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Friday, January 22, 2016

A Painting Mission........


I have been away from home this week....
Not on a vacation...
On a mission...
A painting Mission....

Mission: An ambition or purpose that is assumed
by a person or group........



My Hubby and I made our oldest daughter an island for her kitchen as a Christmas gift...
We live in Kentucky...
She is in Tennessee...
We knew it would be several weeks before we could deliver the Island...
This was delivery week.....


After we set the Island in place....
My daughter (with much encouragement from me)
Decides we need to paint the dark brown cabinets....
The kitchen is so dark.....
She has been wanting to lighten things up...
and simplify her decor....



Thus.......The Mission.....The Painting mission........


First things first:
 We needed to change up the look of the cabinets...
We talked Pops (aka: my Hubby) into to adding molding to the top and bottom of the cabinets...
She was wanting more of a french Country look....
Molding was a must!



Next:
Choosing the right color.....
Going along with the French Country look.....
We settled on this gray..


Pops built this Cubby a few months back...
It is a great place for the kids to dump...
I mean place their backpacks, shoes and instruments...
As they enter from school.



The paint color is from HGTV Ovation paint from Lowes...
The color is perfect Gray....
We bought a semi-gloss...


We removed all the knobs and handles....
A light sanding before painting is a must!
We did not remove the cabinet doors....
I carefully painted around the hinges.
I touched any spots up with an oil brushed bronze paint.
We created the color from two different acrylic paints from Hobby Lobby.
One was metallic Black.
The other was metallic bronze..
Mix the two together....
Perfect!

I also used a small amount of Limewash Glaze from Lowes on the doors...



Now for the results...


You will notice the "LOVE" banner...
Learn more about it here...






I love her chalkboard....
Its an old picture frame.....
I love the scripture verse....


I think it is always good to help others.....
To share our time and talents to do something good for someone else...
I think my daughter was very happy.....



I think we can say.......
Mission Accomplished!


"Do not neglect to do good
 and to share what you have, 
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."
Hebrews 13:16

Have a great week!

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Patty! Thank your visit to my blog and leaving your kind comment! You have done a FABULOUS job on your kitchen! I love the color...what a hug difference, I painted my cabinet last spring and it's the best thing I've ever done. I went from oak to a very soft white. I have a son in TN, near Columbia and we moved here to NC from Mount Sterling, KY about 23 years ago. Are you getting snow??

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  2. wow! You did a fantastic job! I'm always so impressed by people who can roll up their sleeves and jump in and do these jobs. Your daughter's kitchen looks beautiful, and I love the island you made her. I'm sure she was thrilled with the result!

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  3. Wow! That's a great improvement! Very nice. I always like to see dark rooms lightened up. Just my preference. :-)

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  4. The island is just beautiful. I wish we had space in our kitchen for one.

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  5. Love your new kitchen!! Thank you so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  6. I love the end results.My style,(if I could have a redo.)I noticed the sign "simplicity" over the micro., how perfect.Thank You for visiting and caring enough to leave a comment.If You have Goggle Connect I will be Your newest follower,unless I'm already following You-I'll check.Blessings Denise

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