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Friday, May 30, 2014

Kitchen Makeover Paint & Stencil Project

A few years ago I made over my kitchen and unfortunately the color was too dark.  I started out with Porter Paints Light Sand and then did a blue with a gold sponge, but the blue was never right.
Original wall color & first attempt

I had a specific blue in mind to match some chairs I had purchased from Overstock - see post here.  So I went at it again to try and match the blue the second time around.  I started with Buoyant Blue that looked a shade lighter than the chairs and it turned out perfect (note to self, always go lighter than you think because it looks darker on the wall).  
Sherwin Williams Paint Color

Next, rather than sponging the gold paint on all over, I decided to use a fleur de lis stencil available from Home Depot (in store) and sponge champagne metallic paint randomly across the wall with that.  It took a long time but I love the result and it drastically changed our kitchen!

Last, to add a little personal touch, I used another stencil from Joann's and wrote "Welcome To Our Home" in french above the archway from the kitchen to living room.  (Please excuse the lipstick stains on my iphone camera lens). Total project cost =  $96.19 for the whole kitchen.





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