Hey friends! Hope you're having a great week!!
Remember how I'm making over my mudroom? Probably not. It's been ages since I've done anything in there. That would be my decorating A.D.D. kicking in again. Took a break from the mudroom to work on the guestroom, and now that I should be focused on my living and dining room areas (new hardwoods are being installed in a few weeks), I'm instead turning my attention back to the mudroom. If you need instant before and after gratification, my apologies. I'll get there eventually... in a roundabout sort of way :)
I commented on how I liked the color of the cabinets. Well, I got a wild hair this weekend and decided I needed to paint my mudroom cabinets.
This is what they were looking like...
This is an old picture. Apparently when I get a wild hair, I forget to take "before" pictures. Anyway, imagine these cabinets against a chocolate brown wall, and you get the idea.
I decided to paint the cabs with Sherwin Williams' Halcyon Green. It's a pretty blue/green color, and I already had a can left over from a previous project. Score!
This has been a rather time-consuming project, so I have only completed the bottom cabinet. In fact, I haven't even re-attached the doors. I want to make certain they are completely dry before I start messing with the hinges. But, here's a sneak peak of what it's looking like so far.
Now, here's where that wild hair of mine got really out of control. You may have noticed the hideous laminate countertop. Well, I may eventually replace it with a slab of granite my parents gave me. However, I'm still indecisive about it, and I've got other items higher on my "to do" list, so I was contemplating a temporary fix.
Guess what I decided to do?
Okay, I'll tell you. I grabbed a can of Old White chalk paint, and went to town on the countertop before I could talk myself out of it. Check it out...
Since taking these pictures, I have added a second coat of paint, and it's looking sooooo good! I have no idea if this is an appropriate use for chalk paint, but what the heck! I'll seal it real well and see how it holds up.
Right now, it's far better than the ugly laminate.
I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of the completed cabinet (doors and all). Then I'll tackle the upper cabinets. And, then I'll organize my cabinets so you won't be appalled by my disorganization. I was so excited to show you the cabinet and countertop that I didn't have time to be embarrassed by the mess!
What do you think? Have I gone too far with the chalk paint? What would Annie Sloan say?