Sunday, February 8, 2009

Operation Kitchen: part 1

We had the kitchen painted today. I LOVE the color, but the painter (HS) was a wee bit sloppy. My husband is kind of pissed. HS got paint on our light switches, on the trim around the cabinets, and on the hardware on the exterior door. He also painted one section of trim green, that my husband had specifically asked him to paint white. Unfortunately, we didn't notice these mistakes until HS had already left for the day. So, I have the distinct pleasure of pointing out all of his mistakes in the morning. I am not good with confrontations. Demanding that HS remedy the situation is going to keep me awake all frigging night. Ugh.

Anyways, I have uploaded some before and after pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Before...



Yes, I am well aware of the fact that it looks like we live in the ghetto. But we don't. Our house just need lots of updating. And, I had already taken all of the decorations down when I snapped these pictures. We actually plan to completely gut the kitchen in about 4 years, but for now, a fresh coat of paint will make the room more bearable.

After...

More pictures to come when the job is finished:)

17 comments:

Marni's Organized Mess said...

I think I'm in love. :-P It's PERFECT darling. Well, at least as far as I can see.

Good sleeping thoughts...

Midwest Mommy said...

I love it! It brightens the room up so much.
Good luck tomorrow. I am the same way and it always seems like I am the one stuck doing it too.

anymommy said...

Well it looks terrific in the pictures. Good luck tomorrow, I dread this kind of thing as well.

Z's Mom said...

I love the new color! Great choice!

Amanda said...

A bit of paint has made a huge difference ~ it is looking great.
l,
Amanda x

kristi said...

I likey!! Very nice!!

Eva said...

It's amazing the difference new paint makes.

Danielle said...

love it! I love how paint color CAN COMPLETELY CHANGE A ROOM!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

The color looks great! (obviously - I can't see the mistakes in the pictures)

Nancy said...

Love the color. I think it looks great! No ghetto in evidence as far as I could see. :)

Clare said...

i love the color, it makes it look totally different!!

Jeninacide said...

I like it! I painted this weekend too... only I did it myself and the rest of my house is DESTROYED! Will show before and after pics... if I ever finish!

pitapocketmom said...

your house is NOT ghetto! LOL and the paint job (love the color) defintly gave it a face lift!

MarvelousMOM said...

Big difference. I like it.

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

I'm been thinking, you really don't do well with confrontation? From the way you write I would think that you are a pretty tough cookie!

I'm ok with confrontation so if you need me to handle this painter guy, just let me know:)
PS The colors are great! I love them!

Tabitha said...

I think it looks great ~ love the colour ~ look forward to seeing it once you are finished.
love and hugs XXXX

Nellie said...

beautiful! looks great! your kitchen looks a lot like mine. ghetto. love it.