The past two days have been much of a blur. I’ve been busy priming and painting my life away, literally! Hence the past two days being “much of a blur”.
My husband and I installed new window fixtures in black, I decided it was time to give my dining room a color makeover. We previously had tan on the walls and tan and black are nice colors that fit well together, I just needed something a little more dramatic. After adding the window fixtures, one thing led to another and we started working on the kitchen.
Before we get into what my dining room and kitchen look like now, let me show you the atrocious monstrosity it was…..
Everything was disheveled and my poor husband was going nuts! With the pregnancy coming to an end in 3 short months, I’ve been going stir crazy trying to get things accomplished. Below are a combination of paint colors I chose for our dining room, three colors to be exact! You can’t really tell and I guess I’m horrible at choosing paint colors….My husband picked out our new paint color and I love it, its lighter than all three of those “same shades” in the picture below.
Our kitchen is another story! I think this stressed my poor hubs out the most, because we purchased an IKEA island. We all know that when you purchase anything IKEA, it comes in a million ba-jillion pieces…..So, what we really purchased were two base cabinets, all their doors, hinges, pulleys, knobs, dividers and a butcher block top………I’m pretty sure I’m leaving a few more things out…..Below is what our kitchen looked like during this installment.
After all the doors were placed together, I started the painting process.
The next day, my hubby and I decided that we needed the IKEA kitchen island to have a custom look, which we are still working on. I will be sure to share with you all the end result Here’s a sneak peek below of where we are going design wise.
For now, here is how far along we’ve come with both the dining room and kitchen.
My husband picked out a fantastic color in mint called “Green Vibe” by Valspar. If you haven’t noticed by now, I love Valspar paint! The knobs are from IKEA and of course, I would put in the link to buy them, but they won’t ship em’……..ugh……
The paint color we chose for the dining room is called “Silver Leaf” by Valspar. I love it far better than the other three colors I had swatched on the wall. It’s the perfect shade of grey with a hint of blue. Hopefully one day we will add some crown molding to this room.
The next project, which will be a breeze, is the interior side of the front door. I’m planning on….yup…you guessed it, I’m painting it! I think I will paint it the same color as the wall, but in a semi gloss, of course.
I cannot wait to reupholster these wing-back chairs. They are such an eye sore!! We will also be changing this table out for a large round one! So exciting!
I love how this Silver Leaf color plays with the dark grey/blue in my hallway! It’s the perfect visual when walking in through the front door!
Okay, that’s enough for now! I can’t wait to share the finished rooms with you. Right now, I’ve got 100 projects going all at once, suits me right! I’m having a baby…..I’ve got to get this mess done!!!
Everyone have a fantastic Saturday!