The Kitchen & Dining room

Remember this scary place?

Well look at her now! TaDa!

She is beautiful and yellow and happy.
The kitchen has really been transformed

We painted the walls with Killz and all the wood trim/windows with Zinser primer. The oil based Zinser to cover the yucky smoke smell. It was a MESS to work with., it was very thin and dried incredibly fast.

Then we (and by we I mean my mom, the best painter in the world) painted the trim and windows white. We used Behr "Decorators White" in semi gloss from Home Depot.

We painted the walls egg shell with Benjamin Moore's Hawthorne Yellow. We took the color swatch in and they matched it at the Home Depot. I really LOVE this color! It is very cheery!

We rearranged a bit, to make the room more user friendly.

By turning the fridge (and switching the hinges) we added much more room and functionality to the space! I pulled an extra door from the attic and placed it over the doorway. Someday, this will actually be a solid wall with hopefully more cabinets, perhaps some open shelving :-) And my heart goes pitter patter!

We are using a kitchen cart I got at the What Cheer flea market with HomeGoods baskets as extra storage. We like having the Fiesta ware stacked in plain view. I like the colors and the  Mr. probably likes the accessibility.

For now, instead of replacing the green and occasionally pinkish linoleum--we got a rug at Lowes to cover it up! Its an outdoor rug so we can easily shake it out and spray it off if something spills. You cant see it but we cleaned and flipped the ceiling fan blades to white.

We got so much done in this room, its really incredible. It looks SO much better than the icky dark red.

With time, we are going to paint the cabinets white, get a stackable washer and dryer, make the wall a solid wall and add cabinets/open shelving. But for now, I LOVE my happy cheery kitchen! Maybe I'll get better at cooking ;-)

We also painted the dining room hawthorne yellow. We are going to have white linen roman shades made by the best painter in the world ;-) And who votes we ditch the gold light fixture and trade it in for a pretty chandelier? I do!

So that's officially where we are with the kitchen and dining room!



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