Monday, March 7, 2011

Red Stained Nails

Marine and I spent this entire past weekend painting what will be our new home. Ever tried to paint over dark wood paneling? Not so easy. Well just takes several coats.

We painted the bedrooms, hallway and living room a creamish tan color and we are going to paint the trim and doors white (haven't gotten to that part yet). For the kitchen I gotta a little brave. I decided I wanted a red kitchen. I am so plain jane this was a BIG variance from the norm. I almost chickened out. But then I figured, what the heck we are going to be here for a year or two so then after that it doesn't matter!

This weekend I painted on about 3 coats. And I have to say..... I'm LOVIN' it!

Here is the before picture..... ignore my poor Blackberry Torch quality here. Also ignore Marine in his sexy painting clothes.

Oh and the floors are going to be replaced to! 


Much better right? I really like it! I wasn't going to paint the cabinets but I'm starting to think I might paint them white. That's not a right away must but a project I can tackle once everything else is done and we are officially moved in. 

Needless to say by the end of the my nails were stained red! We have also been talking about doing a back splash maybe. Our light fixtures our bronze so I was looking at something like this maybe:

I'm not sure though. I'm wanting kind of a country theme kitchen I think. We'll see. We all know I change my mind often.

We are going to put in the flooring from Home Depot called barnwood.

Allure Plank, Barnwood 6 in. x 36 in. Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft./case)
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I'm excited and ready to have it all done! 

1 comment:

phoebe said...

good luck!!! i can't wait to see the finished product. where are you living now while renovations are in progress? still upstairs with your mom?