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Monday, July 7, 2014

For the Love of Painting: Kitchen Progress

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th!  It's always so hard to get back into the swing of things after a long Holiday weekend and I don't even have an outfit post for today (#bloggerfail).  We celebrated the 4th by painting the house - super festive - so my outfits consisted of old gym clothes which are now ruined since I managed to get more paint on myself than on the actual walls.  The hubs somehow emerged unscathed, yet I'm literally covered in paint from head to toe.  At least Hunter and I are in the same boat.
 But the good news is the house is really starting to come along!  The owners before us had seriously questionable taste and were the sloppiest painters EVER, so the entire house needs to be repainted from floor to ceiling.  The kitchen/dining room alone had SIX different colors of paint which made it look so disjointed and choppy. 
We started by painting all of the trim a nice crisp white.  The terrible dark forest green trim took a million coats of paint to cover - but it was so worth it!   It looks SO much better having all the trim one color and makes the room look so clean and bright. 
 After the trim was (finally) done, we couldn't wait to get some color on the walls.  Since our house has an open floor-plan, we knew we wanted to stick with one paint color for the entire first floor.  We ended up choosing a neutral "greige" ( grey + beige and no I didn't just make that up) which looks amazing against the white trim but since it is a warm grey it also looks really nice with the wood floors.  We were only able to get one wall done, but I am already loving how it looks (even with the massive mess of tools/paint cans/drop cloths).  I can't wait to get back in there and get rid of the rest of the blue!
And a quick side-by-side comparison for full effect...What a difference a little paint makes!
 Trim - Behr "Decorator White" | Walls - Benjamin Moore "Revere Pewter"

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13 comments:

  1. Looks like your dog was trying to help:) You guys made great progress on the painting and it really does make a difference.

    Aloha, Kathleen | House of Polynesia

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    1. Haha yeah he sure was ;) Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

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  2. I'm so glad you did a post about the progress you are making with your new home, I love projects like this and dyi yourself stuff for the home!!

    Xoxo,
    Kira
    Keepingupwithkira.com

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    1. Thanks Kira!! It will be so much better once it is all finished, but I wanted to document our progress along the way as well! xoxox

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  3. Cracks me up the puppy is covered in paint. That's so something my two would do. I love the layout of the kitchen. It's going to look amazing when you're finished!

    xo. maggie
    Moda & the Mar

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    1. He was trying SO hard to be a good boy and just laid down in the wrong spot - aka right up against my freshly painted trim. And now I have little black furs in my trim that I need to pick out with tweezers. FUN ;) xoxoxo

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  4. Wow what a big difference! It looks so much better! You two did such a great job! Love the grey beige! :)

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  5. Your 4th of July weekend was super productive and you look cute covered in paint and all. I laughed at your post because I can relate 100%. I'd get all the paint on me more so than on the walls making myself a sloppy mess. LOL And I love the color of greige. Looking forward to seeing future home posts. =)

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  6. Sounds like a very productive 4th of July! I am loving the colors you selected!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  7. Such a fun post! My name is Marianne and I'm not just a shopaholic, I'm an interior design junkie too! I love before and afters and it looks like you did a great job! I also have another secret, I LOVE painting walls! I dislike taping the walls but its totally worth it because in the end my corners look professional fo' sho' !
    Keep these posts coming! I love it!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  8. Wow 6 different colors?? What were they thinking? ? I actually really like the blue but having all those other colors just make it look messy you're right. I think the white trim makes SUCH a difference and makes the whole room look brighter. Great choice of colors. Can't wait to see how the rest of the house turns out!

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  9. Aw, your poor doggy!! How dogs manage to get into everything that they SHOULDN'T is beyond me...haha.
    Your kitchen looks nice :)

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  10. Hate to paint, but you did a great job!

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