Happy fall everyone! I am slowly adjusting from the lazy hazy days of summer to thoughts of crisp, cool and colorful days of autumn. As I have said before, summer will always be my favorite time of year, but I do enjoy the color that fall brings and the fun knowing it brings a time of celebration with the impending holiday season. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for us. Mostly because I decided to start a few added projects that were not on the list at this moment. I'm always glad when I see the finished product or at least most of the finished project!
The first project we started over Labor Day weekend was one that I have had on the books since our kitchen remodel. Since our floor plan is pretty open we wanted to take the shiplap from the kitchen and run it through the family room. I feel like it ties the two rooms together and looks more finished. This room is a long and narrow with windows that take up most of the wall on one side. We decided to tackle the wall of windows first and I can't believe the difference it has made. It's hard to see in pictures, but the walls were really showing their age and needed some help! It completely updated the space and looks so much brighter with the crisp white shiplap! High five to the best husband who helped enormously with this project.
We still have one remaining large wall to shiplap which we will be working on shortly so that we have it done before Thanksgiving rolls around. In a future post, I will tell the steps that we did to make this shiplap project both as easy and cost effective as possible.
The next project that I fell into was my old, new pantry door. I have been looking for an old door that fit our pantry that had glass and character. It's been a long time looking... we are talking years! Well, I finally found it! Trying to find the right size or almost the right size for a decent price with the character I was looking for has been a challenge to say the least! I was beyond giddy to find this beauty.
I know she's a little rough looking in the picture but she really shaped up nicely in the end. She started out green on what I thought would be the front side of the door, but we ended up reversing the door and changing the direction it opened. The color on this side was more yellow than creme and it definitely needed some love! I scraped off any old, chippy paint and then began a layering technique with ASCP. The first color I added was coco, followed by graphite. The key is having a damp cloth to blend in the color after it dries a bit. That's why I love using a paint like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It's incredibly easy to work with and her colors create endless possibilities! I finished with a layer of pure white and blended it in again with a damp cloth. I am loving how this piece turned out! Below is her current status... meaning I still have to find a doorknob plate that fits, but other than that she is all finished. I love to sit in my favorite chair in the family room and look into the kitchen to see her! She really adds farmhouse beauty and warmth to our kitchen and I am so excited for the character that is slowly being added to our home!
What projects have added character to your home? I would love to see them! Happy creating!
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