Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Look What a Little Paint Can Do!

Kim is having her "Boring to Better" party and since my kitchen cabinets won't be done in time (maybe next week's party), I thought I would fit in a little transformation of a thrifty find!!

The plaster planter on the right was quite yucky but only $1.  I thought for sure I could do something with it to make it work somewhere!

I grabbed the teal blue paint I had left over and slapped it on!  Very TEAL!

So then I figured to tone it down, I would add some mettallic glaze.  I smeared it on and wiped it off.  With it being porous, it sucked in the paint and it was hard to wipe the glaze back off.

I like it and it will work for somewhere in my master bedroom/bathroom makeover coming soon!

As for the kitchen, I have all the doors done for one side of the kitchen.  I painted the hinges and knobs in ORB.  I hung a few doors before the cordless drill gave out!  Here is a sneak peek!

I really like how the beadboard wallpaper looks after painting and glazing!  Still a lot more to do, but it is coming along nicely!

Please stop by Savvy Southern Style for Kim's party!!!

Thank you for stopping by and your encouraging words!!  Mr. Creative will be home on Sunday so I have more work to do by then!  

Have a great day!


  1. Bonnie, the planter looks great and the kitchen is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see it done. Thanks for linking up when you are so busy!

  2. Can't wait to see the finished product!
    Thanks for your Di comment!!
    Parisienne Farmgirl

  3. Bonnie- Ya know, I just adore you kiddo! You have done a fabulous job on those cabinets! WOW! And..cute little plastic pot makeover too...sure doesn't look plastic anymore! Hugs-Diana

  4. WOW Bonnie you sure are busy. You are so right how just even a little paint can look fantastic. I love the cabinets too, nice job...whew a lot of work though.

  5. You picked a pretty color for the planter. What would we do without paint?


  6. Your cabinets are great! And so is the pot....Christine

  7. Your kitchen is going to be fabulous! Love what you've done so far. You really have a knack for paint.

  8. The planter looks perfect with the teal and glaze - and your kitchen is lookin' good!


  9. Thanks for stopping by and giving me a warm welcome. Your kitchen cabinets are fabulous. This is what I've wanted to do to mine buy haven't had the nerve. I'm glad to hear that the hardware can be painted as it can really get expensive to change out. Love the color of the planter too!

    I am about to become a your latest follower and can't wait to see what you do next!

  10. That paint brought the pretty texture out more. Such a pretty piece. Love your bead board in your kitchen too!

  11. Love how the planter turned out, Bonnie! Your kitchen is looking great so far! Love the beadboard wallpaper!



  12. Love the planter! It turned out great. Can't wait to see your kitchen completed. We just recently had a backsplash installed in our kitchen and I love it! Thanks for your vist and leaving such a sweet comment about the tobacco stick sled I made.

    Enjoy your day.

  13. Hi Bonnie....You painted the pot my favorite color...and how can you go wrong for $1

    Good luck with the completion of your kitchen.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Take care,

  14. Very lovely! You're right--paint can do a lot!


  15. Hi Bonnie-

    Your transformed planter now looks llike something you would buy at a decorative garden shop. Adding the glaze really brings out the detail.
    My best- Diane

  16. What a huge undertaking! We've done a kitchen before and it is a job! Your's looks great! I've been wanting to use the bead board wallpaper. It's perfect with your kitchen!
    Great job with your planter, too!

  17. I think your little pot turned out great...love the color!

  18. Love the planter! Looks like you found some great finds. Can't wait to see your finished kitchen!

  19. Hi Bonnie! Oh, I love your little planter and the pretty color you painted it! Your kitchen cabinets look wonderful and I love the beadboard wallpaper. The glazing looks so nice. I can't wait to see the rest of your kitchen redo!
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me,
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. Wonderful job on the planter..
    and I am lovin' your kitchen.
    xo bj

  21. Hi Bonnie! I'm so impressed with all your hard work! It all looks fantastic! Especially the walls.

  22. Your kitchen is looking beautiful! I look forward to seeing it finished. I know that's a lot of hard work. Great job on the little planter. Love the color! Paint transforms anything, doesn't it!

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am loving your cabinet redo so far. Can't wait to see the finished project.

  24. I can't wait to see the final reveal on your cabinets. They look great so far! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.

  25. The cabinets look spectacular! Can't wait to see them all finished! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  26. Bonnie....can't wait to see your kitchen - the sneak peek was beautiful!


I know how busy you are and appreciate that you are taking the time to leave me a comment! God Bless! Bonnie


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