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Kitchen Capers

We're on a journey to transform my home into Gulf-Coastal Grandmother fishing-cabin chic. First stop: The Kitchen.

This is what we started with:

Dark and Brown. Neither of which is my taste in any home decor and definitely not living up to my coastal look. The finish was peeling in several places and the pulls were horrible - always getting caught in my hip pockets when I was trying to cook and clean.

Now painting a piece of furniture with chalk paint is pretty much idiot-proof; cabinets are a whole different story. Sanding and priming and painting and drop cloths and ugh. So I hired the guy who painted our side porch a couple years ago.

Over the course of two weeks (with my kitchen tore up the whole time), the guy stood me up four times and in the two trips he did show up, only managed to prime the cabinets and paint two doors. On Friday he was all, "I'm so sorry and I know I've had a lot going on but I have a plan to finish it this week." I'm sorry...this week? No, I am not living in this chaos for another week. It needs to get finished this weekEND. And then I fired him.

So Friday at 8 p.m. I went to Lowe's and bought paint and I came home and went to work. And now I have this:

Now it's evident that I will also need to paint the tile countertops white. I also painted a salvaged table this weekend but it's not in my kitchen yet and the chairs aren't done, so stay tuned for more pictures to come!


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