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{Kitchen Makeover} Curtainworks and Accént Walls

May 27, 2014

Slow but steady wins the race….that is the approach I am taking with redesigning the spaces around here.

After our  unfortunate kitchen paint debacle, I was able to go to Home Depot and get the correct gallon of paint on the house….as if they wouldn’t after that mix up.

I haven’t completed painting the areas that need to be repainted, but since I have the paint on hand I feel I can move on to make selections for the next part, its all the same. Paint in the house but not on the wall is practically the same thing. Not really but whatever.

I mentioned before that it looks really bland in here with the wall color being so light now, so I’ve decided to move onto curtain selection.

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Y’all know I’m not much of an online shopper but after unsuccessfully beating the pavement and finding options that weren’t long enough I decided to turn to the online marketplace to search for the 108 in curtains that I would need.

I reached out to Curtainworks to see if they would be willing to work with me in outfitting my kitchen with new curtains and they said yes!

I was thoroughly pleased with Curtainworks selection of curtains and how easily they were categorized on their site. I knew I wanted something a little modern and they needed to be long in length.  I found what I needed easily thanks to their many link options to include: Valance, Tab Top, Long, and Pinch Pleat just to name a few. I love a pinch pleat ( that was a hint).

I’ve ordered them and they got here rather fast. I wasn’t ready as I still have a few tweaks I need to do to the wall before putting them up.

Speaking of tweaks. As much as I say I love color my mind always defaults to neutral colors.  I had a grand idea of how I wanted the curtains to match some fabric that I purchased to reupholster a bench that is in the kitchen. Wouldn’t you know trying to match the fabric I ended up with a curtain color that is very close to the wall color and now I need to add a little pop of something. I am currently toying with the idea of an accént wall adorned with either paint or wall paper.

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I’m still a little torn but I plan to have this project completed before the end of the week. I’ll be back with the reveal. I promise!

I received complimentary product to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine. You already know!

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Kitchen Makeover: All Paint is NOT Created Equal

April 8, 2014

Ever look at something oh, let’s say 4,999 times and your degrees of unhappiness with said item increasingly grows and then one day the 5,000th time just sends you batty and said thing must be changed immediately?

The 5,000th time that I looked at the burgundy wall in the kitchen sent me spiraling. About two weeks ago on a Friday I just walked in the kitchen and decided I could no longer look at the wall color and set out to Home Depot to do something about it. I had been playing around with a few swatches and was having a hard time deciding. I finally decided on a color and separated it from the others on the color wheel

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Would you believe someone closed the color wheel along with the color whose name I couldn’t remember. LIVID.

Didn’t stop my stride I just decided to wing it. After a few minutes of perusing I decided on Behr’s Wild Honey.  Once on the wall I came to the conclusion that I would’ve liked something a little more beige but overall I was pleased with the color change.

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Everything was all well and good until we ran out of paint on Friday night. Saturday morning I set out to Home Depot to get another gallon. Painless, I gave the gentleman at the counter the same swatch card. I  told him I needed eggshell, with the paint and primer in one. He mixed it up I head home.

Then this happens. Ughhhhhhhh.

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Do you see that? Look hard.

After a little digging we discovered that the second batch didn’t have the same base causing it to be a little darker in color. ARE.YOU.KIDDING.ME.

So we now have to repaint the first half of the room over again with the same formula we used on the second half.  I’ll look on the bright side, at least I’m not looking at that burgundy. I had every intention to possibly paint the door a blue color and I have since decided that it will remain black.

Speaking of that door, the door that leads to the laundry room that I haven’t quite finished. Reveal is coming sooner than you think!

Excuse the mess. I’m not into styling my home for random photos.

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To avoid having this happen to you, if you suspect you will need more than one gallon purchase all of the paint together. In the event you find out later that you will need additional paint take the can with you. The exact formula is on the sticker they place on the top of the can.

Got any painting nightmares to share? Do you have as hard of a time picking paint colors as I do?

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