Monday, September 28, 2015

From Drab to Fab

Good Monday morning!!!! If you follow me on Instagram {HERE} you already know what we tackled this weekend. We recently showed you our dining room reveal {HERE}, but what I didn't show you was the other side of the room. Our kitchen needed some work for sure, but we didn't plan on doing much right now. 

My husband promised me better lighting and then things got out of control.... Our football game was rained out on Saturday morning so we found ourselves with some extra time on our hands. My husband is extremely meticulous with projects and he wanted things done just right. 

Our kitchen had a ceiling fan in the middle of the room. The soffits really dated our kitchen and darkened the whole room. We had planned to add recessed lighting and remove the fan. As we stood in the kitchen talking and measuring for the lights, we both agreed that the soffits were coming down. 

I was there for pictures and moral support. I also carried out the old wood. 

Once we removed everything, I realized that the paneling and wallpaper were going to look pretty rough.

Then my OCD kicked in. Ryan began installing the lights and I decided the wallpaper was coming down. We are eventually going to hang drywall in all of the rooms, but paint is an easier, cheaper fix for now. We made the best of the paneling/wallpaper situation. I peeled wallpaper off and it didn't take long at all. It peeled right off since it was fairly old. 

I have not picked up a paint brush in months and it felt amazing to finally knock this project out. 

We will be adding trim to the top of the cabinets and crown molding, but for now it looks so  much better! I have also decided to add a cluster of lights to match our dining room lights over the kitchen sink. I think it will tie everything together. For the first time, I actually have space above our cabinets to decorate.

Wall Paint: Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams
Trim Paint: Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Flooring: Manchester Hand Scraped 3/4" Solid Hardwood Floor, 5" in width from Hank's Carpet

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! So much lighter and brighter! Good for you for jumping in and tackling that job :)



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