First, I just want to say hi to all the new readers stopping by and leaving notes – I love meeting new people, so thanks for the kind words and for reading
Now – I have to give all the credit of this painting project to Nick.
I did help pull down wallpaper and clean up after each step of sanding and spackeling, but the actual painting was mostly his work – except for the first weekend of the project when his parents were here.
We actually went through 3 different colors of green before deciding on this mix. The two we bought didn’t look great on the walls – they were one color in the daylight and a totally different color at night, and we didn’t really like how they looked without natural light. So, Nick mixed the second green with some white paint until we found a color that we both liked at ALL times of day.
Because Nick ended up creating our own green for the walls, I can’t actually give you the color name since it wouldn’t be right, but the tan color is Mochatini by Kilz and we both love it!
Let’s just look at the kitchen before one more time, with that fruit wallpaper and border.
Before (how it looked when we moved in):
I don’t miss that border or wallpaper at all.
This is the color we originally chose but it was a much different color with just our kitchen lights on…
and we didn’t really like it, so…
Here are the final colors!
A beige (called Mochatini) and the green highlight (was Rosemary, now tinted with white paint).
The entire kitchen just feels warmer and more welcoming, and I love the pop of color from the green.
We haven’t put anything on the walls yet, but our clock will be going back up soon and we have plans for some fun food pictures on the wall by the kitchen table.
Soon enough. We’re moving one project at a time, and our priority right now is definitely the garden.
Are you working on any projects in your house right now? I cannot WAIT to pull the wallpaper down in the dining room – it’s definitely the worst in the house!