A Kitchen Cabinet Makeover… to DIY for. Get it?
Hey, I had to write this post twice, so I am a totally silly right about now.
Anyhow, I’m at it again.
I decided to try something new with my kitchen cabinets and it involves;
Chalk. Paint. And a Cutting Edge Stencil.
So, come on and see the new chalk and paint makeover I gave my kitchen cabinets!
I got this great idea the other night (when I was supposed to be falling asleep) that my open style kitchen cabinets would look smashing if I painted them in La Craie-Magnolia (white) and then did the cabinet backs in La Craie-Wrought Iron (black). La Craie is a calcium carbonate based paint and I knew it would act just like chalkboard paint for me on this project! Then, I could “chalk” my stencil design right onto my cabinet backs. Oh, I was so excited to try something new.
For two reasons;
One, I had never stenciled before. (I know, I am such a sham)
Two, I figured it would not be so permanent if I did it in chalk.
That way,when I want something new next
week year, It’ll be easy to change up.
Here are my “new” kitchen cabinets…
This is my before, in case you have not visited before;
You can see my Dollar Tree Shelf Liner Kitchen Cabinet Makeover here.
I really did love it but was ready for something new. I crave change.
I would totally recommend it. It was easy, cost $6 and removed with ease.
Sometimes I have a hard time committing so this worked well for me.
If you are in a rental, this might be something you could try too.
I am crushing on the impact the new look offers, while still really gelling with the rest of my home.
The black & white is bold, but classic. I’m so glad I went for it and painted the cabinets.
I have a serious hang-up on WHITE KITCHENS and I can see more paint in my future.
I used the Cutting Edge Stencil in Anna Damask .
I did lighten it up a bit by leaving out some of the very top center design because it suited my taste more.
I thought it was pretty cool I could so easily personalize it by choosing to skip a spot or two.
I love to buy white decor items. They go with everything. It’s always safe.
When I’m out and I see something in white, it’s practically guaranteed I will have someplace in my house to put it.
This is a blessing.. and a curse.
I find a lot of white “stuff”.
This sweetie is really similar to the one in Hawaii that was placed on the garden path to the outdoor shower. It’s a great reminder of a wonderful vacation!
This was just cute and I wanted it. HomeGoods. Making me “happy” again and again.
So, I am thinking that by now, you just may have happened to notice that I only completed one side of my project.
Well, it was a little more involved then I had anticipated. Worth it, for sure!
But, it took me several hours to complete the two sections you see.
I was sort of hunched over, reaching over my head, on a ladder or on my knees the whole time. And… to be honest, my knees are old. They need a few days to recover.
I’ll be sharing some tips on working with chalk in a stencil latter in the week, in case you think it’s something that you might like to try yourself. I’m going to test something on the other side too, and I’ll let you know how that goes.
Oh, and I’m not sure if I’ll put the shelves back in, or give them a rest? I am sort of liking it real open, for now.
Now… let’s get to the good part. A giveaway!
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Hope you liked my chalk paint and stencil style makeover! For being pretty simple, (mostly) I think it made a big change in the look and feel of the kitchen!
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