Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kitchen Klutter

The goal is to add blue to the house this month. Blue is suppose to make things seem cooler right? August in Texas = Hot as hell!
The kitchen isn't that large, but I like to put a cabinet in the middle of it so I can keep the counters clear. Things tend to pile up in the kitchen, so it's a constant give and take.
I used Ce Ce Caldwell's chalk & clay paint in Smoky Mountain Gray to paint some things for the kitchen a while back. Although it's called gray, it is turns out blue. Go Figure! 

Here's the little trinket box in its original state. I never did distress and dark wax it (the step I like the least) but I do plan to. 
Need to "Get Round To It" sometime soon. Everything looks better with chalk paint and a little dark wax! It still amazes me the endless number of things you can paint if you have a mind to...
Here's the first coat of chalk paint on this shiny metal tub. The first coat is always the moment where you say "What Did I Do???"

 And here's the difference chalk paint can make...

If you have something you like, but it's the wrong color, give chalk paint a try. It doesn't matter which brand you use, just pick one in a color you like and paint something. 

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. I hope the blue helps! We sure need some cooling off. Your new paint color is pretty. :)

  2. I like the blue, sort of smoky. I use a lot of green to cool this place down. Helps some.

  3. I've never painted with chalk paint before. I will have to give it a try.
    I love the blue color.

  4. Rivercrest Cottage,
    I agree the cool hues of blue can help keep the "Heat of summer" at bay!
    Your chalk painted items made for a delightful transformation!

  5. It surprised me how effective the chalk paint worked on a metal tub, very effective.

  6. Love how your project turned out!, I was wondering how chalk paint did on metal, thanks for your info..
    Be Blessed

  7. These turned out great! I have never tried chalk paint but I am thinking about doing a chair over in it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Dear Sharon:
    A few years back my hubby painted lots of our furniture with chalk paint. I have never regretted the change. You asked something to the effect of how we didn't know about moving. What I meant to say was I didn't know I would have a sewing room with a view of the pond. I always sewed down in the unfinished basement before! We knew we were going to move for a long time.

  9. a sewing room with a view sounds wonderful, Bernideen. Love your blues.

  10. That looks like a little spool cabinet. I have one that looks like it. We need the cooling off don't we? I hope it helped cool you a little. Have a great day. I love the blue.

  11. I like this color it is close to so e things I already have. Will have to see if I can find it here. Love paint job. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

  12. Oh! that turned out to be very pretty!
    Love it!

  13. What a great color and paint does amazing things!

  14. Anything that can make this August cooler I like.