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.