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Friday, June 04, 2010

Project Progress: Kitchen Update Week 3

I'm a planner by nature. I really like to know what to expect and when. I get very grumpy when the plan gets messed up. Plans should never have black eyes or bruises. Plans are made to be kept.

But then every once in a while, I just have to do something impulsive.

This week, it came out in the kitchen. I love the trend of painted or vinyl images right on the wall. I was thinking about my soffit and just had to paint a cherry blossom branch on it. Like, right that second.

I've heard that drawing a chalk line and then painting it in was an easy way to go. But I didn't have any chalk handy, so I used a wet erase marker. That was a mistake. Baaaaaaad idea. This post is going under my tag "you should not do this" for that very reason.

Anyway, I sketched it all out and started filling it in with white paint. I really love the look.

You can see why wet erase marker is a bad idea in this shot. It bled into the white, would not wipe cleanly off and kept bleeding through the paint when I tried to cover it.


After a little while, it was looking pretty good.

But, when I walk in the kitchen, it's overwhelmingly busy. That isn't the look I'm going for. I want my kitchen to be energizing and fun, but not crowded and busy. So, I think I'm going to paint over it. However, I love this idea and I'm going to use is someplace. Just not right there.

So, that's what's been going on in my kitchen remodel. I'm still working on refinishing the cabinets and on my gallery style artwork, so progress is being made. You can see one of the cupboard doors is off in some of the shots. It's getting its make over right now.
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