March 2, 2009

une récompense ~ an award, plus kitchen cabinets!

une récompense ~ an award

Gina from Purdy Wallcovering who is just sooo sweet, sent me this
Love Ya Award
Thank you so much Gina, I'm blushing over here!!!
Gina has a beautiful blog filled with so many inspiring interiors and is a specialist in wallpaper. Go figure! You dream it and she has it!
To check out her beautiful blog click here

"These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight more bloggers who must choose eight more bloggers and include this cleverly written text in the body of their award."
The eight lovely bloggers I choose to award are:

I know Anna is taking a break but it was truly Anna's beautiful blog that encouraged me to take this leap into Blogland. Thank you Anna! :) I wish you much joy and happiness!!!
Last week I told you I was going to show you the before and afters of the kitchen I was working on. There was a BIG OOPS!!! I accidentally deleted the before pictures.
I did though another kitchen a few years back with very similar before cabinets and here they are.

The before in honey oak.

The afters!

more afters!

These are from the kitchen I finished two weeks ago. I love this kitchen!

Close-up of the finish.

These are the steps that went into refinishing the cabinets:
sand cabinets-both sides
wash clean-both sides
spray two coats of primer-both sides
in between coats some light sanding
spray two coats of paint-both sides
again light sanding in between coats
glazing /antiquing ~all by hand~
water based sealant both sides
Fshhh...Sorry... I'm tired thinking about this. Hard work but truly worth it.
This kitchen gets a lovely make-over.

I had to show this other image of this cute and charming kitchen. I love the green striped wall paper, the limed french kitchen chairs, the glass iron table, the sweet baker's rack and look at the darling chandelier. With oranges and lemons on it. So sweet!!!

It might be fun to add some black diagonal painted squares on the floor. Maybe! So those are my before and afters, what do you think?

Au Revoir

~Miss Kris~


Anonymous said...

Thanks for voting up chair #2 over at Fifi's (it won)..., you can see it posted on my site here if you like:
You did an amazing job with your kitchen and those cabinets!

vicki archer said...

Thank you so much Kris - I am so delighted to be included with these lovelies, xv.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kris!! I appreciate you including me in this list of bloggers. I need to sit myself down this week and post on my awards... I have been lagging as I am so wrapped up in the beauty of spring clothing and shoes!

Fifi Flowers said...

The kitchen remodel is GRAND.. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Thank you for the award... I'm honoured!
Congratulations on the award... you are very deserving of it!

Lauren Jade said...

fabulous work on the cabinets! I am about to check out your online store. Love the blog hope you'll follow mine as well. I'm just getting started on here and I'm trying to connect with some people! thanks .

gina said...

Kris, Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I love your blog. I am amazed at how transformed the cabinets are. A lot of hard work and a creative mind you are amazing! You do Beautiful work no matter what the medium. Thank you for inspiring us all.

gina said...

come check out both my blogs thanks

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kris,

Congratulations on your Award!
Your blog is really lovely.

Also just love the new kitchen renovations ~ it has turned out really well.


The Antiques Diva™ said...

Gorgeous Job Renovating!!! I'm impressed!

Anonymous said...

Lovable designs of those kitchen cabinets!! White one is just amazing!!