Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Before and after...sort of.

 In a few weeks it will be the one year anniversary of buying our house. It's crazy how fast this year has gone! In the year, we've fixed a lot of things, but mostly non-cosmetic. Last week M and I talked about painting a chalkboard wall in the kitchen. I had a rare Saturday off this weekend, and we decided we would paint the chalkboard wall....only before we headed out the door to Home Depot, M started looking up vintage kitchen color schemes online and picking out wall colors. Before we knew it, we had committed to painting the first room in the house.

 I say 'before and after...sort of' because this is NOT the finished product. We still have to paint the top half of the walls, repaint the white trim, and most importantly: replace those ugly floors.

 We had been waiting to make any cosmetic changes because we figured we would just save up until we could renovate the entire room. I'm glad we decided just to go for it. It will be a while until we can afford to totally re-do the bathroom and kitchen, so until then why not make it at least a little more cosmetically pleasing?

 For the paint and new floor tiles, we've spent less than $250. And our kitchen will look like a completely new kitchen once we are done. Totally worth the money and time.

Just painting this much, it looks so much better already. I can't wait to see how it looks when we're really finished!


  1. oh, looking great! I love these before and after photos


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