Saturday, October 16, 2010

Beach Cottage Cupboard

The cupboard before and after:


First, I mixed my own custom colors with old white paint and some turquoise paint from the ReStore.  I used mason jars to store my newly created colors of paint and they worked perfectly!

Then, begin painting.  We started with a base color, and then painted over it with a new color. 

Then, we went back over with a third tint of turquoise and painted only every other board.

Once all three shades were on the door, we (hubby) sanded it to give it a worn "beachy" look.

The back boards were sanded as well.

Next, the appliques.

Started with a fresh white coat.

I watered down my darker color of turquoise and slathered it on.

I immediately blotted it with a dry cloth to remove most of the color, leaving a nice tint.

All dry!

And there you have it!  Our beach cottage corner cupboard!

The door is my favorite part.  I LOVE how you can see all the colors, even down to the original white!

Happy Weekend!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Featured on!

 Cassity from has featured my writer's desk and chair remodel!  Jump on over to her site and view all the fun and creative ideas from her Friday Linky Parties and projects of her own!