The painting mission continues….the next victim on my list was the kitchen bar stools and I used Soft Duckling again…. I know, I know I just painted them recently in a neutral color and before that they were green but I just couldn’t live with them being so blah. It’s just not me!
After trying several types of paint I decided the only way to keep them clean was to have a slick surface (which means no more chalk paint or anything similar) I had to go with a high gloss paint it’s washable and durable. I’ve never been one for shiny painted surfaces but after trying to keep the stools clean without success I was ready for anything.
My son comes home from work completely filthy, he’s so grimy that stuff hardly washes off his skin. The first place he plops after work is right here at the island and I don’t care what I used to clean the chairs that black stuff he’s coated in would just embed into the paint pores. But not anymore the solution was the high gloss paint, everything wipes right off it.
I used my Graco sprayer to paint the bar stools and did it outside one afternoon. I always dread painting but like the outcome once I’m done and to me the yellow just makes the kitchen look cheery, and I bet come winter it will seems that way all the more.
Now I have a question to ask….my microwave is starting to give out it doesn’t seem to be getting hot anymore so I’m looking to replace it. What would you do? Replace it with a white one even though the cupboards are off white or would you do stainless again? I did some checking and off white appliances aren’t being manufactured anymore the choices are black, white, stainless, and a new color that looks like oil rubbed bronze. I told hubby as they died I would replace them with off white but apparently that won’t be an option.
I don’t dislike the stainless I was just thinking the kitchen would look more seamless with off white appliances. Here’s the other option….paint the cupboards white, which I think is to harsh against the logs, and get the white appliances. Hubby also suggested taking the appliances to an auto body paint shop and have the painted whatever color I wanted. That sounds like a lot of work to me though.
So give me your opinion on what choice you would make if it was your place. I think since we are going to sell I need to do what’s easiest and the least expensive which would be replace the microwave with another stainless one. Oh the decisions!!