Kitchen Painting

So, I’m getting ready to move in a few months. I know, I know. I haven’t even been in my house for a year and already I’m moving on. That’s what happens when you fall in love with somebody who lives 50 minutes away. It’s okay, though, because I had purchased this house completely with the intent of making it be more of an investment than anything. Besides, the house that Jay and I are in the process of trying to buy is much bigger and I really love it a lot. It actually has a decent kitchen!

Speaking of kitchens, I haven’t been posting because I’ve been busy trying to get something done with my kitchen.

I knew that there were a couple holes in the drywall so I decided that I should probably patch them up. I had been debating about whether I wanted to paint the kitchen before moving or not. It really needed it, but who knows if the people who buy this place would like the same color as I did?



As I pulled on what I thought was the drywall paper, so that I could correctly patch the holes, I realized that it was NOT drywall paper. It was wallpaper! And I had managed to rip an entire strip off of the wall. Great! Now I had no choice… I would be painting the kitchen. I’ll admit that I only pulled the wallpaper off of one wall. There were three layers of this stuff, the top one being a rather stiff vinyl type.

I washed down the walls and cleaned up behind/beneath the washer, dryer and fridge. I don’t know how many years it had been since that was last done, but the water was NASTY! I had a nice yellow that I wanted to put on the walls, so I had to prime them first in the hopes that it would help to cover up the blue that the walls were currently painted.


I don’t know… what do you think? Is it too yellow? I ended up having to do two coats of the yellow to make sure that it completely covered everything. The disappointing thing is that I can still see the blue through it. 😦




The blue really doesn’t look very dark in these pictures, but it just does not want the yellow covering it up! This is right after I moved in last year.






You can see that I primed this wall, too. Although, it doesn’t really look that much different than the one before it was primed. Hmmm….




I think that the yellow warms it up a bit. And it looks okay with the cupboards. If you’re wondering, this is after the first coat of yellow. I haven’t put the second coat on yet.




Here’s another view of the primed wall. And the nasty linoleum tile. Yuck.







This color is called ‘Butter Not’. After the second coat I thought that maybe it was too yellow. I tried to do a sponge painting technique over it with white, but it didn’t turn out like I wanted. Now I have to repaint that wall with the yellow. Have I mentioned that I really suck at painting??



Hopefully you can forgive me for not posting. As you can see I’ve been busy sucking at painting. lol.

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1 Response to Kitchen Painting

  1. Jamie says:

    If you didn’t live quite so far away, I’d offer to come help you paint… we’ve painted nearly every room in our house in last six months, so I’m really experienced! (I always smudge the ceiling though. Every. Single. Time. Ugh.)

    Personally, I think the problem might be your primer – your should NOT be able to still see color after something has been properly primed. That said, I think the yellow will work. A couple curtains to soften the look and it will be bright and welcoming!

    As for whether or not anyone else will like it, my personal opinion is that you should simply expect to have to paint whenever you buy a new house. Any room you don’t have to paint is a bonus – not something to be expected!

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