February 04, 2010

The power of paint

Just back from the Bay area. A trip to visit friends and check on the progress of Teresa's kitchen make-over.

Cheerful paint can do wonders to transform a room.
Next step: decoupaging maps onto the cabinet doors.

I also attended the White Elephant Sale; a fund raiser for the Oakland Museum. The line to get in was over 2 1/2 blocks long...this photo was taken as we neared the entrance.

An extremely well organized jumble sale.

15 comments:

Golden West said...

Great color combo, Charmaine! I even like the door just left off.

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Holy moly, what a difference! Looking good.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Color really does make a world of difference. The decoupage idea is a good one, I can't wait to see the outcome!

A White Elephant Sale! Now that is my kinda fun...Joe would be so un-excited about it.

vicki archer said...

Love the yellow...what a difference a colour makes, xv.

picciolo said...

did you get any bargains? That kitchen looks lovely, what a great idea with the maps
: )

Curly Girl Glass said...

The Oakland Museum White Elephant sale is fantastic fun! I've picked up some great stuff there: my nightstand and a great set of Dorothy Thorpe vintage dishes (12 settings, 7 pieces each AND 2 serving bowls and cream and sugar for... $200! yeah it was missing a couple of pieces, so what?) to name a couple.

And, your friend's kitchen looks great!

Sherry said...

Being a map girl, this is fab! I am collecting old school roller maps to use on my sun porch, only 7 more to go!

xoSherry

Victoria said...

wow! how amazing is that! never underestimate a paintbrush and some good color! the maps are a great idea, too!

M.Kate said...

Nice :) always wonderful to see how paint changes a room.

Suzanne Denning said...

welcome back. I see you decided that the maps are going on the cabs instead of the walls. Hope it turns out well.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I miss going to flea markets and such in California... if you know of any good ones in OR, please do tell!

;)

p.s. I love the tile in your friends kitchen, it goes so well with that soft teal color... yay for paint!

donna pizzi said...

Where were you in the Bay Area (I grew up in San Rafael)? Were you designing this from afar? Do tell us more.

High Desert Diva said...

Hi Donna,
I was in Oakland.
I've hyperlinked the post...there's a bit more detail there.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my gosh that is one huge jumble sale! I'd have a ball there!

A very nice makeover too!

32˙North said...

Holy cow! Night and day!

Did you buy anything cool at the sale?