Aug 17, 2008

Kitchen Update 8/1708

Ack! Where does all that primer go to? Bare wood sucks up a lot of primer! I used a quart of it painting just the inside 3 drawers and part of the cupboard doors. It took at least 3 coats to even out. I spent 5 hours on Saturday wood filling, sanding, primering, and painting. I was in so much pain after that, I was useless for the rest of the day. This is all farther I got:


The thing I really like about these cabinets (albeit plain) is that they're solid wood -- the boxes, the shelves, the drawers, the doors... all of it is wood.

Here's a mock up of some colors I'm thinking about doing for the soffet and opposite wall, as well as the ceiling (last one).


10 comments:

Carolyn said...

Slow but sure - it'll be worth it all when you're done - keep telling yourself that!

Berta and Joe said...

Ooooh! I love the freshness of that colour! It is a lot work but think of the pay off...a kitchen you can truly make your own! I love how you were able to add colour to your actual photo ...what was the trick?

Hope the painting goes smoothly.

Kathryn said...

I really admire the amount of work you are putting into your house in order to make it yours. However, as much as I like Periwinkle Blue, you are sort of stuck with the gold/brown/tan tile and I'm not sure that these colors work together. Have you considered a floss toss? I think you might consider a green (certainly not avocado!), but maybe a blue/green? I'd probably be conservative and go with a tan/gold, but a contrasting color could work.

stitcherw said...

Wow you were quite ambitious, it is looking great. Sorry all that resulted in pain though. Hopefully the rest goes a bit quicker for you. I really like the accent color you've picked. You're going to have a lovely kitchen.
Sue

Gabi said...

It's getting there ...slowly but sure. It's fun to see it growing. I'm getting really curious how the end result will turn out.

Rene la Frog said...

It's looking great and of course I LOVE the color

Patty Smith (ILCS) said...

Love the color it will look great. Are you replacing the tiling or is it wallpaper??
HUGS
Patty Smith
ILCS

Lisa said...

I too have the same question, is the yellow wall wallpaper or tile? I reallyyyy like the color you chose for the soffet areas. A ceiling fan in the kitchen, yes!

Barbara said...

Love the color you're planning to use. Very upscale looking, but hope you'll be able to replace the tile/wallpaper to match. I'm sure it will all be quite lovely when you're finished.
Barb in TX

Nancy said...

I have a slightly darker purple soffet in my kitchen, this is getting scary, we are quite alike......