Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

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 There's no doubt in my mind that my creative heart came from my Momma! I used to roll my eyes at her weekly garage saling and thrifting in my teen years and now it's something we do together. Recently she painted her kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I wanted to share the beautiful before and after! She started with average, laminate kitchen cabinets:

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Overall, it was a sea of beige and white. She wanted a more modern, shabby chic / distressed look, and I think she pulled it off perfectly! She painted the cabinets with Annie Sloan's Graphite, distressed the edges, and finished them with Annie Sloan's Dark Wax.

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!
Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Did you notice she also changed the knobs into these lovelies?

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

She painted the pantry door with chalkboard paint for a little fun, too!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Here are a few side by side comparisons just for fun:

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Mom's Kitchen Redo!

She wants to do the kitchen counter tops next and I'm sure I'll share that process, too! 


What do you think!?

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DIY Christmas Decor: Glitter Reindeer!

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If you saw my Christmas Craft and Furniture Booth, you might recognize these cuties:

DIY Christmas Decor: Glitter Reindeer!

What might surprise you, though, is that they weren't always cute. I bought them like this:

DIY Christmas Decor: Glitter Reindeer!

I removed the bows, primed them with a coat of white spray paint, and then had tons of fun glittering them with spray glitter! I recommend Krylon Glitter Blastbecause it worked the best compared to other brands I tried. After using spray glitter, I was like:

DIY Christmas Decor: Glitter Reindeer!

And then I kind of did -- I attacked a mason jar, a candle jar, and several ugly wreaths. It's so much easier than using glue and glitter and the coverage is awesome! They also have a Glitter Blast Clear Sealerthat you can use to keep the glitter from coming off, but I simply used a regular clear spray sealer.

Can you believe the difference!?

DIY Christmas Decor: Glitter Reindeer!

They're so modern and lovely now, don't you think?


What would you glitter this Christmas? Share your ideas in the comment section below!

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;
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