Thursday, February 09, 2006

100 Days of Painting...

...at least. Well, not 100 consecutive days. But I did start this painting project way back in November. When we moved in, the kitchen color scheme was deep orange and olive green. Most likely way cool for my grandparents in 1975, and way cool today by retro standards, but I was really ready for a change. The kitchen is South facing and gets lots of incredible light, but the colors were really dark. I wanted to lighten things up and I think these two shades of yellow did the trick. Eventually we may remodel, but that's a few years down the road at least. So a paint remodel will do for now. Let me tell you, kitchens are hard to paint. Especially when you are painting every darn surface, need to use the cupborads and drawers practically every minute and have an almost two-year-old on the scene. So over 100 days later I'm finally finished! I still need 5 more knobs, two switchplates, and some repainting of the woodwork, but the hardest part is done. Whew! I finished last night around 2 am and celebrated with some Oreo's dunked in milk while I watched the last bit of Latenight with Conan. Today I have a hangover without the alcohol, and think I'll probably be in bed by 8. But it's done! Woo-hoo! For some more kitchen photos and the even better "before" ones, click here.

9 comments:

rebecca said...

Wow! Good job!! I still cannot believe you tackled a project like this.

Kai said...

You are a true inspiration - I feel I could burst out into song. But then that could just be this sunny weather as well as your newly sunny kitchen!!

JMac said...

WOW- I love the yellow w/the white cabinets! And, your kitchen looks full of neat extras...like the built-in table. OK, I just painted my kitchen orange (only *really* bright orange) and the ONLY color that seems to go with is olive green! I laughed when I read your post. I think I'm in trouble with my crazy orange kitchen... I should hire one of those tv programs to help out!!

beki said...

It looks great! The result of all your hard work is definitely worth it. Painting kitchen cabinets is HARD. We did that in our old house, so I'm dreading it at our current one.

Erin said...

Beautiful colors. Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting.

monday-wednesday-friday said...

Wow! Yellow good.
Wait until you see it in the spring and summer.
Your need of "five more knobs" made the little tiny Brit inside me laugh. I guess I'll go have another lager. Speaking of which, did you drink Miller High Life while you brushed. And, where is it you get all of the energy? Maybe from Oreos? Also, I don't know about you, but I want to hear Kai break out in song.

Alicia said...

It's soooo creamy and dreamy, Meegs. I love it.

textile_fetish said...

My most difficult challenge was painting above the cabinets in the corners. We have high ceilings! It turned out to be a lot less wall space then expected.

Why are we all at the same time painting our kitchens?

OH, but yeah! I had to get a light color. Must have light in the kitchen!!

jojo* said...

Your kitchen looks great! Love the colors, brightness, and all that space. I painted our kitchen too a couple years back. That was a job and a half!