Hubby and I decided it was time to help the kitchen return to its former roots. At least with the wall color. Because the extra paint left by the former owners of Croydon Place was unusable (can we say “put the lid on tight when you are done with the paint”) we couldn’t even touch up anything. All of the paint for the entire house was lumpy/stinky/goopy/rusty. All those gallons were hauled to paint recycle day at the Farmers Market.
Remember the Tuscan taupe:
Now it is aqua. We had enough paint left from the guest room redo so it didn’t cost a thing!
Hubby found evidence of former paint colors in the kitchen when scraping the dried drips of previous paint jobs. There was red, paler aqua, minty green, peachy pink and yellow.
Of course under all that it was originally stained and varnished and looked like this:
Most of the woodwork in the house has been painted, with the exception of the knotty pine mudroom, 1 set of closet doors and the inside of 2 other doors 😦 But even those have drips of paint all over them:
When is it ok to let you kids put stickers all over the doors? And not wipe up the paint drips?
This is the inside of a painted kitchen cabinet drawer. The whole house was painted in this manner 😦
I guess you can see why it makes me crabby.
On a brighter note, want to see my cutest laundry room ever? You remember that mid-century copper light fixture was a garage sale find ($25) and the little valances were only $7 on a Facebook linens page. The aqua pottery was picked up here and there for very little.
Oh, one thing that I forgot to mention. That washer and dryer are BRAND NEW. My old washer quit on me at 10pm a few Friday nights ago. Full of water no less. We did not plan on that little setback but…. now I have a new set to move into the big bathroom, where the laundry was when the house was built.
Next up for paint will be the living room/entry/hallway. We are looking at the greens in the Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern collection. I am hoping to have it done before the holidays.
Then we will move on to the master bedroom. I am leaning towards the golds/corals maybe?
Stay tuned 🙂