Monday, May 23, 2011

A Before And After

Have you checked out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway? Well, hurry...it ends May 26th!!!



I fluffed a little this past weekend...in between sewing slipcovers for a client and getting "My Baby" ready for a dance {he looked so handsome}...I call it multitasking...Others may call it ADD... l say potatoe, You say potahto! ;)


It is so hard to get a good shot above the cabinets..it took my 30 minutes to get this one...lol...because I don't have a great camera {okay, a better camera...because I am grateful for what I have {always}), my ceilings are 10 foot and the lighting in the kitchen is fluorescent...which needs to be addressed, as well...slowly but surely we chug along...

I am not a big fan of stuff above cabinetry...I say the less the better...But my space above the cabinets are soo big I have to. If I were going to live here longer, I would get custom cabinets put in and bring it up to the ceiling or at least close to. But I am not going to be here that long and the value of the house is not worth doing it. I have thought about adding height to it like The Lettered Cottage did here...Which is totally doable!

I also plan on painting the {ugly...I mean,} honey oak cabinets...maybe with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {Old White}. I also want to talk Mr. Screaming Meme into adding some beadboard to the kitchen walls...just on that wall above the cabinets and one on the other side...not all the way around the kitchen...It will have depth and character...and tie in well with the built in
hutch we created....


Remember this photo of my faux flowers I bought @ Hobby Lobby?



{Before}....Well, since I showed it last...;)...I change my decor a lot...My MIL {Momma Law} hates to visit because it is different every time she comes...Hey, I am a designer, after all...I have to create, change & evolve...That is what designers and decorators do, right? ;)



{After}....I love my white dishes...My favorite things I own...


{Before}...
Okay, I found this old frame last week @ Goodwill...I loved it and knew I would paint over the artwork with chalkboard paint...It was a little tarnished and discolored...so I cleaned it up a little and refinished it with Stencil Magic Paint Creme...Wonderful stuff! Used it on this project, as well!




{After}...
I just rubbed it on in circles with a stencil brush...It really made a world of difference, huh?


I need to paint one more coat of chalkboard paint...I will add that to my list for next weekend!




I will reveal the other side soon...

Here is "My Baby" and his friend before the banquet/dance! :)

XoXo, Meme



16 comments:

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

he is so handsome!
Love the new board!
Enjoy your week :)
XO
Kristin

Traci said...

Love the changed look above your cabinets...white dishes, chalkboard painted masterpiece - Does it get any better!

m e g a n said...

my mom always makes comments too that things change around in our home. Oh well, they jsut don't understand! Love how your frame came out, I have an old frame similar that could use that stuff.

Meg

The Paupers Castle said...

Love that frame you found at GW. I must need to go to other states and shop their GW's. Ours never has good frames and if you do find them...well, they are not GW prices. Great score! Love it!

A Thrifted Market said...

Love the new look. I am always changing things around in my home too..I love it! Loving the frame also.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the redo ~ gotta get me some of that chalkboard paint!!! And your "baby" is a regulation little heart-throb....oh those EYES! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, he's adorable and they make such a cute couple.
OMGosh. I want to paint my honey oak kitchen cabinets too and with Annie Sloan's chalk paint!. I love how that old frame turned out. It's wonderful as a chalk board frame. My MIL doesn't visit that often, but I'm sure my home decor would drive her batty:)
xoxo~Carol

Beach House Living said...

Now I really need chalkboard paint we would be lucky to have honey colored cabinets....instead of ho hum browinish color.

Rhonda @ The Yellow Brick Road said...

Hey girl! Nice looking couple! I mean cute friends....LOL
I love white also....I am amazed at how calming it is for me....and I was the die hard earth tone queen until 3 months ago!
Hugs....
Rhonda~
Holding my breath for a can of Aubusson Chalk Paint....LOL

Susan said...

That frame is awesome!

Okio B Designs said...

Love your frame!!!!

Jeanine

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I love all the changes going on in your home! That frame is gorgeous.

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Anne

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped by...LOVE that chalkboard!
Your son looks so handsome!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the frame of that piece. Aren't they a cute couple. Love her dress.

Kristi said...

Amazing job...and handsome son. Thank you for your visit to my little corner of the world today. Blessings to you!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very Pretty!