Answering Readers' Questions

2.17.2015

My kitchen island cabinets paint tutorial is my most popular post of all time with over 415,000 views and it's my most popular pin on Pinterest.I get emails from readers with questions about this project more than any other and have gotten quite a few recently. I know I answered some of these several months ago, but here we go again.



One of the most asked questions is why is the paint color called Chateau Gray when it is green in the photos.  It is definitely more green than gray. This photo shows the true color in my home. It is a green with gray undertones.

I also get asked where they can find my cabinet hardware.
The bottom cabinet handles can be found here.
The upper handles can be found on the same site here.

Excuse this old grainy photo, but I also got asked about the seeded glass on the upper cabinet doors (that have been removed since and stored away) and where they can purchase that on line. My glass was ordered from a local glass shop by the painter who painted my upper cabinets. I'm sure you can check with your local glass shop.

I get emails more times than you know asking where they can find the red buffalo checked fabric and who is the maker? Well, seeing that I don't sew, all my curtains are purchased ready made. These are from countrycurtains.com.. They are not lined, but they will line them for you if you want. 


Where do you find your antlers?
I have bought most of my vintage roe deer antlers from an antiques seller on ebay in Austria. Most of theirs are dated. They always ship quickly.

A lot of y'all said you enjoyed my fashion post and you would like for me to continue that. Some of you also thanked me for inspiring you to lose weight and to enjoy fashion again. If I inspired just one person then that post was meant to be published. I have also gotten emails asking that I please share what I use on my hair so I will try to get that together soon.

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24 comments:

  1. Prime example of good work. I think your hair is better though :)

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  2. Hi Kim! YOu have become a fashion Maven!!! LOVE you style, my friend!

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  3. Good morning, Kim. Great post and you look amazing!!!!

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  4. I am so glad to hear you can't sew! I thought you could do it all! I can barely sew on a button!!

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  5. Love your question and answer sessions!...Love that seeded glass...on my list for my next house! :)

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  6. Kim, you have been a wealth of inspiration to me and very gracious to answer my questions. Oh and I have stepped out into the world of color and added some red in my home now ha.
    Looking forward to the fashion and hair posts too!

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  7. I'm definitely going to be referring back to your post about finishing cabinets when I do redo the cabinets in my girls' bathroom! And I love those checked curtains too - we have a Country Curtains store near us and I've never been in but guess I should!

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  8. Hi Kim! Love the kitchen cabinets! Have a question:D If someone had small children, and those cabinets needed to withstand the coming years, would you suggest chalk paint as an option?

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    1. I really don't know how it would hold up to lots of kids touching them. The lacquer is a pretty hard coat. It is actually make for floors so it should hold up. The beauty of these is if a place gets scratched it is easy to paint over and fix.

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  9. Hi Kim....I just had to comment on your necklace because as I found a beautiful arm cuff that looks just like it. http://thebluefarmhouse.blogspot.com/2014/09/twinkle-twinkle-sparkly-finds.html. You can take a look if you like. So funny.:)

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  10. I have a question and realize this is totally of the topic post but I would like to know how and what you use to clean your hardwood floors. (What product(s) and what method)? Your floors are lovely and I know you have listed the source but I want to know how you keep them in such great shape. Thanks and I hope you will share with those of us who also have hardwood floors.
    -Miriam

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    1. The floors are actually pretty scratched up. It just doesn't show in photos. I use a Hahn steam mop about every two weeks and I vacuum and dust mop a lot.

      Thanks

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    2. The floors are actually pretty scratched up. It just doesn't show in photos. I use a Hahn steam mop about every two weeks and I vacuum and dust mop a lot.

      Thanks

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    3. Thanks so much for sharing.
      Much appreciated!

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  11. Your kitchen island is a favorite of mine. Re-painting mine is still a project on the works. ;)
    Love your hair style!

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  12. I think it is great that you are sharing all of your tips and sources! Loved and still love the painted cabinets!

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  13. Kim, I love the fact that you answer questions. It feels disrespectful when some bloggers ignore responses to their post.
    I was directed to a stain glass dealer & instructor to find my watery glass for my new kitchen cabinets. Hope this helps your viewer that asked the question.

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  14. Kim, I do have a question. Where do you blog? I have followed you for years and I don't remember ever seeing your desk.

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    1. Janet, I blog in my chair in the sunroom on a laptop. No desk here.

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  15. Kim-This was a good post. I think it is fun to answer questions like that-it really connects you to your readers. Have a great Tuesday night- xo Diana

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  16. Hi Kim, Looking good! Enjoy your trip!
    I must have missed it somewhere. I see something about lacquer on your cabinets. Can you tell me, did you put a poly and then a glaze or a wax?
    My shop cabinets were waxed and have held up well, but with paint around, they could use a wax touch up.
    Take care, Barbara

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    1. So Barbara (and Kim), is poly before wax also an option? Maybe I should have done that on my bathroom cabinets because they've not held up so well. It's been less than a year, and they've begun chipping in places that get the most wear. Not a big problem for ME, but my husband doesn't like it. (sigh)

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    2. T, I only used the Annie Sloan lacquer. I did not use a poly. No, you do not wax them, too. The lacquer is a very hard clear coat. I did not use store bought poly and do not know how that would work with the chalk paint. The lacquer is actually made to use over the chalk paint for flooring so it worked great for me on the cabinets.

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  17. Your haircut is adorable! (I like the color you rock in your avatar photo -- it gives sexy depth to your style!) Congrats on your weight loss :)

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