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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kitchen make-over....

This is what started it all....
I found this metal sign at a local discount store and fell in love with it.
Then it seemed everywhere I looked the same colors and themes were jumping out at me.

I painted my island with black flat acrylic paint to use as a chalkboard...
really, what self respecting coffee shop doesnt have a chalkboard to write the specials on....

Then I re-purposed a tin sign we had before.  I base coated the entire piece and distressed the edges a bit.  Free handed the design and spatter painted the entire piece.

I made two of these; one here and one for a small window.
(I noticed the middle tassel on bottom was flipped under after I took the pic...but its fixed now.) 

I saw this coffee print on pinterest and I copied it and printed it on cardstock.
Painted a blank canvas with the accent color and then layered with more cardstock.
With some watered down acrylic paint, I put more cup rings on the canvas.

I have a pie safe and I had to decorate the top of it as well.  I found this frame at HL in clearance.  The 'Mmmm'.... was added by me using vinyl after I painted over the original saying (friend forever).  I also found these polka dot balls in the clearance, but they were really bright so I took watered down brown acrylic paint and brushed it over them to tone down the colors a bit and then glued them to wooden candle sticks.

Old copper tea kettle that had seen better days was sprayed with Silver hammered metal paint and then using the accent color only on the handle and bottom.

I have since painted the walls a dark latte' color and will be tiling the backsplash behind the stove and sink.

Until later, decorators......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!!!
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4 comments:

Diane Hodrick said...

What a cute idea to paint your island with blackboard paint. Adorable updates.

Pink Cricut said...

Wow!! Can you come do my kitchen- we just started doing different coffee pieces in similar colors-- I love the chalkboard island, the coffee stain art, and I can't believe you free handed the other coffee image!

Amanda Villarreal said...

I love the coffee theme and your idea of chalkboarding part of your island. How fantastic is that!? I am redoing my kitchen as well and I am so loving this theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debi said...

My kitchen is also coffee themed, love the colors!