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Monday, February 2, 2009

Mini-Kitchen Redo

It's Metamorphosis Monday! And I made it. On Monday! Huzzah! I spent the weekend painting. It was cold, windy and snowy, what else was I going to do? I posted a pic of my kitchen a few months ago. If case you don't remember here it is:



Unfortunately the whole thing is that blah brown tile, except for the small bit of wall around the window. I wanted to make the whole thing brighter and less depressing, but when you have almost all tile, it's kind of hard. I normally wouldn't have chosen such a strong color, but it needed something bold, and as it turns out, I love it. M came in and decided to take a few photos. As you can see my hair had come no where near a flat iron. Scary.


He took like 10 pictures of my behind. What is wrong with men? And, yes, I AM painting in my Seven Jeans. Shhhhh.


Here is the finished result. It took about 45 minutes and the fabric is just clipped up and poofed out. I'm going to put a slightly longer "mistreatment" behind the poofy thing, but I haven't found the fabric yet. Still, this is worlds better than it was before and it makes me happy just to look at the wall. If only there weren't a sink full of dirty dishes below it.

19 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A great Met Monday post!

monica said...

Very nice. I love blue toile!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love your color choice, the room looks great.

KD said...

Everything is better with toile! Great job.

ellen b said...

Oh I really like it. Well done. What a crack up about your husband's photo taking :0)

Steph said...

That is a happy color. I love it with the blue toile. Great job!

~CC Catherine said...

I love the colors in the toile fabric you selected! Blue and Yellow are two of my favorite colors! ;) Very nice! ~CC Catherine

Chari said...

Hello and Happy Met Monday...

Just wanted to stop by with a thank you for your visit and sweet comments on my seaside blue redo!

So glad that I came by...I love your kitchen transformation...it's amazing what a little paint will do...don't you think? I love the cheery color shade of yellow that you chose and it really does brighten up all of the brown tile (however, I love the tile too)! And...I love your pretty toile valance...I'm such a fan of the "frenchy" fabric...the blue & yellow is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing...you did a marvelous job!

Warmest wishes...
Chari

Ma'dame French said...

Woo hoo looking good;) French

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the blue toile w/ teh yellow...it's so cheery!

xinex said...

looks Frenchy now and it looks really good...Christine

kbbryant said...

Great improvement. Funny photos. Funny husband.

Kathy b

mbkatc230 said...

Love your color choices, blue and yellow are so cheerful. Love the blue toile. Kathy

Cynthia said...

Love the blue and yellow, the toile and plates! Very happy looking, Cindy

carolinajewel said...

What a great transformation! I love that sunny yellow and the plates! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D Jewel

Nikki said...

This looks great! Are you living in an apartment there or?

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

haha! I leaned in, looking at those pictures. My mind was in aww about those huge appliances. In Germany! Then I remembered that you live on a base. haha. I really love reading about what your life is like. Your husband cracks me up!
Katie

KimAustin said...

Hi Girl,
I don't remember EVER being able to paint walls in housing, when did that change? Do you have to paint them back when you leave? I do like the color and the blue plates, might think about the German lace curtains too. I still have some that I brought home with me. Tell Indy hello! Hope to see you soon!
Kim

C N Heidelberg said...

We have that same horrid brown tile in our kitchen, and we also tried to 'fix' it by painting the walls yellow! Your kitchen is cuter than ours though (ours lacks a window, big problem...)!

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