Saturday, 1 September 2012

Linen cabinet completion and a few pots and pans


Just updating you all on the completion of the linen cabinet which is now the kitchen display cabinet.
It did not take long to complete but because we are not emptying cupboards for the new kitchen there is junk everywhere, last night I was on a mission and threw everything that had not been used in a year in the bin for example Toasty machines who uses them any more? I managed to take photos of the cabinet in the process. 

All taped up and ready for the Original chalk paint.


Looking rather fresh and very bog standard.



I applied Antoinette Annie Sloan Chalk Paint over the top of the Original on the doors and the drawer.


When I use Annie Sloan paint I have to admit I don't use expensive brushes I agree that its much quicker to use her own brushes as they are large and cover areas much quicker but I think its all in the sanding in which you get the perfect finish. 


I wanted the Original to show through along with the grey so I lightly sanded it with sand paper in small pieces. Once I have sanded down to get that smooth finish I then apply the clear wax with a hollow fibre cloth!!! yes a cloth no brushes just a cheap cream hollow fibre cloth. Its quick, cheap and you use less wax on the furniture and plus you do not get any hairs or fibres left of the finished product. It was just a trial that I tried out and it worked perfect for me. 


I was out shopping on Friday and came across these pans in Tk Maxx they are the perfect enamel pans the two coloured are Riess Milk pans in soft green and blue. There is a pink pan to match and I have yet to find it, this drives me mad when shopping in TK Maxx its a case of pot luck!!! They retail at £60 online for the 3 "Mouth wide open" I only paid £9.99. The Gravy pan is a lovely distressed cream colour and looks great in my new cabinet, this was also a Tk Maxx buy at £4.99 Bargain!!!!.


Milk Pans in yummy pastels.



My new take on a fruit bowl Cake Stand.


Capture this lovely picture of Eason having a nice lie in on the bank holiday morning! crumbs!!


I thought I would leave you with a nice little memory taking you back to the 1980's 


Have a lovely weekend and hello to my new followers.
Tracy x

21 comments:

  1. Amazing what a little paint can do! :)
    Love the transformation.
    Love the romantic chicness over here, and best of all love that you would offer to bake a cake! Next time I will warn you ahead of time and we shall sit, visit and eat cake!

    Keep inspiring your beauty.
    xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore for popping over and for the lovely comment. I wish we could sit and talk furniture over cake and a pot of tea! Tracy x

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  2. It looks just gorgeous.Half the battle is knowing what you want to do then going for it. You have achieved a lovely finish.
    I love the pans too and must admit I am a TK Maxx fan, a recent convert, I cant be bothered searching through the clothes but the homewares are fab (and as you have discovered very reasonably priced).

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    1. Thank you Anne I must admit sanding is my favourite part of the process, Tk Maxx is great and I also agree I skip the clothing department and head for the back of the shop. Tracy x

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  3. Oh wow! I love it! You have such a talent for this! It looks so beautiful and gorgeous with the sanding.
    I love the pans. I want some for my kitchen but never see anything lie this here. TK Maxx is ace!
    I love your house! I love that we bloggers love the same things. Wish I could visit for a cuppa. I would be in awe of your beautiful home.
    xxx

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    1. Thank You Tracey I too wish we could sit and have tea and cake, Its also great to share what's worth purchasing and our love for shabby chic pieces. I wish there was a online store for Tk Maxx but that would be dangerous. Tracy x

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  4. Hello Tracy:
    We are hugely impressed with the transformation of your kitchen cabinet which most certainly repays all your efforts. And we do very much like the way you have distressed it to take off any very newly done look. As for the enamel ware, which we love, that really is quite something.

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    1. Hello Jan and Lance I did intend on buying the full set of enamel pans to hang above the cooker but unfortunately the height of the wall is too small and looks rather silly. I love the distressing process when making over furniture. Thank you to you both for your lovely feedback. Tracy x

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  5. It's lovely Tracy and I adore your pans ... Wish I lived near a TK Maxx! Remember Weekend chocolates with fondness ... but some of them were revolting! Eason looks adorable enjoying breakfast in bed ... Enjoy the rest if your weekend,won't you?

    Claire xxx

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    1. Claire there needs to be a petition set up in your area for a Home Sense and a Tk Maxx. Weekend Chocolates look so tempting but I agree some of them could be easily given to the dog. Thank you for lovely comment hope your having a fun packed weekend. Tracy x

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  6. You've done an amazing job with this. It looks gorgeous. I love the Antoinette colour. I also use one of my cake stand for fruit!! Great minds think alike. xxx

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    1. Thank you Katie I hate fruit bowls everything just goes to mush at the bottom, every grape needs a touch of class haha. Tracy x

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  7. Hello my sugar pink friend!!! I am in love with your pretty in pink cabinet!!! I have a crush on your blog! LOL
    xoxo
    Olivia

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    1. Hello Olivia you put a smile on my face with your sweet comment thank you it means a lot. Us girls can never have enough pretty pink can we? Tracy x

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  8. The cupboard transformation is brilliant! I love the splash of pink! Love those saucepans too!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend - it's raining here again!
    June

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    1. June the splash of pink just keeps splashing thank the lord for a plain white kitchen coming soon I say. Yes the pans are lovely I doubt I will use them though they are too nice to be covered in gravy. Today is a lovely day and tomorrow is meant to be even better, lets make the most of it.Thank you for your lovely comment. Tracy x

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  9. Yay! You've got to love TK Maxx!! What a find!! Sometimes they do Ralph Lauren floral table clothes :) The cabinet look fab! Erica xxx

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  10. It looks fabulous now it's finished and I love the pans. He He, I remember the chocs!

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  11. likeee your blog!
    keep posting and go for it!!

    XO

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  12. Beautiful make over Tracy! love it...
    Ohh I remember those choccies so much,a real blast from the past!
    hehe...
    Eason is such a cutie too xxx

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  13. I missed this post!! Just caught up, it all looks lovely. Do you worry about the weight of the fruit on the cake stands? I did it for a while but was unsure whether the apples were too heavy.
    LOVE the pans and your paint work is great!!!
    Nice one dear!
    x x x

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