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Home Improvement: Paint [Jul. 2nd, 2011|01:14 pm]
e_moon60
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This is what our kitchen wall (the one that's not cabinets) looked like before:



We did not like the faux-wood paneling, and the new chairs--which looked great with the honey-colored cabinets--pushed us to get serious about changing that wall.  

An intermediate step was looking at paint chips in the store and getting a little jar of sample to put on the wall, where it looked really silly for a couple of days, as we looked at the color as light changed through the day.



Then came the wall painting itself (preceded by cleaning the wall, taping edges, and a lot of furniture moving.)


And finally, the furniture back in place again:


We like it a lot.  There will be a picture or so on that wall (not the same one, though) and there's more painting to do (around behind the refrigerator...we didn't feel like moving it today.


 
 
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[User Picture]From: martianmooncrab
2011-07-02 06:48 pm (UTC)
excellent progress! even a little renno goes a long way.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-02 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yes...we're trying not to think about the longer way ahead, though.
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[User Picture]From: kristine_smith
2011-07-02 06:55 pm (UTC)
Looks great!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-02 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks--we're very happy with it.
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[User Picture]From: damedini
2011-07-02 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, what a difference! Looks great.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-02 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: amm_me
2011-07-02 08:31 pm (UTC)
I would venture to say that it actually improves the turquoise counter quite a bit. So glad that it wasn't the faux wood panelling that has real grooves between the faux boards, as that would have necessitated a great deal of spackling, or something.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-02 10:57 pm (UTC)
There are grooves; I chose to leave them after painting the test patch. I don't mind it looking like painted panels, and the slight texture is actually pleasant. Or so we think. Or it's just an excuse...(G)
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[User Picture]From: deliasherman
2011-07-03 02:49 am (UTC)
That's the kind of excuse I can get behind.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-07-02 08:52 pm (UTC)
That looks really nice!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-02 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Carol. Now to find the right pictures to hang...
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[User Picture]From: cailleuch
2011-07-03 01:20 am (UTC)
So much better with the cabinets than the awful paneling.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-03 03:55 am (UTC)
Thanks. And this evening was the first time to see it with only the kitchen lights (no daylight from window and door-window)...it was surprising how much more light there is on the table and how much softer it is. The paneling had a plastic-y finish that was vaguely shiny and made the light seem harsher, while still being that dark presence. Now to hang a pleasant picture or two...
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[User Picture]From: cailleuch
2011-07-03 05:26 am (UTC)
My house came with a bedroom that had a "feature" wall with paneling that sort of looks like barn board. I didn't paint it but I did cover it with bookcases so I didn't have to look at it.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2011-07-03 12:02 pm (UTC)
Very nice! I like! Especially with the contrast of the fruit bowl - a picture or poster of a fruit bowl or something with similar bright colours would look delightful, I think!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-03 08:54 pm (UTC)
I have some art bought at various conventions that I had no place to hang (most walls being covered already by bookshelves and pictures. I may quickly frame them behind glass and try them there. They're not food pictures, but fantasy-art mostly. My first thought had been some nature photos I've taken, but they'll fade quickly in the window's light...of course, I could do paintings from them...in all my spare time, what with the writing, the knitting, and the LifeStuff...
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-03 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We are still lovin' it today. It does need a touch of art, though.
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[User Picture]From: lindajdunn
2011-07-04 10:02 pm (UTC)

Very nice

A very nice update. Love the color.
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