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Sunday, July 17, 2011

OCD + Chalk Paint =

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ME ... LOL !! 

Before long, I'm afraid that everything in our home will be covered in this fabulous paint !!  I've now stepped it up a notch by painting a more "permanent" piece in our home ... the built-in dry bar we added in our breakfast area a couple of years ago!  My goal was to make this look like a seperate piece of furniture ... different from the neighboring kitchen cabinets.

BEFORE: 

AFTER:  Yippeeeeee.  Lovin' its new *character* 


One coat of Old White was followed by almost two coats of Chateaux Grey.  Of course, a bit of distressing was in order:


Naturally, I had to switch up the counter a bit, too:





To create my little *faux* menu, I bought an inexpensive piece of black poster board and cut it to fit inside a frame I wasn't using.   I then used my handy dandy chalk ink markers to create a menu:


Soup, anyone?


You may have noticed that I took the glass doors off of the center bump out cabinets.  I love having this as my display area now (I'm on the lookout for fabric or wallpaper to add to the back):


BEFORE:


AFTER:  *Buh-bye* doors!



It's fun being able to pull out a few of my white pieces that have been hidden away behind cabinet doors:



I moved this "lazy Susan" to the top of the cabs:


And, I also added new, inexpensive knobs (from Lowe's):


One last little peek.  I'm still debating what I'll do with the backsplash ... decisions, decisions ....


Thanks for coming on ova!  Have a fabulous day!

And, I'm giving a big blogger "thank you" to Amber and Brad of Shades of Amber for featuring my buffet, which I painted with Old White chalk paint.  What fun that they're hosting a chalk paint party every week now!  Uh oh ... this could be trouble.  Be sure and pay them a visit!  They're also hosting a fabulous chalk paint giveaway!

Don't forget to swing on by these fun linky parties for lots of inspiration:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
BNOTP/Metamorphosis Monday
Shades of Amber/Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Party
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
Becca

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51 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That looks soooooo good Becca. Love the pop and focal point it is now. You are really loving the chalk paint. Hope you got in on the giveaway I have been blabbing about. 10 cans to ONE lucky person...just think of all you could do, you could even start heading over to the neighbors house.

Judy said...

stop! you are making me so jealous...i love making kitchen cabs look like stand alone furniture pieces. i'd love to do something like that in my itty bitty kitchen but i am going to do a little something special in there soon (i hope) to make the cabs look like they are going all the way to the top...

guess i'm going to have to break down and buy some AS paint.

Judy

P.S. if you win those 10 cans of paint you'll have to send one my way (LOL)!!!

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S ! I really like how they turned out and how you staged it. Also I am jealous, your little corner there is about 2/3 of the cabinets I have in my tiny kitchen ;)

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Becca! You're a maniac I mean that in the nicest way:)You rocked it out once again Mademoiselle.

NanaDiana said...

Becca-It looks great! I really love how it does look like a separate piece of furniture. I have some chalk paint but haven't put it to use yet. Did you hubby want to harness you because you were painting "good wood"? MyHero would be throwing a hissy fit! It was worth any old fit, if you ask me~ Hugs- Diana

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Becca,
I just LOVE how that turned out! I really have to try that paint one of these days.
-Shelley

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I just love your no fear attitude. I have been wanting to paint my cabinets in my office area for a year now. I'm scared!

Your cabinets look soooo good. Can I ask, did you have to sand the cabinets first or did you use a primer? Also, what is chalk paint? I must live in a cave or something, never heard of it till you and a couple other bloggers blogged about it.

Brooke

Kristy said...

It all looks amazing... What is your next project?

Jemsmom said...

That looks beyond fantastic!!! Girl, you need to go into the decorating business!

Good Time Charlie said...

Oh I love it!! Looks like you put a true antique in there. I bet people will wonder what happened to your other "built in". Great work!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Becca! The cabinets look wonderful painted and I love the color. I think I am the only one left that hasn't tried chalk paint!
xo,
Sherry

L said...

Love it, Becca. You're fearless with this painting groove you've got going on! Everything you've touched with the paintbrush has come out looking fabulous.
I like the idea of using the black poster paper for the menu!! Great idea.

have a great day~ L

Pattie said...

Becca, I Love Love Love it... so mush better.. You did a great job and I love the color you went with...Bravo...

Pattie

Carri @ Redefining C said...

Oh this turned out sooo good! ;) VERY nicely done!!!

Sweet Tea said...

It's such fun coming here to see what's new each day. You should work for the Chalk Paint Co. You are a big promoter for them!

Dear Sweet Home said...

Oh my goodness...that is SO pretty! You are just showing out with the chalk paint! I love seeing your transformations:)

Liz said...

Oh my gosh, Becca...that looks so good!! Wow! I bet you are exhausted...that looks like a lot of work. A magazine editor is going to write and publish about all the transformations you are making around your house, I'm serious....it's just a matter of time, girl! AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

That looks fantastic! Certainly looks like a separate piece of furniture.. I've GOT to find where to get this fabulous paint.. I have all sorts of things I can paint... hugs ~lynne~

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Becca, the new paint looks great! I haven't tried chalk paint yet, but you're inspiring me to give it a shot. I'd love to add this and your gorgeous patio to the inspiration galleries on my site and include you in a feature post. Let me know if you're interested!

Jena

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I'm lovin' it Becca! Your cabinets look more unique and more like furniture! The finish is fantastic!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Becca. I bet you are still not out of that paint yet. It lasts forever.

Andrea said...

Your project looks great! I just ordered up two cans of Chalk paint and have furniture lined up, ready to be painted!

Shelia said...

Hi Becca! Oh, your new paint job looks wonderful! What a difference a few brush strokes make! I love it and love the door off too and look how pretty you've dressed her up! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You have been one busy lady, Miss. Becca!! You dry bar looks lovely painted out in AS chalk paint. I can't wait to see what you decide on for the back splash, as well as, the cabinet background.

I would have never guessed the faux menu was simply poster board! You are a clever one :D

I really need to get my hands on some chalk paint. We can go "OCD crazy" together ;)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Looks FAB, Becca! I love it!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous Becca! I love the color you chose for your cupboards- they have tons of character and charm!I am loving it! :)

Sandra said...

Becca, OMG! That looks soooooo amazing!! I'm so glad I logged on before going to bed to check on your blog! I love it!!!

If you get a minute, go check out my greatest deal of the year!! ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG! That looks so great, Becca! I love it! What a difference. That must have been a job to paint. Thankfully, the chalk paint dries quickly! I really love this new look; I can't get over the difference it makes.

Pat said...

Okay, that does it...I am ordering some of this paint!

This is gorgeous Becca!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Love the new look. The peninsula in our new kitchen is gray with a white glaze, and I love the color. I think you will be very happy with your new design. Have you considered bead board for the back splash?

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Becca, I love your new dry bar color. I have wanted to try the chalk paint and now, I think I will.

I really like the way your new space stands out.....it is just delightful.

Following you also. So lovely to meet you.

Barb ♥

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG OMG!!! That looks AMAZING Becca!! It looks like a piece of furniture now, LOVE IT! Martina

At The Picket Fence said...

Becca!!! That looks absolutely incredible! It totally looks like a separate piece of furniture and stands out so much more. I love it!!! You can just come on over to my house when you run out of things to paint in your own, ok?:-)
Vanessa

Sheila said...

Great job Becca. I love it. It really does make it appear as a separate piece of furniture. I have yet to try chalk paint but I'm sure the bug will hit me soon. Right now trying to figure out the perfect color to paint my dining room. I love the color you have in your family room (with the "Gather" sign) and think it would be the perfect color for me. Could you possibly share with me the brand and color name, pretty please. Thanks and again great job on your cabinet. I love your beautiful house.

Brighton said...

Looks amazing! I have the same lazy susan btw...keep on painting!

Pamela said...

Becca this is amazing!! I know it must make you smile every time you walk in the kitchen!;)

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks fantastic! You know I tease you about painting everything in sight but girl, you are on a roll to do just this. :-) I love the color and how it really does just pop in that area.

Thanks for the idea about the menu board too!

xo
Pat

Heidiopia said...

Awesome transformation! What character those cabs have now-- kudos!
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

Sarah, Three Boys said...

OH I love it. What a great color choice. It totally changes the room. Perfection!

CAS said...

That looks just awesome, Becca! It now looks like a feature of the room instead of just something in the background. I also just looked at the post about redoing the kitchen island -- that looks so great!

Kim said...

Looks awesome Becca - love it! What's next???

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Becca, it looks Fabulous!!!!! I really love it alot! I noticed right away that you had removed your doors and I love that too! What a great display space now! XO, Pinky

BluBabesCreate said...

What a great job! That was quite a bit of elbow grease there woman! I'm your newest follower!

Pat said...

Hi Becca
Thanks so much for coming by the Back Porch.
In answer to your question....yes, the first place I stopped after leaving your post was Robyn Story to order paint for a cabinet that belonged to J's mother. The paint is on it's way! Looking forward to this project.
Of course, if we survive this, I will post about it.;-)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh wow, I'm impressed! That looks absolutely beautiful painted!! It really makes the details of the piece stand out. I don't know if I would be brave enough to tackle a project like that so major props to you!! I've heard such great things about that paint, I really need to get some!

Eileen said...

Wow Becca, you did an awesome job. That paint color is gorgeous and you have really transformed those cabinets into a piece of furniture. Thanks for stopping by my blog I am so glad to find yours. You do some totally inspiring makeovers. and I love your phrase ADD. Im sure I have that too!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG Becca, you are a crazy chalk lady :)
It's fabulous, so much more you!!!
XOXO
Kristin

Mimi said...

What a difference the paint has made here! It's gorgeous! I have been wanting to redo my dining room and this is great inspiration!
Saw this at My Uncommmon Slice of Suburbia. So glad you shared this!

Brenda said...

Thanks for mentioning Brad and Amber. They only live about 40 minutes from me. I was able to attend a workshop in their home today - really educational - they are delightful and experts in all things chalk paint!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Becca~ Just stopping back by to say thanks for sharing this at FNF this week! :)

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