Sunday, November 14, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Mr. W and I are in the process of selling our house.  This is a really bittersweet thing for us; we are incredibly excited about his new job and the opportunity to move somewhere we've never been, but at the same time, we are so sad to leave our home.  We bought our house in 2005 and have spent the last five years making it a home.  I think the room I love the most is my kitchen.  Our house has had several owners, some of whom had very questionable taste.  When we bought our house, the kitchen looked like this:

(Most of the upstairs was painted that same gag-inducing shade of pink)

After closing on our house, we spent six weeks fixing it up.  In the kitchen, we repainted the walls, replaced the floor, refinished the cupboards, and bought appliances.  Now it looks like this:

(The sign about the stove is a quote from Jane Austen.
It says "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort") 

Do you see why I love my kitchen?!?  I had wanted a blue kitchen for a long time, and I am thrilled with the way it turned out.  It makes me so happy, and I love spending time in it.  I will definitely miss this room the most; in fact, I've already asked Mr. W if we can paint our next kitchen blue, too. :)  What's your favorite room in your house?

I love your kitchen too!! That blue color is so romantic! I vote you use the same color in your new kitchen...maybe start a trend. Can I tell you how hard it was to choose a favorite room?? I have a few, but after our talk I decided on my kitchen too. Something that Mr. S & I love to do is cook together. Before we bought this house we stayed in apartments that had very little counter space, so when we looked at this house and were told they had just remodled the kitchen - it was a HUGE selling point for us. To do this post I have come to find out that it's hard to take a picture of my kitchen, I'm thinking since it's long and narrow...it's hard to get a good angle so this is the best I can do:

It was originally painted regular ole white, but I wanted a RED kitchen. I learned alot about red paint. I thought I didn't want a red that had blue undertones in it, but after trying a piece of paint "Red Bell Pepper" and saw how orange it looked I changed my mind about blue undertones. This color is called "Va Va Voom",when I first started painting I just kept praying "please don't look as trashy as your name!", but I am really happy with the results. Tip for all of you who have textured walls 1. My condolances (my whole house is textured and I hate it) 2. There are special brushes that evenly coat a textured wall, I didn't use them and wished that I had. 

What is your favorite room?

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2 comments:

Laura H. said...

Your blue kitchen is very cute! The color makes it very inviting. I hope you will love your new home just as much you love your current home...or even love it more!

(and yes...I am now blog stocking you, Nancy!)

Planinz Family said...

You both have beautiful kitchens. I have a question for Nancy. Do you have any tips for painting cupboards? I'm thinking of painting our kitchen and redoing the cupboards, but I am a little nervous about doing it.

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