Okay, so I know ya’ll have been waiting on pins and needles to see the painting reveal since my last post…right?? Well, I could. not. wait. to get it done. I
slaved worked all weekend and thankfully I can say the painting is done!! Thank you ALL for your encouraging word through the process!! You are the ones that helped me make it through to this point!!
The color we chose for the walls is Dogwood Blossom – again, an Olympic paint color (this one I had mixed at walmart – their colorplace brand is way cheaper than most and has worked very well for me as a wall paint over the years).
The back wall where the door is, is…chalkboard paint. I did a chalkboard wall years ago in one of the bedrooms here, when it was a playroom for a short period, I have always had one hanging in the kitchen and had planned on using a wall somewhere for this when I started this project. As I started painting that back wall with the Dogwood color, I immediately texted my hubby and said “I think I really want the chalkboard wall on the back wall”, he answered with a “sounds good”. So, it was decided!! My kiddos can’t wait to write on it, but wait they shall ;). The door is painted with the same color that I used on my front door. I just love the color so much and I have a ton of it!! Remember it was a mis-tint on sale, so I don’t know the color. All the remaining woodwork (aside from the light box trim) got a fresh coat of Glidden’s Antique White – the same color I have used on other wood in my house.
I have no other details for you except pictures!! Sorry for the overload, but I couldn’t help myself!! The before and afters are unbelievable, even for me!!
I will say that waking up to the white the morning after it was painted was quite shocking to my system. After living with the yellow for so long, the absence of color was like “woah”. But, I remember the same thing happening when we took our master bedroom from chocolate brown to white. And now, I love it!!
The next two things on the list are back splash and lighting. The laminate counter tops I can deal with for now, but the back splash need to disappear. Also, that dumb light box has gotta go, and I’m tired of a ceiling fan in the dining room. Time for something a bit more grown-up for that room.
If you would like to see how it all started, the posts in between, the money-saving post, and the posts after then check here:
The Beginning – 2014 Goal – Refreshing Our Home Among Other Things
Progress – Painting Tips and Kitchen Progress
Almost Done – Kitchen Cabinet Update
Back Splash Update – Updated Kitchen Backsplash
Door Makeover – One More Tweak
Peninsula Update – Rustic Kitchen Island
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