Friday, December 9, 2016

This Week's Projects

Hi Friends,
How are you? How was your week? I had a very productive week at home this week (no traveling for work this week) so I got a lot accomplished. Our kitchen chalk painting make over is ALMOST finished....I think next week I will wrap up the painting then Mr. Chalkboard Cottage will be working on replacing the backsplash....oooooh! I can't wait! We will make our Christmas deadline. Yoo hoo!!!

I wanted to share with you some of the projects that I worked on this week for sale:

Annie Sloan French Linen chalk painted dresser with lovely lines and cool original hardware:


Provence chalk painted frame chalkboard:


French Linen over white chalk paint small buffet:


White chalk painted Broyhill dresser with lightly distressed edges:


French Linen chalk painted chair and neutral striped fabric on seat:


Rustic Seahorse sign commissioned by a client:


Sweet white wicker small bedside table:


Rustic Noel Christmas signs, perfect for the porch:


Provence chalk painted small dresser with new hardware and white waxed top:


Lattice topped white chalk painted coffee table:


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stop back by next week and I hope to share our kitchen make over progress with you.
Happy decorating & living,
Megan

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tip 5 Painting Techniques

Hi Friends,
Here we are with tip 5 for Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets with Chalk Paint- Painting Techniques.



I've begun the bottom cabinets using Annie Sloan French Linen which ties in nicely with our existing granite which has browns, tans, and black.

Image result for french linen annie sloan
I will share our almost finished kitchen with you soon! Stay tuned.

What other tutorials would you like me to make for you!

Happy decorating & living,
Megan

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tip 4: Supplies

Hi friends,
Thanks for joining me today as I share tip 4 in my series on how to use chalk paint to make over your kitchen cabinets for a fraction of hiring a professional. You got this! You can do this!

You might remember (you can scroll down in the blog if you missed these tips):

Tip 1: Start Small

Tip 2: Make a Plan 

Tip 3: A Place to Work

Tip 4....drum roll please.......is all about what supplies, materials, stuff you will need to get the job done:

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/8UorKOP3cno



I'm so excited to reveal our freshly finished chalk painted upper kitchen cabinets in Pure White (Annie Sloan chalk paint) with you. I start work on the bottom cabinets soon in French Linen. I think we will make our goal of wrapping up this kitchen make over by the time we host relatives for Christmas. Our must be done date is Dec. 18. On our way......


Hope you're having a great day.
Happy decorating & living,
Megan

Tip 3: Find a Space to Work

Hi friends,
Thanks for joining me again for our series on painting your kitchen cabinets with chalk paint.

Here we are with tip 3: finding a space to work.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/VDmfN4XSvgQ



Keep those questions and comments coming as we read each and every one.

Happy decorating & living,
Megan

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Too Cute Target! Stop it! Too Cute!

Hi friends,
Check this out.....Target, you gotta stop, it's too cute!

video

Enjoy!!!
Happy decorating & living,
Megan

Tip 2: Make a Plan

Hi friends,
Welcome back to my blog series on Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets with chalk paint tips, techniques, and advice.

Here's tip 2 for you: Make a Plan. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/wnzp-4bRhBA


Stop back by again real soon and we will start getting into the actual painting techniques, materials, supplies, etc. Thanks for coming along this journey with me!

Happy decorating & living,
Megan

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tip 1 for Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Hi Friends,
Welcome to The Chalkboard Cottage if this is your first time visiting! I'm Megan and I'm so happy to welcome you to my little blog. Here's my family (this is our family's Christmas card photo thanks to my dad who was our photographer- we had to include our 13 year old dog cause you never know):


As many of you know I'm currently making over our kitchen which is including painting our kitchen cabinets with chalk paint. Many of you have asked me to share tips, mistakes, and advice on what I've learned so I decided to grab my camera that I got from Mr. Chalkboard Cottage last year for Christmas and try the video feature for the first time and see how it goes.....

Here's tip one on Using Chalk Paint to Make Over Kitchen Cabinets (stay tuned for most tips- I have lots of lessons I've learned!!!): Enjoy!

Tip 1: START SMALL
https://youtu.be/5O9FnAOKsY0


 
I hope you found Tip 1 helpful. I have many more tips for you that I plan to share in the next few days, you can check back here on my blog for updates. Thanks for joining me in this journey! Please let me know if there are any questions you're wondering about using chalk paint or making over your kitchen or whatever.
 
Happy decorating & living y'all-
Megan