… last weekend, following a DIY hiatus, we picked are trusty paint brushes up and got back to work. And despite our lack of enthusiasm at times, we made significant progress, but we’re not quite finished (story of our lives) … yet.
Quick detour: For fun – also, so I can feel good about how far we’ve come 😉 – here’s a few other projects we’ve tackled in our kitchen:
- Installing new kitchen countertops and backsplash
- Purchasing shiny new kitchen appliances
- Replacing our florescent light fixture with recess lighting
- Painting our kitchen cabinets – this post takes you way back into the archives
Okay, where were we? Oh yes, we made a complete mess of our kitchen in order to make it look better – funny how that works. We spent all Saturday and Sunday texturing, painting, caulking and sanding all the walls and trim. Sound familiar? We’ve done this same process in many of our other rooms, except this time we took the easier route and used spray texture from a can instead of hauling out the big spray gun. I’m happy to report it worked just the same, with less the hassle! Handy tip: if you’re like us and you installed trim a LONG time ago, but never painted it, and thus overtime it got covered in dust (I promise we clean, a lot), then Magic Erasers are just what you need! They work great for restoring surfaces to painting condition. (P.S. not a sponsored post, Mr. Clean has no idea this blog exist)So, after a very tiring weekend we managed to paint the walls and almost all of the trim. Next up, finishing the ceiling!
But, since you made it to the end of this post, I’ll leave you with one “before and after” photo. Keep in mind, this isn’t the real “after” photo. Not only were these photos taken at different times of day, with different lighting, but we still need to add a little decor to the place, so don’t judge too harshly. 🙂 What do you think? We really go wild with our beige paint colors, don’t we?
More photos coming soon!