Thursday, November 18, 2010

We've finally started the painting!

Boy life gets the in way when you have a long list of DIY's!
Well I'm excited to say that the work started at our house yesterday and the best part is I was at work while it was happening.  How cool is it to start checking things off the list when you don't even have to lift a finger (except for picking up the Subs to feed the boys at the end of their busy day)

Here's a quick preview

Wood Stove shiny burgundy wall - Before

Here is the wall primed! Ahhh, can you say relief.  We will be doing a faux stone treatment behind the stove ... full details on that project will be posted when complete (or during if I get impatient)

Kitchen burgundy Before, well at least this pic is kind of neat since this is the day we took possession of the house.

And here's the kitchen primed, yep it's messy but it's so much brighter!  The end wall colour is going to be a butter cookie yellow, I hope to get the cabinets painted and distressed this weekend.  I'm so excited! 

Stay tuned!  Lots more pics to share as the weekend progresses.

** I do want to add that I hope to get better pics as we progress, I rushed with all of these pics and clearly time of day and camera settings are different from Before to After which doesn't tell the best transformation story ... I aim to do better with that as we complete the project.


4 comments:

Proper Prim said...

Oh how exciting for you... I bet you will be glad to have that behind you.

Bonus, you get to go to work while the work is being done... oh I really like that concept.

Can't wait to see the changes as they transpire, I am sure it is going to look fabulous.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Deb

Starwood Country Creations said...

Thanks Deb! Yep I'm excited, actually today we decided that we may go back to our Plan A which was a blue/white in the kitchen and light yellow in the living room ... hmmmm

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I am so pleased to see you are underway with your renovations. It is amazing how much even a primer can make. I can't wait to see the faux rock.
Traci

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Hey Joanne! Love just what the primer has done so far!!! Can't wait to see the rest!