This is quite an undertaking, and I don't think I realized quite how intensive this was going to be. I always underestimate things like this! But, I started this whole project on Monday, and I'm about halfway from being finished. I think.
|Dining room, ready to paint! (notice that huge old computer!? NOW you know why I needed a new one!!)|
|Looking into dining room from kitchen: ready to paint!|
At any rate, I'm elbows deep in this project now, and there is no turning back! I'm so excited to see the finished project! What all do I have left to do?!
On Friday I will be buying the paint. On Saturday, I'll paint with color one, which is a light cream color. It will be the base of all the textured walls, and the paneling in the kitchen. I will also be painting the cabinets cream. Once that is finished, I will glaze the textured walls to make them a little darker. Now that I'm a little nervous about, since I've never actually done it myself. I have seen it done, though, so I have a general idea of what to do. Next, I will paint the paneling in the dining room red. Yes...red.
Once I'm finished there and all the cabinet doors are painted and back up, I will paint the back splash. I'm painting that red, too! (This secretary desk is the same color of red.)
|This is my lovely new secretary, made by my neighbor! It will have a some decorative pieces on the top, once I find what I'm looking for!|
So I still have quite a bit left to do. But, I can do it, right!?
Here are some pictures of my discombobulated kitchen and dining room. (It seems like no matter how organized and clean I try to keep this project, it just takes over and goes to you know where in a heart beat!)
I'm also doing this project as inexpensively as possible. I really don't care for spending money! Here is a quick recap of the project and cost so far:
|Looking into kitchen from dining room: ready to paint!|
- Textured all walls
- primed all walls
- primed cabinets
- ready to paint!
Total dollar amount spent:
- $10 on an enormous bucket of joint compound for texture
- $36.14 on 1 paint roller, 5 plastic paint holders, 1 foam brush to get into corners, a gallon of primer, and 2 washable sanding blocks. (The total here would have been $46.14, but I found a printable coupon for $10 off!)
- Total comes to $46.14 on entire project so far!
Be blessed today!!