Monday, September 26, 2011

gray cabinets and me....

well, you know how I was considering painting my bottom cabinets gray....
well, I just didn't like it, I painted different shades of grey on the back of one of the doors I had removed and stared at it for days!!! and decided it wasn't for me....oh well...
but I wanted to share what I did paint...

but first I have to show you this great bench I found for the table,
I love it, I had it on the other side and really liked it there, but,
my children are related to Big Foot and they kept kicking it..
so to the other side of the table...

love it!!!!

ok, you know how my table is white,
and it was needing the top painted, just getting yukkie...and some one,
don't know who???? (whoops...Me)
got glitter on it...

so I decided to paint the top...

so out with the chalk paint in Paris Gray...

painted the top only...

and then sanded and sanded and sanded,
I swear I could of been on Survivor, felt like I was starting a fire...
there was some serious heat coming from that sandpaper...

waxed it after sanding...

I am really happy with it!!!
so I got a liitle gray that I had been wanting.
and will just paint the bottom cabinets white.

I am joining these parties..
The House in The Rose's, Show off your Cottage Monday's
Keeping It Simple's, Motivate Me Monday's
Between Naps on The Porch's, Metamorphis Monday's
Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday's
The Shabby Creek Cottage's,Transformation Thursday's
The Vintage Farmhouse's, Creative Things Thursday's
At The Picket Fence's Inspiration Friday's
French Country Cottage's, Feathered Nest Friday's
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating's Flaunt it Fridays
The Charm of Home's, Home Sweet Home
LaurieAnna's Vintage Vintage Home's, Farmhouse Friday's
My Romantic Home's, Show and Tell Friday


  1. Love the bench...and your table looks dreamy!


  2. Its gorgeous! & that bench is a great addition! very pretty! oxox

  3. I love the changes you've made to the table - amazing what a little paint & sand paper can do!!! :) And that bench is just perfect! Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs from Los Angeles,

  4. Love the gray table top! A lot of hard work, for sure, but well done!


  5. The best part of painting the tabletop with a weathered finish is that the next "oops" should blend right in. It's good you took a few days to think about the cabinet colors. It will save you from hating it later, right?

  6. beautiful!!! wow -- everyone is loving that annie sloan paint!!! i am going to have to try some.


  7. Sometimes we just have to try something to realize that we don't like it! LOL!
    I love the color on the table top and the bench is very cute.


  8. This looks fabulous! I just did the opposite - I refinished the top of our dining table - restained and painted the legs a yellow with distressing - Love this Paris Grey!
    Hope you have a marvelous week,
    visiting via Show Off Your Cottage Monday

  9. Ooops forgot - love your Header!

  10. That was so smart to pull the gray onto the table, it looks great! Isn't it funny how sometimes you have something in your brain that just doesn't work the way you planned, and then you end up with something even better! Great bench too!


  11. Love love it Stefanie!!!

    Love the paris gray enjoy your new table!!! It looks perfect for dining


  12. Looks so pretty Stefanie!!
    I need to try this paint!

  13. Perfect... everything looks perfect; such a pretty cozy room... love the furniture and the peaceful feeling to the room... thanks for participating in Show Off Your Cottage Monday and bringing me here!


  14. This is beautiful!!


  15. Oh how I love your newly painted table! I've just GOT to get me some chalk paint. That grey color is perfect on your table. I love all the distressing you did to it too. I'm a big fan of your style.

  16. Beautiful job on the table! You had me LOL with the survivors comment! Haha! Your shabby corn is pretty cool too!

  17. Gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job! Love the bench, too!


  18. Wow, it looks wonderful! You did a great job-good on you!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  19. Absolutely lovely~ I love your touch of gray!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  20. Do you think the chalk paint is better than regular paint? I wonder if it is worth the cost?

  21. Oh, I love how your table top turned out! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  22. Hi Stefanie, your table top looks fabulous. All that hard work and "sweat" paid off. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris