Tag Archives: Painting

Kitchen Before and After

27 Sep

All of my kitchen cabinet doors are finally hanging on their hinges again! While the cabinets still need minor touch ups, it feels good to be finished painting and have a kitchen in one piece.

This was by far the most time consuming project to date. If you have painted cabinets, you know the process. It is a lot of watching paint (and primer) dry.

So here’s the before:

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And here’s the after:

Kitchen After www.gustoandgraceblog.com

I love the change. Anthony thinks it makes the counters, which never bothered me, look better. I think it makes the black appliances look better.

Kitchen Cabinets Side by Side www.gustoandgraceblog.com

Grey Kitchen Cabinets www.gustoandgraceblog.com

I feel like $60 bought me a whole new kitchen.

 

Powder Bath Progress

21 Jun

When I was 11 or so, my bedroom was yellow. Not a pale, creamy yellow, not a mustard yellow, it was canary yellow, or YELLOW! as my mom called it. I picked it, and I liked it (at the time).  The theme song to my bedroom quickly became Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night. Fast-forward a few years, and my parents were thrilled to help me repaint my bedroom blue.

When I had the paint chip in my hand at the home improvement store, I was confident I’d like dark walls in our powder bathroom (all because I noticed a trend on my Pinterest board). When I saw the mixed can of near black liquid, I questioned my own judgment. My thoughts were, “What will my mother say about this color?” and, “Will the powder bathroom have a theme song?”

Hesitantly, I brought the paint home, and started covering the walls. Hoping my husband wouldn’t hate it, uncertain I’d like it myself, I felt daring.

Before

Before I moved in, before Anthony and I were even engaged, I took down the builder grade mirror, and replaced it with the one pictured above, which was (flipped horizontally) above my headboard at home. Small improvement.

After

After

I love the black walls and the progress, but the room is still lacking decor. I’m on the hunt for:

Black and Gold

Why didn’t anyone tell me how difficult it is to paint behind a toilet? Are there tricks? Any suggestions for a theme song?

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