After two weeks, I've finally been able to complete the painting of walls and trim in my kitchen! I'm very excited with the transformation, but I'm not quite ready to have a full reveal just yet. I've now got to get things set up all over again, and I want to rearrange a few displays. You know how it is. You can't just paint the walls and put everything back in the same place. A little rearranging makes the room feel really fresh and new.
I'll show you just a couple of little sneak peeks for now, and see what you think. First, of course, we have to show the "before" ....
Naturally, I didn't take any before shots since my daughter rushed me into this painting stint. I had to scrounge around through my old photos and came up with just a few. You can at least see the deep, dark yellow paint that graced our walls for the past ten years. Oh look! Last winter's snow still deep on the patio :)
I've wanted to paint the kitchen for years, and I had finally decided on a sort of Wedgewood blue. Here's the final result ...
This is one area where I can't decide what to do (above). I like this little bench that I sanded down a bit last summer, and I could put a few plants on top of it. Or, I could put the jardeniere back in front of the sliding patio door. You can see the wicker jardeniere in the first photo. There's just not a lot of space in our eating area for both, although I have enough indoor plants now to fill both!
Above is a tiny peek at the cupboards I want to paint. The trim around the windows is bright white, and I thought I'd paint the cupboards a cool beige (taupe) to match the backsplash. I looked at some photos on line, and I think that'll work nicely giving the kitchen a very calming overall look.
Above is some fabric I have for curtains. What do you think? I actually bought this stuff to make curtains for the yellow kitchen, but it has been a long-standing joke in my family that we will never have curtains over our windows. This is a nice heavy cotton decorating fabric. I'm going to make tab curtains to be hung from black metal rods over the three large windows.
It gets quite chilly in our kitchen with the bare windows in winter, and there's no privacy when we have supper in the dark in the wintertime. Plus, it could block out my neighbour's deck which looks directly into our kitchen ... our neighbour who one day came out dancing to music with not a stitch on!!!! Yeah. We need curtains! I think we're just going to go with vertical blinds across the patio door since they fold back easily and we can angle them to shift the bright sunlight that pours into the kitchen for half the day. Although my daughter said they're out of fashion now (are they?!).
Well, there you have it. Once I get the things set back in satisfactorily, I'll show you proper photos of the room. I can't decide on what to do with the kitchen chairs either. I quite like them because they have a nice roomy seat :) At first I thought we needed to paint over the dark green. Now that I see lots of green in the curtains, however, I might just leave them. What do you think?
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