After a little visit with my parents I have returned home ready to tackle the tasks ahead. In case I forgot to mention it is a long list and of course first on the list is painting the kitchen and living room. And in case you have forgotten what they look like here they are in there current
The actual furnishings are different now since we are living here permanently but this gives you a sense of what a
project this entails.
When we first contemplated painting the wood paneling I received a lot of raised eyebrows.
There are all you wood lovers out there that are shaking your head....but this house is
to say the least.
It is clear that the builder LOVED wood. And don't get me wrong I love wood too or I wouldn't have put cherry cabinets in my kitchen......but almost 2600 sq ft of this home is finished in wood.
Maybe the builder was allergic to sheet rock or something.......
but one thing is clear there is no way in heck that this builder worked with an
The kitchen is the only place in the home that has sheetrock and that is because we remodeled it over 6 years ago. I like the kitchen but at the time I remodeled it I was a newbie designer but certainly a
so I went to the local big box store with measurements and a plan in hand. Of course now that I know a little more than I did 6 years ago I would definitely have done things different.....but that is a different story.
So for now I need to work with what I have and need to come up with a color scheme that speaks to me and ties the two spaces together.
So today I spent the day painting different samples of paints onto different areas in both rooms. I don't care how many times I have done this but I am always
by how colors change within a room.
So to put it mildly it was a long day of test painting and contemplation of colors.
I LOVE COLOR
but sometimes what you have envisioned just does not translate in the real world.
Today was one of those days that I continue to learn lessons of
Tomorrow I will reveal the color scheme my husband and I have chosen.
It definitely speaks to me!!!!!