Sunday, September 13, 2009

Here's to Breaking Free!

Having done a Bible Study called "Breaking Free" and another one called "Me, Myself & Lies" and there was the "Truth Project" I have become keenly aware of the importance of truth and how easily we hear something or read something or draw some conclusion that down the road we live by as the TRUTH. Now don't be tricked into thinking this post is going deep, 'cause the pursuit of truth can really make you think about everything you believe and the source of it. Like wood furniture...

You either go for the painted furniture or you spent the bigger dollars for something that was real wood. There was the Granada Oak period, natural knotty pine era, and for the wealthy among us...the ever expensive cherry furniture. Somewhere along the way, someone called "they" said that you should appreciate real wood and stain it or maybe just put a clear finish on it or if you were really edgy, you might actually put a glaze with just a little color, as long as the grain was visible to appreciate.

Then I started reading blogs and magazines and I discovered that there is a whole 'nother generation of "theys" and a bunch of wood painting rebels at that. They have challenged the law of visible wood grain (VWG). And they had done it on the internet with some pretty convincing pictures and success stories.

Alas, all my truth study has proven successful. I actually feel ok about challenging the law of VWG...and found it to be an opinion not a law or truth which totally freed me up to grab a paint brush and head to Dunne Edwards.

I fought it for so long, but I have to say, with all due respect "the truth has set me free" and as promised here are the pictures to prove it.

Before:


After:



Now, I don't know if there are some trees out there whose feelings are hurt. I mean, we know there are groups intouch with such things, and "they" would be able to confirm that lives were given to provide the wood grain and I have very possibly upset an entire political lobby, but in my own defense, I think I might very well qualify for a prestigious position on some sort of "Green Committee". My kitchen has a makeover and my cabinets did not end up in a landfill somewhere, clearly my friends will be impressed with my environmental impact. I'm just sayin'...

So for both of you that have followed the kitchen makeover, short of wall paint, we're nearly done. One gallon of primer and 2 quarts of paint and some lovely fabric Dots found for me.













Mooch wanted to make sure he was in this one, since he helped that day with the painting and all.







9 comments:

Kelly said...

It looks AMAZING!!! One day when I have a home to makeover...I'm calling you for sure!! :) Good work!

Denise DuPar said...

Ooooh...beautiful! It looks like a completely different kitchen! Love the cupboards, counters, and the fabrics. You did a fantastic job! Thanks for the pics.

Kristen Plum said...

yes! It looks so great mom! ALL your hard work on the hottest month of the year has paid off and your bank acct would agree! I admire you and am hoping when I grow up I have your work ethic :)

Harrell said...

just so lovely!

Britt@artbybritt said...

OH MY GOSH! I am sitting here with a dropped jaw. It looks fantastic!! I will have to drop by and see it in person next time I'm in town. You did such a great job and should be proud - even if you hurt someone's feelings for painting over that wood. :)

Nicole Wenger said...

LOVE IT! It looks so good!!

Julie O said...

She's a beauty!!!! I love it! I love it! I love it! I pick the big flower print...it adds a splash of color that is not too powerful. I think the others just blend too well. Goodness gracious I LOVE it!!

Britt@artbybritt said...

JODI! Here are the instructions: if you have the new editing system on blogger, it says "link" on the tool bar. If you have the older editing system, it looks like a little loopy chain thing on the tool bar near the spell check! Just highlight whichever word you want linked, and then copy and paste that link into the "link" page that pops up. Let me know if you can't find it. :)

Britt@artbybritt said...

Just click on the title to the map post and it will take you to the Cluster Maps home page! You'll have to create a name and password and then paste the map into your layout. Let me know if you need help!

I don't feel to blogger edgy, but thanks for the compliment! :)