Dining & Kitchen Makeover

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We moved into our brand spanking new home Fall of ’07. Seeing it all in its new state, makes you want to keep it that way, but normal wear and tear is bound to happen so a little face lift is needed every now and then.

Our kitchen is a high traffic area of the home, and we were noticing lots of nicks and scratches along the corners and lots of scuff marks to go with them. The scuffs sometimes came off with a damp cloth or magic eraser, but a lot of the time they’d take the paint with it leaving uneven walls.

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So although we loved our blue kitchen we decided it was time for a paint makeover. We’d get rid of the flat blue, and replace it with a pearl medium grey. Painting over our 6 years of wear, and updating the look along the way. What do you think? You likey?


boxwood clippings_kitchen makeover


boxwood clippings_kitchen makeover

The first thing we did was paint over the molding which was a normal gloss, to a high gloss. This really makes the molding ‘pop’, and gives it more definition.

BEFORE:                                                                        AFTER:

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On these photos, look at the very top, even from a distance the gloss is showing, and looks a lot cleaner.

BEFORE:                                                                        AFTER:

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For under $100, and a weekend of labor our kitchen and dinning area is ready for another 6 years of fun. We love the new look, it feels so much fresher, cleaner and more durable, but still like home.

boxwood clippings_kitchen + dinning makeover

boxwood clippings_kitchen + dinning makeover

boxwood clippings_kitchen + dinning makeover

Paint Used:

Benjamin Mo0re: Stonington Grey in Pearl finish

Decoe Paint White in Glossy finish

If you’re inspired, be sure to stop by Jones Paint and Glass. They have the best service in town, and will guide you through every step of the way. Perhaps a new look for a new year?!

Don’t forget to test out samples like we did, see HERE.

5 Responses to “Dining & Kitchen Makeover”

  1. John Says:

    Very well done you two it looks terrific and is the best dollar for dollar investment you can put into a home. You get to live and enjoy the benefits of a fresh, repainted room and its making you money too – what more can you ask for. Great job!

  2. LB Says:

    It looks beautiful!

  3. Plum Pretty Sugar Says:

    Oh my, we absolutely love what you’ve done! Just gorgeous!



  4. Bri Says:

    Love it! Great color choice too! Looks beautiful Sarah.

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