Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Painting My Sister's Kitchen

One of my March Break projects is coming along nicely. I am helping my sister paint her kitchen and I am very happy to say the painting part is finished.


I love the look of new paint and freshly painted trim. We started with the ceiling (two coats but so worth the fresh look) on the weekend and continued with the walls and trim yesterday and today.


Above and below are before shots, the original very very light grey the builder painted quite a few years ago. This is my younger sister E, who always jokes that the square footage in my home is shrinking because of all the layers of paint.  


We used Behr Paint and Primer In One and the colour is Parachute Silk. It is the top sample in the photo above and a lovely colour. It looks great in daylight and at night.


Another before, above. My sister and brother-in-law just bought the new fridge and dishwasher and are planning on replacing the stove and microwave with stainless soon.
  

It is quite a large kitchen with this work area, an eat-in area and the butler's pantry (behind the fridge.) I enjoy painting but this was a really big project and I was very happy to have the help of my sister and her two daughters (14 and 17.) My neices are becoming quite the accomplished painters and I am envious of how easily they can pop their athletic bodies (field lacrosse, hockey, volleyball, swimming....) up and down off counters with such ease.

We still have some tidying left to do, and arranging items on the counter. My sister is not big on accessories, but we plan to add a few functional things, and maybe I can talk her into a few decorative pieces. I'll share pictures of course ;)

Hubby and I are planning a day trip tomorrow with our youngest (oldest is away at a relative's farm) and then I hope to get a few items checked off my list.

11 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Hi! Great paint job! Wow! You like to paint! MY hubby did some fix it up stuff this weekend. I am a slug. Not a good painter but liked the results he got!
Love the kitchen! Cool!
If you know any quilters send them over. Trying to put together a quilt for a family of a little girl dying from cancer. We thought if she loses the battle sooner the family would have a tiny piece of comfort in the quilt hand made by many many loving hands. I hope your days are blessed. Hugs Anne

Razmataz said...

You are so energetic! I don't hop on and off a ladder so easily anymore. When I paint...i ache all over.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great sister you are:) Your sister's kitchen looks great I can't wait to see it complete!

Cindy said...

How nice that you can help your sister with a project like this. A kitchen is a huge project, isn't it.
It's looking great! I used the Behr with primer and I loved it, one coat covered beautifully.
Hugs, Cindy

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Great job! I love the new paint job. That refrigerator looks amazing, too -- love stainless steel appliances. Have an awesome day tomorrow! :-)

Beth said...

i love the color ... makes it more calm & cool ... not so wake up white!! so sweet of you to help your sister. what a true blessing. (:

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Oh, you girls make a great team!
The new paint colour is just lovely. The kitchen cabinets are just so gorgeous.
All the Best,
Christine

Kelly said...

I'm sure she is so grateful for your help with that project. Painting is not a very fun thing to do. The new color is very pretty. I'm sure she will be happy with it.

The Vintage Chateau said...

Painting is such a big job and feels great when you're done. Good job, love the color!
Karee

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful job! Lovely blog, too ~ I'm a new follower!
♥♥
Anne

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful job! Lovely blog, too ~ I'm a new follower!
♥♥
Anne

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