Well, after weeks....make that MONTHS of work, the kitchen is DONE!! Yipee!!! Our house has actually been for sale since last July. When we listed it, it had 10 year old sage green and white gingham wallpaper. I put it up when we bought the house the first time TEN years ago....yeah, I said the first time.....that's a whole 'nuther story. Anyway the wallpaper was very worn looking. I decided (for some insane reason I am still not sure about) the wallpaper had to GO. It took forever to strip it and get all the gooey stuff off the walls. Then I textured them. That was kinda fun. I just used regular old drywall mud and a plastic putty knife and went to town.
After the drywall mud dried, I did a layer of primer. But what color to paint?? We had planned to put in updated counter tops to improve the look before we listed it. Boy, is that expensive!! We decided to do ceramic tile....I thought....Soooooo I plug away at it thinking we are putting in white tile. First I tried yellow paint like in the living room. That didn't look very good. Ooohhh, red would be wonderful.....I could not get it to be a solid enough red...had too much show thru. Ok- My dream kitchen color......Pink!!
So it was pink thru the holidays and I LOVED it! But it looked horrid with the natural colored laminate. But we are going to tile them right??? Hmmmm....I guess not. DAMN!! I guess I had just better paint it sage green to match the family room, Sigh.......
Here it is all done. I do love how the red pops against the green. I am happy with it now. I hope it looks appealing to folks house shopping. If you take all my frufru stuff out it is a basic nice kitchen you could make almost any style.
This shot is looking in from the living/dining room. Just to the right is the opening into the family room and my studio etc... back to the left is the living room and foyer. I am standing in the dining area. I put up the shelf over the entry to the kitchen and I try to put big stuff up there since the ceiling is so high. Stop in again tomorrow....I am going to post close-up pictures of the collections in my kitchen. Thank you so much for coming to visit!