Last week, I took one more step in ridding my house of paneling. Here is a quick reminder of what my kitchen looked like before...
Seriously! My dark little kitchen is so much lighter! I am so, SoOoOoOo happy with how it turned out!
It took me six weeks to paint my dining room, but I had to get this room done in a week. Sometimes, when I see a makeover on a blog, my mind fills in the blanks. I assume the woman worked on the makeover all day, cooked supper, and kept up with all the laundry.
Let me help you fill in the blanks. Last week, I painted the kitchen....and that's it. I am not super woman. I can't do it all. For one week though, I focused and got this job done, and when it was finished, I took a day to dig out of the disaster that was my house. Now, things are running back in normal order....as normal as it can get around here.
Originally, I planned on painting the walls blue gray. I spent 40 minutes in Sherwin Williams with two workers helping me pick out just the right shade of blue gray that matched my dining room too. (Reason #357 that I love Sherwin Williams)
Once I found just the right color, I took it home a sample and painted a big part of the wall, and....I hated it! Hated every bit of it.
I don't know what it is, but I'm just a fan of having neutrals on my walls. I did find a good use for that blue paint sample, and it is my favorite part of the kitchen.
I just love my blue pantry door. I originally saw this on The House of Smiths. I spray painted the door handle with my favorite dark bronze paint and roughed up all the edges on the door. Making the door look a little older really fits the character of this 150 year old house.
The new door even makes my pantry look better.
I still have a few projects to do on another wall, but for today, I just wanted to share my pantry door. It's amazing what a difference a little paint can make.