Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hangin' Ten in the Kitchen

I've been doing more than my little fingers can type and photograph. First off, let's rewind.  You know from my previous post I was starting to paint the kitchen. I don't know if I was just feeling the Olympic spirit or what but I ended up painting the kitchen and the hallway in a couple of marathon paint sessions. One during swimming and gymnastics events and the other during the Closing Ceremonies. Well I went a little overboard and my paint went throughout the kitchen and down the hall.

Since I have been trying to be a good bride I have become a bad blogger in the process, I am deciding to treat you with a reveal before the process it took to get there. Adoring fans, please forgive me!

Here is our kitchen wearing Behr's Premium with a Satin finish in Surfer (hey, fashion week just happened). Here is a comination photo of both natural and overhead lighting. The color definitely changes with the light. This lighting brings out the green more.

Here is the same photo without the overhead. Looks way more blue.

One thing that I really noticed was our white backsplash really pops out now. It is not longer just blending in with the wall. We just got a new The Tile Shop up the road, might have to do some scoping for some backsplashes. When I finally paint the cabinets white (shade of white still TBD) the backsplash will fade back in and we don't want that!

Our eat-in dining room looks way more inviting now. I'm really going to have to get on refinishing the table.

Also, now that the door to the door to the garage is featured more, we will have to paint that to make it blend well. Anyone got suggestions for interior door paint? I don't want it the same as the all white hallway doors but I don't want it to be an eyesore either. Please suggestions welcome!

Here is the overall view from the eat-in to get more of the full scope of the space. I do plan on painting the island cabinets the same Surfer color and we plan to switch up the counter tops. The laminite is just not our style, butcher block maybe?

The other wall I painted was the backside wall that joined the kitchen with the living room. Using Behr's Premium paint in my favorite neutral wall color, Wheat Bread in a Satin finish, I made the spaces cohesive and kept the flow going.

The last area I painted with Surfer was the other side of that adjoining wall in the kitchen.

I have one more painting project I left out of this story, but I will leave that for another day. I will say that I think the kitchen is my new favorite room. It makes me happy to be in and I can't wait for the other projects because its only going to make the space more inviting.

I know I won't be posting in the next 3 weeks. I apologize for that but you will have plenty of fun things to read after that. I won't be able to stop myself from writing with excitement. In two weeks we will "officially" be The Anderson Family! Max and I are taking an eight day trip to Negril, Jamaica to sip on rum drinks and Red Stripe and enjoy our new wedded bliss.

Leave us lots of love!

If you want to read more about our journey to the alter, check out my guest blogging gig at The Budget Savvy Bride.

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