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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Ready Assembled Sideboards says
I liked this blushing coffee bar DIY with glittering paint. This is looking nice. Thanks for sharing.
Summer Adams says
Oh Martha I love it! That blush paint is perfection and I have been dying to find a way to use that glitter paint. And that little sparkly Circle garland is just adorable! You did a great job my friend! XOXO
Jodie & Julie says
Martha, you totally transformed this little coffee bar! And I love the idea of glitter! So cute. Well come my friend!
xoxo Jodie & Julie
You know I love pink and so I adore your coffee bar. Not only is it cute but it is also such a useful coffee station! Great paint job and of course, your cute Valentine’s Day decor is so wonderful and festive! Thanks so much for joining us on this fun blog hop!
I love this makeover Martha! Painting it pink is pink perfection! This would make me smile when I make coffee in the morning!
What a fun transformation Martha! And it looks so good in your kitchen. Love the bit of pink it brings to the space.
Ingrid Bohannon says
Nicely done Martha! Love, love, love it!
Amie Freling says
Super cute Martha! I just love that you have a coffee station. So creative and love all your Rae Dunn pottery! The shade of pink is perfect.
It is gorgeous just like the rest of your house. Love your blog. Tell me about the plant hanger in your kitchen window!
Martha Knake says
Ahhh, sweet Pam gifted that to me for my birthday a few years ago!! She of course, found it at a sale <3 Thanks for you constant support Melody <3
What an amazing transformation and love the pop of color it brings into your kitchen.
Martha Knake says
Thank you Gloribell! It felt so good to refresh it!
Oh my gosh! this is wonderful! You need to paint your bottom cabinets this color now! LOL I love it! It’s so fun and happy. 🙂
Martha Knake says
Sue!! You are reading my mind! I am seriously considering just that! <3
What a fun makeover Martha! It is so fresh and happy now! xoxo
Martha Knake says
Yes!! And flows so nicely! Thanks for your visit Ashley <3