Monday, May 4, 2009

Metamorphosis Of My Garage Sale Find

In my previous post today I showed you what treasures I found this weekend while garage sale-ing.

Well now, it's time to show you how I transformed one of the items.

Hubby & I bought this pretty painting/frame at a garage sale for $2. I didn't want the painting so I'm giving it to my sister in law. It fits her decor better than mine. I wanted the frame for a special project for my kitchen.

This is how it looks after some creamy paint and a touch of mocha glaze and chalk board paint. Pefect for my kitchen. It even has a ledge for the chalk.

We are not finished with our kitchen yet, but it's coming along! Granite will be installed in 10 days...yippee!! I still need to paint the very bottom base of the cabinets (the part that is still golden oak). Trying to decide if I should paint them cream or black to make the base disappear visually. Then hubby will add legs for a furniture look. What do you think...paint it cream or black??

Stop by Susan's blog "Between Naps on the Porch" to see more Metamorphosis Monday entries.


Tina said...

This is looking amazing! and I really like that makeover of the painting. The frame is priceless.
Great idea.

Terri and Bob said...

I think white would actually make it disappear, but then you might have kick marks on it... LOVE the frame!

Dawn said...

That is amazing! What a great transformation!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Michelle said...

The framed chalkboard is adorable and just the right size too.

Can't wait to see your granite counters!

Sandra said...

I love it! I also like the color on your wall! Looking forward to seeing your granite counters. :)
Happy Monday.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your kitchen is going to be wonderful, and I love what you did with the old frame -- great makeover!

As far as cream or black ... I had black base cabinets and white upper cabinets in our last house, and I LOVED the look! It is very "butler's pantry" looking -- very chic, I think.

Black does show more "schmutz" than cream and needs more dusting! Just FYI. Whatever you decide, it will look lovely. What color granite? If it's dark granite, go with cream base cabinets, I think.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Great finds, great makeover. Really love that basket you found!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Darlene, love your chalk board. Hmmmm, I think I should post mine soon too. I made one out of a cupboard door and I love it.

My two bits on the base cabinet color, I would paint it cream. I think the black would scuff and call attention to the floor area, which I would think you'd rather call attention to the cabinets. You could paint the furniture legs black and it would look more like a piece of furniture that way. Just saying. . . that's my two cents for whatever it's worth!!



Pinky said...

I vote for black, just think it will look better.... Your new kitchen is going to be GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see the final product!!!! Pinky

Jessica Morris said...

LOVE what you did with the frame!! Is the chalk board paint on the wall?

I would paint the lower part black... it'll blend in with your appliances I think.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love chalkboards! I just reposted a project I did a few months ago where I turned an old window into a chalk board. Useful and beautiful, who can beat it?

Linda said...

I've read your comments, and I was about to say "black" just under the base of the white cabinets. However, I looked at ours - they are painted and glazed - country French cream from the ceiling to the floor. We have a black island which is all black, down to the floor. So, guess I would now say that I like the uniform look. Linda

Kristens Creations said...

Rain Rain go away! lol... I'm sooooo ready for some sun. I think it came out for about 5 min. today. Thanks for checking out my patio. I will post more pics next week. I love what you did with that frame! It will look great in your new kitchen! I have a chalkboard project I'm fixing to work on too. Kristen

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That turned out so cute! So you've been without counters for awhile now? Sink too?? Oh my, going without water in the kitchen for 5 days is quite a challenge I'm finding out. Friday should be the finish day for me & I can't wait. I know you're excited too.

Anonymous said...

I've seen similar projects done with painting the toekick black and then adding legs the same color as the cabinets. It looks like a great project!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Great chalkboard!
I too need coffee! Bad!
Ooh, I think my dripper just stopped.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That's a lovely chalkboard, and yes, I NEED coffee, too!

Thanks for playing along.

Marie said...

Hello Darlene - your chalkboard make-over is fabulous! Love that frame. And your new kitchen is so lovely. Thank you for sharing!


TattingChic said...

That is a cute chalkboard. Wow, granite countertops! How pretty will that be!

Pam said...

What a gorgeous frame and only $2!!! You can't beat that!!!! :)

{ L } said...

You did a complete and beautiful job on that chalkboard makeover!

Alicia said...

Your chalkboard turned out beautifully. The frame is perfect.

adding my two cents regarding the base of the cabinets: I would do a black kick plate if you are going to be adding legs in the same color as the cabinet. The dark background will make the legs stand out....too much cream and they will disappear, unless you distress them or glaze them. The kitchen looks awesome. You are a lucky gal

Kirby3131 said...

I would paint the toe kick cream and the furniture legs black.

I really like that giant frame on the chalkboard. Love it!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I adore your chalkboard!

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