Part II – Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Here it is…my Cowgirl/Red Licorice Kitchen. Whew! That was a lot of work and it took longer than planned because we had family reunion slap dab in the middle of my project, but it was a nice break, so I’m not complaining.

I mentioned in Part I that I would explain a little more about why I used wax to finish the kitchen cabinets. I also said that I would give a estimate on how much a job like this would cost as a DIY project and how much I would quote this job for. I want to start by saying that this is not a typical project. It is in my home so I used advanced paint techniques and bold color choices that I probably wouldn’t suggest to the typical client. I have bold taste and I have the ability to repaint at anytime if I need to tone the colors down a bit.

So first off…the reason I LIKE WAX, is  for the ability to touch up and blend in repairs without being able to tell the boo-boo ever happened. Okay, so you are saying to yourself…why would there be deep gouges, scratches and other issues that might need touching up? The answer…CAUSE ANYTHING PAINTED HAS THE ABILITY TO SCRATCH with enough force. I have kids, dogs and LIFE that happens every day. Not to mention, these cabinets are NOT even WOOD, so it’s not a question of if…it’s when it scratches, I can make the scratch disappear in minutes with very little effort. With any other finish they would need to be stripped, sanded and completely repainted. With Chalk Paint and Wax you can paint right over the old wax and then re-wax, making it all blend together…like it never happened. Now that is magic!

Now lets get down to the nitty gritty details of the job…

This job it not for the faint of heart or a first timer. There were moments that I wanted to sit in the floor and cry, but I put my big girl boots on and pushed through. I also made mistakes…I’m a human and I do make mistakes…the important part is having the knowledge to fix the mistakes. This only comes with experience and it’s the most valuable tool there is.

So all you DIYers out there here are the numbers…

Hours
China Cab 12
Island 15
Wall 22
Total Hours 49

and here are the supply costs…

Supplies
Zinsser Primer $14
Chalk Paint ™ Primer Red (2) $70
Chalk Paint ™Emperors Silk $35
Chalk Paint ™Florence $35
Spray Paint (Hardware) $7
ASCP Clear Wax (2) $50
ASCP Dark Wax $25
Paint Brushes (2) Purdy Cub $35
Ultimate Wax Brushes (2) $50
Wiping Cloths $10
Total Supply Cost $331

Now for those of you that do not feel comfortable with tackling a project of this scale, here is what I would have charged for a job like this. Please note that this was more than just a single color paint technique. It was actually two colors (the second being a wash).

Labor
Cabinet Doors (Remove, Clean, Paint, Reinstall) 26 x $55 $1,430
Drawers (Remove, Clean, Paint, Reinstall) 12 x $40 $480
Pulls (Remove, Clean, Paint, Reinstall) 38 $25.00
Hinges (Remove, Clean, Paint, Reinstall) 52 $25.00
plus Island (same as 4 extra doors) 4 x $55 $220
Total Labor $2,180

Now add the supplies that labor cost and for about $2500 you have a whole new look. That is significantly less than replacing all the cabinets for a kitchen this size which, by the way is 15′ x 15′.

Here is how I come up with the quote. Each cabinet door is $55 and each drawer is $45. Obviously I’m not painting just the door and drawers…I’m also painting the cabinet itself, but this is just an simplified way to figure the cost quickly when doing a quote. Now there are exceptions to this rule when the kitchen has a large island that doesn’t have doors all the way around I just figure what it would be if the doors were there. (it’s simple, no hard math for me)

I just want to say this about painting a kitchen versus painting a piece of furniture…if it doesn’t turn out right, it’s a little harder to change out than a dresser or a table. It is a LOT of work and it is a major room in your house. It can also make or break your house if you are trying to sell it so make sure that you are prepared for the job if you are going to do it yourself.

Another note…there are a variety of techniques that could change the cost of this job, such as painting the inside of the cabinets and the doors, which is a lot more work and more money, but creates a very nice, finished look. You might also want to distress the doors, trim out flat panels or fill in holes for new hardware, etc, etc…which all changes the cost.

Overall it was a fun project and I’m glad it’s finished. Now who needs a kitchen makeover? I gettin’ bored already…I need a new project or I’m gonna start gettin’ into trouble, lol.

Happy Trails…

~Denna~

MoRe SpAce for mORe SuPer Cool LooT!

I have expanded my booth at The Tavares Antique Mall to accommodate the ever expanding amount of loot that I score. I brought in more goodies today and did some rearranging,  which is a never ending process for me.

My style is so eclectic that my multiple {design} personalities start to fight with each other. Most of the time they work together but last week they were definitely at odds with each other and nothing turned out the way I wanted.

My junkin personality won out today when I was able to score all kinds of off beat, quirky and slightly unusual things. I typically don’t look for the precious antiques, as I prefer oddities and things that you have to ask what they are. I like mantiques and vintiques a little more than Fenton and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Anyhoo…here is the lowdown on today’s LOOT!

A Super Funky Vintage Box and you ask what for?!?

What else but your Wig…duh!!!!

I love this Vodka Decanter/ Dispenser. It would be fun in a Cowboy -Wild West theme bar.

and everyone needs a light like this one for their bar

and a lamp for their Jetsons House

Tom Torrens Lamp

Decanter with music box that play "How Dry Am I" and this one is pretty dry...

Vintage Sign for Mint Shnapps

Cig. Roller

Good ol' junk Cabinet

full of…well what else…good junk, including these Destash Jars

Green & Yellow Destash Jars

okay… some of you might not get the destash jars, so let me try to explain…to destash is to get rid of all that stuff in your junk drawers. So a destash jar is…you guessed it… junk in a jar, lol. More specifically… color coordinated, silly junk in a jar. It makes a really cool and visually stimulating conversation piece. I used to make them all the time with buttons and jewelry findings, but I love the quirky junk that you find in these.

Anyhoo…gotta run…Have a great week!

Mine is off to a good start, yay!

D~

New Loot!

I have lots of new loot…here is a snippet whats new…

 

Custom Painted OOAK shutters $200

Vintage Trunk $225

SOLD

Also, I changed the High Falootin’ booth @ the Tavares Antique Mall last Sunday…

French Market Style – Rustic Romance

High meets Low

I love contrast and mixing refined antiques with rustic pieces. It makes the stuffy pieces more inviting and the rustic junk stands out more when juxtaposed with the fancy stuff.

High Falootin’ Junk Booth

I will be posting more pics tomorrow when I have the chandeliers hung. I will be bringing in three big pieces of furniture this week so keep an eye out for more new stuff.

Hope y’all have a great day.

D~

Ready to play Cowboys & Indians {new loot}

Vintage Western Toy Display by High Falootin’ @ the Tavares Antique Mall

Remember the days when kids played outside? I know it is hard for kids these days to image surviving without a computer, video games or a smart phone, but we had fun playing with simple toys that required imagination. So here is my tribute to old school toys and by old, I mean REALLY old school.

 

Good Ol' Toys

Roy Rogers Camera & Breyer Horses

Vanity Fair Record Player- Ohio Art Litho Tin Playset - Puncy Pony Pull Toy

Kilgore Private Eye Cap Gun

Viewmaster Model F

Y’all make sure to stop on by the Tavares Antique Mall and see all of the really cool antiques and other good junk!

If you see something you like and are not in the Central Florida area then please email me at highfalootinjunk.com for more info. Most items can be payed for via paypal and shipped the same day.

D~

We Have Moved In {Tavares Antique Mall}

Were Here…

and just in time for all of you that are out antiquing and junkin’ this weekend during the Renningers Antique Extravaganza. The Tavares Antique Mall is only 15 minutes away from the Mount Dora Event.

Good Luck Junkin’

D~

Cowboys & Indians

Hand Carved Indian

This is a one of a kind piece. It is a great decorator/collector piece for any western, cabin or rustic ranch style home. He is $125.

 

Hand Carved Indian

He measures 16.5″ tall x 12″ wide x 7″ deep.

Side Profile of Indian

Back of Indian

just to complete the theme I have a The Outlier by Remington and Remington Collector Plates

More New Loot {Turquesa Grande}

Turquesa Grande is indeed a grand desk. He is almost done. I’m waiting for drawer pulls. It’s the story of my life…waiting that is. I’m always waiting for something. Anyway, this guy is rough and rugged but pretty…if that is at all possible. I tend to think so…

 

Turquesa Grande

The Drawer pulls will be a Spanish/Mission style cast iron.

Top of Turquesa Grande

Contact me to reserve before he is listed on my Etsy Store.

Be High Falootin this year!

 

New Loot! {Lou La Belle Dresser}

This cute little dresser almost done. I am waiting on the drawer pulls. I have named her Lou La Belle because she looks so sweet and charming. Very Country Cottage and full of good ole’ southern grace. The drawer pulls will be vintage glass pulls. This piece is $175.

Lou La Belle

Top of Lou La Belle Dresser

Lou La Belle Door Accent

Inside Lou La Bell

I will post her up on my Etsy store when I have the pulls, but you can reserve her now if you want her. Just comment “SOLD” on the post or email me at highfalootinjunk@gmail.com

Frederic Remington “The Outlier” {New Loot}

I am a huge fan of Frederic Remington and I have a framed giclee  of The Outlier for sale. I plan to have the frame replaced with something more substantial and fitting of a western painting. With the current frame $99. The new frame will probably cost another $100.

Frederic Remington "The Outlier"

MoRe NeW HiGh FalOOtin’ gOOdiEs!

I have tons of new stuff just in. It will take me a couple days to get everything posted, but here is a snippet of what is to come…

 

Hand Crafted Metal Horse

I love this guy. He has so much character…a charming rustic decor piece for horse lovers and a great deal for $120.

 

Rustic Handmade Horse

Frederic Remington China Plates by Gorham

 

These collector plates are of Fredirc Remington’s famed Western Paintings. They were produced by the Gorham China Company. I am selling them as a set of three for $89. The set includes…

 

Frederic Remington "The Flight"

 

 

Frederic Remington "Aiding a Comrade"

Frederic Remington "Aiding a Comrade"

Frederic Remington "The Fight for the Waterhole"

 

Childs 13" Western Saddle

 

I am planning on using this saddle for decorating purposes but if anyone is interested I will sell it for $99. Otherwise, it will end up being used in one of my buckaroo rooms that I will be starting on soon.

Well that is all for today…I will be posting to my etsy and eBay stores later today. If you are local send me an email and you can arrange to pick up in person and save on shipping costs.

D~ Merry Christmas and good luck junkin’