Kitchen Walls Makeover – Part 1
Yes I did just totally say MONTHS!!! In my perfect world this would have only taken a few weeks/weekends…but with Miss K running around during the day and running my mom’s business while she was on vacation….my kitchen took a back seat for a little while. I only worked on it on the weekends, at night and…well here we are finally finished with the walls in the kitchen!!
Here’s a little back story on our home.
When we first bought our home in 2005, at the very young age of 19, neither of us new a thing about being a home owner. We just new we had bought a house and we were happy to be on our own! The walls were all white…blah. So I started painting everything! I have never been great at picking out paint colors. Every paint color has always turned out to be a different color on my walls than I pictured. The kitchen was no exception. I didn’t mind the green though, I actually liked it..for a while. Though the years I pondered over what to paint it next and never really came up with anything that I thought I could stick with. Then painting and decorating my kiddo’s rooms became a larger priority over the kitchen. When I was finally satisfied with their rooms I started thinking about the kitchen again and here we are now!
I’m an avid user of Pinterest and found a few ideas that I wanted to do in the kitchen!
I knew I wanted Board and Batten on the walls as soon as I saw this tutorial!
(click on the picture to be taken to Just A Girl Blog for her tutorial on Board and Batten)
Love this shade blue…knew that I wanted something similar in the kitchen!
As soon as I had my ideas, it was off to Lowes to get my paint first! The paint I chose was Valspar Satin Rising Tide (4008-3A) and it now comes with paint & primer in one…awesome….saved me a step!
As soon as I got home and put Miss K down for the night I was painting the walls in no time (and cleaning up all the clutter!).
I love painting and the fact that it makes such a change in a short amount of time. I also had to paint all of our trim. From having kids and the usual wear and tear on our home in the last 8 1/2 years it was time for a new coat of paint on everything in site! (You are going to notice that the doors need to be painted also….but that is a whole other project for another time…still debating on what color I want them!)
And there you have it. Part 1 of the Kitchen Wall Makeover!
I absolutely LOVE the change that just the paint made in the kitchen! It’s much brighter, lighter, and feels bigger! Now if I could just talk the hubs into letting me paint the cabinets I will be on cloud 9!
What do you think so far?
Check back in a few days for Part 2 of the Kitchen Wall Makeover….Adding the “board and batten”!!