Saturday, 24 April 2010

Kitchen, almost done

I have some trim work to do, but it’s mostly done. It was a lot of work. Warning, don’t remove drywall unless you are up for hours and hours of work.
Drywall and ceramic back splash removed. New vapour barrier and drywall and lots and lots and lots of mudd.
I knew that I definitely did not want ceramic again and mosaic tile was cost prohibitive. I decided on bead board wall paper.
I needed a change from the green walls and fell in love with Whalley Abbey by Debbie Travis.  It was a good choice as bead board is very country and that’s not the look I wanted. The grey/green (it’s hard to tell it has green in it, but it does) helps to make the kitchen look more contemporary. It brought together the flooring and counter tops (yucky laminate, but I’m stuck with them for now). I put new casing around the window. My first time and it turned out pretty good. A friend installed new electrical outlets for me.
Here is a before of the fugly ceramic tile.
003[3] Since we have had so much fun with our chalkboard, I decided to do an entire wall, I love it.  I’m waiting on it curing before I start drawing on it.
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Still to do: install two new shelves above the bead board here
This is what I’m thinking of (sorry, I don’t remember the source of the photo)
ikea shelves
I will trim out the pantry door and the door into the kitchen with new casing too.
As I said, it was a lot of work but I am loving the changes.

I'm linking up to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. So many talented bloggers out there, go see for yourself.


  1. Hey there!! :) It's looking really great so far!! As I said before, you're a brave woman!

  2. Oh, Im in love with it! The before tiles remind me of the army housing. Those tiles are everywhere in the army housing! What a wonderful job you have done! I think the shelves will look great also! Way to go girl!

  3. Wow, it looks really great!!! I like it SO much. I have been thinking about doing a bead board back splash in our kitchen, now I am definitely going to do it. I think those shelves will look great too :)

  4. You did a nice job. I like the backsplash and the chalkboard wall. I'm doing my kitchen now...oh the work!


  5. great job! I love the color!
    I am stuck with laminate countertops too...sigh.


  6. Y'all are doing a nice job - love the open shelves and beadboard. Dropping by from BNOTP, #7.


  7. Excellent job there! I love how many bloggers are doing really cool kitchen makeovers, and I love how light and bright yours is.

  8. Mel..thanks for stopping over to my blog and for your nice comments (and for 'following' me). I just re read this post and I can't believe that beadboard is wall paper. Wow!! It looks amazing!!
    I'm following you now! ;)
    Can't wait to see the art storage you've made.


  9. I had bead board as backsplash in my kitchen - I hated it. It doesn't clean well as things get trapped in the groves and it rots because it's wood. To keep it from rotting you have to paint and coat, paint and coat constantly. It's fine other places but not behind a sink.

    It all looks good though - I couldn't make my kitchen look that good

  10. Where did you get your chrome shelves at?