Sunday, January 8, 2012

~TeeHeHe~While Hubby's away with Paint Brush I will Play~

 A very Happy Monday to you all, big hugs from me to you~Before I begin this post, I want to say "Thank You" for all your kind, sweet and concerning words for my Dad. He had a re-lapse just a week before Christmas, I know down to my soul that prayers do work, he is once again on the mend and this coming Saturday the boys have planed a day out of fishing and shooting for him.
OK, so my blog title is "While Hubby's away with paint brush I will play" and so I did come I'll show you the before photo's.
The before pictures of our center kitchen island above and below.
While Gary's was away on business I decided to re-paint the center island that we had re-purposed from a 1972 hutch, to kitchen center island. Only the back and sides we had pained yellow and left the front the original dark walnut. Also we changed out the knobs and handles and added the towel holder, and of course had the solid butcher block top cut to size and installed.

 Now the after~All painted in Martha Stewart's "Tahini" I sprayed painted the knobs and handles with Rust -Oleum "Sunrise Red" Boy was Gary surprised..TeeHeHe..I like it a lot and so did he.
 I think painting it all yellow added brightness and I love cheery colors.

 Some of you have inquired about our green doors, the paint color we used on the entry door and kitchen door, is called "Painted Basket SR812" from Lowes and we had it mixed with Valspar paint.

 I also painted the tea cart that had been stored in the's the before picture's, it was a nice blue but it need a change and since we were having a large crowd over for Christmas dinner I needed a place to have a wine bar....soooo from tea cart to wine bar....

 I painted it with Annie Sloan's  Chalk Paint "Old White" after three coats of paint, yep three coats I sanded the heck out of it and let some of the blue show through. Sanding made the paint really smooth and I did not have to use the wax that is recommended.

Gary said he wasn't going on any more business trips, he never knows what he' coming home to...I just smiled..
I love a very cold glass of white Zinfandel, what kind of wine do you enjoy?

I am linking up with the following girls~

Susan~Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Kim~Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday

Bunny Jean~Bunny Jeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday

Honey~2805 A Potpourri Party every Friday

Cindy~My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Courtney~French Country Cottage Frethered Nest Friday

Home Sweet Home The Charm of Home Friday



Vee said...

Both pieces are very nice, but that yellow in the kitchen with the red accents really added a pop of color! So cool. I am not that brave, but I am glad that you are!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What an amazing job on the island!
I love the yellow mixed with red, it just pops so perfectly!
And the tea cart to wine cart is adorable!

Amy said...

Very pretty! Love that color combo. The wine try looks great in white. We have recently discovered a red wine brand name is Concannon and I think it is a shiraz. It's really good!

Sandy said...

You are very good with a paint brush Elizabeth! i love the yellow island with the touches of red! We have BM's Oriental Silk paint in our kitchen and family room which is very similar to the color you used on your island. I'm glad to hear your father is doing better.

Cindy said...

I LOVE your island and the yellow paint was just the thing, it is perfection!!! Your little tea cart is so cute, it is so lovely in white. That is the same kind of thing that I used to do when my husband goes away. Anymore, I am asking for his help, and he enjoys helping, so I let him. He's the one who got me started on painting my table that I blogged about today.
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

I love how your island turned out! It kinda reminds me of the vintage stoves with the big handles! I love the yellow with red! I used to do the same thing - paint my head off when my husband would go on a business trip! Your tea cart is darling too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

This is right up my alley! Isn't it wonderful what paint can do for a piece???? LOVE the yellow and two favorite colors in a kitchen!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You were a busy girl! the island looks great and the red knobs really make it. The tea cart looks wonderful esp. next to your white hutch.

Melinda said...

Nice transformations!
I bet Gary was surprised!


nannykim said...

My hubby is always afraid to what he will come back to after a trip too! I love the color of the new island--Happy!

Chris said...

Love them both, Elizabeth! But, the yellow and red island just make me happy!

Bet Gary loves it too! said...

OMG, your island ~ amazeballs! Talk about a facelift! I'm happy just looking at the pictures:)


Atticmag said...

I love the red handles on the island. It's very vintage, lively and such fun. My favorite wine, BTW, is any type of red plonk that goes with food though I am especially partial to Excelsior Cabernet from South Africa. Your DH should be very pleased with your painting accomplishments since you're both skilled and productive! Thanks for stopping by. Jane

Ana said...

Hi Ms. Elizabeth,
I've missed you so much. I'm happy to hear that your Dad is doing better. Oh and I see you've been busy with a paint brush. First of all, how great is the idea of reusing a hutch as an island? A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Both pieces look great with their new coats of paint. Great job. Sending you a great big hug.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with both projects. The center island looks fantastic with the colors you painted! Just as I was thinking "what is the color of door" you answered the question! Paint does such a great job of transforming things!


Susan Freeman said...

I am glad to hear that your Dad is feeling better! Love what you did with your island and the wine bar too. David has caved and has accepted that the paint can comes out in our cottage on a regular basis too.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

G Inspires said...

I love your island!!! You did a great job, thanks for sharing. Visiting via The Bunny Hop

Lissa said...

That yellow color is amazing! Love how it completely transforms the piece. Did you sand it first or just start painting? I have a huge old hutch to paint right now and I'm trying to decide if I should sand it or just clean it off really good. Anyway - love how it turned out for you!

henning love said...

i love how you repainted each piece, they look great! i love how a little paint can improve something so much and without costing a ton

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

I bet Gary was surprised!!!!
Such a gorgeous transformation!
both pieces!
Love your sweet kitchen.
Pour me a Moscato!
Hugs, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! Think he will notice? heehee! I love your updated look and I'm sure he will, too! ♥

Jenna said...

Hi Elizabeth and Gary! :o) I'm sorry to hear about your dad, I hope he's feeling much better now. The island is awesome! Your kitchen is so Happy looking, makes me smile...I hope your having a lovely week so far. Hugs Jennifer

Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm TOTALLY LOVIN' it Miss E!!!!! Whoot! Whoot! You KNOW I love anything painted! Love the yellow and the red! Toooo cool for words!


EllenaElizabeth said...

That newly painted island bench is so nice. Love the finished article. Very brave painting the handles red but I love them! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming my latest follower.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love the pops of red on the yellow island - what a great update, and then you continued on with the ascp old white tea cart makeover. You have been very happily busy. Love your transformations.

Beverly said...

Oh my!! Elizabeth you have out done yourself. I am in awe of the job you did on the kitchen island. I love Red and Yellow.And a great transform of an old tea cart.
Gary must have been so proud. I always try to leave the sanding to hubby, so I am really impressed.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--you are really brightening things up! Your husband will think he is at the wrong house :) Looks great! Really cheery and happy.

Helen's Decor said...

Elizabeth, I can't decide which makeover is my favorite!
You did a great job on those two. I love islands and tea carts. If I had to choose just one...the tea cart wins. I've got to try that chalk paint. Thanks for the post and I hope you will follow my blog, too....I'm your newest one! Helen

Anonymous said...

Everything looks amazing. & some good ideas. Pat

Betsy said...

Wow--I love the yellow and red on your island. Those are my colors! I want to do more painting this year. I need some change in my life!

My Beautiful World said...

They both look fantastic what an amazing job you did. Hope you have a lovely day my friend.

Always Wendy

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

So many fun things! I love it! We had a banquette built for our little kitchen nook too and it's just the coziest spot ever! I love it! It's like a couch in the kitchen. I love to sit at it and do my school work. Our daughter does too.

So many wonderful things happening in your charming home. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

La Petite Gallery said...

Love your home. I have same drawer pulls in brass and the tea cart is darling. I am going to join the followers
have put you on my sidebar


Suzanne said...

We have the same tea cart. I would love to paint it, but I know my husband would protest. Maybe I'll use your tactic:-) Thanks for becoming a follower at Daffodil Hill. I'm a follower here, too. xo

Simple Home said...

The both turned out wonderfully! You're very talented with a paintbrush :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Your island is fabulous and the new color really adds a pop to the kitchen! It's just perfect!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for linking this post featuring your creativity to Potpourri Friday!

Silvinha said...

Good morning. Congratulations for your Blog and your house is so cute.
My name is Silvia from Brazil and I will make a trip to Las Vegas to Los Angeles on 10 March to 19.
Do you know if will be some quilt or patchwork event in this region at that time?
What good street crafts stores should I go to buy ?
I do not know anything in that region, only I know is Jo-Ann
Thank you for the information.
Silvia Lückmann

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Yellow, red and green--life just doesn't get better than that! I love happy colors too:)

arrielle_p said...

Gosh I really like the design of the kitchen. Perfect color too. Great work in there. :)

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