Wednesday, October 19, 2011

...a little bit more orange.

Because orange is such a happy, funky, fun color!! :)

Since my galley kitchen is small, I have an issue with food storage - you know, canned goods,
spaghetti sauce, coffee, etc. I've used this wood cupboard as a pantry since we've lived in this house - about 16 years now. Here's what it always looked like. It was stained w/a cranberry color stain and I loved it....'til I painted and changed up my colors. Then the cranberry didn't work anymore.

before...


Since I painted my kitchen a light orange, I went ahead and applied two coats of orange paint to my pantry cupboard. Then, using 220 grit sandpaper, I gently sanded the entire piece. Next I applied a coat of Valspar glaze which I had tinted with some acrylic "nutmeg" paint. The glaze was wiped away with a clean cloth, and this is how it turned out.

after...


some closer looks...






...and just because I love it so much, here's my homemade kitchen curtain that helps to tie the space together. :)

That's all the orange I have for today. :)
{I do have a couple of Pier One orange pillows on my living room couch, but no pics to share. haha!)

I'm linking up to the Piece of Work Wednesday party at Primitive & Proper.
Thanks for coming by my blog and have a super day!
hugs, patti

7 comments:

mustangkayla said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE! Fabulous work Patti!

gottaluvboyz said...

Patti, that looks amazing!!!! You have inspired me to re-finish something:)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

It looks awesome! Great makeover!

Mitralee said...

Oh goodness! You are telling me I need to get to work on my little cupboard! I love it!

~jan said...

When you are done with your house, will you please come do mine? Fabulous project, Patti!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh i love the orange!!! so much warmer and happier than the red!

Holly Do. said...

I love it! Isn't orange a fun color! Thanks for following my blog!