Hi. My name is Jenna.
I’m a recovering neutral decorator.
Yes friends, there was a time when I turned solely to whites and beiges for decorating.
I knew no better. I thought I liked it. I thought it was my style.
I was so damn wrong.
As soon as I spray painted my first piece kelly green, there was no going back.
And then I discovered the no-fail combo of kelly green and navy and it was as if the design gods smiled down upon me and showered me with their wisdom.
Ok, maybe that was a little much, but you get the idea.
I am a color girl.
And when we renovated the beloved foreclosure I opted for beiges, whites, and light blues.
And they were pretty. I’m not bashing on beige.
But they weren’t me.
So slowly but surely, every room in this house has gotten re-made over.
The kitchen was especially in need of color. This is what it looked like before we added in some glorious color (besides the barstools.)
Now, if you really want to see how far its come, as in how many walls we knocked down and the re-arranging we did, you can see the initial kitchen renovation here.
It was a pretty kitchen. I liked it. It got me in Better Homes and Gardens and for that, I will always love that kitchen….but it wasn’t this kitchen.
And this kitchen, I love.
I would also like to take this moment to say how appreciative I am of the italics and bold features for fonts. It makes writing so much fun. Obviously, I’m a big fan.
Well the thing is, I’ve been meaning to do a post on how we got this beloved new kitchen for about oh, five months or so now. But my friend Kellie, who helped me paint my cabinets, just had to do a video about it and then I just had to wait until she had the video in just perfect viewing condition before she would let me post.
Ok, I might have just thrown her under the bus a little there. She can handle it though.
So finally, here are more pretty kitchen pictures including details about the makeover and a video at the end.
The weather was horrendous the week that we opted to do this – so much so that Grunt Labor was even off work due to it one day – so we painted everything inside.
The old faucet was oil-rubbed bronze which definitely wasn’t jiving either. After a long search, we settled on the Delta Trinsic in Champagne Bronze.
The open shelving also got a coat of Minimalistic. The rustic wood color that it was before clashed. I also did some editing on the shelves and rearranging. Personally, my favorite thing about the shelving is the contrast between the mohawk lollipop holder, my grandmother’s red glasses and the deer antlers I had to skin myself.
If that’s not character, I don’t know what is.
Kellie has more images of us actually painting the cabinets – go let her have it because she harassed me the whole time about how I never vacuumed my rug. I swear, I wasn’t mean to her at all to cause her to do such a thing.
Of course, I’m not lying.
And here’s the video of the whole shebang…I look very odd in the beginning because I was trying my damnedest not to laugh. There’s no doubt in my mind that the camera man was never happier when he was finally done with us.
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