This post is sponsored by the friendly folks at KILZ®, but all opinions are my own.
What do you get when you cross an unfinished breakfast nook and some primer and paint from KILZ®?
A pretty palette and the perfect place to eat, of course! 😀
I’ve used their primer for years, but after this project, I can also vouch for their Complete Coat™ paint. The stuff went on beautifully and was just the right consistency. Not too thick, not too thin. The color on the banquette is Creamy Mint (mixed with just a touch of gray), and the color on the chandelier is Winchester Green, mixed with a touch of black.
As for prep, I just made sure the chandelier was clean and dust-free before I sprayed it with the aerosol primer. Which reminds me to mention, KILZ®’s cans, and the level of propulsion at which the primer sprays out is second to none. I will never use anything else. I don’t know how they do it, but it was noticeably more powerful than any other aerosol I’ve used and went on like a dream.
When the primer was dry, I used a paint brush to paint coat it with the Winchester Green. It took about an hour to cover the whole fixture and I love how happy it feels now! 🙂
On the banquette, you may remember we used unfinished cabinets from Lowes. Since the KILZ Complete Coat ™ is a paint & primer-in-one, we just brushed it directly onto the wood, and I’m so pleased with the finish and how little touch-up was needed after the first coat.
Next up, window treatments and cushions for the benches! 😀
Since KILZ was kind enough to send us some paint to review for free, let’s pay it forward and give away $100 Visa gift card so you can purchase some too! To enter:
– Follow @KILZBrand on Instagram, then post a photo of an object or area in your home that you would like to makeover with a KILZ® product on your IG feed. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #KILZgiveaway and tag @KILZBrand in your caption!
I’ll randomly select a winner and announce their name on my @LetteredCottage Instagram feed in August. Good luck!
PS – Looking for more info about KILZ®? You can find them at KILZ.com and at @KilzBrand on Facebook and @KILZbrand on Twitter. They’re also on Pinterest!
Beautiful! Can you share your formula for the creamy mint paint on the banquette? Not sure what type/how much gray to add….This is the color I would like for my bedroom walls.
Thank you! And I just mixed a little leftover Soft French Gray that I had from our fireplace makeover in a plastic cup with the mint. Maybe 5 or 6 parts of the mint to 1 part of the gray?
Beautiful, love it! I have a breakfast nook envy right now – I’m not going to lie.
It looks absolutely beautiful Layla!
Bright, airy and serene. I’m sure your in-laws will love sitting there.
It is gorgeous! We are doing a kitchen/dining remodel and adding a bench seating area as well. Thanks for all of the info! Do you mind sharing the chandelier source? I remember the vote on the one for the office, but I don’t remember seeing this one?
So bright and pretty! I love the mint green color.
That space is too cute. Ive always loved those monogrammed chairs💕
OMG, that chair! The one with the grey cushion on top! I have to get that chair. Where and what is the name of that fabric -particularly the striped one? It looks incredible!
Oh, that’s just ticking stripe fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics! 🙂 And that’s actually a (blue) denim cushion on there. Easy peasy!
But the CHAIR!?! Tell me about it.
Which one? 🙂
The ticking stripe with the cushion. Love the lines and the look!
Am I correct that the light was a “find”? If not could you share the source again? Thanks Layla… Perfection. 💚💙
No, that came from Ballard Designs a few years ago. XO
We built some cabinets for our kitchen a few years back and painted our existing ones. We used kilz primer to prime them, then moonlit snow with paint and primer, but the knots from the pine are starting to show over time. Can you suggest a different primer for future projects?
Love that minty green on the light fixture!
I’m not a painter (allergic), and did not know KILZ had a spray primer. Very good to know — for my hubby. 😉
Beautiful, as always Layla. So soothing.
Has the eating area moved here from the space between the kitchen and living room?
No, this is Jim and Katie’s eating area. Ours is still between our kitchen and living room. 🙂
What a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast! Would you mind sharing the source for the table? The size and style are just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks!
Maria from Oz
Wow! That looks great! I am not normally a fan of the green family tones of paint but in that area and on the light fitting it all looks so good! Very pretty.
Oooh – I literally gasped when I saw the finished chandelier! Beautiful room!
Oh, I would love to sit there every morning enjoying the view while having breakfast. Lovely!
Looks SOOOO good Layla. Love it all.
hello haha narf
GASP! so very pretty! love your decorating style.
Traci @ Beneath My Heart
Lay, this space is GORGEOUS! I love that chandy! It’s the perfect color!