Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Kitchen Remodel and a Painting Tip

First of all,
I am attacking this interior
one "room' at a time. 
Kitchen remodel first,
it is almost completed.
It is a small area to work in
and I am here to tell you,
this is a lot of painting and trimming!

Behind the stove was paper,
not in perfect shape,
a little wrinkled at the edges.
The question of removing it, briefly flitted through my mind.
I am way more into camouflaging issues
than making a worse mess sometimes.
So I painted it.
Then to "define" the kitchen area
I decided to stripe it.
Taped off,
and here is your tip...
If you paint back over the tape
with the base color,
it seals the edges of the tape
keeps the top color from bleeding through,
allowing for more crisp stripes.

And all the thoughts of
cupboard doors?
Resulted in Honey Brown.
So far,
I am liking it...

I cleaned all the cupboards,
painted and lined the drawers,
scrubbed the floor
and before I left last night,
could not resist
placing a few decorative items out.
Wish I would have taken the curtains with me.

I am even loving the floor!

Now on to the dining room....

Then the living room!


  1. So interesting! You are doing a great job!

  2. So far I'm liking what I see. Tight quarters to be remodeling, but how fun it must be to work on it with "vintage" items that you've collected! Can't wait to see the finished project!

  3. This is so fun to watch Cathy, I have wanted a vintage camper forever, so I'm living the dream through you! Love what you've done so far, can't wait to see more!!