My DIY hubby and I were talking recently about our bathroom project (gutting everything but the tub and toilet) and we realized something about our style of DIY.
We don’t have any idea of what we’re doing! We are aware there’s a problem, but there is no grand plan to our method (or madness!)
We’re more a “fly by the seat of your pants” kinda team. Throwing out suggestions and ideas and seeing what sticks.
Yardsaling and scrounging around in the attic and workshop for materials.
Not very professional but it seems to work for us!
Today I thought I’d share an update on our kitchen makeover which all started with an
ugly dated 70’s china hutch that was passed down from my parents.
It was our first project with Annie Sloan chalk paint and as a painter by trade, my hubby struggled a bit with the concept of messy painting and distressing. Eventually, however he jumped on board! Isn’t the transformation amazing?
On the next kitchen project my hubby exceeded expectations and hit a homerun! He took a castoff 10-light brass chandelier
and turned it into a one of a kind Mason Jar Chandelier.
Yes, it actually works and includes a dimmer switch for mood lighting.
Let me reiterate that we did not start with a plan to totally makeover our kitchen (frugally, of course!) but one project led to another and and then another. If you can’t tell by the pictures, my hubby did paint the kitchen a bright yellow two days before my yearly Christmas party. Not much stress there!
Next up is a project that highlights my husband’s creativity and willingness to think outside the box. We had a peel and stick backsplash (which was actually pretty ingenious) but no longer went with the kitchen.
He took old fence boards, cleaned them up, white washed them and turned them into a backsplash!
The fence boards give our kitchen a beach cottage feel so Tim spray painted the jars and I used my Cricut to cut vinyl words for whimsical canisters with a pop of color.
Are you enjoying this makeover as much as we are? Next up was another piece of furniture transformed with chalk paint. Our small kitchen buffet went from this nondescript wood finish
to this beauty, chalk painted and distressed, again with Annie Sloan chalk paint. You’d never know it hides our dog food!
Our kitchen table was dearly loved but had seen seen five children through homeschooling, games, dinners, puzzles and conversations.
Our table makeover was a bit time intensive but well worth it. Read about how to paint a kitchen table.
Last but not least (so far), we had one large wall in the kitchen to fill and together my hubby and I put together this Old Window Photo Frame.
Made from old windows given to him from a job site and fence board that he painted and distressed, this fun picture is a reminder of our family bond.
I hope you’ve enjoyed all our DIY goodies so far. We aren’t even done yet!
My husband is kind enough to share his painting expertise in his Ask Tim posts. Simply click on the pictures below to be taken straight to his posts!
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