5.06.2009

What we've done with the weekend

Jimmy and I (with the help of SIL , Ashley) did a couple of projects over the weekend.

BEFORE


AFTER*


I knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted the finish to look on the sideboard. I googled numerous times without any luck. I ended up asking Joy, from Joys of Home, what to do. She responded in record time and was the ultimate lifesaver! She truly is a pro! Thanks you soooo much, Joy.

BEFORE

AFTERI copied this idea from, Carla. We took down the fan blades, spray painted the base with a hammered black finish, added new glass shades (one is missing in the photo) and covered the blades with wood grain contact paper. Thanks, Carla- renovation extraordinaire!

*why green, you ask?
Because these are the fabulous fabrics I'm using for the rest of the kitchen:

Next project? Sewing roman shades for the windows!

13 comments:

I Play With Fire said...

Love the GREEN table. Very cute! I think Carla is inspiring lots of us lately. I've done a tiny kitchen bookshelf remodel myself. Love the ideas flying around.

mills said...

IT looks SOOOOO good stephanie!!!!

Megan said...

It is cute.

Megan said...

That looks really good, Steph.

mills said...

seriously it looks so good, I LOVE the green, I need your help because I want to redo my hutch! I'm soooo impressed

Kelly said...

that green is my FAVORITE!!!

love it all!

lmhiserman said...

That green is AWESOME!!! I need to redo my kitchen table. I think I need to enlist your help. No, I know I need to!

{amy} said...

Love the green!!

Joy said...

I'm so glad that I was able to help. You did an AWESOME job!!!!! I love the new finish! It reminds me of the color of my door coffee table, it's so fun and fresh! And the update on the fan light looks fantastic too!

Katie Blatter said...

Wow Steph! Looking at the before pictures no one would think, wow, that needs some work (except maybe you). But when you see the after pictures, WOW! Great job, it looks awesome! I bet that adds so much life to your kitchen!

The Graef Family! said...

Will you come to utah when Jay and i move back there in a couple of years and help me with my house? Because yours is so freakin cute!! I love it!!

Noah's Mommy said...

Oh I am in love with that sideboard...it is fabulous....great job....

Rachel said...

I actually said "oooo" audibly when I saw that fantastic green. so good. I need to start looking at my stuff through different eyes. I might have some hidden gems.