Living Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Nook…. A Hot Mess
Ever since we moved into our new home, I have been wanting to make some changes to the living room, kitchen and breakfast nook – primarily the wall colors. The kitchen and breakfast nook are this horrible green bean color and the living room is a builder’s grade dark taupe. Not fond of either. I wanted to bring the two rooms together by painting them all one color. It took a while, but I finally settled on a paint color I liked. These rooms were particularly time consuming because not only did we have a TON of walls to paint, we also had to paint all the base molding and window and door frames as they had never been touched up before. Here are all the before pictures at different angles. Since we were going to paint a ton of walls we decided to get paint samples first. Did you know that the 30% and 40% off paint coupons for Sherwin Williams also apply to paint samples? You can get them as low as $5 each for a quart! Score! It was our first time doing this and we are so glad we did. I wanted a grey neutral for everything in order to brighten things up. But I also wanted a hint of beige. I ended up going with Pediment. It is a perfect “greige”.
We painted several blocks on different walls, since the paint looked different under different lighting and in the shade. Above is the kitchen area and the island. Here is another angle of the breakfast nook. Here is the view from the kitchen. You can see my kid napping (just keepin’ it real!). Another angle, you can see the kitchen from here. You can see the fireplace better from this angle. We have already switched out the fan that you can see in the picture above. It was white, builder grade and UGLY. You can see a close-up here. We took the one from the kitchen which was icky and dirty from all the previous cooking (really, who puts a fan in the kitchen?!?!?) and cleaned it up, REAL GOOD. Because it was older and the necessary scrubbing was a bit hard on the edges, I took a furniture repair pen (found at Home Depot and GREAT to have at home to make minor scratch repairs on wood) and just colored the fan blades where necessary. Here is the same fan blade after. We replaced the kitchen light with track lighting seen here. And the fan looks much better in the living room. I will post the updated photos soon!