I literally just finished doing this. I’m still covered in paint and am finally out of a cross legged position only to find myself pinned down by The Little.
Might as well make the most of it and do a post while I’m unoccupied. Thank goodness for mobile blogging. I was going to do a post about the ugliest cheese cake known to man.
My husband got me a kitchen aid stand mixer. It’s marvelous but there is a reason I don’t do food blogs. I love to cook and it usually tastes great but that doesn’t mean it’s pretty. Thus was the story with my improvised salted caramel cheesecake. Essentially a basic cheesecake with brown sugar and a smidge of salt in the crust and a gooey caramel topping with salt sprinkled on it.
It was hideous and only lasted two days
On to much prettier things.
Our bar is a giant white monolith and our kitchen doesn’t have much character what with being all black and white. I’ve introduced little pops of red inspired by our China which was handed down from my husband’s great grandmother. It’s wonderful paired with my mom’s Avon glass collection she passed on to me.
And we have somehow managed to have a chalkboard theme in the kitchen… It’s on mugs & glasses, picked out by Mr. Smith but I ran with it and got canisters and even have the theme in the pantry.
So now that I’ve got the breakfast nook furnished and stools for the bar we’ve decided to expand the red and chalkboard theme
(Ok, admittedly the nook still needs some curtains. It’s one of the only rooms that will get them.)
After prepping the area with tape the brackets to the bar got the red treatment.
I thought it looked better even after one coat
About four coats later
Here is a tip, if you happen to get paint on any hard surface (laminate, hardwood, tile, stone, cured paint) you don’t want it on, magic erasers will take it right off even if it has dried.
After a little clean up our bar is looking pretty great.
I’m going to wait a couple weeks for the paint to cure before we start doodling on it