Well first I have to share that I totally agree with that quote about coffee! I hope Jesus has me a pretty cup with some Folder's Black Silk coffee waiting on me when I get to heaven. LOL!
Remember my little bench I bought 2nd handed? I had the perfect spot for it in my kitchen.
After I sanded it and cleaned it I gave it a good thick coat of "Pure White" by Sherwin Williams. When it dried I went back and touched up any spots I may have missed. Which I have been known to do. (Remember, I DISLIKE painting) unless it's a can of Spray Paint and then you best move cause I might paint you. Ha!
I wanted the bench to have a little distressed look along with a little chippy going on. I wanted to bring out the age of that bench along with a white-gray finish. So I grabbed a toilet brush and Light French Gray paint by Sherwin Williams. I dipped my toilet brush in the paint and shook of the excess paint. I then very lightly and in even strokes went with it on the bench.
You can see from the picture that some places got a little more paint than others but that was okay too. For those hard to reach places and mostly places that no one else would really see, I used the wool pot and pan scrubber. I had to be careful as the design with the wool scrubber was different than toilet brush. Worked on hard to get to places though. Any excess paint I might have gotten on the beach I just cleaned off before it dried.
After it dried I went back and sanded here and there until I had it looking like I wanted it to look. At this point I was in love with it but it needed a little something extra.
YES, what a perfect word for my little kitchen bench. My kitchen is the gathering place for sure. So many memories are made in my kitchen which is the heart of my home so the word GATHER would be perfect.
Now that my bench was completed I began to tie in cute little things to complete a wall decor.
Remember the cotton stalks I told you about? With no more stalks than I needed for this purpose I decided to make a few myself. So, I gathered some limbs from outside along with pine cones that needed picking up before mowing! Bought a bag of cotton balls for $1 and grabbed the hot glue gun. I looked at several pictures of DIY Cotton Stalks. The thing I do know about cotton stalks is that none of them are perfect in height, the way the cotton ball is shaped or anything. We deer hunt in Georgia where Cotton fields are plentiful and I've seen enough of it to know that none of them look perfect. Well, maybe in the store.
Are they perfect? Absolutely NOT! Suit me? Oh yes...I am good to go.
Added some more decor in which my daughter's bought me some things for my new kitchen and I love how it all came together.
Several projects completed and one wall completed! I am a happy camper!
Just so you know things are beginning to come together with reno. I am working on adding decor to the top of my cabinets. Added another curtain over my kitchen sink and found me a Vintage Hutch that I love that will be go in a corner in my kitchen.
I wanted solid wood and something that would last. I wanted that Vintage look. In my County we have several places that carry a lot of vintage and antiques. One such place is called "Finder's Keepers". As soon as I spotted this hutch it was exactly what I had envisioned and ON SALE so that was music to my ears!
The makeover has begun. Sanded, cleaned and one coat of paint and now she sits in the barn until I have time to play with her some more. Not sure if I told y'all or not but I have decided that my next job won't be doing makeovers on large pieces of furniture! LOL!
It's all coming together. My goal is to be through before our Family Beach Vacation the end of July. Wish me luck!
Don't you just love that sign! I saw this on Pinterest and it was painted on Shiplap. My oldest daughter is doing shiplap so I need to give her this idea.
Thanks for traveling the journey of the Kitchen Makeover project. And we are celebrating my oldest granddaughter's birthday. Raygen is now 14 years old. Mercy, I can still remember the morning she was born. I will never forget watching my first grandchild come into this world and thinking, "Dear Lord, I am so blessed that you have allowed me to be her Nana". I never thought I could love another like I loved her. Well, number 6 is due the end of May and guess what? Oh the love just keeps getting better better.
May we stay humble and kind.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy