Saturday, February 6, 2010

Time to Catch Up!

Wow I think that somehow in the midst of all my painting/sanding/cleaning/taking care of baby/hanging out w/ hubby/occasionally sleeping I have fallen sadly behind in my blogging. Sorry to those of you who have been patiently awaiting a new post. (If there are any of you out there...... haha!)

So here is a view out our kitchen window. Got a crazy amount of snow yesterday! Just had to share a couple shots of the white wonderland.

our back porch

and here we are in the kitchen. this picture is a bit overdue. this was after all the drywall was hung and the seams were "mudded." I love these pictures because they remind me that we are making progress!

here are some of the finished drawer fronts. the antiquing effect was sort of hard to capture but you can kinda see it. they look a little more distressed in person I think.

finished cabinet doors.

upper cabinet doors. Pop has been working on these for me! bless his heart! 4 of the doors were in pretty bad shape so we've been working on those.

here are the cabinets themselves. had time to get 2 coats on them the other day. may need to do one more. we'll see.

sanding drywall is a dirty/dusty job. if you don't believe me this picture should prove it.

with the help of our family we got the dining room carpet pulled up and the floor is all ready to be sanded and finished! don't you just love how they stained only the floor around the edges. haha. when we got everything moved out we thought this would be the perfect time to paint the walls (I've been wanting to do that for some time now. had the paint & everything!) so spur of the moment we called Jeff's uncle (who happens to be an awesome painter!) and it just so happened that he was free the next morning! WOO HOO! Here is the finished result. The walls were gold before and are now a pleasing olive green.

here is the kitchen after 2 coats of primer and finish coat of paint on the ceiling. LOVE those recessed lights!

OK. so here is the first cabinet that I have painted the backs in. I'm not too sure about the color though. Someone HELP! What do you think of the robin's egg blue? Too bright? I can't tell if it's muted enough for me. The wall color is much more grey than I wanted and I can't tell if perhaps that's why I'm not liking the aqua? I plan to do the second coat on the walls in a warmer brown. More brown sugar/caramel than taupe.

I LOVE this color scheme. This paint color actually looks very similar to what mine looks like in the can but it looks a little different on the wall. Perhaps I need another coat? (photo is from the following blog:

This one is brighter and I still like it. Bright and cheerful but not to the exclusion of elegance and charm. (photo is from the following blog:

So here's one last shot. What do you think? Should I stick with the color I have in the cabinet back or go with something more muted? Any help would be much appreciated. And I always love inspiration pictures! :)

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  1. You've really been busy! I think if you give the walls a different color like you suggested, that would look great next to the paint color inside the cupboards.


  2. I love that color you used inside the cupboards. It looks wonderful with white ironstone or white dishes. Can you tell me on my blog what that color is?


  3. Well, you know I love that aqua! I would wait until you've got your accessories in place. Depending on what you use, the aqua might be just the pop you need.

    Glad my colors could inspire you....I love blues and browns, but I'm kinda over the baby blue/chocolate combo (too trendy for my taste), so that's why I went more towards pale aqua and caramel.

    Looking forward to seeing your kitchen when it's all put back together :)

  4. Its going to look so nice! I personally like that color. Gives me inspiration for when we finally get to redo ours. We still have cabinets from 1962 and they are UGLY. My hubby is in the cabinet business, so we can get them for wholesale prices, we just havent had the extra cash yet. ONE DAY!

    Visiting from Cottage Instincts!

  5. I love the colors, but I'm definitely not an expert in any sense of the word. :) I love the hardwood floor in the dining room!

  6. I adore the color, and don't think you should change it for the world. There are so many directions to go with that color, that even if your accessory style changes, your paint doesnt have to. Can't wait to see more!

    PS. Where's your mask! Hahaha, I have gotten so sick, so many times from sanding big jobs with no mask, I hope you did ok!!