It has been a while. I don’t have anything new to share, furniture-wise, but I wanted to pop in to share the makeover of my mom’s kitchen that I painted this last year. Some of you may have seen it over the summer on the Country Chic Paint Blog, where it was first shared in detail. If you want details and more photos, click over to the link above.
I’ll keep this post quick and won’t go over the ins and outs of how I did what – just basically a before and after.
As my regular readers know – my parents live with us. When we bought this house about 1 year ago, we bought it with them in mind. It is a 2-house home and they live in the original “Cottage” built in 1938. Our side of the home was an addition built in 2005 and has more of a modern feel. Their home has the charm you would expect from the era that it was built, but the kitchen was updated in 1971 and was anything but charming when we moved in last December.
Ok, the farmhouse window and dutch door are definitely charming – even before – but everything else was dark and sad. Fortunately, despite the lack of charm, the cabinets are very well made and the space is functional (unlike my kitchen when has about 18 inches of useable counter space).
I spent several months on the project, removing the doors to refinish and spray in my garage. I took out the sagging particle board built-in nook over the sink and added this planked wall with stainless shelves from Ikea.
I used green tea, apple cider vinegar, and tung oil to give the built in the rustic stain shown here. Aurora at Urban Cottage Furniture provided the instructions for this finish.
Buffalo check curtains were custom made via La Fortune Linens on Etsy.
Another angle of the laundry nook.
Paint for cabinets was provided by Country Chic Paint.
Copper bin pulls and knobs were generously provided by D. Lawless Hardware.
Thanks for reading!