Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finally...

It all began back on the first of June. Ty was going out of town for 10 days and I wanted to paint the kitchen. We decided on colors Dipped Chocolate, Tropical Hideaway and Graceful Willow.

I started early the morning after Ty left. Here are the before pictures. I didn't clean it before I took the pictures so don't judge too harshly.

When we first moved into the house I was pregnant with George so I couldn't really paint because of the fumes. But the cabinets were a really dark, dark brown wood that I hated. So I went and got contact paper that looked like a light oak. It looked really nice and they were very easy to clean.

Unfortunately when it came time to paint the cabinets I had to remove this contact paper. That was not fun. I had to scrub with Goo Be Gone and Mineral Spirits to get the left over adhesive off of the cupboards. It was a pitb.


Here are some during shots. You can see the original color of the cabinets in these pictures. See how dark they were? We were beginning to prime them when I snapped these.I did not finish in the ten days that Ty was gone. I was pretty much done with the painting except for some touch up work but I didn't have everything loaded back in and I felt bad because Ty came home to a hugely messy house.

It's still not completely done. The brown wall is nowhere near done. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly to put there. But I LOVE it. I love the colors and I know having it this color will help out in the middle of winter when it's dark and gray.

Here's the "almost" finished product.


LOOK! There is my one pop of red...my new toaster. I'm really considering painting my table and benches and chair red. Do you think that would be too much?
There it is. My Tropical Hideaway kitchen. I love it. I know it's not for everyone and that's okay. It makes me happy. The color. The swirly knobs. The red toaster. My happy place.

24 comments:

Tyran, the Yeti Yogi said...

There it is. My Tropical Hideaway kitchen. I love it. I know it's not for everyone and that's okay. It makes me happy. The color. The swirly knobs. The red toaster. My happy place.

I know that and that is why I love it!

Jessica G. said...

Love the hardware! And good job taking something that didn't make you happy and turning it into something fabulous!

Emmy said...

I love the swirly knobs! I have a clock just like that, I made it in fact.

The Boob Nazi said...

oooo pretty

Piglet de' Erin said...

Dang Shanna! That looks fabulous. Beautiful. I am so jealous. I think you have such a talent for putting colors together. I love love love it.

Kristina P. said...

You did an amazing job! Love the blue.

Barbaloot said...

I love that brown wall. I haven't any sort of interior designing gene in my body and can't think past light, neutral walls.

Lisa Lou said...

Love the cabinets!! They are fabulous. Makes me want to do mine. I still am torn on what color would look best in our house though. We have identical toasters too. Fabulous!

Lara said...

I love the difference a little bit of paint makes! Wow! Good job!

Karen said...

The blue is awesome! SO much better than that dark brown underneath.

erynn louise said...

awesome kitchen shan! love it!

Rachel Sue said...

Oooooh! I love it! The brown wall is so amazing! I want to do that in my house. Hmmmm. Where can I put a brown wall. . .

Mary said...

The blue is so cheerful, and I love the hardware you picked out!! Great work!

M-Cat said...

How fun! I love how cheerful it is! Nice job

Shelle and Dan said...

I love it and love that you stepped out and got your creativity on! I also have a dark brown wall, and it's one of my favorite features of our bedroom.

Sarah said...

I love color! Especially is kitchens, I think it makes them so much more enjoyable to hang out in! I love it!

tiburon said...

I think it looks FANTASTIC! A breath of fresh air :)

annie valentine said...

I LOVE it. You are brave and it's beautiful, go SO.

Madalyn :) said...

Piant the table red!!! I think that would be an awesome addition!

muggins mahooney said...

Great job Shanna. It looks fantastic. On the red table....oh ya baby!!

Teachinfourth said...

I have to be honest...when I first got there, I wondered if I were in the right place. I love the new Halloween look on the blog.

Gerb said...

Wow... you are ambitious! I love that shade of blue.

Amander said...

LOVE the new look! The blue and brown look great together.

The Head Eagle said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Those handles too..FAB! You want to paint a few things for me?

P.S. Love the new bloggy look! You got all kind of skills!