Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What have I been up to?

I know I have not been a good blogger lately! I just can't get past the last disheartening 5 days CCAA put out last month!!!
I have been repainting the kitchen/dining room of our house.
Here are some before/after pictures. The art work is not hung up yet, just sitting on the table. But I found it while out shopping and it matches PERFECTLY!!! We were quite surprised at how "orange" the paint was on the bottom of the walls at first and thought seriously about repainting another color. But after finding this artwork we have decided to leave it. The orange matches the orange on the awning in the picture on the right. It really changed the whole appearance of our kitchen!!!!
now off to paint the living room since most of the rest of our house is boring beige/cream colored!!!

BEFORE: (note the lovely plaid wallpaper!)



AFTER: (Keep in mind it is not totally furnished yet!!!!! And our table is not centered...)










Update: I hung up the pictures!



Here's the old look in case you want to compare old/new

7 comments:

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Great colors! The pictures are perfect!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Michelle said...

Pretty! So bright and cheerful! I love that artwork too.

Ron said...

I love that orange color. It looks awesome.

I think you should center the table:)

redmaryjanes said...

I love your new blog look and the colors you chose for your kitchen area are fabulous...very vibrant and different.

Wendy said...

I remember this time last year watching the CCAA monthly and getting so frustrated. In the spring time they only managed to put through three days worth at a time.. But we finally got there and so will YOU.
You did a beautiful Job on the Kitchen.

Have a wonderful weekend
Wendy

Carol said...

Much warmer and inviting....great choices!

Eric and Michelle said...

Great colors. I am a mother in the adoption process also. I enjoyed your blog today.

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