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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Retro Kitchen

Bonjour Mes Amis!
I was about to share with you another Christmas project that I've been working on, but thought I would save that for a bit later in the season!  Instead, I wanted to show you one of my latest creations, that I transformed with one of my favorite shades of aqua!
 I was beyond excited when I found this vintage kitchen dimensional wall hanging while out thrifting the other day!  Of course she didn't look this pretty when I found her.  Oh, no!  She was more than a bit tired and dated, and was just begging for a transformation!  
Are you ready to see her in her "before" state?
 Yikes!  I told you she was dated!  I'm sure the other shoppers took one look and thought "that poor woman has horrible taste!"
 Even hubby was more than a bit apprehensive when I shared it with him!
But I immediately knew that with some aqua paint and a bit of distressing, she could go from dated and drab to funky and fab!!
I think the hooks would be the perfect spot to hang potholders or aprons (I always wear an apron when I work in the kitchen, do you?)
I'm so happy with the makeover, and can't believe what a difference paint can make!

 I've placed her in my Etsy shop.  Now I would love to find more of these beauties!
Sharing at the following fun parties:
Shabby Art Boutique Shabbilicious Friday
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NanaDiana said...

Donna- I have never seen one o those before. Wow- That is a big piece. It turned out great! Blue? Did you run out of WHITE?;>) Oh- Wait..that is your other favorite color!!!
Guess what? I always wear an apron in the kitchen, too. I am too sloppy NOT to wear one! xo Diana

Tete said...

LOL- I would have had my doubts, too. Looks so much better. I have never seen a piece like this one, but will be looking from now on for things that make you gag to see if I can do this, too.

Connie said...

I am always amazed when someone does something . . . way out of the box. This is so pretty . . . I have to wrap my brain around it. I would have walked right by and never thought about how cute this would be painted. You Rock :)

Have a great weekend.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Good eye! Transformed the ugly into something wonderful

Musings from Kim K. said...

Another fabulous transformation. I actually picked up something similar in Goodwill and plan on painting it for my kitchen in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration, Donna!

Ido said...

What a fantastic transformation!! Love the aqua color, good thing you decided to paint it and not leave it the way it was.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Bente said...

It turned out beautiful, Donna. So nice color.

Wish you a great weeken.

Hugs from me

Susie said...

The after is so much nicer. I love the aqua color. Smiles, Susie

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh wow Donna, that 'before' picture sure was shocking - and not in a good way! Hee hee!
I can't get over how much better it looks with your magical painting touch. Nice work!