Kitchen Update – Blue & Beadboard!

At last! I can sit down for a minute!
(Or at least as long as it takes to finish this post) :-)

Here is the Kitchen in its crisp new seaside-inspired paint color.

I don’t know the name of the color, but I’ll post a photo of the top of the paint can so you can see the formula if you’d like to know what it is.
I got it mixed at Home Depot in Behr’s Premium Plus Ultra Pure White Base.

As you saw in the video I posted yesterday, we FINALLY got around to putting up the remaining beadboard panelling. It really helped finish off that part of the room nicely. I love it’s fresh, cottagey look, and it was a cinch to install. Just cut the beadboard panel to size, apply Liquid Nails to the backside and nail into place with finish nails. Countersink the nails, fill the holes with wood filler (or spackle), and paint the color of your choice!

I repainted ours a Semi-Gloss White. It used to be a cream color, which looked SUPER dingy next to the new blue.

(My right wrist would like to add that Beadboard is kind of a pain to paint. You’ve gotta get in all those pesky grooves, and it usually takes 2 or 3 coats.)

I hung a chocolate brown matchstick blind above the window. It adds so much texture…I love it. I’m considering changing my middle name to Texture, by the way. You think I’m kidding.

Anywho, here’s what the area above the stove looks like now:

Missing something right?

Well, I’ve got plans for this:

The top of my fridge deserves to be pretty too, (Lord knows the INSIDE isn’t pretty),so I kept the birdcage, bird tealight holder, books and topiaries on top of it.

I love to buy old books (that match my color scheme, of course) from Flea Markets.
They’re cheap and add so much character.
Here’s the catch- I only pick ones with titles that mean something to me.
I love this one. I look at it everyday and think about being chosen for Design Star.

My flea market bench is still sporting its apple green and white bolster pillow. I like how it looks against the blue wall. The two colors really appeal to my senses.

I received this cutting board as a Christmas gift from my Sister-in-Law.
I love it! Thank you Robyn!

I’m not a coffee drinker, but my Mom is…so these little babies are in place for her next visit:

And there ya have it!
The Lettered Cottage Kitchen as of today.

I THOUGHT I had chosen a color for the Dining Room, but after painting a couple of test patches, I’ve changed my mind. Therefore, I won’t announce who won the “Guess the Colors” contest I blogged about the other day. You’ll just have to wait until next week to see who got it right! Oh yeah, that’s right, I said it. I’m moving on to the Dining Room now. Home Depot, here I come. :-)


Reading Room Update - December 2008
Kitchen Update Video

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