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Remember I showed you this framed "art" the other day?
Well now look at it…
…do you like it? I Shabby Chic-ed up the frame.
It was not that hard to do (granted I was only doing a picture frame). I don't know if I did it right, but it worked. I watched a few videos on YouTube. I had gone to Home Depot and showed the paint girl the cabinets I wanted to copy and then she picked these two as close colors. I painted on Swiss Coffee which was the white color, I did a couple coats. Then after it was dry I put on a Blanket Brown glaze, and I wiped it off (Jeff didn't want that old t-shirt anymore anyway). I sprayed it with a acrylic sealer that oopsee I laid it on the side walk and left a mark. I think I am going to do that to my lateral cherry wood color file cabinet.
If my new cabinets came white, I would probably attempt to do this to them. Since they are going to come natural wood and I don't have the equipment, or the time to paint them myself, I'm just gonna shabby chic my decorations instead. Jeff said tonight, "we can always paint them later." and I am thinking well gee I would think painting before they are hung would be easier…that's just me though.
I talked to the guy tonight and it looks like the cutting table wall won't be done till the first of January and the computer wall won't be done till the first of February. That is a little longer then I was hoping, but hey it will get done and it will be here before you know it right? That'll give me time to paint the ceiling, and purge.
I have been busy making a variety of tags and bags to sell, so I will stamp something new for you tomorrow. If you are interested in any of the tags and bags, or just tags let me know. I will put them in my Etsy store unless you holler at me.
Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in!
Jacqui Lines says
Looks good – but what would a darker mat look like now that the frame is lighter?? I wonder??
Such a good job of cre-ating there, Di. Feb. will come soon and you know what they say about patience . . . and good things coming . . .
Love the frame! You did an awsome job . Paint your cabinets BEFORE you put them in. We just went through this and it was a nightmare. So much easier if they are not put in because you can reach them easier (assuming your painting them on ground).
Carey Rogers says
I love it a lot better done in the shabby chic. Thanks for the usual inspiration. Say hi to Toby from Roscoe (aka known as Roscoe Le Pew now that he has met a skunk).
aka Roscoe's mommy
Boy…that sure does give the picture a different look. I have always been partical to the darker woods. My DH is wanting white cabinets in my kitchen. Though I would love to have new kitchen cabinets, I don't think I want white in the kitchen. This shabby chic look may work. I'll have to keep your paint colors handy. LOL
If your cabinets sections are going to be spaced out a month apart, I think you should give the painting a go. I painted my laundry room cabinets last year and used a roller. It went really fast!!! I say paint them now or they may not get done once they are filled with your stuff. Just paint the outside, so your stuff doesn't stick to the paint on the inside.
Love the frame! It turned out great! Thanks for posting it.
You did a wonderful job on the frame. Do you want to come over and do my kitchen cabinets? I would love it if they looked like that.