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The Kitchen Do Over

Wow, well this took a little longer than I thought. My kitchen overhaul on $100. The weather didn’t wish to co-operate either. If it wasn’t 90′ it was 40′ and raining.

Well it’s done. Okay so not completely. The walls all need a second coat of paint. A few little touches here and there. Oh, and one last chair to do.

I got the counter top all done, cabinets done and a small tile piece under table like a rug just to brighten the room a bit.

I used the old cabinet I had as a shoe and mail holder. I painted it white and flipped it on its side. Each shelf section now makes a great spot for our bags and shoes. I then used the doors from the unit and put them in sideways about 6inches down to make a shelf. Bought cheap baskets for mail.

The old brown chairs with mis-matched seats I have spray painted yellow and white recovering the seat in a blue material. An old curtain to save on money.

My back splash was the faux tin tiles. I have painted them white and a dark blue in each square with a metallic finish so it looks like blue glass tiles.

That’s about it. I rent and also on tight budget so didn’t want to spend much. It’s not perfect but it works.

So here are before and afters

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Artistic Block

So I have had a small block. The plan was to do a sketch a week and do the blog. Unfortunately I just keep staring at the page. So I turned my mind to something else. I built my little studio, this worked well to take my mind off stuff and still manage to be creative.

So still blocked.

So I have turned to the kitchen. I had done a special paint technique to make it look like old Tuscan type walls. I bought an old table it’s about 80 yrs old and found some old dark wood chairs. But it’s change time and hoping it helps with block.

The plan, redo kitchen for $100. So first up paint all my walls a bright white. I plan on painting the chairs a bright yellow. I have bought some cheap floor tile that I will use for counter top and varnish. I have the fake embossed tin as back splash which I will paint the same bright white then paint the square portion a glossy blue giving impression of 4×4 ceramic tile with white grout. Last piece is cheap lino for the floor.
As soon as I am done I will post photos. That is if it ever stops raining long enough to go out and spray paint chairs.

Then hopefully an idea will spark for some art work.