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?"



Jennifer said...

I love it! Will you come pain my living room and hallway?? It is in desperate need of it and I just have no desire to mess with it :) But it must be done before we bring a baby home.

Reba said...

I love it! I love the color. You just might inspire me. I am going on about a week of snow and snow days. I need something to do where I feel accomplished at the end (other than breaking up kids' arguments)...

THE LEA'S said...

I love it...makes me think of Teri Hubbard's house. She has lots of green and pink and beautiful colors like that...Can't wait to see the finished product!

Shelley B. said...

High five! I'm starting a DIY on the boys' bathroom next week. I've become a little addicted to Don't even go there if you haven't already! I can't afford your therapy. lol.

Lauren said...

I am catching up on your blog tonight.
1. I love the kitchen. So impressed that you did all that yourself! The color is great.
2. Love your recent blogs. I'm telling you, you have a book in you! You have an amazing writing gift!!
So glad you got help when you were outside barefooted. YIKES! Good thing you had that verse downloaded in your mind ahead of time, huh??
love ya! Lauren