Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Mini Kitchen Makeover

My work is (finally) done. Two coats of primer and another two of tile paint (white of course, no surprises there). Below are some before and after pics. From blue to white - and what a difference it has made, I can't believe I didn't do it sooner.

I painted in the dark of night after long days at work, the fumes were eye burningly strong, so I painted in this fetching 'geisha face' surgical mask retrieved from my shelf of goodies - my neighbours must think (um, know) I'm the nuttiest kid in the block...then again, most nights the scent of the devil's lettuce wafts through my door, so hopefully they think they're just seeing things again!

25 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

Impressive. Well done. Looks fantastic.

Helen said...

Looks beautiful. Very you. Or, at least, what I know of you from this sweet blog.

sunnygirlsf said...

well done! looks great!

Aevan Arts said...
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Aevan Arts said...

ooh tile paint? where did you get that? That'd be awesome to use in our shower! How difficult was it?

SoFine09 said...

Wow your kitchen looks great! Nice job.

Kirti said...

gosh, just stunning!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Fantastic!!!!

mimi charmante said...

Absolutely lovely and fabulous! Couldn't you just look at it for hours?
Great job my friend!
xo

RhiannonM said...

Love the "cold" picture and the geisha face. Glad you got all the hard work out of the way and the payoff was awesome.

far out brussel sprout said...

nice one. looks great.

Beatriz Kim said...

Looks just lovely!

Jolie Morgan Musick said...

Are those flowers in a cheese grater? Great idea!

TheDecoDetective said...

It looks gorgeous! I love how you've decorated too; very delicate. Congratulations!
Trudi

loupita said...

There's nothing better than clean white kitchen. Love how you paired it with the pastel pink. Great job!

Ms Unreliable said...

What a gorgeous mini makeover! I wish my kitchen looked quite so glam!

Mary said...

very lovely! The white tile and the pastel pieces look amazing! I am in LOVE with the pink platter!

un bel oiseau said...

Looks lovely! Clean, elegant and fresh! Nice work!

Thanks for posting

Emz said...

Oh I love that pink plate haha Looks like fun!

Inklore said...

DId you paint the tile? I'd love to know how you did that.we have hideous multi-coloured tile in our kitchen...

zara said...

I had no clue you could even paint tile. Your kitchen looks amazing now! Super bright and airy!

Brooke Everett of be in red said...

I love the geisha face mask. It's ingenious and pretty.

Tien Nee said...

wow, very impressive. The shade of white has done an amazing makeover! I didn't know of tile paint until today. Tks for sharing! ~ Tien nee

concrete & honey said...

Hi guys, just head to your local hardware store, they should have Tile Paint suitable for ceramic surfaces. The directions on the back will recommend a suitable primer + then you're ready to get painting. p.s. the pink plate is by Mud Australia and yep, those roses sure are in a grater. Thanks for visiting, I love receiving your comments. x

layersofmeaning said...

how lovely!