I did a major transformation of the original Hoosier cabinet I purchased for our kitchen this weekend. I purchased this cabinet for our kitchen but then was given a Hoosier Cabinet that was a wonderful gift to me from my mother in law and it belonged to her mother, so originally I was going to use this one in the attic. I decided at the last minute to use it in our kitchen as well and I am very glad I did. I saw an effect done on Leslie Consignments page that I liked and when I decided this cabinet needed to be black, I knew I had to try it. Although my cabinet turned out nothing like her effect (I know why now) I love how it turned out. It looks very elegant and matches our kitchen wonderfully. We removed the bread lid and I decided to keep it off and we also removed the bottom wood on the top part of the cabinet to allow more counter space. Since we had leftover granite from our counter tops, we replaced the original counter with our granite counter tops. We also did this on the other Hoosier cabinet and now all counters match and we have space all around our kitchen. This particular Hoosier cabinet is where I want to keep my main cook books that I have used for 20 years and other things. I will be honest, I don't want to look at that sunflower stencil anymore, lol.
Here is the before and after shot:
I also finished my door frame that I actually started at Christmas time. This will go in the living room. I painted only a few panes and here is a sneak peak:
I also....in typing this it's no wonder I am tired? lol
I also completed some wall art for our home. I had saved two doors off of a TV cabinet that was left behind in our home. It was a really old TV cabinet but the wood was really nice. I knew I wanted to do something with them but never knew what. This weekend I officially became addicted to Modge Podge. I painted them with Maison Blanche wrought iron and then waxed with dark wax, stressed the wood a bit and and then modge podged my 18x24 prints to these pieces of wood. I am really happy how they came out, I can't wait to do it again.
When I went to leave tonight to come home, I walked into our kitchen and it was the first time I felt like home in my kitchen. I have felt this in the living room and dining room of our new house but not in the kitchen until today. I was holding my camera so I snapped exactly what I saw. I think it's starting to look like a home...or my grandson laughing on the wall makes it feel like home :)