"Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands." Proverbs 14:1
September 5, 2011
Old Mother Hubbard was tired of her cupboard...
With guts and gusto I have spruced up a pair of our plain oak kitchen cupboards.These two are positioned separately from all the others and were functional but boring.They were begging for a Cinderella moment.
I took them off their hinges to get started on their makeover.With a couple coats of semi-gloss soft white as a background, the inner panel was ready to take on the floral design I had in mind.
Relatively mirror-imaged but maintaining a free-form feel, the flowers are in full bloom and have brought life to a previously dull corner of the kitchen.I used glossy acrylic craft paint to give it durability as well as the shiny finish I prefer.The speckles were easy to add by applying the various colors from my design with quick upright dabs using my older beaten-up paintbrushes.The rougher the bristles, the better the speckles.
This project took just a handful of hours.I had been thinking about doing it ever since we moved into our home three years ago.My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.All that Cinderella is missing now is some snazzy jewelry.I plan to add cobalt blue jewel-like knobs to these and all the other cupboards.
I’m grateful to have something cheerful to look at as I tackle those never-ending dishes…