Friday, February 4, 2011
A work in progress...
"I like it."
"Why do you want to change it?"
"It's so neutral."
"It looks fine."
I heard all of those things and yet I KNEW my kitchen was supposed to be green. So, a few weeks ago I started tearing off the wallpaper. When Richard got home he said, "Oh, I didn't know you were going to do that." I reminded him that I have been talking about painting the kitchen for a year. "Yeah, but I didn't know it was going to be today." Once you start ripping off wallpaper, you pretty much have to do something. There's no going back.
Here's what the walls looked like when we moved in--beige stripes.
Here's what was underneath the striped paper--flowered paper that had been painted over--UGH!
I took off what I could, then spackled over everything, sanded it, and painted over it with a primer.
Here's some of the greens I tried--No. No. No.
I finally found one I liked! It's called "Soothing Green Tea".
I am so thankful for a husband who lets me choose the colors in our house even though the optometrist says I'm color blind.
I don't think I'm color-blind. I just think I see the world in a different light...
Here are my supplies. The most important one is the tea cup--Ginger Peach with honey please.
I did the best I could with what I had, but don't look too closely when you come over!
It's NOT perfect.
Here's where we are keeping the dish drainer, flour, sugar, butter, and fruit until I finish.
Richard doesn't think the window seat is the best place for his coffee maker.
The first coat...
The second coat...
And one wall finished!
I was feeling very proud of myself and couldn't wait for my Mom's In Touch friends to come see what I had done. The first one walked in the kitchen, looked around and said, "Do you like the color?"
YES I DO!