Friday, June 17, 2011

If I blog about it...

I will have to be held accountable, right?

I'm not sure I've ever shown many pictures of our house.  I think I have of some things that make you ask, "What were they thinking?!"  Well, if you walked into our kitchen, the color would make you ask that very question... but not about the previous owners, about me!

I swear, I had this pictured better in my head.  But it turned out looking like a box of Crayola Crayons.  That's what you get when you don't put paint swatches up on your walls for almost a year a few weeks.

Yes, I did have paint swatches up for probably almost a year until recently.  I finally went to Lowes and purchased the paint.  But the paint was not the exact color as the color swatches I originally had up.  I couldn't find those and I had cut the numbers off when I had cut the swatches apart.  Ugh.  Hopefully the colors I picked out will not turn out like my original attempt.  I think I picked some more home-buyer friendly colors.

I am also going to repaint the cabinets.  Mrs. Miller has been extremely helpful at giving me guidance on how to do this.  The knobs and hinges on the cabinets will also be replaced.  Carl will have to replace the tracks for the drawers because they are rather old and not working the way they should.  I don't want to be the one who messes that up!

Oh, and coming back to the things that make you ask, "What were they thinking?!"

And it isn't even nice and evenly spaced out brick (you know, like us OCD people love... nice, neat, and orderly).  Like this:

"Why yes, that is an almost triangular piece.  We definitely need to have that on the back splash.  But where to put it?  I have the perfect spot!"

Really?  Anyways, I am going to try painting the brick first before having someone come and tear it out and put new drywall up.  Hopefully it will look good.  I originally picked out a light gray color (or what on the swatch looked like a light gray color).  I came home and painted it on a few of the bricks.  Yep, looks white.  So I painted another brick the same color as the top portion of the wall and it looks better.  So we shall see.
It is hard to see, but this is actually a green color

The bottom two are a gray, my original pick for them, but Carl and I decided it just
looks like we are trying to hide the brick

Now that I have blogged about my kitchen DIY remodel, I have to do it.  It will be completed this summer!

1 comment:

ohappydaze said...

I say paint it!!! It will help the brick not stand out so much, but will also add character and some interest to the wall. I think it will look good!