home.When I found a large empty popcorn tin container at the thrift store for just 25 cents, I knew I had to buy it. But I didn’t know what to do with it. Until I realized it would be great as an ottoman around the campfire and in my RV!
Today, I’m sharing how to recycle a broken urn. Because a piece has a broken piece off the edge, don’t throw it in the trash. Here I will share steps to fix the broken edge.By the way, if you have been following Cloches & Lavender for any time, you know I love to recycle. As an example, this cabinet needed some love. Because it still works with my French Country home, I used chalk paint making it petty again.Besides the cabinet project, I also have a collection of antique tea cups and saucers. Not a tea drinker like me? After some thinking I show how to make a plate wreath. Now, back to how to recycle a broken urn. I found this urn thrifting some time ago, and I have used in our home before. However, I was tired of hiding the broken side. So, it was time to fix the broken edge.Let’s Take A Look And See How To Recycle A Broken UrnBefore I begin, I wanted to mention, this urn is made of resin of some sort. So I feel this is the best and easiest solution.First, a piece of spackle tape is added to give a base to the urn. After the tape, using a chip brush I add joint compound. This is the beginning how to recycle a broken urn. Brushing also seemed to be the best way to apply joint compound to the tape.
If your bathtub face boring and flat like mine, do this! For under $10 and an hour you can elevate the look of your bathroom with PVC box trim. This project requires no power tools! My favorite projects are always cheap, easy, but impactful!
The weather is starting to get so pretty here in Alabama & that means I do absolutely everything possible outside.Last year I transformed our patio into an oasis, perfect for dinning & entertaining.The only thing missing was the soft glow of candlelight.And outdoor candles look extra glamorous in lanterns.
Have you ever had an idea to repurpose something and just keep putting it off? This decor project is one of those ideas. I was able to score a bundle of yardsticks at auction and I knew I had to get busy then! This is so simple, but turned out to be one of my favorite DIYs to date.You won’t believe how dang simple this was and if you are a vintage lover like I am, you will love this even more.
I was asked by a friend if I could give a small vanity she was given a makeover. It was not in the best of shape and was missing the mirror and a knob for one of the drawers.I knew I had some chalk paint in my workshop that would be suitable for this vanity. She did not want anything fancy, so this project is not as unique as other projects you will find on my website. My idea was to paint the vanity using chalk paint and I would add some wallpaper to the drawers as a feature.
Hanging a rug as wall art is an excellent way to cover a large area of wall in your home with a new texture, I love that instead of another hard surface on the wall like framed art it can add some softness to the walls & sometimes in a less expensive way if you aren’t hanging anything precious. I recently found this rug for $5 (at 5 below) & knew I had the perfect place for it…and you can probably already tell it wasn’t going on the ground! I put a plan together to hang this rug as wall art & it worked out so perfectly that I had to share it with y’all because I just love sharing a good DIY ( you can see them all here).
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