Thursday, May 27, 2010

Photos of updated kitchen and fireplace



As you know i am moving in june.. I showed my kitchen photo and ask about the yellow kitchen as to weather i should paint it or not. I did.. I painted it an off white light taupe color. I also did the fireplace as well.. What happened with the house ,was this, we let some people move in that were suppose to be buying it, well they did not get the money so they had to move out. But they took it upon themselves to paint the living room before having the ownership .. They painted the walls dark brown (which did not look too bad, just to dark of a color for me) and they painted our red brick fireplace... I always wanted to paint it, but was not allowed.. lol    It was a dingy dirty color ... I went in and painted the walls the same color as i did my kitchen and dining room, and then painted the fireplace white, well i did not like the fireplace white with the red tiles.. So i either had to repaint the fireplace, or replace the tile.. I bought some tile to replace the red ones with.. But just as i was about to take a hammer to the red tiles, i saw my curtains..  they have a taupe background with red roses in them.. how well they blended.. I said oh.. I just need to paint the fireplace the same color as the walls and leave the red tiles.. That is what i did.. It does blend in real well now..

I painted the fireplace white at first so when i repainted it, i left the white in the grout lines and painted the top of the brick with the taupe.. For now i am happy with it, as i just have way to much to do .. I know i will have things sitting on the fireplace tiles any way and you won't even be able to see them..  So here are before and after photos of kitchen and dining room.The dining room was a kinda peachy color and it is now the same as the kitchen, and living room, just did not take a photo of it. So the one you see here is the before..
I did not take photos of the living room before i repainted it.. but believe me it was dark and cave like  .I will show more photos after we get moved in.


Shirley said...

Hi Sheila, I love what you did to your kitchen. It appears to give you so much more light then before. Let's face it. I liked what you done to all of it. Both rooms looks inviting and that to me is the main thing. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

YuriS_New家愛 said...

your artical is so funny!! it make me so happy!! .............................................

Mari said...


Cathy said...

Hi Sheila,

Wow you are one busy, busy lady. I'm glad you took a moment to drop by my blog and take a peek at my little spring vignette.

I hope you have a more relaxing weekend.

Hugs to you my friend.


stefanie said...

pretty, everything is looking great!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Great job, Shelia!

Dark colors are becoming popular but I've always loved light and bright! I've painted brick white before and I love the way it looks. ♥

Anonymous said...

Your kitchen looks great!! I love all the light colors...Kathy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm crazy about your kitchen...I'm always amazed when they say these types of kitchens are outdated on HGTV and that the new owners are going to rip them out....they have SO much character and charm and I'm sure they're built better than the new cabinets. Yours are just tooo darn cute. I would love that little kitchen for my very own.

Warm blessings,

Nishant said...

I love what you did to your kitchen.
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Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Sheila!
Isnt it amazing what some paint will do! Your makeovers make everything so bright and cheery!
Thanks for sharing your makeovers!
Hugs and Smiles,