(or is it HIGH there? these paint fumes must be getting to me.)
Here's where we left off last...the walls were primed and ready for paint. For a look back check out A Muddy, Dusty Kitchen Update and Rock n' Roll Kitchen Update.
|Primed and Ready for Paint|
Have you ever wished that you had some super-human power? Me too! It's usually something standard like flying, but today I wanted two bionic paint roller hands that could bust out the paint in no time and maybe some Go-Go Gadget stretchy arms so that I could do it from the comfort of the couch. Say what? Yes, I just dropped a righteous Inspector Gadget reference. A-thank-you.
Anyways, back to the task at hand (or hands, heh.) The Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 Primer coat had dried and the walls were finally ready for their color. I'd love to tell you the color we chose, but I can't. We scored a great deal on paint a few months back. A hardware store was selling 5 gallon interior eggshell paint for $35 and they'd tint it, too. You heard me right, 35 dollars!! We bought two 5-gallon buckets and had one tinted to a light gray and the other to a taupe. And you know what I did? I had color-remorse and took them in to a local hardware store and had the color darkened up. Well, it didn't quite come out as planned and now I'm stuck with a taupe which was created from the gray (and really is not bad at all), a strange terra-cotta color and the feeling of regret. 5 gallons of terra-cotta....not sure what I'm going to do with that! At least the taupe works (or greige if you're hip), which is what we went with. I think it will look nice and warm against the cool white cabinets and trim and the stainless steel appliances.
Two coats of paint went on, and quite easily, I might add. I'm sure all the credit should go to the primer...but I think I'll take it. We're getting there people. We might have a late night ahead of us but it'll be worth it!
|Two coats of paint dried and ready for the window trim!|
So, what's left?
Finish hanging drywall in kitchen Mud/sand Drywall texture Prime walls Paint
- Hang cabinets
- Install window trim & crown molding
- Paint cabinets
- Fun stuff (open shelving, nook benches & bookcase)
Until next time,