Today I decided to finish a few things, but noticed something else in my kitchen that needed a makeover too so I gave it a quick makeover. You all were so right when you said that I would start painting everything. My Mom is always joking around with me and telling me not to paint my son (lol). Anyway, I finished this peg board today. The picture doesn't do it justice. It looks more primitive then what it looks like in this picture. I was going to use it for us to hang coats on, but now I am thinking that it looks to good to cover up. Hmmm, we will see.
This is the item I found in the kitchen that needed the makeover. Unfortunately when I uploaded the pictures the after picture came up first. So, here is the after picture and the before picture is below. I definitely think that my knife holder looks alot better and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb!
Ok, here are a couple pictures of my kitchen. These are supposedly oak cabinets, but probably the cheapest oak cabinets that you have ever seen. I know that the builder probably just used the cheapest stuff they could find. Anyway, I am starting to get the itch to paint my cupboards and antique them. I see all of you or must of you working with this Briwax. Have any of you painted your cupboards and used Briwax on them or a stain of some sort over top of them to give them that old primitive look? I want to paint them a white or an ivory or something like that, but I definitely want them to have that old prim look. Are you all following me? Have you seen any sites that I can go to and check out pictures of kitchen cupboards? Do you have any painting ideas/tips/tricks? We have the same cupboards throughout the house so I thought I would try what I want to do in my kitchen in one of my bathrooms and see what it looks like and if it works then I will then move on to the kitchen. I know it is definitely going to be a chore, but I am willing and quite anxious to give these cupboards a new and improved look. What are your thoughts. I am looking for all and any help I can get. Thanks Ladies!!
Oh - one more thing. Do you think I could make my own shelf to put over my stove and put my microwave on it or do you think it would be too close to the stove? I was thinking about having my FIL make me a shelf with a little door, but was kinda curious if it could be possible or not. Oh my goodness, since I started following all of you crafty women, it makes my mind go 100 mph 24/7 and I am always thinking about what I could do next. Yep, I can never shut down my mind. Oh well..... I guess it keeps me busy and now if it would just help me lose weight (lol).