After I had painted the black cabinet for the den HERE - and fell in love with it - I decided to go for it in the kitchen since it's black and white themed anyway ..................
I heavily distressed - but only on all the edges
John says - I hope you're not going to start painting everything in the house black
Suzan says - We have nine rooms - surely we can have a few pieces of black furniture?
I didn't use ASCP for this piece - instead I made a home made chalk paint to use as a primer
3 parts black latex paint
1 part Plaster of Paris
You make a paste with the plaster and mix it into the paint - it worked beautifully as a primer
And then I gave the entire piece a coat of Rustoleum CHALKBOARD paint - and finished that with a coat of polyurethane ( I may put another coat since it's in the kitchen and will get heavy usage )
The " cousine " looks a lot better in person that it appears in photos - I know it looks busy next to the wall paper in these pictures - but it doesn't when you're actually in the kitchen !
I used an electric sander for the edges
It gives " substance " to the kitchen ( if that makes any sense at all )
I know it's not for everyone - being so dark and all - but it really does work in this space
This piece has had so many makeovers -
From Painted White
To Chicken Wire
But it originally looked like this when I spotted it in the Salvation Army for $37.50 ( years ago )
It's come a long way (baby) UPDATE - DO NOT TAKE NOTE OF COUSINE - I SPELLED IT WRONG LMHO !
SHOULD BE CUISINE - ( a quick fix thankfully )
THANKS LILIAN - I OWE YOU ONE !!!!!!!!!!!
I have a giveaway coming up next week - stay tuned ♥
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