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Topic: A girl just wants to have fun....in her PURPLE kitchen! *first post!*  (Read 12031 times)
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« on: January 17, 2010 07:34:41 AM »

I recently moved into a new house (Yay! for new decorating space!), but I didn't enjoy being in the BLAH kitchen very much. It drained me and it's the hub of the house!
So here's what I did. I painted it purple! As I was painting it, I thought it was a little too Easter egg-ish. For the first time ever, I questioned my vision. But I pressed on.... and I am so glad I did.

BEFORE
The kitchen was about as exciting as...well.....hmmm..... I can't seem to come up with anything...




AFTER

I painted the bottom half darker than the top and free-handed the flowery design on the bottom as well as the back-splash.  (I also did all the artwork hanging on the wall too!)

I am trying to deal with the old appliances for a while and make the most of my space until I win the lottery and can make a few trips to IKEA and get myself a new kitchen (among other things). I've since put plants in my wall holders and that adds a nice fresh feel, I think.
I thought about painting my cabinets white. But, the purple almost makes them bearable for a while. I wouldn't do that until Spring if I do it at all.



I also designed and painted my window for a little more privacy (it's street side).  I love it when the sun shines through and throws the color all over my kitchen!


Thanks for looking!! This is my first post! Tell me what you think!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010 07:48:15 AM »

*LOVE* the work you've done... we just bought a house and we had to redo the kitchen... we weren't able to save... we're now trying to figure out artwork and photos I've taken to put up.. you've done a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010 08:07:18 AM »

Oh my goodness!!! I love the whole thing!!!! I need to go get paint now! I think if I had to choose a favorite part, it would be the window! What did you use to paint it? Totally amazing work!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010 08:15:20 AM »

I would totally pay you to come do my whole house! I especially love the bottom half of the wall with the flowers
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010 08:18:55 AM »

Really nicely done dear.  A very cohesive design.  It feels like a friendly little cafe that I'd like to stop into for a hot chai with a good friend.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010 08:53:35 AM »

I love it!! Actually, I want that to be the color of my wedding dress! How can you not be happy in that color?!?!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010 09:17:08 AM »

Wow! To be honest, when I read that you painted it purple before I scrolled down I thought it was goping to look like easter or a cave depending on the darknes, but i love it! It looks really great and the free hand flowers, I thought it was wallpaper. I think it with the contrast of the darker cabinets. Looks really rich, and what did you use to paint the window? That looks awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010 09:29:59 AM »

Thanks for all of the lovely comments!  I really appreciate them!  Cheesy

Looks really rich, and what did you use to paint the window? That looks awesome!
The paint for the window was a "stained glass" paint that I bought at the craft store.  I don't have it handy - and my son is napping on me - so I can't run and check the name....but it was in the aisle with the regular crafty paints and wall rub-ons.  You may check there! 




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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010 10:39:13 AM »

It looks great!  I like all your paintings on the wall too.  Depending on how much sun the kitchen gets, and how much time you have I would go a head and paint the cabinets white.  The wood cabinets looks fine I just think it would make the kitchen seem newer.  Great job on the window it is my favorite part.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010 11:29:33 AM »

What a difference! Love the paint job on the walls. And the flowers on the rug!
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