Thursday, March 27, 2014

Countertop repair with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint

Hello & welcome 
I decided to give the edge of the countertops a new look with some Annie Sloan paint and love the result! 

Allot of the edges were damaged like the shot above and we did not want to go to the expense of replacing all of the counters so I thought, why not give it a try....
Getting it all taped off was the biggest job and after that it was a breeze.

I had already painted the wooden Dining table & chairs in Old White so I knew I loved the colour. 
If you want to see how they turned out here is the link to that post on my other Blog

Since the temperatures get so hot in Arizona while we are away over the Summer I knew that waxing was out of the question. The Stocklist supplier at the Lovely shop where I purchased all my AS paint suggested the clear topcoat above so that is what we used. Once the first coat cures (24 hrs) I will do a second coat.

We have ten feet of cabinet in the bedroom and fourteen feet in kitchen/dining area as well as some in the washroom so I am so happy this worked so well.
Thank you for stopping in today!


Monday, March 24, 2014


Thank you for stopping in again...
I made this orange banner for one of our outside seating areas.
Since I do not have my sewing machine with me I used Stitch Witch to fasten the fabric.   

This area is so cheery and comfortable when we need a break from renovations.

The cane seat chair is one I found at TJMAXX and painted it with Annie Sloan Old White paint. It works nicely with the three other cane chairs we use in the dining area. 
We are presently using it outside until we need it indoors for company.
I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Take care...


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Replacing Handles & Glass in Cabinets

Welcome and thank you for stopping in to my new Blog.
Today I am sharing the changes we made to the cabinets in the Dining Room.
The shot above shows everything completed.

As you can see the existing glass was gold leaded and we changed it out to clear glass. 
We also replaced the gold cabinet pulls with some brushed Satin Nickel ones I found @ Walmart on-line. We had 65 to replace in the unit so there is loads of storage.

To save a little money I spray painted the hinges as below in a Satin nickel as well.

I really like the updated look...

The lovely couple we purchased the unit from had been coming South for over 20 years so there was everything we will need and more. I am still sorting through the cabinets to see what I want to keep and what to send to a Charity in town. 

If you are interested in checking out my other Blog here is the Link.

Stop in again if you want to see what we are up to next. 
Take care.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quick updates at no cost!

Welcome to my 2nd post on updating our Winter Home. 
Everything is in such great shape in the Park Model we have purchased this winter but allot of the decor is just not our taste so we are changing a few things to update the look.
The gold coloured strip on the cabinets and header was easily removed by just loosening up one end with a small knife and pulling it off. 

The photo above is from the cabinets above the bed and I am still tossing around the idea of removing the spindles as well so time will tell.
All of the gold strips below are from the bedroom cabinets.

The fabric valance was glued and stapled to the wooden valance and it just took a little pulling to remove and then my Sweetie pulled the staples from the valance that were left behind.

We are loving the stripped down look and it feels more updated without the extra embellishments. 

We are now replacing the brass cabinet pulls (63 of them if you can believe) and hinges so check back and see how we made out! 
Thank you for stopping in for a visit.