Hello friends! I gave my mini coffee bar a sweet refresh, and I am excited to share the results after using Rust-oleum’s blush pink and glitter paints 😀 I also designed a fun 5 x 7 printable you can download and print for FREE. *See end of post for details
If you are hopping over from Rhonda’s blog, a very big welcome to you! I just adore Rhonda, she is so talented! For those of you new here, blush pink is my jam. When I heard our local hardware store, Knapp and Steiner, was carrying these new paints, I called ahead and had them hold a few cans for me 😉 I knew immediately where I would be testing this product out, and friends, the outcome made me squeal! I am thrilled with the results of my now, blushing coffee bar <3
Coffee Bar Facelift!
Let me start off by saying the old coastal vibe served me well for many years, but as you can see in this next photo it was high time for a refresh. I even left a few dust bunnies just so you know my house isn’t immaculate, even though it may seem it is at times 😉
And, since it just so happens to be February, it turns out painting this piece blush pink serves dual purposes. Lucky for me, this pale pink color is sprinkled throughout my house, so even after Valentine’s Day is over, it will look right at home.
- Rust-oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint – Linen White
- Rust-oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint – Blush Pink
- Rust-oleum Glitter Interior Wall Paint – Iridescent Clear
- Sanding Block
- Paint Brushes
Step By Step Progress
I began by giving the cabinet 2 coats of Linen White as a primer, because the original paint was pretty dark. The first thing I noticed about Rust-oleum’s chalk paint was how smoothly it went on. I have only used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint until now. Thinning her paint with water was a must in my experience, but I didn’t find it necessary with this paint.
The blush pink covered in one coat, and took no time to dry. I let the paint cure for about an hour before lightly sanding the edges. This piece is old and I love the character it radiates.
I was most excited to give this piece a final coat using clear iridescent glitter paint, and it didn’t disappoint! Here is a close up showing the soft sparkle, which also provided a protective coating. This is showing only one application of glitter paint. If you desire more sparkle, simply add multiple coats.
A Sweet Spot
I loved styling the coffee bar with Valentine’s decor. I don’t go all out for this holiday, so highlighting this space was fun. For me, a few hearts go a long way.
Blush pink just makes me happy, and I adore it even more paired with shades of gray <3 My goal is for our home to flow easily from one room to the next. Giving the coffee bar a face lift instantly created a softer transition from the kitchen to the living room.
Here’s a good before and after.
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Here is the FREE 5 x 7 printable Valentine for your coffee bar <3 Just download from Dropbox and print!
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