Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sneak Peek at my New Kitchen Colors

Yipee!! The painting is done.  I am loving my new kitchen colors!!

We only had a couple minor mishaps. The painters said they were done last monday, they packed up their supplies, left me a small amount of left over green and gold paint and said they had used every drop of the red.  Before they went merrily on their way they told me to leave the cabinet door open for 24 to 48 hours..... so I did,  I turned on the ceiling fan, closed the kitchen door and waited....

Finally the paint was dry and I closed the cabinet doors...... wait a minute, I don't remember standing on my tippy toes to open the doors above the sink.... what the heck... did I shrink?  Ah ha, the doors are upside down.... well damn!! I sit down at the table to look up the contractors phone #... I glanced at the cabinets and what to my wondering eyes should appear but unpainted areas under the two cabinets next to sink and the little one by the window.... now I am really upset.  Those damn painters!! And they seemed really nice to, I even talked about them doing more work for me.   The undersides are primed but not painted. Remember they ran out of red paint?.... I guess if you run out of paint that means you're done.

To make a long story short, I called the contractor to register my complaint.  The range hood was to be delivered on thursday...( that is another story!!)..... the contractor would come on friday to install the hood and "take care of the touchups" which he did, and now it is done.  I still have to hang things on the walls and put out more of my doodads... I have lots of doodads, I like doodads.... here is how it looks now.  It is so nice to cook again. There is green beans and ham hocks simmering in the pot on the stove, when they are tender I will add new red potatoes... it will be yummy!

 See the white chickens in the window, for many years they sat in my grandmothers kitchen window. I was rummaging around in the attic and found them in a box, now they are in my kitchen window.



This is my granny cabinet that sits on the wall opposite the cabinets. It is dark and dreary outside, snowing yet again, so I couldn't get a very good photo.  I have a long antique print that I want to hang over the granny cabinet. It will have to wait until Roger heals from a tendon injury in his shoulder.... poor old guy.

I collect vintage tins. My friend Pat thinks it is weird that I have old tin cans sitting all over my house.



I will get back to claying soon. I need to make outlet covers and fan pulls for my kitchen.  Thanks for stopping by.

16 comments:

  1. Looks lovely and well worth all the hassles!

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  2. You know, I used to have a set of black cast iron roosters that my MIL had in her kitchen on the wall years ago. They would look great in your kitchen, except I don't think I have them anymore!

    Kitchen looks great by the way!

    Jenny Pat

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  3. looks awesome. I wonder if mine would look that good if I burned it down......

    Love your colors. sort of match the blog colors

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  4. I love your colors! Very warm and inviting!

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  5. The colors are awesome! Your granny cabinet is beautiful with your tin collection on it, not weird at all =)

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  6. Thank you all for the nice comments. I still have lots and lots of vintage tins to put out, the spice tins look good above the doors. I will take more photos later, when the light is better.

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  7. Looks great! I love the possum belly hoosier cabinet. Those are getting harder and harder to find. I'm glad you got your contractor there to take care of the goofs. Seems like lots of people work for a pay check and not for 'a job well done'. MK Ozarks

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  8. Thank you MK... I agree, good help is hard to find these days.... I am glad it is done!

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  9. WOW, a picture out of Home and Garden for sure and how I love those colors!

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  10. Thank you Sandy, a big change for me but I love the colors too!

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  11. I really like it Grandma. Come over and burn my kitchen up please! Or I could probably try and put out a fire with paper towels by myself.. Actually when we were moving out of the apartment in Virginia I placed a box of pots and pans on the stove, push it back, which turned on the stove (I didn't know), and I burned up the box but luckily nothing else.

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  12. Lol Sarah... apparently you take after your Grandma... and your mother in her younger days. She lit our kitchen on fire twice!

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  13. BJ, I am totally blown away by how awesome your kitchen is! What a fantastic call you made on the colors - perfect. I just LOVE the colors. Your chickens and tin cans and that tall tall ceiling make it all so cozy and nice looking. It's wonderful! I know you are glad it's done and they are out of there, but they did a great job. ahhhhh.

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  14. Thank you Jackie. I am thrilled with the way it turned out, makes me smile every time I go in the room. Wish you could see it in person.

    Now I am looking for more rooms to paint....I found really yummy colors at the paint store!!

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