Saturday, July 25, 2009

visualize this

penny in exile suggested i share pictures of my kitchen--the one i asked for help with. so, here are kitchen pictures, painted room pictures and more.
this is a bad shot of the current hardware. i'm pretty certain this will be one of the changes we make.

this is the fruity border. the kitchen is as it was when we moved in the house--this is NOT my handiwork. this will come down, obviously.
you can't really tell from this shot, but that green stripe? it's rag-roll painted or some other such thing. it will go away along w/ the border (once i decide what color to paint in here.)

and these are the cabinets. there are 31 in all. after reading all of your comments/suggestions i'm thinking painting the walls and updating the hardware is a good start. also, if you look closely, the backsplash is white tile w/ green accent tiles. i can get a special paint to cover the green right?

the boy deleted the "before" shots, but this is his new green room. it was purple.

this is the girl's room (it was pink). she's accented the walls w/ peel and stick polka dots and a slew of animal pictures already.
these are the girl's toes after her pedicure.

these are my toes after my pedicure.


Antoinette Meaterson said...

I totally had that same blue polish up until a couple weeks ago. She has good taste.

I used to work in a hardware store...Let me research that tile paint for you, but I don't see why a good enamel paint wouldn't cover that.

And that wallpaper is hideous. In case you wanted my opinion :)

IB said...

You can get a paint for tiles. We've used the stuff many times as my wife has a passion for redecorating.

Also? cute toes-

only a movie said...

I have that blue on right now.

Careful with painting tile. My friends did it in a bathroom w/ disastrous results.

I think you're on the right track. Love the boys room. Great green!

Hotch Potchery said...

I love that green! The blue is good too! Very vibrant colors.

I meant the trim on the cabinets...maybe the same color stain as the cabinets?

Sherendipity said...

Yellow!! Paint your kitchen yellow.
I love my yellow kitchen.
Also, the green room? AWESOME!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Until you pick a kitchen color, you can always paint it a neutral color for the meantime. And if you want to go darker, the neutral color will make it easier as it is hard to go darker from white. I think paint and changing the hardware is the way to go. It is going to be a lot of hardware, but look for sales!

Good luck! The kids rooms look great so I am sure the kitchen will too.

Penny said...

I think painting and changing the hardware are going to make a world of difference! You have to keep us updated, maybe you could show us choices of hardware and we could vote? You don't want us that involved?...fine be like that.

Astarte said...

Holy 80s, Batman!!!! Those stripes! wow!

I think before you paint the cabinets, you should paint the walls in the kitchen and see how they look. Also, I just had this idea, could you maybe restain them with a tinted stain?