Well here I am and already asking for help! First of all I am so sick of looking at my kitchen the way it is. I was trying to leave it until we could afford new cabinets and redo the whole thing. Well thats a long ways off with my husband in school so I have decided I cant stand it and I want to paint. As you can see from the pics the cabinets are old and the wall paper looks like it belongs in a babies room. I have just thrown things on the wall because I didnt really care knowing I was changing it anyways. I didnt want to wall paper again but of course when I removed a small piece I discovered I would have to for now since it is panel underneath and not sheetrock. So I went in search of a wall paper I liked. I wanted to go with a antique gold color of paint originally and found a wall paper in a similar color. It is made to look like you textured the paint on a wall so it is different shades. There is one that is more the yellow gold and one a little darker more orange-gold. I THINK I will go with the darker one. Now my plan was always to use gold and kind of a barn red color in the kitchen.....I want an opinion on the cabinets. I am into a *black* phase lately and think I want to paint them with black milk paint and then distress them. Do you think that is going to be too dark? Whats your opinion on the black? I also want to use old tin ceiling tiles for my back splash. I have great stainless appliances and I think this will look nice with them. Any opinions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Oh and what to do with the *lovely* blue counter tops??? Has anyone tried the stuff that goes on like granite? You paint it on and then seal it I believe.
My second project is this wardrobe in my bedroom. Again what do you think of painting it black and distressing it? We have the mirror to replace the broken one above the drawers and I have been looking for different hardware. My husband thinks I am crazy to paint anything but its not like it is antique enough or in good enough shape to be *special*. It has no sentimental value to me...I just liked it and got a good deal!Thanks for any help or opinions you can give me! So many of you are so talented and I appreciate the time you take to look! Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!