The Yellow is Gone!

Greg and I spent the weekend banishing the yellow paint from the main floor of the house by painting the kitchen and dining room a lovely shade of gray. We’re really happy with the way it came out...although it doesn’t have quite the transformation wow factor as the teal in the living room. I am still extremely pleased that the yellow is gone.

Here’s the kitchen. It’s hard to notice the difference here with the small amount of walls we actually have. Up close, there is a bit of a gray fleck in the counter top, which ties in nicely. It was a very full weekend, and we still have some cleaning up to do, which is why there are so few after photos!

This is a view down to the garage level, which used to be yellow as well. When we finally get around to painting all of the trim in the house, we will paint the wood trim here white as well. 

Finally, I will leave you with a before shot.,.the yellow dining room in the background with all the contents emptied in the living room. Yes, it was quite a project!

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It is a very beautiful shade of gray. So classy. It changed the whole vibe of the space to updated chic. LOVE it. So glad you did the stairway!!!! You two worked VERY hard.
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 09:23 PM


Tile Repair

This weekend, Greg finally took on the tile repair project in the bathroom. If you forgot what it has looked like since October, click here and here. 

There was a lot of prep that went into the job. First, all the tiles were sort and the old grout and adhesive was scraped off. Better than nails on a chalkboard! Eeek!

Then I washed all the grout dust off all of the tiles, so they would adhere well to the wall. 

Greg glued them all back on the wall and left them to dry over night. It was a tricky job as they didn’t all want to fit back up in the space where they used to be. There was a fair bit of filing and sanding to get them all to fit. 

Today, it was time to grout. 

Here’s the way it looked when all was said and done...before Greg decided to continue on to replace the toilet. Stay tuned!


Counter Space

A few weeks ago, right before my mom came to visit, Greg was able to finish installing our new kitchen counter, which was a generous gift from Gina. He did a great job, and I am thrilled to have all this extra counter space. 

In order to fit the counter against the existing half wall, Greg had to so some fine carpentry. Here he is filing down the edge of the trim to get a perfect fit against the counter edge. 

Steve was on hand to help lift the counter in place. I’m always glad when we have help with the lifting, so I don’t have to be a part of it!

And here’s the view coming up the stairs from the garage. The cat food has it’s own special place. And the open space below the counter also keeps the heat from being blocked.

Next up, we’re planning to paint the kitchen and dining room in a few weekends. You can see swatches of the colors we’re considering against the wall. Greg wants to go with the gray one. I can’t wait to say good-bye to all the yellow on this floor!

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That is a beautiful counter! It is just what your kitchen needed to be fully functional.  I LOVE it.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 06:04 PM