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Grandma B’s cabinet

This cabinet has been in my husband’s family for years. Grandma B used this cabinet to house her canned goods in her Las Cruces home up until she moved to Albuquerque. When my husband and I moved into our Phoenix apartment we had a very small kitchen with limited storage space. My mother-in-law understood our need for additional storage space and offered us Grandma B’s cabinet. Over the years this cabinet has been moved numerous times and endured a decent amount of wear and tear. It was time to give Grandma B’s cabinet a fresh coat of paint. I anticipated it would take some time but didn’t expect that it would take me months to complete.
~ Beth


March 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm 1 comment

butterflies in my kitchen

Things have settled down since the holiday season and I’m ready to tackle projects that have been on hold since October. One project that has been on my “to do” list is to paint my kitchen counter stools to create a visually cohesive look within the space. While my boys were in school I decided to haul the stools outside to give them a good sand down with my nifty Black & Decker mouse.

Committing to a paint color can be difficult at times but for this project I knew that I wanted my counter stools to match the gray countertops & black appliances in my kitchen. I applied several layers of Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Gray Primer to the legs and allowed an hour to dry. When the primer had adequate time to dry I applied two layers of Rustoleum’s Dark Gray Gloss Ultra Cover and let it sit over night.

The following morning Mr. Polo gave me the “okay” to proceed to the next step.

Several layers of black Behr interior satin enamel “oops paint”, purchased from Home Depot, were applied on the seat edges.

Using a dinner plate as a template I traced an outline onto the backside of my favorite decorative paper and carefully trimmed along my pencil line. Using a foam brush, I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the stool and the backside of my paper and carefully positioned the paper onto the seat. Working from the center I used the edge of an expired Starbuck's gift card to eliminate any air bubbles.

Add three layers of Minwax ploycrylic protective finish to the counter stool, sanding lightly between each coat, and now l have three beautiful stools that match my kitchen perfectly.


February 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm 2 comments

ghost lamp project

Finally came across the blog post…. Enjoy!
♡ Beth

August 6, 2010 at 3:38 am 2 comments

I came across Holly Baker’s blog and am amazed with her furniture transformations. Great work Holly!

I’m feeling inspired to get started on a new project (sorry for putting you on hold narrow lead based paint cabinet).

Is it possible to be in love with a cabinet? Holly featured a cabinet from a local Edmonton photographer by the name of Nathan Walker on today’s Fresh Coat Friday’s post. I love what he did with the cabinet top.

Could this be the answer to our joint table project.
♡ Beth

July 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm 2 comments

featured on creature comforts blog – haru’s lokta paper mobile

I woke up this morning and discovered that creature comforts featured my latest paper mobile in her very creative and inspiring blog. Thank you Ez! I feel honored to be included with many of my favorite artists.

By the way, you can view her beautiful photos on her flickr photostream.


July 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

free color scheme designer

As I was catching up on my blog reading this morning I was introduced to a really useful site for those who love color. My favorite blogger, Ez, recently found this useful site and thought you would appreciate it too.

July 22, 2010 at 9:11 pm 1 comment

elevate me, please

Over the years, this estate sale found step stool has been used thousands of times starting with my first son (who is now 11 years old).  I had the intention of painting it years ago and finally got around to it this week.  My oldest is not happy with the results and feels that it needs to be repainted but my youngest loves it.

~ Beth

July 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm 1 comment

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