Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ace Hardware Paint Giveaway

First let me say that I am not being paid by Ace hardware for this post.  The opinions are strictly mine!

Today, our local Ace Hardware, just a mile down the road, was giving away quarts of their new paint by Clark and Kensington.  It is a paint and primer all in one.  All you needed was a coupon, which was e-mailed to us because we are a member of the hardware rewards program.  Yes, we are frequent visitors!!

So, we brought in the coupon and had it custom mixed, also for free, and home we went with our free quart.  Do you want to see what color I chose.............

Kitchen, Orange - Painters Hub Gallery
Picture credit-Ace Hardware

Its the pretty orange called Crouching Tiger.  And yes, I love the kitchen! And what am I going to paint with it?  That has yet to be determined, but it will probably be a piece of furniture.  When I do use it I will most certainly share it with you!!

So, hurry and run on in to your local Ace hardware and get your free paint!!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Little White Cabinet with a Touch of Turquoise

Oh how I wish garage sale season would get here.....I am so ready.  The thrift stores are so picked over and I need some "stuff".  Up here in Michigan it will be a couple of more months!!!

Anyway, I picked up a cute little cabinet last summer at an estate sale.  It looked like it had been handmade, and I found out later than it was, by the gentleman whose estate this was.  Sad, he had passed away but there were a ton of treasures to be found!!  The cabinet was pine and his dear wife had painted fruit on each of the drawers.  Cute, but not the style I wanted!! 

Sorry, I don't have a "before" pic.  I am not very good at that!!

I removed the old hardware and painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in "Old White" -2 coats.  I then distressed it- just sanding off some of the paint in spots.

The finished product!!

I purchased some cute turquoise knobs at Hobby Lobby( half off) and added those to the drawers. They just add that cute touch!!

 I put this little gem in my booth and she sold the very next day!!  Maybe I will find more "gems" like this when garage sale season starts!!  For now I am only dreaming!!


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