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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spreading the Love ...

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That's right, folks ... for those of us who have become addicted to AS's chalk paint, we know that a little goes a long way.  And, after I painted my accent chest Old White/Chateaux Grey (seen here), I certainly couldn't let the rest of the paint go to waste, now could I?!  Sooooo ... I closed my eyes and let my paint brush lead me to my next project. 

It was then that I found myself in our kitchen ... staring at the island, which I've loved being Antique White ... hadn't even thought about changing the color, but we all know how that goes.  Before I knew it, the first stroke of Chateaux Grey (which really should be called Chateaux *Green*) had applied itself.  Then came the clear wax, followed by some distressing:

BEFORE:


AFTER:



Love the white peeking through:



I'm on the hunt for new, fun knobs, as well.


Mr. Roo (from Dollar General) got a splash of Old White on his frame to bounce better off of the Chateaux Grey:


While my husband loves it, he mentioned that it did darken the kitchen up a bit ... to which I responded (in my best Wicked Witch of the West voice), "never fear, my dear, lest you forget that Mama's got *big* plans for some of the kitchen cabinets ?! Mwah ha ha ...."

(dipity.com)

And, by now, you guys know that I like odd numbers ... this makes two pieces that I've painted Chateaux Grey.  You know what that means, right?  Please come back soon so that I may show you the third piece! 

As always, thanks for stopping by ... I'm off to play at these wonderful linky parties:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
Shades of Amber/AS Chalk Paint Party
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday

Becca

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35 comments:

luv2decorate said...

Love your kitchen! Great post!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think the new color warms up the kitchen. You did a great job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are a brave woman, Becca! I guess it's just a matter of getting that first brush of paint on there though. Love the color {didn't realize it was more green than grey, so thanks for that}. I'm curious to see what the third thing is you've transformed!

A Vintage Green said...

What a change the color makes in your kitchen. Waiting
to see # 3. That is a lot of coverage from 1 can of AS.
- Joy

Liz said...

~Happy Sunday~

Becca, I love the new color on the Island, and I like the distressed look, as well. You are on a roll, girl! I can't wait to see what you do next! Green (in all shades) is my favorite color, so I adore the new look. I love your island display up top, very pretty!

Hope you have a great day! XOXO ~Liz

Amy Kinser said...

Fantastic color! Your kitchen is great! Have fun painting number three.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is stunning and I love the island color. Such a great job. Love the rooster also. Hugs, Marty

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Too funny!
Waaa ha haaa.
:)
Love the new color.
You did a great job!

You are so busy. I amazed at what you get done each week... you and Kim at SSS. Diligent Doers!

You all inspire me like no one's business!

;)

Sandra said...

Becca, I can't wait to seeyour cabinets paintedw/thiscolir!?!?!? ;)

Sandra said...

Geez...i am driving and posting a comment at the same time...sorry about the typos above!

Sweet Tea said...

I love the color change, course I love all things "green". It probably wouldn't do for me to have an entire gallon of that paint. *wink

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

You did a fantastic job. Love the new color. :)

Jemsmom said...

You are the best!!!!!! I love that you have no fear and look how amazing it all turns out! You tell that hubby to hush up! When you paint all the cabinets white, that piece will be perfect!!! Ha!!! I will definitely let you know next time we are in the area. We were at the Beach Colony. My BIL has a place there and we go on the Fourth. It is fun, but crowded!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Becca, Your island looks beautiful!! You know I love a green island! lol...I am seriously going to have to try that chalk paint. I'll tell you though, I'm going to have to get some motivation first. We have had OVER100 degree temps for days...I have no energy! Goodness! Looking forward to seeing what you do to your cabinets...Kristen

Robyn Story said...

Thank you so much for posting our Mountain of Giveaway button on your blog. It's so wonderful to 'meet' another lover of ASCP!!! I LOVE your island and the use of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It's a total addiction!!!! I am now your newest follower and look forward to seeing what other pieces you transform with this magical paint!

At The Picket Fence said...

You CA-RAZY girl!! Nothing is safe is it? LOL! I really do love the new color on the island and now I am super curious how long your cabinets are going to stay that color! :-)
Vanessa

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love it when my paint brush guides me to the next project!!! It looks great! Can't wait to see what's next!!
Debbie~refreshrestyle

Designs By Pinky said...

I love it!!!! I think it is much better this color! Great job! XO, Pinky

Gypsy Heart said...

Do you sleep with a paint brush in your hand? :-) Seriously, you did a great job ~ I really like the color. I'm on standby to see what's next!

xo
Pat

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Becca, you are too funny! I personally love the new color and I love that you painted the frame white! It's pure perfection!!! I must ask.... where do you think they came up with gray in the color name? You are teasing me with all this AS chalk paint sensations, I must get my hands on some. Speaking of hands, yours must be cramping by now! lol.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

You are a woman on a constant mission. All you need is cape,mask, paintbrush and the letter "P" on your chest. Now that's a visual!

Melissa Miller said...

Wow, that looks pretty in that color Becca. I can't get over how much you hve transformed your entire home this past year. Amazing job!

Cass @ That Old House said...

The island looks wonderful in that gray/green color.
Lovely! So soft.
Cass

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Love the color! Everyone seems to be using that paint lately...How is it different from other paints? Easier to use?..different finish?...I kind of feel silly asking since everyone seems to know about it but me but I thought I would ask. Thanks!
-Shelley

Brooke said...

I love it!!! So pretty!!! Are you thinking of doing in your kitchen what I'm thinking you're thinking of doing??? haha. What ever you do I know it'll be pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of that paint too, I love that color.

AquaSeventy6 said...

LOVE Annie Sloan chalk paint! That island turned out spectacular! Love what a little paint can do.

Designing Domesticity said...

Hi Becca, Love your use of Chalk Paint. I've yet to try it, but really must jump on that band wagon. Liz

Pat said...

Love how the island looks Becca! I "need" to try this paint!

Kim said...

Love it Becca! And that's the next color on my list to try. I've done Provence, Old White and Paris Grey so far and love em all!
xoxo,
Kim

Marianne said...

You always make me laugh! The grey definitely does look green but it is really nice. You did a great job on the island. I've been into green lately which is starting to scare me since I have so much blue here. And I think I need to get me one of those island thingies all of you lovely ladies have!
Marianne :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I am loving this new color on the kitchen island. I am a new follower.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's lovely! What a great way to change things up a bit.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I hate to admit I haven't tried AS paint yet but it's on my to-do list. Love this gray/green color and the transformation to your island! Love it!
And I thoroughly enjoyed your DJS post! LOL funny! Now I have a name for my syndrome. Especially related to your statement about the glazed over stare!

Pamela said...

Looksa great Becca! I always think that color looks more green than gray. I am hoping to pick up some chalk paint this weekend to do a side board in hubby's office.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Becca, I love the color of the island and I can't wait to see what other changes you are making!
xo,
Sherry