Painting the kitchen… 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:

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. Kitchen Renovation Painting 11We 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! Painting Kitchen 12Handy 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)Magic Eraser before Painting TrimSo, 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. 🙂 Kitchen Before and After 1What do you think? We really go wild with our beige paint colors, don’t we?

More photos coming soon!


2 Comments on New year, almost new kitchen…

  1. Adaleta
    January 13, 2016 at 10:32 am (2 years ago)

    Seeing this makes me cringe because it takes me back to memories of my boyfriend and I painting so much of our house…for a WEEK. We took a week of PTO to WORK even harder physically and it was miserable. We did have beer and whiskey throughout the week to make it better, but it was still a miserable time and we were sore after the first day of painting lol! Good for you, but in the future we are hiring people and not going through the trouble especially if it’s like 6 ginormous walls haha. We had no idea what we were in for! xx

    • Anamarie @ Less Than Average Height
      January 14, 2016 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

      This cracks me up, because I’m right there with you! Everytime we start a new room I usually approach it with the “wouldn’t it be easier to hire someone” attitude! I have to say though, when it’s finished there is that sense of accomplishment, but it takes a lot of wine and whining to get there. 🙂


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