Saturday, November 27, 2010

Can This Shirt Be A Room? The Painted Kitchen

Remember that great feature from the old Domino magazine?
Well this favorite shirt was this inspiration for my kitchen makeover.

Here is a before shot: It's a little cold and disjointed looking.
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Here is half way: Already the cupboards look better. I used Dutch Boy Refresh Paint in "Beach House Brown."

 Painting the "Little House on the Prarie" pipe was Cliff's suggestion-best idea ever!
Painting the Kitchen
Here I am mixing paint with an old curtain rod. You can see here how damaged the cupboards really were. Fortunately, I had no idea how much work it is to paint cupboards or I wouldn't have done it. The paint for the cupboards was white semi gloss left over from the professional painting the kitchen had before we moved in.

(Drum roll please.) The Reveal:
More pictures and more details to come tomorrow!


D-L said...

Ya'll rent right? If so your landlord needs to lower your rent for all that hard work. It looks great!

Jane said...

From your mouth to God's ears D-L! Thanks! Actually, I was happy to do it because when they paint rentals they don't take the hinges off and they do such a poor job. I will say this, after all this work- I never want to move again!

Nutsy Coco said...

It looks great! Painting cabinets is awful but it really does make a huge difference. Can't wait to see more pics!

jodi said...

Very cute!!

littlemissmk said...

wow this looks fantastic!!! such great work! and i love the curtain! i bet you made it :)

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

This looks fantastic! I can't believe the difference between the before and after pictures!

Cair said...

That is incredible. I'm glad you are able to really put your touches on this new-to-you apartment.

I'm also reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally glad you're back!

Missed your creative take on the world.

The Amusing Redhead said...

Looks great Jane!

Mama Said Sew said...

Wow Jane, that's quite a makeover! It looks so modern and sleek now. You'd never know it's a rental apartment. Love the wall color.