Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kitchen Cabinets Painted Black

My inspiration for this was the wonderful art of Tracy Flickinger. I had the apron and when I decided to paint my kitchen black I wanted the doors to have some other color and the apron gave me the idea to fill the panels with these cute guys.

           I plastered the walls and took down those awful 70's light panels. I put tin where the lights were.

As I live in wine country I wanted to add some grapes. I found these cheap resin shelves and used them for under my granite counters. I painted them black and Viola!! These are selling for $60 each in wood at my local hardware store.


This is my starting point. Orange stain and floor tiles for counters, Yuk!
The cabinets were redwood and in good condition so I didn't have to replace them.

I added bead board to the recessed doors only on the bottom to give them some texture

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's a dogs life after all

Cookie, my constant companion. She loves this spot as it looks out on to the street and she can keep her eye out for the black cat that lives across the street.
 How wonderful is unconditional love. What would I do without her.