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Saturday, September 04, 2010

Kitchen Reno...Finally! Part 1

After much feet dragging, excuses, laziness, lack of inspiration, fear of committment, we finally began the long, tedious process of giving our kitchen a lipstick makeover! I could go into all the tedious details involved in prepping & painting old cupboards but I will spare you all the details




Dining area.  

I will say this...it is my goal in life to NEVER do this again! I am deeply committed to doing a great job...but wow...it is stressful! I want a kitchen that reflects my tastes, our family lifestyle, my love and need for colour,

yet won't involve expensive, time consuming neutralizing for when we do sell our house someday in the future.


The hideous painted peeling tile...Gone!
Priming the walls.

Then came the patching and sanding of the walls, replacing heaters, electrical plugs and switches, and finally priming and painting the pea green walls! The colour I chose is called New Brunswick Sky! As I write this, I am not 100% passionately in love with the colour...but I do love it! I have learned to wait until the end to see if the ideas  bubbling around in my head actually looks as nice as I hope they will be!




The nightmare of finding the right colour!

One thing I did was fill in where the knobs and handles had been with wood filler and sanded them which added extra work but worth it!



A sampling of the old wallpaper.   Vintage 1970's

4 comments:

Restyled Home said...

Can't wait to see the end result!
I know it will be gorgeous!

Love you,
Linda

Wendy said...

Excited to see the end result!

Amy R. said...

Looks like a lot of work! I know it will look great. Can't wait to see it!

Cheyenne said...

I can't wait to see!