Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day 2: Where We Started and How Far We've Come

If you've been tuning in, you know that I just started my series: 31 Days to Transform the Heart of Your Home. The heart of the home being the kitchen and family room. (If you need to catch up a bit, go here for the intro post as well as the list of posts for the remaining series. Today's post (day 2), is all about:



So let's rewind a bit shall we? In order to truly understand where this space is going, we need to see where we started and what we had done up until this point.

We moved into our home a little over two years ago. And with that home, came a very red kitchen and family room. Now, don't get me wrong, I love red. In fact it is one of my favorite colors. However, along with this red paint, also came, brown fabric covered cornice boards, and orangy oak cabinets, and flooring. Yikes! 



So, the first thing we did (a little over a year ago, with help from my dad, was to add white beadboard to the existing peninsula and half wall in our eat in kitchen. (You can see more on that process here.)


Well, soon after that, we had the rest of the cabinets painted white. We also removed the lone cabinet to the left of the sink and hung floating shelves. (See all of the here.)


Most of the family room was painted in Behr's Crisp Khaki, with only the one wall being red. The view from this side is what kept me from removing the red to begin with. And after we changed the fabric on the cornices, I actually liked it--except for one, pretty major factor: 


The paint was a semi-gloss paint. This means that there was a MAJOR sheen which shows off just about any and every imperfection there could be. In fact I couldn't take a picture without light bouncing off the wall. 

DROVE ME CRAZY!!!!


So, after enough complaining (and a little pleading), I was finally able to convince my husband that it was time to take on the large, red wall.....with paint.

What color you ask?




I can't tell you quite yet. But I will say, 
it is about as different as a color could be. :)



Click here for Day 3's post: Finding Inspiration and Choosing a Color!

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