The biggest hesitation we hear from people wanting to make a change and paint their kitchen cabinets is the concern of how will it wear? And we hear ya, the kitchen is the heart of your home, and for many people it’s more than just decorative (like people who actually cook and use their space). Let us share our ‘closest to home’ case study. This is Lizzy’s kitchen. Lizzy is a professional photographer, specializing in videography. You can see her work here. Lizzy makes videos and stop motions for many food and art bloggers, along with videos for brands featured at Michael’s, JoAnn’s, etc. She is also an avid cook, once making it through many audition rounds to get on a popular Food Network […]
Don’t you love a good redo? Now that you’ve made the decision that YES YOU CAN paint your kitchen cabinets, the obsessing can begin on which color to choose. Sometimes the choice is easy, like I have been consistent about white kitchens for the last 30 years. But what if you’re up for something new? Or you just aren’t confident about color? Let’s see if we can get there together. First, let’s talk about trends. If you have eyeballs, and have looked at Pinterest lately (or any decorating magazine for that matter) you’ll see that the hot color of the moment for cabinets is navy blue and a variety of shades of gray. What about two-tone? Speaking of trends, there is currently a big one […]
Are you mentally preparing yourself to paint those cabinets? YES! We know you can do it. It just takes a bit of time, but soon your kitchen can be looking brand new! We talked with Jill Lazarro, one of our paint retailers located in New Hampshire. Part of Jill’s business, Silly Jilly Designs, is offering her clients the service of painting kitchen cabinets. Jill uses Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint products exclusively on all her projects, and has completed many stunning before and afters. Check out these kitchens Jill has painted. Paint sure makes a difference and adds that personality the homeowner was looking for to make the space their own. Are you convinced yet that you can handle this […]
A few years back, we were feeling the pumpkin love and made cement pumpkins in the fall. This year, we decided to go from plastic to fantastic! Just doing our part to making plastic pumpkins great again! We picked up a couple of dollar store pumpkins (one black and one orange) then got to work. The inspiration for painting them came from the old vintage paper mâché pumpkins from Halloween’s past (those things are scary lookin’). First, we cut the face out of the plastic pumpkin. We bought a black pumpkin thinking we could cut the face out so we could put a battery operated candle inside and thought the black background would be nice for that. Cutting the thin plastic wasn’t as easy as we’d hoped but […]
Welcome to Bungalow 47 Color of the Week! This week we are featuring the color Tarnished Silver in the Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint line, which is an American-made chalk and clay paint. Named after that perfect shade of gray found on many a tarnished piece of silver, it will look equally as good painted on your favorite piece of furniture. Tarnished Silver is the perfect shade of charcoal gray that has the best undertones when distressed. It is perfect for many styles whether it be clean and modern, earthy and rustic, or chic and Frenchy. Of course, it is the perfect choice for the ever popular Farmhouse look. It looks great when left solid and clean, or heavily aged with sandpaper, bringing out the many […]
This week our ‘Color of the Week’ is a color we mixed from three colors in the line. Incase you didn’t know, our brand colors are named after items found within a home or things that make up a home. Bungalow is a synonym for home, and our brand was built on the notion of creating beautiful things for your home. We are calling this recipe color Olive Jar, as it is that beautiful green seen on Spanish and Italian olive jar pottery. To make the color Olive Jar simply mix: 1 part Iron Gate 1 part Front Lawn 1/2 part Picnic Basket With this recipe, you can make as much as you need with the “part” measurements. So if your “part” was a 1/2 […]
Welcome to Bungalow 47 Color of the Week! This week we are featuring the color Tin Can Camper in the Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint line, which is an American-made chalk and clay paint. Tin Can Camper is a soft pale gray color. It is perfect for the French or Shabby Chic type styles, as it has a slight femininity to it. It looks great when lightly distressed to reveal a bit of a time worn look or heavily distressed so you can really see the wood tones underneath. Here are a few pictures of furniture our retailers have painted using Tin Can Camper. In one picture it is paired with Nautical Stripe, and the other shows it bold and fun paired with Funky Fringe. Have […]
Welcome to Bungalow 47 Color of the Week! This week we are featuring the color Farmhouse Sink in the Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint, which is an American-made chalk and clay paint. Farmhouse Sink is a bright white color. It is perfect for the Farmhouse or Shabby Chic type styles, as it has no yellow or gray undertone to it. It is a great color to use as a base when color mixing lighter shades of colors, as it is a true white. It looks great whether it is distressed or left clean and pristine for a more modern feel. Have you tried Farmhouse Sink yet?
Everybody loves gingham, whether it be large or small. There’s just something so classic and fresh about those little shaded checks. I was feeling like a needed to add some pizazz to my laundry area, and decided that a little gingham project was just what I needed. We had made this cute and simple gingham tray a few seasons back by using a stencil brush and dry brush technique, but I was looking for something a little bolder. Check out that project here. There was just a small space above my laundry area, but if you look down the hall after entering my house, you can see it. So leaving it plain and boring wasn’t an option. After completing my hand painted gingham wall, […]
Are you looking to update your home? Wanting to get a new look quickly, without spending a fortune? Let’s paint some furniture! Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint offers 20 on-trend designer colors in an American-made chalk and clay paint. It’s fast-drying and easy to use formula will have you painting in no time with little prep and fast results. Don’t be afraid to paint that furniture you’ve had forever to give it a new, updated look! Light distressing will give your piece that soft look of age. Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint can be distressed using sandpaper or a wet-distressing technique. Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint can be painted right over previous finishes, without having to strip, for a fresh new look! Protect your painted piece using Bungalow […]
Have you ever wondered how all those DIYers are able to transfer printed images onto painted furniture? Well, now we have an easy way to show you, thanks to one of our amazing paint retailers in Missouri. Tristan Taggart is an artist and furniture painter who sells her wares at Blue Moon Boutique Market in Joplin, Missouri. She’s super creative and is a lover of our paint products carried through the Junk Gypsy™ Paint and Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic® Paint brands! Recently she painted this little end table featuring a few transferred images, and we couldn’t wait to show you how it’s done! Here’s a close-up of the top, with the bee image. Tristan tells us, “This little table made me fearless. It had so […]
Have you received your issue of Romantic Homes magazine yet this month? If so, check out the feature on “The Romantics” on page 60, featuring designers from around the country sharing a bit of their vision of romantic style. We are honored that Engaged Media chose Chantelle and I to be a part of this feature. Here is what it looks like. Engaged Media also publishes Flea Market Decor, Cottages and Bungalows, along with several special interest magazines. I love the American Farmhouse and Modern titles frequently published as well. A few years back, we produced and photographed another amazing Michigan cottage on the west side of the state that was featured earlier last spring in the February/March 2016 issue of Cottages and Bungalows in […]
At Bungalow 47, our style started out as a mix of Chantelle and I and what we loved. We each had a distinct style, different from each other, but there was always a common ground where we crossed over and loved the same stuff. Of course that always includes vintage! At Christmas time, it’s always fun to see how everyone brings their style to Christmas decor, so we thought we’d share a little peek into ours. Chantelle has a thing for kitschy vintage Santas and decor, including large plastic ones! This little corner shows her Christmas style perfectly. And of course you’ve got to have painted vintage furniture! A view of her pretty dining room, featuring vintage beadboard and salvage. She’s all about the plastic […]
Thanksgiving is over, I’ve lost the few pounds I’ve gained, and I’m ready to be inspired. This photo grabbed me, as I love a good reupholstery project! Now if only I can find a settee like this, WOW! Oh Karl, this is soooo true! But in the world of reality that most of us live in, we’re living on a budget. But he’s right, you gotta know when to splurge! This oven would have been the most amazing thing this past week. This is indeed a dream stove! Oh how I love this! And you can totally get the look of this dresser using our amazing chalk and clay paint in Junk Gypsy Paint’s Gypsy Prom! Which one was your favorite this week?
Two years ago we sold our house and downsized being that we are empty nesters. We purchased a house that was built in 1956 from the original owners and in need of a lot of love. We spent 12 months doing a major renovation, including a continual shift to try to fit all of our stuff efficiently (and stylishly) in the house. You know you have been renovating awhile when the contractor basically becomes part of your family! Anyway, I was in need of finding the perfect storage cabinet for the dining room, which already had a hutch and sideboard that didn’t offer much storage, so I needed something to house my milk glass collection. The search was on. As luck would have it, Chantelle […]
Remember our board we began with last week, when we made our wood chargers? This week, this simple board was made into an adorable gingham tray with the help of Bungalow 47™ Furniture Paint! Here’s how we did it! First, let’s gather our supplies: our cut board Bungalow 47™ Furniture Paint in two colors (Farmhouse Sink and Nautical Stripe) painter’s tape measuring tape pencil two metal handles (ours are by Martha Stewart at Home Depot) paper towels This project began by base-coating both sides of the board with our bright white, Bungalow 47™ Furniture Paint’s Farmhouse Sink. We get excited when we are doing projects (as I’m sure you do, too), but make sure you allow your paint to dry thoroughly before this next step […]