Saturday, August 28, 2010

Going Grapes

Awhile ago I did a post about our updated kitchen . We installed cork flooring, a new butcher block countertop and a beadboard backsplash. You could never tell from the (before I had a digital camera) photos but it is actually an eat-in kitchen. The reason you never saw a table or anything else- sour grapes! Eight years ago when we moved in, I decided I wanted a grape- themed kitchen so we installed this border.

The walls look like are sponge painted sage green, but if you look closer... will see all of the walls have this texture on them. Instead of painting them with a roller, we ragged the paint on and it gave it this sponge-painted effect.

Eight years ago, I really loved the way it looked.  Recently however, it looked outdated to me. I longed for a simpler, fresher look- no theme, no sponge-paint!

The real catalyst for change was the girls' booster seats though. Actually the removal of the booster seats from the kitchen chairs. The girls insisted they didn't need them any more.
Oh the horror that was lurking beneath those seats!

Luckily for you this photo does not do the stained, disgusting paint-peeling chair justice.
So the chairs HAD to be re-covered.

The thought process went a little like this: Time to shop for new fabric- Yipee!
Why not re-paint the peeling paint on the chairs too?
Why stop painting there? Let's repaint the walls and get rid of the grapes!
Could we paint the bookcase as well?

Which brings us to- two days ago my kitchen looked like this...

Yestraday, like this...

This morning, like this...

So now with three days before I have to go back to work, four days before the girls start preschool ...
am I totally nuts?

Hoping I am not crazy and I can pull this off in time,


  1. Big project but it will be so worth it when you are done. Sometimes a deadline is a good thing.

  2. Good Luck! I always work better under pressure!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

  3. You can do it! I'm sure you'll love the results and I can't wait to see it!

  4. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!!!


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