Ta-da! Kitchen painted! Doesn’t it look so much better!? If you’re just catching up, we did a little bit of impromptu renovating 2 weekends ago, so this weekend was the clean-up and prettify of the mess we made. We completely painted the kitchen, the pantry and the hallway (since it directly conjoins wall-wise.
Here are a few before pictures. I failed to take any right before we started painting, it was too chaotic with pets and open cans of paint. Take my word for it that it was ugly, dingy, and poorly masked with flesh-colored “neutral” paint…
I’d actually been hoarding the paint I wanted to use for over a year. I’m always perusing the markdown paints at Lowes, colors that someone just thought were wrong or decided not to use (I used to work there, I know), and when I stumbled on this soft grey, I knew it’d be perfect to temporarily improve the state of the kitchen while we save for a full remodel.
We painted the doors with chalkboard paint. Yep, I totally got sucked into Pinterest one night and decided it would add some fun to the kitchen. Obviously it’s just boring black while it sets. Kind of elegant no?
Our little Boston key rack, still the only thing we’ve hung to date…
In the late afternoon with the sun shining in…
The dark hallway. I probably shouldn’t have taken these at sunset, the light was just all over the place.
The rest of the kitchen, unchanged but better for our efforts. It feels worlds different from when we first moved in!
So there you have it. It’s not perfect, but I’m so happy with it. Happy to have a color I love and one less room that is flesh-colored. Grateful for a big airy kitchen that is starting to feel more like “us.” We’ve still got a long way to go, but you eventually learn to enjoy every step of the process.
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