Next up on the list of rooms to update were the kitchen and half bath. These rooms came with some extra challenges:
-The entire bathroom and most of the kitchen had some really snazzy multi-colored wallpaper (it was blue/green/pinkish in both rooms, but they were different patterns). Getting that stuff off without damaging the walls or our sanity proved to be tricky at times!
-Painting around kitchen cabinets, appliances, sinks, and toilets is challenging, time-consuming, and requires a lot of painters tape!
-We now knew I was pregnant so I could only help with the prep and finish work- none of the actual painting itself.
Here’s the kitchen before:
Love the gorgeous cabinets, but not the frilly curtains. I took them down in every room of the house as soon as we got the keys to the place!
Sadly this is the best before pic I have of the kitchen island area.
The half bath before:
This pic is a great example of how the previous owner could not stick to one type of material within a room. The small half bath had a gold light fixture, black mirror, silver faucet, wood switch plate cover, and brass toilet paper holder. Seriously.
We picked out a neutral beige with a bit of a yellow tint to it to paint in both areas and painted the trim and chair rail white. I whipped up a curtain for the window and created some cheap art for the bathroom with pictures from a calendar. Someday, we hope to change the countertops, install new sinks, and put in a backsplash.
Half bath after: