Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I'm on a roll (har, har)

Okay, so I'm not that great at puns, but I'm on a painting roll. Before the paint was dry in the little girls' room, I bought paint for another project - my very plain, very blah portable kitchen island.
I wiped it all down with a liquid sander. Then I used Kilz natural colors spray paint (available at Walmart) - three cans of their black, which I like because it's not a "jet" black.

Then, a little sandpaper to the edges for the "distressed" look (which all my furniture gets, whether I do it on purpose or not!), and voila!


So fun - and now my 70s kitchen has a teensy bit more counter space!

Hmm, what's next?

19 comments:

txmommy said...

wow! that looks awesome!

I need to paint something now:)

Jen said...

Oh I love this....very nice...great idea and love the extra work space....good for you.

Wendy said...

That looks great! Is it amazing the difference a little paint makes. I love it!

Beckyb said...

You are good - that turned out great!!

Lauren S. said...

That looks great! I am always afraid to try things like that for fear of messing up, but this inspires me!

Munchkin Land said...

Ok, I just love what you did with that!! I may have to borrow that idea and use it for my own!!

Rocks In My Dryer said...

That looks AWESOME. I'm actually about to paint all my kitchen cabinets black!

Laurel Wreath said...

You did a great job!!!

Deidre said...

Okay, you have got to STOP. You're making me feel WAY behind! :)

I do love it, though. Great job. Now....go rest! :)

org junkie said...

Very impressive...I am so not handy that way at all! Love the girls "lovin" on each other!

Laura

Susanne said...

Looks great! Say I have a kitchen that needs painting! Whatcha doing next weekend? I'll put the coffee on!

OneWoman'sLife said...

Creative!

Next to paint? Dare to try some bigger ones? ;)

Chrystal said...

Beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me. You make it look so easy.

Kim said...

That looks great! Love it!

Kim

GranolaGirl12 said...

The island is beautiful, but what I love most is the picture of your girls hugging in the foreground. So cute!

Kelly said...

SUch a great and creative idea! I have never heard of liquid sander--thanks for the tip.

Erna said...

That LOOKS GREAT!

Elise said...

Now that is classy - I love it! And so simple!
You know, when you get on a painting roll, it's good to keep going until you crash, cause you never know when you'll feel like doing it again!

IRENE said...

Good job and a chic choice of color!