…I got a craving to do something to my kitchen.
If you are a local friend, you will have been to my home and seen that every piece of furniture has been painted and distressed.
Weird as it may sound, I have issues with wood furniture meeting wood floors. So we have hardwood throughout the house meaning any piece of furniture (mine are all pure wood, no MDF) has been painted then distressed.
To date, I have used acrylic, oil and melamine paints. Oil paints are no longer sold in Canada. I do like the look of acrylic paints but some furniture or wood needs a stronger paint like an oil paint. I ran out of room to acquire more furniture a few years ago so the ‘painting’ bug kind of left about that time. I would see awesome pieces of furniture to paint but knowing that I did not have room to accommodate the new pieces, I just imagined what I would do with them.
Then, about a month ago, I learned Chalk Paint is now available in Canada and as luck would have it, one of the I believe fourteen vendors of Chalk Paint is in Ottawa! Woot! So I started thinking about painting because I have the itch to paint and make something old new to old again, if that makes any sense to you :). Please do read all about Chalk Paint and the wonders of Chalk Paint here.
Our kitchen is relatively new. We completely gutted the original kitchen seven years ago and created the one we now have. When ordering the cabinets, I made sure the doors at least were made of wood and not any synthetic ‘hard to paint’ material. So even though the kitchen is only seven years young, some parts are showing wear. The cabinets are currently painted in a Vanilla/Cream color which is great and I never tired of it but I have an idea, now that I know Chalk Paint is available, to paint only specific cabinet doors. I have selected the doors to painted with the pink check mark.
**Note: all pics taken with iPhone 5**
Malenka Originals is the name of the store which carries the Chalk Paint.
I emailed the owner, Katrina, to confirm whether the paint is suitable for kitchen cabinets and much to my husband’s dismay, she said yes! (BTW Katrina is so very friendly and responded quickly).
So now the dilemna is which color. My back spash is currently ‘Italian Blue’, which I totally love but because the back splash is made of beadboard, the color can be changed any time. I am leaning towards the blues but am hoping to find a nice red.
So now my goal is to visit Malenka Originals, select a colour and then spend the next month creating letters of persuasion (kids taught me this one!) for my husband. I am hoping it won’t take many letters or much time because now that I have the idea in my head, I really really really need to see it done!
Will keep y’all posted!
Thanks for stoppin’ by!