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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I love paint!

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Oh boy, I've got spring-fever!  About 8 years ago I painted our brown cabinets white.  It was a huge, beautiful change.  And to this day I don't regret it.  I love how clean and bright the kitchen looks(that is, on the rare occasions the kitchen IS clean).  When we had bought our house 3 years before it came with almond appliances.  Almond refrigerator, almond stove, almond dishwasher, and an ugly black over-the-stove microwave.  While I know that almond was all the rage, I just don't understand why people would go for a dirty-white for anything.  But I digress.  And when the cabinets were painted white the almond stuck out like a sore thumb.  I've lived with it like this for the past 8 years thinking that my 20 year old appliances could not last much longer.  I got a new dishwasher, but the elephant in the room is still running great.


Anywho, as I was sitting here thinking, "geez, if only it would warm up enough outside so that I could spray paint something/anything/everything, then I would be so happy."  Sitting at the kitchen counter the almond fridge was staring me down.  And then I saw this picture:
http://www.thehandmadehome.net/2011/03/the-kitchen-is-finally-done/

 Isn't that kitchen gorgeous?  I love it, so cheery and clean.  Maybe I should just clean mine... but wait!  She has instructions on how to paint your fridge.  She used chalkboard paint, truly handy, but not my style.  By the way, I LOVE the Handmade Home blog.  Macho man wishes there were no diy blogs, but he can't keep me in a hole, now can he?  
http://www.thehandmadehome.net/2011/03/diy-painting-your-fridge-with-chalkboard-paint/

A painted fridge... wahoo...what about red?  maybe I should go with blue?  white would probably be best... Ah, how boring.  Red, that's it!  That's the conclusion I came to, I even got out my little pint of red paint.  And then I looked and got scared.  So I played it safer with blue (now I wish I would've gone red, but I can always paint again, right?)


My paint-phobic tough guy even liked it!  Well, maybe not liked it.  He just didn't complain to much beyond saying, "what the hell'd you do?"  That's a win!   What do you think, should I go red?  (It'd match my bar stools.)
Max the elephant

Partying at:

Cornerstone Confessions
 http://www.chef-in-training.com/2013/04/tuesday-talent-show-81/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:%20ChefInTraining%20%28Chef%20in%20Training%29
 http://elizabethandco.blogspot.com/2013/04/be-inspired-features-and-link-party-66.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:

Creative Cain Cabin

9 comments:

  1. Love it in blue, what a brilliant idea, cant wait to hear how it holds up. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

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    1. Thanks! I think it will stay blue for a while, at least until I get the bug again!

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  2. That is so cute! I love the chalkboard one but that's not my style either plus I think it would be hard to keep clean?

    Max is adorable! Is that his own special chair :)

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    1. Max doesn't have one chair he sits in. We're kinda easy going/messy that way! Everything in the house is slipcovered, so we just roll with it!

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  3. Wow, I've never seen a painted refrigerator before! That was a brave move!

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    1. Thanks! I don't know if I'm brave or crazy. Time will tell!

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  4. I am featuring your painted refrigerator today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. I love this blue. As much as I love red, this stands out to me more. The next link party starts in a few hours. I hope to see you again. Thanks.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love the blue, wow! what a great project you took and it turned out great! :-) glad to have discovered your project through Lauren's features at if its not baroque design! :-)

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