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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Kitchen Makeover - Painting Begins

You know how it is when you change colors drastically, the room looks totally different.  I thought I would go ahead and paint the kitchen before the rest of the makeover, I just needed to get rid of the brown so I could visualize where I am going with the space.


With the walls being a dark chocolate brown, I knew we had to use a primer, and boy was I right.  Even the primer may take two coats.  I stood back as I moved the ladder and was amazed at the difference.

What a difference paint makes and the lighter color is so fresh.  I am going to love it.


 This is with one coat of primer on everything except under the counters on the back and side wall.  I want to let the space where the fridge is dry more, then hopefully one coat of the Reliable White will cover it so I can then put the fridge back and not have to pull it out again. All  the walls in the familyroom and breakfast area are painted Reliable White, so I am just going to continue it through the kitchen too.  I think this will give a more seamless look  to these areas since they are all open to each other.


One more coat on the backsplash area when this coat dries and this room will be done.  Well, not the island or the door.


Remember this is what it looked like before as I started clearing everything off and washing down walls.


And this is my inspiration picture.  This is what I am aiming for.  ( Wood Floors, Black counters on the back cabinets and new staineless appliances.

Thank you guys for all the encouraging words.  I am so glad you see my vision and can relate. 

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25 comments:

  1. That looks like a whole lotta work! It will be fabulous when you are finished tho... xoxo

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  2. I love the color change! It's so much lighter and fresher....great decision Marty! ;)

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  3. How fresh and bright it looks now! And it makes your kitchen look huge, too! Beautiful!

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  4. Marty, great choice on color! It makes your beautiful wood cabinets really pop and once you add the black in...Oh My, it will be so gorgeous!

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  5. I am amazed at how much larger the kitchen looks painted white, and how much lighter and brighter it is. I know the power of paint, but seeing the before and after is amazing! I know you will love it when it is done.

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  6. Love the lighter color Marty! I lightened and brightened our kitchen up 3 years ago and have not regretted it once. I can not wait to see the next phase of your makeover.

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  7. I like the color that flows through to the kitchen - it looks great Marty. You are going to be so happy with the end results.

    Mary

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  8. Black! I wouldn't have thought of that, but it looks NICE!

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  9. Love the look you are heading toward, Marty! You have such pretty cabinets and this will show them off so well.

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  10. It's almost shocking how much larger the kitchen looks! I agree about keeping the color seemless throughout and keeping the flow going. This is going to be fantastic when you are done.

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  11. It looks amazing already. The kitchen looks twice as big to me. I just recently painted my cabinets white and I could not believe how much bigger it made my kitchen seem.

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  12. You are doing such a great job, can't wait to see it finished!

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  13. Go Marty! It's looking great already! :)

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  14. I can't believe what a difference the light walls made! You are making fantastic progress, I'm as slow as a snail when I paint! :( I just can't wait to see it when you have it completed. When I first saw your inspiration picture I knew your kitchen was going to be amazing!
    btw, you've convinced me Marty. About 5 years ago while I was out of town, my sweet husband painted our living AND dining room walls a deep sage green. When I got home...I sucked air! It was about 6 months before I had the nerve to tell him how much I disliked the color. He disagreed. I have been asking him to help me paint the rooms a lighter color for almost 5 years...I'm showing him your pictures!
    Thanks!

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  15. I can't believe what a difference the light walls made! You are making fantastic progress, I'm as slow as a snail when I paint! :( I just can't wait to see it when you have it completed. When I first saw your inspiration picture I knew your kitchen was going to be amazing!
    btw, you've convinced me Marty. About 5 years ago while I was out of town, my sweet husband painted our living AND dining room walls a deep sage green. When I got home...I sucked air! It was about 6 months before I had the nerve to tell him how much I disliked the color. He disagreed. I have been asking him to help me paint the rooms a lighter color for almost 5 years...I'm showing him your pictures!
    Thanks!

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  16. Marty its going to be stunning and I can't wait to see your vision come true for you. Looking good so far!

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  17. lookin good Marty.. the brown was so dark-- so this will make your whole home slow seamlessly.. woooohoooo

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  18. Looking good!! The room looks so much bigger.

    Judy

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  19. I think you made a great decision to keep the color flowing throughout. The kitchen looks so much bigger, it is amazing! You are wonder woman, doing this yourself!!! I am so totally impressed! You go girl!

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  20. This looks wonderful...and light! Love it!

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  21. The lighter color looks a lot better. That dark color felt so heavy. This even makes the cabinets look nicer. I still would have preferred a pale color on the walls but overall, much much better with the lighter color.

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  24. It looks so much better already! I look forward to following along with the rest of your makeover! LOVE the toolbox, how wonderful that it has sentimental value!

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