Our kitchen has been green for nearly 15 years. And boy, did it look its age! We have a running punch list of things we need to do to this house and the kitchen was next on that list.
So yesterday, we both put on our Big Girl panties and prepared to deal with it.
Meet Big Daddy
It’s a big kitchen with lots of cabinets. Since I am ‘un-skilled labor’ my jobs on project days are VERY specific:
Get it girl
Dip it girl (meaning roller or brush)
Move the paint set up girl
Jib girl (meaning any blobs of paint)
It really bites being Un-skilled Labor Girl.
And to make things just a tiny bit more interesting, I did not intend to spend any money. Big Daddy rolled his eyes at that one then said, “Oh yeah? What are you going to do for paint?” So here’s what I did.
We had just finished painting both halls, upstairs & downstairs and had about 3/4 of a gallon of paint left over and I wanted the next shade darker in the paint card.
I had heard that little ‘Rehab Addict’ girl on HGTV say that she takes her paint BACK to the paint store to have it “re-tinted” rather than buying new, so I called Lowes.
These two gentlemen were so helpful! Because I was not starting with a full gallon there was some math involved. Thank God I was not the one who had to do the math. The entire process took about 20 minutes. And the match was great! But here’s the best part:
IT WAS FREE.
Paige spent zero dollars
So this morning all that was left to do was the fun stuff!
We have painted the backsplash at least six times over the years. Why we never tiled is beyond us.
I love these canisters! They were a Christmas gift from my Aunt Wanda. The stuff I was keeping in there before was a mess, not a cohesive look at all. I just switched it out for more neutral stuff that we previously kept behind a closed cabinet door.
More of my old silver collection
Then I decided to simplify that bakers rack.
I tend to junk this thing up quicker that anything in the house
This is my latest Etsy find! I had been wanting one for a while but I had not seen a book or pattern that I really fell in love with. I found this one in the Etsy shop ‘The Vintage Lime’.
Nancy was wonderful to work with!
So there you have it! Our mini-kitchen make over, spending no $$.
Hope your week is great!
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