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« on: July 11, 2009 09:55:55 PM »

This is one of those projects that just dragged on for weeks for no real reason other than sometimes the roller just seems to sass back Wink
After much debate I decided to paint my kitchen red (here is the thread I started with all the before pictures and conversation on what colors to choose: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310126.msg3559649#msg3559649) so I stalked the paint sections at the hardware store and pillaged the paint chips to tape on the wall to gawk at as the sun made its way through the sky and decided on Eddie Bauer's "Crimson" which is part of his bungalow collection at Lowes. This is the second color of that line that I've worked with and I'm pleased. We actually got this one color matched to the Olympic Premium since it is $10 a gallon cheaper and has no VOCs (which is good because I'm pregnant and it has no odor) which is a-okay in my book. This took two coats and I'm satisfied with the coverage. I had my hubby do the painting towards the ceiling because I'm getting a bit front heavy and had one too many close calls leaning foward  on the ladder to get a corner... so any shoddy lines are so his fault- I only painted the perfect spots Cheesy Wink Cheesy


Enough yapping onto the pictures! Here is the "nook" that is split off with a mud room taking up the other space.


And here is a close up of the stenciled pattern on the open shelves I store the dishes and glasses on:


Rotating our way counter clockwise around the room here is the corner where the dog eats, and the other side of the door that leads to the mud room. I hung up some pictures I painted to go in my dining room at my old house. Out of sheer boredom I named the woman "Benina" and the man "Bertrand". It made sense at the time... my husband jokes that now I need to get a smaller canvas and paint a beagle for the dog and a baby for the future kiddo.


Here is the built in hutch that is super duper neat and eventually I'd love to get some glass put in so you can see the dishes inside but the budget is waistband-after-thanksgiving tight so thats not really an option right now.


Here the open doorway leads to the living room and the closed door leads down to the basement. I have some white sail cloth curtains for the window on the far right of the picture but the rod I bought was too short. D'oh!



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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009 10:12:37 PM »

Awesome! I love the stencils!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009 12:32:38 AM »

wow. you kitchen is fantastic. i love the colour. i wish my kitchen looked like this. congrats also on the bub. so jealous.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009 07:45:38 AM »

When I saw the title to your post, I was thinking "no way" , but this color really works.  Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009 08:48:22 AM »

Thank y'all! And with all the white cabinets and appliances the room really didn't shrink Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009 09:57:03 AM »

I like it! it looks wonderful, you also had a great kitchen to work with, nice and vintagey
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009 10:06:56 AM »

I like it! it looks wonderful, you also had a great kitchen to work with, nice and vintagey

Yeah, the house was built in 1914 so as they brought the kitchen inside over the years it's really held its own. I love my old grumpy house Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009 08:04:18 PM »

I'd like to see more of the stencils... maybe on top of the door and the white built ins, just the virtical pannels. They look too good to hide just in the cubby.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009 08:21:46 PM »

I'd like to see more of the stencils... maybe on top of the door and the white built ins, just the virtical pannels. They look too good to hide just in the cubby.  Smiley

Thanks! I really like the stencils too. For a while I was going to get some brown paint and do a craftsman stained glass blocking pattern but since my house is right in that transition period from Victorian to Bungalow and has conflicting styles in the house because of that I decided to go with a damask/brocade design instead.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009 05:48:20 AM »

Your kitchen is great! Love the color! It looks like a happy fun room!  Wink
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