Cher is on the Sea
January 25, 2013 1 Comment
Huh? Just look . . .
Clear? Okay, okay, I don’t actually know where Cher is (probably Vegas?), but it was either that or “Her son is on the sea” and that didn’t sound as catchy. Still confused? Well, don’t be–it’s just that I finally finished a home project that I’ve been wanting to do since we were in the midst of our kitchen renovation. Of course, I didn’t get to finish it then because, well, I had a baby. I know–weak excuse. So through the magic of the Internet, let’s go back to the beginning . . .
I know it’s hard to focus on just one atrocious part of the above pic, but let’s try–focus on the pantry doors in the hallway. They become even more off-putting once the rest of the kitchen gets a face lift.
See what I mean? They were just awful. The first step? Painting the trim white and priming the doors as dark as possible.
Already so much better, right? Mr. Bunches was all, ‘Oh, we’re going to paint them grey? That’s awesome–they look great.’ And then I had to be all, ‘No–that’s just the primer. Puh-leeze.’ But, it did make me think that maybe we should paint the rest of the doors in our house–possibly in some darker shade of grey? Just sayin’.
The next step? Chalkboard Paint! We used Valspar Chalkboard Paint from Lowe’s.
They look pretty slick, right? Of course, they need new handles, but I was under a bit of a time crunch (this all took place prior to the holidays), so I figured the new handles could wait.
And while you may think that they were ready to be all chalked up with some fun holiday greeting, well, you would be wrong. See, first they had to be “conditioned” which basically means you have to cover the entire surface with chalk and then erase it.
And in case you were wondering, yes, this process is messy and DUSTY with a capital D-U-S-T-Y.
Once the conditioning was done (and the dust vacuumed), then it was time get my artsy on.
Once I finished chalking the doors up with season’s greetings, I thought they still could use a little more cheer. So I decided to move my Instagram pics out of Instagram and onto my doors:
I left the bottom blank since we were expecting some wee visitors at the time and I figured they might like to get their own artsy on (they did). All in all, I’m in love with the result and I can’t wait for Mini B to make masterpieces on those doors as she gets older. But for now, we’re just cherishing the season :).