Sunday, July 22, 2012

a peek at paint and progress

Last week was monumental.  I decided on kitchen paint colors!
Benjamin Moore Snowfall White on the top cabinets and Forest Moss on the bottom.  

I know, you might wonder at me for not going all white.  But while I LOVE the look of an all-white kitchen, I realized that with mustard counter tops, a mustard stove and a black dishwasher I simply wasn't going to achieve that fresh all-white look.  

{the Before}

 So I went for the green and white mix I'd kinda always had in my head, and really do love the result.....such as it is at this point. ; )   Bravely letting you peak in on the progress and hoping that you can look past the crazy mess and see the potential in progress.   (Got my light fixture hung :)

I can't even believe how much work this kitchen has been, but never in a bazillion years could I have accomplished this much without Sister.  We started Monday night and worked until she left Thurs afternoon and from morning till night did absolutely nothing but remove wallpaper, caulk, putty and paint, paint, paint in that kitchen.

Okay, we also ate chocolate.  And took one break to have a 30 minute cake date in all our sweaty, paint be-speckled glory.   But seriously that was the only thirty minutes of technical "fun" we had.   Thankfully, any time with Sister is the best good times and we got pretty much every single Very Important Topic talked about and sorted out as we worked away.

It was so, so great having her here.  I can't believe how blessed I am to have such a Sister. 
Her positive attitude is absolutely unshakeable.  We were messy, tired and achey but the happy note in her voice never gave out.   She's just pretty darn amazing that way.

We were much sad to see her go, but I'm so thankful we both have iphones. : )   Happy news is that my mum in coming in this week!! so I hope to finish up the kitchen and share many-many pics and tips on that soon.  Also on the "to-do" list,  paint that Master Bedroom already!  And seriously considering painting some floors, am I nuts?



  1. You are so blessed to have a sister, I have two, one is older than me by four years, we are close, one is two years older than I am and I am her power of attorney she lives in an assisted living setting at age 59. We were three sisters always not always getting along. But still sisters.

  2. LOVE the direction you are going in for your kitchen!!!!!!!

  3. I love the ideas for the kitchen colors! I would have never thought of that and it is starting to look amazing. :)

  4. ok, so on your post last week i was going to mention possibly painting those floors, but i didn' yes, i say do it! maybe just in the bedrooms or something?? you are seriously making me so excited to buy a house and make it mine. thanks for the house envy :)


  5. it's looking light and cheery! I'm so glad you were blessed with this time together!

  6. oh Cailan ... it's looking beautiful! i have been so eager to hear how things are going ... and so thankful you have met my niece Kirsten :)

  7. I love it - what a cheerful colour and we all need cheerful kitchens. I can't wait to see more photos.

  8. What a great progress shot -- the yellowy green really ties that old Harvest Gold in! And I love the glimpse of blue table leg with it.

    We have also moved recently. Our house does not need as much help as yours, but one area of interest is the floors. I'm pondering taking up my 25-year-old blue carpet and painting them, so I'll be curious to hear how that works out for you.

  9. White kitchens are lovely. But so are kitchens that are a little more unique and colorful. We painted our kitchen white when we moved (actually, I think the color was actually called "Cinnamon cake" which is pretty appropriate for a kitchen where one bakes, don't you think?) I think the green is darling. And cheerful. And beautifully unique.

  10. It if GORGEOUS.... I love that shade of green... so excited for you and your family... this kitchen is goin to be amazing!!! and ummmm... painted floors?? WOW... A real visionary aren't you??? :)

  11. spell check ... LOLOLOLOL... it "IS"..... AND this kitchen is "GOING" to be..... Sorry!!! :)

  12. Your color choices are outstanding! You have done a great job of working with your existing finishes, and more than that making them fresh and new again! I love those mustard countertops with the green base cabinets--such a smart idea! I'm so looking forward to following your progress in this house!

  13. I agree with Kristen above - The green and white in that kitchen is fantastic! It makes the whole area look so new and beautiful. Yeah for sisterly teamwork! :)