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Thread: kitchen in progress.

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    Okay so I decided I am tired of a boring white kitchen.
    A few pictures are of the kitchen before. Basically white cabinets on the lower, green icky cabinets on top. We cant really take those down because we will also have to take down the ceiling and we just cant afford that at the moment. And there is a before pic with all my china collection on the wall. So basically we have had a bright white kitchen with nice hnter green counter that I like and those ugly upper green cabinets that I hate and the punch of color was from my china.
    A few years ago I bought a bowl in Mexico I feel in love with and this morning I decided it is my color inspiration to redo my kitchen.
    So the upper walls are going to be a pretty butter yellow, the trim adn granny smith apple green and the lower wall white. I am going to sand the upper cabinets and paint them white and my friend who is all painty artsy is going t paint a fluerd' lie (spelling) in the center of the upper doors. And the back splash for now is going t be painted a bright colbalt blue .

    I am also posting a pic of the bowl that is my inspiration and the wall color.. whats your opinion??

    with all my china up on the wall.
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    Kichen as t looked until this morning, but with the cabinet door on...lol
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    inspiration for the new colors
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    new colors so far
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    What a nice spruce up! Love your inspiration piece. The colors are so vibrant especially when accented by white.

    When will you start the remodel?

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    started the paintng today. I have to run to home depo for sander pad thingys for DH's sander to start on the cabinets tomorrow. I hope to get all done by next week. I am doing this all by myself. No help from DH.

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    Wow, love your colorful inspiration piece!!! Awesome choice!!! Love what you have done so far!!!
    You do know that since you made it so apparent that you are a geek :wink: :wink: and cameras are electronic devices....that we would love day to day pictures of your progress :D :D :D

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    Good for you!!! I love your bowl and love the colors that you have chosen!!!

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    I love that you are bold enough to use stronger colors! I painted my kitchen a bright red. Everyone was shocked when I did it! It was so much fun!
    We do want to see more pictures!!!! Love what you have done so far with the chair rail and the upper wall! What will you hang on the green part?

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    I LOVE the idea! I just painted my craft room a medium yellow!! The curtains are orange, yellow and pink!!!! It's so cheerful to come in here!

    BTW -- it's fleur-de-lis :D

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    Thanks for the inspiration...
    I have been wanting to do something like this for my small kitchen and Pantry/laundry area for a couple of years now...
    What prep work do you need to do to the cabinets before painting them?
    Thanks,
    Kirsten

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    Oh, I am going to LOVE your kitchen!!! (I actually don't think it's too bad as it is- I love that color green.)

    I think it's going to be so cheerful! Please show us pics when you're done.

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    Looks nice, can't wait to see the finished project! :D

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    Going to love it.

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    Looks great! I like the green trim. Did the inspector approve?? :D

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    that is going to make a huge difference!!! When you mentioned the granny smith green trim, I wasn't too sure what to expect - but it is WONDERFUL! Keep posting those pics!

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    Your bowl is beautiful. I really think it will turn out beautiful.

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    So far my little furry quilt inspector is liking it. She did not like that her butt go shooed off the table (cats not allowed on counters or table). but I just know when we are not home both cats jump up on the table and counters and roll around and go" hahaha, look where I am"

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    Lisa...tooo funny...when I scrolled to that pic, my DH (who was spying on me) said..."Now seee??? Her cats obviously get to walk on the table..ours don't". I told him...don't mind her, she's just a nerd....then you pulled though for me!! Yea!!

    I like your new kitchen and I love, love, love your bowl!!

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    Wonderful! I love the colors. And the cat is saying, "Aren't I beautiful, too? This is my best side!"

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    I think that will be pretty.

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    Hey, great job. Wow, it looks awesome

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    I love the bowl...sounds great, can't wait to see, it, and your
    fleur de lis, painted by your friend! sounds yummers! :D

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