I promised I would show you last week but that didn’t happen.
We all know I get
Oh well. Whatever.
I had been planning this project for a while.
A long while.
And now I can finally say it’s finished.
Anyway. We all have those pieces of furniture we just can’t part with.
Like these curios.
I just couldn’t bare to part with them.
My husband bought these curios for me almost 20 years ago.
I removed the doors a while back.
I was just tired of all the glass.
So what’s any girl to do?
Of course…she paint’s them.
But let’s just take a look at what this room used to look like.
First things first.
Remove the glass shelves and cover the mirrored back and sides with bead-board wallpaper.
It’s paintable so go ahead and paint it.
And ignore the mess in the reflection.
Especially the chandelier.
Because as you will see in pictures below…
I completely revamped that too with paint and mason jars!
So keep reading!
I painted the bead-board in the back with Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze (same as the chairs) but I mixed it with POP and made chalk paint.
So I dry brushed some antique white chalk paint that I already had mixed up which gave it a distressed/weathered look.
Solid cherry I might add.
It bleeds through so I had to give it at least three coats.
Now notice the bead-board.
Geezh…it now looked yellow.
So I painted it with the same antique white.
the walls in my dining room are blue…not green.
Wyeth Blue to be exact.
It’s aggravating because at different times throughout the day it looks green but it’s definitely blue.
Don’t ask me what grit because honestly I don’t
But the end process was fantastic.
The wood showed through beautifully.
Listen closely and don’t do as I do.
I covered the glass shelves with the bead-board wallpaper too.
Obviously I didn’t think this through because now the light only shines on the top shelf.
I’ll probably end up taking it off the shelves but for now it stays.
Note the chalkboard…
Note the chalkboard again.
Summer has turned into fall.
I can do that you know.
It’s just so awkward.
But I just love how everything white pops out.
I had no intention of redoing it right now but after my dining room was somewhat complete it just stood out like a sore thumb.
I really didn’t have a choice now did I?
I gave it a few coats of the same paint I used on the curios.
And no…I didn’t take it down first.
And yes…I just hand painted it with a small angled brush.
I removed the ugly yellow gloves and the bulbs and just painted.
I glued the mason jar lid rings to the chandelier thingys with E6000 glue and added some cute bulbs.
Here’s how it turned out.
Once I get just one more jar I’ll change them out.
Love how it reflects.
busy lazy remember.
These are two small ones. The 6×10 was just too big for this room so it’s now in my sunroom.
Oh…did I say I was done?