Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Painted Kitchen: Mini Makeover Sneak Peek

You may remember that I posted about my mom and mother-in-law being kind enough to come over and help me get my kitchen painted. It's a project that has been looming over my head for months. Honestly, if it hadn't been my mother-in-law's idea, I would have let it slide another few months because I hate painting more than anything (except running). But we got it done (except for one small touch up on a window frame that needed work), and I am in love with the color. Wanted to give you a quick sneak peek.

The room is hard to photograph because of the way the light comes through our windows, but I managed to get one sort of "meh" shot. 

Here's the Before shot as a reminder (full post with pics is here):

Again, very hard to photograph with the lighting, but the old color was a pale yellow. Not awful, but dated. 

Here's an iPhone shot of the wall next to our living room door:

The color is Nantucket Mist by Dutch Boy. They sent me two gallons of their Refresh paint, and I was highly impressed. They recommended it to me based on the odor eliminating technology (great for a kitchen). We purchased an inexpensive white Glidden primer from WalMart, as I wasn't sure about the coverage of gray over yellow. 

We painted the entire kitchen (chair rail and below in white) with just a half a gallon of paint! I have plans for my dining room for the remainder. I was very happy with the coverage, and I love the color. For me, it's the perfect shade of gray. It has a lovely silvery blue undertone to it. I didn't want anything with green undertones, and I didn't want anything too warm. 

I have one window treatment taken care of, two left to go. Then it's on to accessorizing!

What's your favorite shade of gray?
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Disclosure: Dutch Boy sent me two gallons of paint to review, but I was not financially compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Ha! Sorry, but your question about your favorite shade of gray made me think of the news I got this morning on my FB feed. Apparently the stars to play in "5o Shades of Gray" were announced yesterday.

    Your walls look great! We just striped our hall a few weeks ago and I am in love!

  2. love, love love the grey Amanda!!!! Great choice!

  3. love, love love the grey Amanda!!!! Great choice!

  4. Amanda, love the grey! Can't wait to see the full kitchen reveal.

  5. I have heard great things about Dutch Boy paints. Very nice with chair rail!-aimee

  6. Yeah for progress! I love the color gray you chose and can imagine that you'll be happy with it for a long while.

  7. This is a great color! Wonderful transformation!

    I love Bedford Grey by Martha. It's probably my favorite grey because it's a little more warm. But I rarely meet a grey I don't know. ;)

  8. I love the soft grey color! It's much better than the yellow that was there. I've really been thinking about painting in grey so I love seeing examples of how other people have used grey in their homes.


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