It has been a while since my last Kitchen Makeover update. Mostly because there’s been nothing to tell : ( Between long work hours, then going on vacation, working different shifts….I know excuses, excuses. But I’m back it and want to get it done! Anywho, since the last update, I have picked my wall color. It’s called Jamaican Aqua and it’s by Benjamin Moore. I love it!!!! It goes perfectly with my curtain fabric!
Do you love it as much as I do??? I also decided to paint the annoying bulkheads that are above my kitchen cabinets with the same paint that I used on said cabinets. I read somewhere that painting them the same color as the cabinets makes them “disappear” (I wish!), but painting them a different color would only call attention to them and I don’t. want. that.
Another paint decision was made. The ceiling is white. White next to the Jamaican Aqua. Perfect. Except for one small problem. Remember the leak from the bathroom above the kitchen. I talked about it here. Well I thought that painting over that water stain would cover it. Nope. Even though there is no longer a leak, the water stain came through the new coat of paint. Ugh! I found out that I could paint a bajillion coats over that stain and it would still come through. A trip to Home Depot for some primer was in order because there was no way that I am going to replace/patch drywall on the ceiling. Don’t get me wrong – I want to learn how to patch drywall. Just not on a ceiling. I’ll get my chance when I get to the backsplash.
So for now, one little corner of the kitchen is done. The wall, ceiling and pantry door are painted. I made the roman shades for the windows. I am thrilled with how they turned out. I can’t wait to show you how I made them in a future post.
There is still a lot of painting and touch-ups to be done. We also have to make decisions on the counter, backsplash and flooring. Oh, and appliances. We have to decide on appliances.
Here’s a little trick that I came up with for drying paint brushes. You’re welcome! (Tons of people have probably been doing this for years and I just now thought of it – just let me think that I invented it!)
Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life says
I can hardly wait to see the rest of your kitchen. I love the wall and door colors… they are so cheery. You did an awesome job on your shade. That fabric is fun, whimsical, and pretty all at the same time. And I’ve never seen that method for drying paint brushes so maybe you did invent it!
I love that color! Since we spend so much time in our kitchens it is important to choose colors we absolutely love!
You are absolutely right Maureen!
Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo) says
I wish that I was as daring as you. That colour is gorgeous. I’m looking to refresh my kitchen this spring, summer make that fall (smile) but I’m going to paint one wall chalkboard black. Really excited. Your pictures are gorgeous.
Thanks for the BlogLovin follow, I’m a new follower of yours as well. Appreciate you linking up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/search/label/BlogLovin%20Hop).
Looking forward to connecting further.
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Thanks Sarah, for the sweet compliments! I really do like that aqua color – I just hope I don’t get sick of it soon ; )
A chalkboard wall sounds wonderful!
Thanks for hosting the BlogLovin Hop. It’s a great way to meet and connect!
I do love that color. I’m trying to look at new colors for several rooms (so many choices!) and I just love the one you picked!
Meg @ The Patchwork Paisley says
Hi! Stopping by from the Pincentive Blog Hop (I’m #95) and landed on your stenciled fabric post (LOVE the houndstooth!) then ended up here because I had to see what else you wrote about your kitchen after seeing that picture!! I LOVE the fabric you used for it and that green door is so so fun. Following you on twitter now too. 🙂
Hi Meg! Thanks for follow and sweet comments also for linking to the Pincentive Blog Hop!
Patti DeBie says
WOW!! I JUST PAINTED MY WALLS A SHADE LIGHTER THAN YOUR DOOR……THINKING MY DOOR WOULD LOOK GREAT THAT AQUA COLOR…HAVE TO FIND THST FABRIC. ABSOLUTELY WHAT IM LOOKING FOR!!!! AWESOME JOB 🙂
Thank you Patti!
Washington State Kitchen & Bath says
I am so excited to see the final photos for this project. I just can’t imagine how great it will be. Loving your choice of colors.
Happy Hiller says
Great progress! Can’t wait to see the final result!