Thursday, May 26, 2011

From 70's Blah To Today's Tah-Dah!

Well, it has been about a year since Rinar and I bought a condo in St. George. Every time I visit, I usually do some kind of project. My goal is to decorate the whole darn thing with give-a-ways, thrift store finds, and yard sale acquisitions. I have been doing pretty good so far.  I was in St. George for about 10 days, and after about 5, I was really feeling sorry for myself. No friends, just me and my kids all alone. I was going crazy. So, Wednesday night I was at Wal-mart getting paint.  I find that the best way to stop feeling sorry for yourself is to get to work.

And look at these tragic cabinets. My little kitchen was screaming 70's dungeon chic.



Not anymore!


I painted it with Glidden's Pistachio Ice Cream, and a Deep Aqua for the walls. The deep aqua really makes the cabinets pop.  I also spray painted all the hardware to match the walls.


 I got the accessories at Deseret Industries. They had a ton of good stuff.  I got really lucky. I like to get fake flowers at Tai Pan Trading, at it really adds a nice touch to any room for just a few dollars.

The decals over the sink were gold, but it just wouldn't go in this kitchen, so I painted them white. I only had flat white spray paint. I will probably hit them again with a gloss finish the next time I am there.



I also found some other cool stuff at DI and the Hope Chest.  The bureau in the middle of the wall was a give-a-way from my good friend form Atlanta, who now lives in Bloomington.

Lucky me, huh?  The boxes on either side were in the back of DI. They were ugly brown and cover in dirt and twigs, but I saw the potential.  I am in love with them now.  There is wire mesh on the back, so I got some 's' hooks at DI and it now makes a perfect frame for small art and also as a place to hang my purse and keys and such.


I found some fantastic prints that went perfectly in this room. The two prints to the right are from Hope Chest, original art from a Hawaiian artist ($3 each), which I put in some frames from DI, that I spray painted green and procured for $1 each. Above are the cheesy 80's houses you see everywhere that are usually brown with forest green and rose.  I spray painted them colors to go in my room. I have my eye out for more of those.  The shape is cool.  But there is an adorable 50's print of a baby on the right that I just love. It was at a consignment store. It cost a little more, but I really love it.




I got this print at the consignment store as well. It is a classic golf print  I got the little framed mirrors from my Grandma's estate, as they were just going to donate them to the thrift store. No way! I knew I could use them  and I actually really adore their southern charm.


 Rinar hates the afghan on the back of the couch, but it has the right colors and adds some homey charm to my room.


I didn't take pictures of my bedroom because I am not done with it, but it is pretty sweet as well.  I probably won't get back there until next year, but when I do I will have lots of projects to keep me busy.

5 comments:

Meridy said...

LOVE it! Good job!

Justin M. Bowen said...

WOW!!! That is bold. Just the way a vacation home should be! I like it!

Lindh Family said...

It looks great, you did a good job! Thanks for the invite to your blog I've enjoyed many of the posts.

Cami & Keri said...

I love it! It's so cute and functional. You truly are a domestic goddess!

Eve said...

You GO girl! It all looks fantastic!

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