Here's Darcy and her cute girls. She also has a two-year old son who didn't make it into this picture.
The day Darcy moved in, she had second thoughts about purchasing the house. Check out her kitchen:
Darcy did a project that I have been too scared to try...she painted her cabinets!
Doesn't it look so much better? I know it was a lot of work. But, her hard work paid off.
I like the hardware she chose:
She also took out the center of each cabinet and replaced it with beadboard. She installed beadboard on the island too.
Remember way back at the beginning of March, I linked up this post to Lisa's monthly before and after party?
I had HUGE aspirations to paint, stencil, build shelving and paint some more in this little niche.
What was I thinking??? I was a little too ambitious this month.
I did get some stenciling done.
Here's the bottom section completed.
Here's the top and I started on my shelving project:
I was having problems stenciling in the tight space and I couldn't get the corners to look right. I kind of gave up and thought I could just live with the imperfections, but they were way to big and glaring.
So, I decided to paint over the stencil.
I had some leftover paint, Martha Stewart's Plumage, out in the garage that I tried. I didn't love it.
So, I'm back to square one!!! This month was a bit of a failure. I've tried stenciling in the past and it never turns out like I hope it will. Lesson learned...NO MORE stenciling for me!
Here's to better luck in April!
Stop by the Before and After party at Shine Your Light to see some bloggers who had more success in completing their projects.