Kitchen Make-over

Christine Styron Feit
by Christine Styron Feit
2 Weeks
Our kitchen was move in ready with new appliances and cabinets, but not my taste or color in flooring and wallpaper. We always spend one week of vacation updating something in the home. The kitchen was put off for years because it was functional, but after several years, I had had enough. The bulk of the re-do was in one week, but total completion was over two with those little things you find to do.
I didn't take any good photos of the pre-re-do, but found this one of the hubby and I fooling around with a hand massage thingy. As you can see, yucky wall paper. Pink and green is not my idea of kitchen colors
The next few photos are of the demo..taking out the old doors, down with the wall paper and out with the pink ans green Formica counters...
..and sanding of the shiplap.
I went with Behr Caramelized Orange for the walls. Much nicer in person than the photos show.
New doors with lots of windows. Was not finished painting them black when this picture was taken, but you get the drift.
Pups show off the Pergo flooring in Virginia Oak.
Ahhh the ceiling. It was in rough shape so we papered it with paint-able textured wallpaper. The paint was metal based and was $60 per quart. The hanging of the paper was the challenging part. Good thing husband and son are 6'3"+! Wallpaper was hung then painted.
Then Crown molding was added.
Counter top...
Finished...almost. Hubby and I have not agreed on tile back-splash yet.
Decorating walls with old B&W of family and other interesting pictures
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  • Jean Proctor Jean Proctor on Mar 12, 2016
    Hi, I was inspired by your ceiling, and because my hubby couldn't grasp the fact that wallpaper on the ceiling would work your photo helped me convince him it was do-able. I've seen some decorative upholstery tacks, I think that when I get my "ceiling" hung, I will use some to them to stabilize the "wall" paper, My big question was did you have much waste in matching the design?

  • Christine Styron Feit Christine Styron Feit on Mar 14, 2016
    That's awesome! Actually we had almost NO was very easy to line up. Lowe's has a very nice selection of paint-able textured wallpaper and we chose the one that had a pattern that repeated the most frequently to make it easier to match up. The hardest part was installing it over your head, but if two people are doing it, it makes it much easier. The other great part about it is that it hides all the imperfections of the ceiling. Best of luck to you.