Monday, April 16, 2012

More Kitchen Pictures

Soooooo many of you have emailed me wanting to know more about my kitchen re-do. Let me clarify a few things.
-I did not mix my glaze with my paint. I painted the table, distressed it, and then used a brush to apply the glaze. Last, I used a rag to wipe off the glaze. You can play with the glaze and apply it to your liking. It takes the glaze 45 minutes to dry completely.
- I did not sand the furniture completely. I think its just important for your furniture to not have a shiny gloss on it. They paint will stick much better if the surface is not glossy. I also advise to prime.
-I am sure you could use spray paint!! I say go for it!
-I purchased a quart of paint for each of the chairs (1 quart for both blue chairs). But, really, I could have bought the little sample bottles for $3 and had enough for one chair!!! Oh well, live and learn.
-The table took about 1/2 gallon of paint.
-I would not use the spray can protective gloss again. It did not cover like I wanted it too. I would use the wax next time.
-The project took 2 full days to complete.

As you can see, I have added new window treatments and painted the kitchen walls. The color of the walls is an "aimee creation." I wanted the color to flow from my living room, so I went back to the paint store where we purchased our living room color. There was not a lighter color of that same shade, so we cut the living room color by 75%. Its perfect. It blends very well. I need flow. I'm just weird like that. See..I told you painting my chairs different colors was a big step. lol

The window treatments were purchased from Lowes. I got a sweet, sweet deal on them. These custom wooden shades are regularly priced at $58.00 per shade. And lo and behold, I found the size I needed on a clearance cart for $14.82. I broke out in a happy dance right then and there.

I hope I have answered any questions.

I look forward to blogging on something totally different next time!

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