Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I've started another cabinet job and this one is desperately needed! Very dark wood, dark floors, dark wood moldings! We are gonna lighten the cabinets up with some antique white and brown glaze for a antiqued look! The room is already lightened up with just the primer!!
THE WALLPAPER IS ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REMOVED!!
Prep work is the most important step...without it your paint will NOT stick! SO be sure to properly clean to remove all grease and grime! Paint won't stick to that! Sand surfaces to scuff them up a bit, or use a deglosser. Choose a good primer. I tend to use a oil based primer or a shellac based primer to assure your paint adheres!! After priming is dried, you have to sand them down again lightly just to smooth them out. You don't want rough surfaces, so the key is to SAND, SAND, SAND!!!
Now I am ready to paint!
Below is the cabinets just about done! All the doors are attached and the glazing complete! Beadboard is being added to the ends of the cabinets to give it a more custom look!! Those will be glazed as well! Sorry about the quality of these pics... they were taken with my phone. Better pics will be posted. I was just excited about this transformation! And as you can see, the wallpaper is down! woohoo! I can't wait to see this kitchen after the walls are painted.
check out the before and after!!!
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
I found this old UGLY entertainment and knew that I could make it so much better! Anything is better than the red, crackle paint that covered this thing, RIGHT?!
A coat of primer is a must before doing ANYTHING! I am using chalk paint for this piece so it does not need primer but I wanted to make sure the red was covered! After much contemplating about what to do with this piece, I have decided to make this into a ONE OF KIND BAR! WHAT??!! That's right, this is gonna make a FABULOUS bar!
Annie Sloan chalk paint at its best, yet again!! Old White covered the outside with Duck Egg on the inside. I'm gonna add a beadboard backing to make it look even better!
So here is the final product! The beadboard has been added, painted Duck Egg, then glazed with Valspar's Antiquing Glaze in black. It looks phenomenal! I bought the "Wine Tasting" sign at Bed Bath and Beyond and it is PERFECT for this!
I also added 2 wine glass racks the to middle section and it can hold up to 24 wine glasses! A small puck LED light also adds a cool little touch!
You can really see the black glaze on the beadboard. It looks so cool, giving it an awesome antiqued look! It definitely makes a difference.
There is plenty of storage in this piece for ALL your bar essentials!
A ONE OF A KIND BAR
Price reduced to $499.00 OBO!
Friday, May 3, 2013
A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF THE THINGS I'VE DONE!!