HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WORKING WITH WHAT YOU HAVE....BUILDER CABINETRY

I am so happy to try my FIRST attempt at a  Link Up Party!

Emily A. Clark who writes a great Blog, 
http://www.emilyaclark.com/
is hosting a Link Up Party on the subject, "Working With What You Have"!!!

I have to smile at this title!  Our entire home is, and has been,  Working With What We Have!  My husband, lovingly know to all my followers, as MC, and myself have created insanity in our 35th home!  We are both in our 70's and have been married for almost 54 years!

Repainting all our  Master Bath, Guest Bath and the Kitchen cabinetry is the craziest  and most unbelievable project we have done, since we moved into our present home two years ago,   Family and friends just call it our normal Insanity!

Our builder offered many choices, but none, sadly,  were what I dreamed of.     We figure this will be our last home, so we are trying our best to have all the elements we have always wanted.

I knew that  refinishing the cabinets was too much for MC to do!  I never would ask him!   All the cabinetry in the home is Landen Maple.  A very light wood that is about the same shade as our flooring.  They just blended together.....boring!

Then,  this past Fall,  I heard about a product, Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. It could be applied without any prepping or sanding!  MC checked into it and said maybe we could try!   A Start!

We bought a quart of "French Linen" paint and both,  the Light and the Dark,  Wax.

We started and practiced in our Master Bath.


BEFORE


THE PROCESS
We used French Linen Paint with the Dark Wax

 

MC'S COMMENT!
"NOT THAT BAD"

OUR "NEW" MASTER BATH CABINETRY!

It went so well that we bought a quart of "Graphite", a soft black color.   

The Guest Bath is a very small room.  It took less than a day to create this magic.  We used the Graphite paint with the Dark Wax

BEFORE



AFTER


 Our practicing was over.  Now was the time to really get down to business
THE KITCHEN


BEFORE




DURING
This time we used French Linen with the Light Wax




We can't believe the difference.
WE WERE AMAZED!


THE REVEAL











Thank you, Emily, for allowing me to share our Active Retirement Life!

Patty