Our next tip in the series is all about brushes! What is your favorite brush? Find out Erica’s favorite here…
The combo of Jolie’s beautiful sage green paint and our bone knobs outlined in gold is the perfect pair for this 7 drawer, skinny chest! I get excited when I see original wood knobs because I know it will give us an opportunity to play with knob choice — the hardware bin at the store is filled with options. Whether ceramic, resin or metal, the intersted added by updating the knobs can make the piece stand out.
Oh, what a difference a couple coats of paint can make! We chose Jolie Paints in Legacy for both of these solid, heavy bookshelves. Most of the shelves were able to be removed from the tall cabinet and this is MUCH easier for painting. Pop them out and paint vertically, then reach back to paint the panel for a quick paint job. The large cabinet SOLD in a few days.
The wider shelf, while much more decorative, was a little more challenging to paint. I prefer to tip these cabinets so it is easier to get the top of the shelf and the undersides of the lower shelves. The back of this piece is beautiful wood planks so we did not paint. It is currently housing our awesome puzzles!
Our friend and customer, Tracy Wright with Sotheby’s Realty, took a Jolie Beginner workshop at fivethirty home in January. She quickly realized this was just the paint to redo the kitchen cabinets at her mom’s Florida home.
Here is what Tracy has to say: “My friend and I took a painting class with Erica @ Five Thirty Home and we had so much fun! The class offered lots of ideas and tips on colors, finishes, techniques, and styles. I then helped my mom paint her entire kitchen with the Jolie paint and it turned out amazing. The paint was easy to work with and went a long way. The techniques we learned in class were very helpful as we tackled the project. It updated the kitchen so much after 20 years of being oak. It now looks beautiful and we had a great time doing it. As a realtor I am often helping people update their homes either prior to listing or after a purchase and this is an easy and fun way to add a lot of bang for you buck and the best part is you can do it yourself!”
We did some quick shipping and wo arranged for a drop ship of two gallons of Gesso White from Jolie and sent several 500 mL of Clear Wax from Zionsville to Florida!
The ladies had a successful trip and the cabinets are all done – check out the kitchen now! All the old oaken honey cabinets are now fresh and white….
I love that it has a fresh, crisp look now.
The new paint job makes the appliances look more modern too.
Great job on LOTS of cabinets, gals!!
If we’ve talked in person or you’ve read much here, you know I love a good navy! Jolie’s Classic Navy on the classic lines of this Duncan Phyfe piece looks amazing! We sold this piece in January to a lovely local couple and they are thrilled to fill it up with blue and white tea cups and blue willow china. Yay – I love it when our customers are excited about a piece!
The before on this one gives me some vintage vibes, how about you? The darker stain around the outside of the drawer fronts and the detail at the bottom was a little too much for us so we cracked open a can of Jolie Paint in the color Bliss. It is a beautiful aqua color and brought this piece our of the 70’s!
A few things to keep in mind as you are choosing dining room color palette:
Layout -Dining room configurations can vary perhaps more than any other room in the home. From breakfast nooks, to formal dining rooms, to open-concept living/dining areas – there are quite a few options when it comes to layout. When designing your space, you’ll want to consider how your dining room connects with the spaces around it. If adjoining other rooms, such as the kitchen or living room, be sure to develop a color scheme that complements those spaces. Color schemes in adjoining rooms don’t need to match, they just need to work well with one another.
Our go-to strategy for beginning to develop a color palette is to select one of the following:
1 light neutral + 1 mid to dark neutral + 1 accent color
Try to take inspiration from existing colors in your home when making your selections. This will give you a strong foundation to build off of, and will ensure that you end up with a pulled-together look.
Consider how this palette works with the colors in nearby rooms. If anything seems to be clashing or at odds, make adjustments. If your home has a very open-concept floor plan, you may want to keep your color scheme fairly neutral. If the dining room stands alone, then you have more of an opportunity to make a bold statement.
In addition to the layout of your space, you’ll also want to think about how the space is used. If it’s a casual, everyday dining area used for a variety of meals and activities, you may want to go with a color palette that’s more timeless and subdued. On the other hand, if your dining room is more “formal” and the space is used less frequently, it could be a good opportunity to have a little fun. The dining room is a great place to really show the style of your home. Think about the mood you’re trying to set, then revisit your your palette of 1 light neutral + 1 mid-dark neutral + 1 accent color.
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Screenshotting some of the Jolie Cabinet Guide for you to download and peruse. How do you prep?
I have painted both with doors on and off. The more doors you have, the easier the project is if you remove them. Being organized at this point will help when it is time to put them back together! We highly recommend cleaning kitchen cabinets well in order to eliminate anything that may cause adhesion issues.
Starting with paint on the backs of the cabinet doors will help identify any potential issues on the fronts!