Hey, guys. I have another room redo to share. Kind’a. It’s not a re-do as much as re-fresh, but it’s a good one! I mainly just PAINTED but I also tossed the valances and a very odd cabinet duo. Those minor changes made the world of difference. Not only to how the room looks, but also how it feels when you’re IN the room.
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If you saw my new house tour post, the whole house has drop ceilings. I changed them out to plank ceilings in my Piano Room, which I love! I’m not changing them out in the kitchen until after I rip out the pantry and I won’t do that until I’m ready to gut the whole kitchen (or build a new one elsewhere). So the ceilings are staying for now –as well as the cabinets and appliances. (For the most part.) Even though I’m not ready to tear everything out and reconfigure the entire space, I knew I could make it better, with just a little effort (but no structural changes).
A Fresh Coat of Paint
I learned something from living with ugly paint in the master bedroom for 7+ years and finally painted it — right before we moved out. Once we painted it, it looked and felt so much better to be in that space! I didn’t do anything different to it except for paint. But the paint, by itself helped loads. So, I decided that I’m not going to wait for 7 years to change ugly paint in this house!
The new kitchen has the ugliest brown/green color I have ever seen as wall paint. The dark color made the small space feel cramped, dated, and dirty. Not the feeling I want to have when in my kitchen.
Purdy Paintbrushes recently reached out to me about partnering for a room transformation, and I thought, perfect! Let’s get to the painting of my FRESH and FANCY new kitchen!
Paint and Materials
For this project, I used Sherwin Williams, Infinity paint from Lowe’s in Alabaster and these Purdy products:
- ClearCut Paint Brushes
- 2.5″ angled
- 2″ flat
- Ultra Finish 9″ x 3/8″ Roller Cover
- Power Lock Extension Pole
- Revolution Frame
- Nest 9″ Tray
- Nest 9″ Tray Liner
- Ultra Finish mini Roller Cover (Not pictured here because it’s something I grabbed from my shop when I decided to paint the island cabinets.)
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A few Extras that weren’t planned
After I had painted the large walls and started cutting in above the windows, I realized how much I disliked the odd cabinet duo in between the windows. I decided that had to come down. Proud moment, I actually warned Wes (or asked for his thoughts) before I did it!
I didn’t plan on painting the backsplash initially but once the walls were white I realized I had to paint the backsplash too. I already had a gallon of Sherwin Williams ,ProClassic in this same color (which I used on the trim in the piano room).
Then I decided I HAD to paint the island as well!
Then the only thing left was to reinstall the 57 (exaggeration) light switch covers! The excessive light switches is another thing that will not get changes until the “Big Picture” renovation happens and I have NO IDEA when that will be.
For now, I can live with 8 light switches in each location. What I can’t live with is ugly brown walls. That has to go! Thank goodness Purdy gave me the push I needed to make it happen NOW instead of getting put off for a month or five or a year or five.
It looks SO MUCH BETTER than before, don’t you think?
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