I've said it before I have DADD (decorating ADD) and I've got CADD (cleaning ADD) and I've got PADD (project ADD). I start one thing then see something else then go to that, then start another thing. I end up with 10 things started and nothing finished. I tell you it takes me a whole day to clean my house because I start and stop so much.
But back to my kitchen. If you remember my wallpaper border that I took down last month...
Then came the problem. The walls underneath the border where a different color than the rest of the walls.
I tried cleaning them but no luck. So we painted! I originally wanted green but the hubby really didn't like it. I ended up letting him pick a color and he picked blue.
This is the green I wanted.
For the top cabinets I chose SW mindful gray - it is a brown based gray. For the bottom cabinets I chose SW serious gray which is a blue based gray.
I already wrote about the self leveling paint... What a wonder! I don't know where this has been all my life but I'm glad it is here now. No sanding! YIPEE!!!
We also got knobs. Who knew I could be in love with knobs but I am. Can I just tell you how much I love my knobs. Now I can't decide on the drawer pulls. I have several I am thinking of but just can't pull the trigger and buy.
So here is the before...white and yuck. I know some people like a white kitchen but personally it always looked dirty to me.
Uppers with KNOBS!
Now since everything was looking so nice I decided to tackle organization. We have lots of drawers in our kitchen but not a lot of cabinets. So they are a bit of a mess.... OK they are a big mess! I don't have a pantry, gosh I wish I did. So here is my mess... I'm not that afraid to share.
No wonder I can never find anything!
I went to Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and Walmart and purchased some organizational things to help me get these cabinets in order. This organizational stuff is EX SPENSIVE!
But after 2 hours this is what I've got now.
Another thing that I talked the hubby into is removing the telephone jack in the kitchen. We haven't had a land line in 3 or 4 years and they big ugly silver wall jack was an eyesore. I tried covering it up with a picture but I still knew it was there...soooo, I ripped off the silver box, cut the wire's and taped them off with electrical tape and shoved them in the wall. Then we had to patch the wall..
Now I am almost done with the kitchen. It is just cleaning out every shelf and putting up new shelf liners, adding drawer pulls, hanging a shelf and organizing and I'm done! Oh yeah, we are going to switch out that light switch above to a toggle one. When I am all said and done I'll share the final result. Maybe next week?? who knows!
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