Moonlite Monday: LaKeitha of Home to Three Duncan Boys, speaks on the Power of Paint

Please help Chic Modern Vintage give a big welcome to LaKeitha of Home to Three Duncan Boys. She is a lady after my own heart when it come to thrifting, but read on see what she has to say on the power of paint…..
When Tonia asked me if I would like to do a guest post on her blog, I didn’t hesitate to say yes! I love her way of thinking when it comes to repurposing pieces and using what you have and making them work for you.
Today I’m going to talk about the power of paint. Paint is the most inexpensive way to give a space or piece of furniture a new lease on life! Take my kitchen cabinets for instance:

When we purchased our house, the cabinets were honey oak and the walls were honey mustard. The cabinets pretty much blended into the walls….Blah!

But, it was nothing that a fresh coat of white paint couldn’t fix

I still have plans for this kitchen, but by painting the cabinets.
My kitchen is more livable (for me!)

Now there are plenty of things you can do with paint like faux finishes. The thing is, if you’re not knowledgeable about it, then chance are you shouldn’t try it. The previous owner thought that a gold and red faux finish would look great in the powder room:

And that was just the accent wall. the rest of the room was red:

Ummm…Yeah that’s right, RED! But, with a gallon of paint I managed to give it a toned down, but warmed up look:

Last but not least, many people are given hand me down furniture from relatives (wish I was that lucky!), and it’s usually not their style. Well, if they gave it to you then it’s yours. So make it work for you. I don’t get hand me downs so I tend to go to thrift stores or estate sales a lot and find my own ‘old’ furniture. To update them, I paint them to make them work for me. Take this dresser I found on craigslist

A fun color choice (turquoise), brought this baby to life!
This is NOT your grandmothers dresser anymore!

So to sum this post up, paint is your friend. Not only is it your friend, but it’s your pocket’s friend too! And don’t be afraid to be bold with your color choices because a gallon of white paint is the same color as a gallon red paint:-)

Thanks again Tonia for allowing to ramble on your blog!


Thanks so much Lakeitha! I am so appreciative of you taking your time. 
‘Specially with 1, 2, 3 {countem’} boys. I admire you more than you know.


4 thoughts on “Moonlite Monday: LaKeitha of Home to Three Duncan Boys, speaks on the Power of Paint

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s