Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Creating a pretty coffee bar in our kitchen



Its almost finished, our little coffee bar.
A vintage sideboard is the perfect place to mix
up our coffee and tea in the morning.  Our kitchen is 
pretty small, so this dedicated area makes it easier
when there are more than two people in the kitchen.
So with Colin running off to work, hubby and I headed to
our own days, the coffee bar has been an excellent addition!
 It started off by getting two coats of Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan.
We did have to seal it with Zinsser clear shellac as the old mahogany finish
was bleeding through the paint job.  Read more on our Chalk Paint tips
on how this can solve your bleeding problems.
It was looking so fresh and pretty with the white paint.

But after a bit, I decided to add some detailing with Country Grey in the 
form of handpainted stripes. I think I will add some Efex appliques
on the drawers and the centers of the panels.  I just love these stripes!!
How do you like Dillon's photo bomb?
 I wanted to share how much of a difference a rug can make in a room.
BEFORE~
 And AFTER with a pretty blue geometric wool rug from our shop!
 I think its a WOW!
I spent Monday working with my new Design Assistant, Gina.
We did a Restyle on this condo for a lady.  It came out fabulous!
We have to tweak  a couple of things, and I will be back with some
fun before and after pics.  Most involve just simple rearranging, which 
anyone can do with their own stuff. See the ottoman we used for her coffee table?
It was in her bedroom at the foot of her bed. It came from HomeGoods!
I repurposed it as a coffee table to add some perky prettiness to the living room
 So shop your own home when you want to freshen up your space~
its FREE and FUN!
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Note: this post is partially sponsored by HomeGoods as part of my affiliation with their Pinterest Happy By Design board. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty Amy! I love the look so much. Your transferware look perfect with your prints and the stripes are the finishing touch!

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