Sunday, June 12, 2011

Texture, Paint, & Backsplash...OH MY!!!

Wow, two posts in one night.  I'm on a roll.  :)

Anyways, here are the promised pictures of the kitchen redecorate.  I've already posted pics of when we refinished the countertops, look back a few posts for that one.  But here are the pics of the fully finished kitchen.  When we first moved into the house, I told Nick I wanted to paint the kitchen gray and use my Fiestaware as accent colors.  Nick said, "You like color too much...  I don't think you'd be happy with gray."  I thought about it for a few months and decided lime green was the best course of action.  Nick thinks I picked that color just to show him to second-guess my color choices.  That's not the least reason why I chose this color.  I was sitting in church one Sunday morning, and they had a stock image of a limegreen wall with either a lightbulb or white lightswitch on it.  I'm not sure which.  Anyways, I thought to myself, "Ooo, that would be fun."  I've been so sure that's what I've wanted since then.  It was a neverending process to rip all that wallpaper down, but in the end, I'm sure it'll be worth it.  My boss told me about an easy way to texture walls.  It involves tissue paper and primer.  You prime a small section of the wall and put crinkled tissue paper on while it's still wet.  Then, prime back over the paper.  Yes, you leave the paper on the wall.  After it's completely dry, paint.  Our backsplash is probably one of my favorite parts of the room.  We got it at Home Depot.  It looks awesome against our green walls. :)  However, my absolute favorite part of the room are the pictures Nick framed.  They are from our honeymoon to Hot Springs.  All of them were taken at Garvin Woodland Gardens.  Nick had them printed and mounted at Staples, then he built and painted the frames.  They look awesome and tie the whole room together.  Without further ado, here's our bright, and redone kitchen!

Before
After...Electric Lime from Sherwin Williams, and NEW light fixture.


Before
After...Notice Nick also removed that weird shop light from above the sink and put in a recessed light.
Before
After...I just LOVE our backsplash.
Before
After...My sister bought the "Starry Night" canvas for me for Christmas a few years back.  It's my favorite painting ever!
After...the other wall. :)

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful transition from before to after! Great job!!!! Our love to both of you! Aunt Patsy

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  2. They would make a better look if you purchase kitchen countertops that are also of counter height so as to create uniformity with the chairs. This will make the kitchen to get a modern look without using a lot of money for renovation and without creating any mess. A kitchen that always looked old will become modern and fresh after the addition of dining room counter height sets instead of the usual kitchen sets.

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