Monday, October 18, 2010

And...I need to stop.

So any free minute I have, I feel like I need to do something. Most often, it's something in the house. And my poor husband is so sweet to let long as I don't spend too much.

My first kitchen project involved the lovely invention of chalkboard paint. I've been seeing it all around blog world and wanting to use it for a while now. I couldn't figure out what to do with the empty wall in our kitchen, especially since we are planning on painting the cabinets, replacing the countertops and appliances, and re-tiling the back splash sometime in the next lifetime. So I decided on the chalkboard paint. I also decided to frame it out in molding that I painted blue and distressed to look old. Check it out below.

But of course, I had a three day weekend two weeks ago so I couldn't stop there. Because someone posted the link to this blog and I found this post, I was hand painting my walls for hours over the last week. No need to repost what she said (check her post out--what she did is incredible) but I wanted to show you my results.

My stencil...
The drawing part took about 2 hours. About 20 minutes in I questioned my dumb, dumb decision and continued to do so until I completely finished. Seriously. I had like four more lines to paint and I was still trying to figure out how I could stop there without it looking weird.

Again questioning this decision....

Love my new kitchen. It almost makes up for the nasty yellow cabinets. Okay. Not really. But can you picture this lovely kitchen with white cabinets, brushed nickle knobs, a gorgeous porcelain sink, and new countertops? Sigh. Someday.