Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Small House Updates

The kitchen and butler's pantry are finally painted.


 The kitchen had dark brown walls and cream cabinets with this brown glaze treatment.. done poorly.


Still no window treatments but I'm getting there.. compiling fabric swatches. (don't mind that unpainted drawer.. it's been painted since this the time of this photo)

These cabinets are so old but they look pretty good painted a glossy white. I used Rustoleum White Gloss enamel paint.

I'm going to replace the faucet. I found a great vintage-y one on Overstock. I also have to put some mineral oil on the Soapstone counters.. it will make them a deep black instead of the gray-ish black that they are now.

LOVE the gray on the walls. The color is BM Stonington. It's a perfect true gray. It makes the kitchen look and feel so much more spacious.

Bad glazed cabinets and awful brown wall paper.


I am loving the black cabinets. Again, used glossy enamel by Rustoleum.
The butler's pantry looks great from the front of the house.. it's such a punctuation to the mostly white interior of the house.
Also, did you notice the new sparkling light?

Crystal 3-Light Chrome Chandelier
I'm so happy with this chandy. I bought it from Overstock and received it within a couple of days. It was packaged extremely well and even came with cotton gloves to handle the crystals.. that was a thoughtful touch.

It's such a little jewel in the space. I'm so glad that I took a chance and got it because the photo on Overstock does it NO justice.

I still have to add a few more things, like new hardware, a rug and window treatments, of course. I think that's where I will add a punch of color and pattern. With that said, I'm loving how things are coming along.

Lastly, wanna see my mostly Dollar Store Christmas dinner table?

The only items that are not from the Dollar Store are the mercury glass candle holders (tallest holders), the plates and flatware... oh and the flowers. Everyone really loved the table, especially the reindeer place holders.


In The Night Sky said...

Your kitchen looks lovely, great job! The black in the butler's pantry is a nice touch. Your Christmas table was very pretty - can see why your guests were impressed :)

Barbara Fox said...

One word.... BEAUTIFUL