Our kitchen isn't completely hideous, but it is dated, and badly needs repainting. The pale yellow walls were fun when they were fresh, but it's time for a change. This project has dragged out for months now....Bad weather sent some leaks and cracks our way. That led to multiple layers of drywall mudding. And multiple weeks of me nagging T to add more mudding. Add a few other DIY projects into the mix, and it's now February. I am determined to get this done!
This bench is actually pretty new and was a thrift store find...a real steal for $74. I'm planning on leaving the seat as-is and will probably paint the rest black:
I'd love to get rid of both those pieces and do a giant wall of built-in shelves and cabinets, but I'm only using money from gift cards I won in Giveaways for this update...it's just not in the budget.
Um, yeah, so the fridge is a teensy bit cluttered. (blushing) Guess we really do need that command center!
I'd flip to change out the cabinet fixtures, but the hinges have plastic to them and I'm just not sure that spray paint will last on them. Replacing them is not in the budget right now, so brass it is for now.
Um, very empty wall. Big plans for this wall. Hope it turns out the way I have it pictured in my head.
You can see the two old ceiling fans here, plus the new spray painted light fixture above the sink. I bought a new fan for the area near the stove...would love something different, but we have to have it for the circulation. I have something completely different to go above the table...really hoping it turns out!
On our to-do list?
- Finish the mudding and sanding of problem areas
- Paint ceiling
- Prime walls and trim
- Paint walls and trim
- New window treatments
- New rugs
- New artwork
I am so excited for this room to come together. It won't be a jaw-dropping, earth-shattering makeover. But I think the changes will be a nice update to the room to make it feel current in our 1970s Colonial!
What's one of your Home Goals for 2013?
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