All Things Vintage

My kitchen cabinets are slowly but surely getting painted.

All 30 doors and 15 drawers.

And the face frames for each of those doors and drawers.

And the open shelving.

With removable shelves. 🤪

Now listen, I’m not complaining by any means. But you know how you start a project full of optimism and then you start the project before taking into consideration just how much work it will take??

Yeah, that’s exactly what I did with this kitchen mini-makeover.

It’s a good thing I like to paint!

local ice storm and hot soup

Delaware had a bit of an ice storm this week. It’s really beautiful to see the ice settle on tree branches – the branches look crystalized.

But not so much on power lines. We were fortunate that our power stayed on throughout the whole thing.

I roasted a chicken and then made a huge pot of homemade chicken soup from the homemade stock that we love. It kept us warm and toasty by the fireplace. 😊

Easy Homemade Chicken Soup Stew

in the workshop

We worked on a couple of projects this week but I had to keep it simple. So when I say project, I actually mean a blog post, or two. The kitchen cabinets have been taking up my time!

I’ll be posting about the mini-kitchen makeover in the coming week, fingers crossed!

In the meantime, here are two posts that you can enjoy. Just click the image to head over to the post!

unboxing video for you😊

In the middle of painting the kitchen cabinets this week, our mailman delivered my order from Dixie Belle Paint Company.

I thought you might be interested so I put my paintbrush down and recorded a video for you! You are going to love the colors that came in the package!

The latest on Youtube:

Affliate link below which means if you shop using my link, I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This is a great way to support this blog and all of the free tutorials we offer here! Thank you!

Shop for all your paint

supplies here!

Dixie Belle has what you need for your next project!

a new adventure

This week in blogging has been an exciting one for Reinvented Delaware! I was asked by one of my blogging friends, Julie from My Wee Abode, to join her in co-hosting a blog link party! Julie asked another friend to join. Her name is Lynn from My Family Thyme.

I won’t go into here since I wrote about it this week. This is a new adventure and an opportunity to grow our blog! More people will be able to find our blog and the fun projects we share. 😊

If you are a blogger, I encourage you to join this link party each week. Joining link parties is a great way to grow your own blog. And it is my pleasure to co-host this party each week so that bloggers can link up!

If you are not a blogger, you will still love the Tuesday Turn About Link Party! It is full of inspiration, DIYs, recipes, crafts, home decor and tutorials! It’s like a weekly magazine – minus the newstand price!

on the web

I came across some fun finds across the web this week. Check out the links below and tell them Cindy sent ya’!

one for the road

If you are looking to lighten up dark wood, you need this post! It’s so easy to do and you will love the results. Just click the image to see this easy DIY!

Today I am going to show you how to white wax dark furniture! This is the perfect way to lighten and brighten dark furniture without painting! #vintagefarmhouse #mmsmilkpaint #paintedfurniture

Until next time…

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  1. Thank you so much for including my Valentine’s Day mantel and living room decor in this week’s All Things Vintage. Your white kitchen cabinets look spectacular.

    1. It was my pleasure to share your beautiful living space, Paula! I love that room!

  2. Wow you got so much. We got lucky and didn’t get that much.

    Chicken soup and painting a great match!

    1. The chicken soup made the cold weather tolerable.😊

  3. Wow! You are amazing! I’m so proud of you.
    An ice storm can’t keep you down. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you, my friend! 🥰

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my post, Cindy!
    Painting kitchen cabinets is definitely a huge job! I did mine a couple of months ago and still haven’t written the post about it!

    1. It is a huge undertaking but it will be worth it! Thanks for stopping by Marieza!😊

  5. Leslie Watkins says:

    Oh, friend! It’s been an ice storm and chicken soup week here, too. And my painting moved to a bedroom redo. Adding bead board to the kitchen cabinets is happening here, too. I feel your pain with the cabinets! Bless you! They will look wonderful when you finish!

    1. The bead board sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see it, Leslie! Happy painting 😊

  6. Rachel - Tea and Forget-me-nots says:

    Looking forward to seeing the kitchen makeover, I used Salt Water recently so am keen to see it.

    1. I’m looking forward to seeing the kitchen finished too Rachel 😉

  7. Cindy I am looking forward to seeing your kitchen! I am exactly like you, I see a project, then jump in and about 6 hours in am like “are you kidding me?” You are incredibly talented and paint beautifully so I am sure the cabinets and the kitchen are agin to look gorgeous.

    I love your new adventure, that is one of my favorite link parties, there is always so much inspiration there.

    Have a great week, stay safe in the wacky weather especially as you go on your walk each day.

    1. We would make quite the pair Elizabeth – we would either get a lot done or nothing at all!😂 I’m so excited about the link party – hopefully I will be meeting more amazing bloggers like yourself 🥰

  8. Linda Johnston says:

    We need to spiffy ours up and I dread it! It is alwayd more. Looking forward to more on this topic. Cindy!

    1. Thanks Linda! I’m nearing the finish line on the cabinets, Phew!! Thank you for stopping by my friend!😊

  9. Hi Cindy!
    I too just finished a kitchen refresh…I’m actually writing about it as we speak for the blog this week! It’s crazy how at the beginning of it that’s all you want to do and then near the end you barely want to pick up a paint roller!
    Thanks for sharing your small tidbits…how fun!!

    1. Hi Rachel! We’re in the same painting camp — pressing forward til we are done! I’m looking forward to seeing your kitchen 🤩 Thanks for stopping by today!

  10. Cindy, the cabinets are really turning out nice. I loved your DB video.

    1. Slowly but surely, the kitchen cabinets are getting done! Thanks for the encouragement Tammy!🥰

  11. Chicken soup makes everything better, right?! Thanks for sharing your vintage treasures at Vintage Charm!

    1. The simple food is always the best! 😊

  12. Hi Cindy, LOVED your super informative paint video! The paint looks fabulous, and I’ll be checking out more of your videos.

    1. Debra, thanks so much for watching our videos! YouTube is such a great way to learn new things 🥰

  13. Cindy, I do love reinventing things! I like how your kitchen is coming along, and yes, it is A LOT of work!! I painted cabinets in our last California home for an update and redid the kitchen cabinets to help our home sell.

    Happy to have featured your post at this week’s Share Your Style #336 for you,
    Barb 🙂

    1. We are kindred spirits in reinventing! My cabinets are finally finished and I will be sharing them soon on my blog and YouTube channel😊 Thank you for featuring my post this week! Have a great day🥰