You saw the pictures from the living room. After I posted them, I went back and looked at them again. I really had NO IDEA that it would change so drastically with just a coat of paint.
But I really liked that red – and for my birthday present had found a picture quote for the kitchen wall that I loved. So….
Here goes the transformation of the dining room and kitchen:
My parents kitchen was decorated with chickens and was wonderful with their collection. My mom has a really cool collection of hens on nests that she had above the cupboards. They had a neat border with red barns and animals and yellow sunflowers and lots of pretty green in it. The chair rail under the door was painted a dark green to match the border right above it. I helped put it up and really liked it.
But my stuff just didn’t look right.
This is a not so attractive view of my messy house, but Mr. Bug was in a hurry and didn’t want me to clean it up just to take a picture. 😉
You can see the border with the green rail along the wall. Sorry for the yucky lighting in these pictures. A professional photographer I am not. 😉
We matched the red paint to a color named Almond Oil. When I first put it up I almost had a heart attack. It was so dark I thought it was going to be hideous. But it dried nicely.
Here is the dining room view now (it is cleaned up here because we just finished painting, lol)
Here it is above the bar. I found the wall stickers at Walmart in the paint section for $.97 each. I thought that they added something for my kids to see and always remember.
And the kitchen went two tone – the wall above the cabinets and behind the frig are almond.
The opposite wall between the window and door is red –
as is as the wall around the built in shelves.
My dad thinks that he would have to move if he lived here. I mentioned that to Mr. Bug who laughed and said “he already did!” So I think that means that it is okay by him! 😉
I am feeling more settled and ready to tackle new things – like starting school, serving in church as the RS Secretary, and being “present” for my children.
It really is amazing what a coat of paint can do for me!