Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Kitchen: Retro Green or Pretty in Pink?



Have you heard about this blog party? It's all about sharing our creations from the free Glidden paint giveaway. (Or any free paint you have lying around. Wendy's inclusive like that.)

I am fix'n to be ready!

I thought about linking up to the chairs that I painted. But, through the awesomeness of craigslist, I have another nightstand to transform!

Since I had five people inquire about the last play kitchen, I really wanted to do another quickly. With Christmas around the corner this is prime time to sell these. Not to mention, this Christmas might be pretty lean for people and the opportunity to give something to a child and a tax deductable charity is a pretty good twofer deal. My goal is to make two more play kitchens in time for Christmas giving.

I decided to get a little wiser in my search for curbside cabinets and troll craigslist. The free section had the perfect thing with the blue kitchen, but since then I haven't been so lucky. This is LA after all and getting across "town" in time for a "curb alert." can be problimatic. We aren't known for efficient transportation. So, I started looking in the "for sale" section. I set the price low -$1-$10. Then I wrote to a seller and asked if she would consider donating her cabinet. She agreed!

Thanks Rachel! (Every Rachel I have ever met has been really awesome!)

Now of course I am debating: Should I use my free Glidden in the seafoam green or to go all out girly and paint it with the leftover pink paint from Bella's kitchen? Care to weigh in?

12 comments:

nikihas3 said...

Why not both?

kikiverde said...

I vote for the green!

I had to laugh when I saw this pop in my Google Reader, because I had this set when I was a little girl and my mom still has some of the pieces in my old bedroom! There was a desk with a hutch, a nightstand, a long dresser with an attached mirror, and this piece.

Sarah and Jack said...

That one has a very feminine shape so I vote pink.

Nutsy Coco said...

My vote is for green but given the feminine shape, I also agree that pink would be a good choice.

Sadie said...

I think I would go for the green ~ The shape is definitely very feminine, but green can also be a lovely girlie color!

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

I think green would look fantastic! I still have not done anything with my free paint. Guess I need to get on it!

Wendy said...

I gave you an award!

HollyLynne said...

Ooh, it is a beautiful cabinet! I think with those antique looking lines it would look gorgeous in seafoam. Plus, you haven't done a seafoam kitchen yet!

Ruby said...

I vote green. Love your blog by the way!

Wendy said...

Thank you for posting about my party!!

I think I like the green as well!

Kelley said...

let's see a green kitchen! ;)

Alexa said...

I had the same exact bedroom set in high school. I vote green with pink accents!