Kitchen – progress and ALMOST done…

So this is what we started with. About 8 years ago I painted the kitchen this BEAUTIFUL color… I call the color “Baked Bean Red”. Although I’m sure the paint company had a more appealing name for it at the time. This paint was actually leftover “oops” paint that I bought for a church project. And there was just enough paint left to roll a coat on my kitchen walls. I remember this being so drastic at the time… and many people have commented over the years how this color was so ODD for a kitchen color. But it was perfect for me.

Here’s two different angles … I’m sure the first thing you’ve noticed is how CLUTTERED everything is. (It took just about everything in me not to tidy up before I took these pics.) But I really truly wanted these pics to be good “before and after” pics… so I didn’t touch anything…


And then the next step was cleaning out the cabinets, off the counters and removing everything. Our contractor removed the doors and painted them along w/ the cabinets. It’s kinda difficult to see in these pics – but the color of the cabinets is very similar to what it was before. In fact, so close that you can’t really see a difference between the old color on the ceiling and the new color on the cabinets. Worked out perfectly…

Mr. Contractor then put new handles and drawer pulls on. Among other odds/ends projects in this room, he tweaked on some of the drawers so that they move easier and then he put everything back in place… except for my plates, dishes, pots/pans and pantry food. He, of course, left that for me to do… oh joy! I took the time to take the contact paper off of the shelves… and purged some old items at the same time! I LOVE clean sweeping! What a project! I did get a few nights “off” from cooking that week… and that was rather nice!


Then it was my turn to get my hands dirty… I stripped down the once-lovely and rather trendy border paper. I took the time to take the contact paper off of the shelves… and purged some old items at the same time! I LOVE clean sweeping! What a project! I did get a few nights “off” from cooking that week… and that was rather nice! A few months wen tby… and I finally got to my painting part. The new color is called “Camel”. It’s two colors darker on the paint chip than the cabinets were. A perfect neutral color… and now a kitchen with a lot less clutter!


Next? I decide what art to put on the walls and where. And then maybe I’ll mop the floor… what do you think?!

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