I wallpapered my kitchen buffet :)
On Tuesday I showed you our buffet HERE - that I couldn't work on because John was very busy doing undercover work for the American Government - ( he still won't admit it to me )
Here it is as it was ( well after it's first transformation a few years ago anyway ) I had started painting the interior with Duck Egg Blue ( ascp ) and then gave up - probably had to paint something for a client you know that old adage - the Shoemaker's kids went without shoes?
As much as I loved the chicken wire - I removed it to keep peace in the house - John was constantly cutting himself on it ( clutzy I think - since I never did - well I may have once or twice but I just sucked it up because it looked nice )
John says - THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU
Suzan says - for what?
John says - for removing the weapon you had installed on the doors
And because the kitchen is black and white - and because I had that roll of wallpaper left over from the bedroom ( you can see that makeover HERE btw ) and because Danni from SILO HILL FARM -
whose favorite colors are black and white - DID NOT WANT IT -
I decided to try it out on the back of the buffet :)
How is that possible?
Not even ONE botched attempt?
So although I'm absolutely positive the rest of you know how to wallpaper - this one's for Danni - God love her :)
Tools of the trade ( for many years I used to just use the bathtub and a sponge and run up and down the hallway with soaking wet pieces of wallpaper, seriously. and I wallpapered many a wall like that in my youth )
All of these can be bought at Home Depot - or a paint store - they make the job quite effortless
You simply thread the wall paper under the rod and the whole sheet comes out perfectly wet ( no dreaded dry spots that leave bubbles everywhere )
You measure and precut each piece you'll need and slap it on the surface :)
Then press out the bubbles going in a diagonal direction first - then up and down ( have a rag ready - because glue will come out as you do this - a LOT of glue actually )
Next you cut off the excess edges - by using your exacto knife - and " scoring " down firmly along the edge
and then you use the roller to make the seams look " seamless " by pressing firmly and rolling up and down several times
it really does work!!! ( sometimes better than other times lol )
It made a big difference for the look of the buffet
I gave it a fresh coat of white paint - and even got ambitious and painted the inside of the doors
( something I was too lazy to do previously )
and filled it up with a few thotchkes and lots of dishes
My soup tureen ( from the Salvation Army - 25.00 - did they rip me off? ) takes center stage now
Having lights in it makes for a very pretty " night " light - unfortunately it only lights the top because I installed wood shelves in there ( it didn't come with any shelves at all - but originally they would have
been glass to allow the light to filter through to the bottom ) Glass would, however, be far too fragile for constant every day use with dishes and glasses.
It's served me well - actually very well - since my last kitchen had very few cupboards -
Did I mention that I paid 37.50 for this piece originally?
But that was when it looked like this - I painted it right in place when we got it home !!!
I included it in the sale of our last place - but the new owners didn't want it - maybe it isn't as pretty as I think it is LOL
One more item checked off for the kitchen - now if only the window would get here - I'd be one happy camper ( oh and the floor - I'm getting ulcers looking at the freaking floor HERE.
Now that I'm looking at the photos I'm thinking the chicken wire should go back on LMHO
He'll kill me -
Have a great Thursday everyone
( Danni - get yourself a piece of plywood and wall paper it lol )
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