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I mentioned here once that I am going to take a few more risks in this house than I did in my first one. In general, we are conservative and careful people. We don't do risky things and it takes a lot for us to think outside the usual box. I had a gold sash on my wedding gown and I thought I was quite rebellious. What would my great aunts say?? To be honest, I always want to do something different but in the end I usually cave and play it safe. Well that girl can go scratch! This girl wants a dark brown kitchen with 6 ft white bead board and by golly (wha??) she's doing it. Ok, enough speaking in the third person. I know everyone in my world thinks I'm a little nuts to make my kitchen a dark color, especially when my floor is so dark. But I really don't care. Here it is after 1 coat of Valspar Deep Mink!
|This was actually the painting in progress...obviously!|
|This is still wet so it is a little darker now. And we put on the second coat so it looks luscious and dark.|
When we are all done you won't see so much brown, actually. The eating area will have the bead board and we are going to install a white subway tile back splash. I am in love with the color and I'm so glad I took the plunge! Not to mention the fun of painting with what looks like Hershey's syrup!
In other news a local photographer who is trying to build her portfolio asked if she could take some pictures of Molly in a wild patch of zinnias she found. So here are pics I took while she was taking real pictures with a huge kick butt camera.
|Isn't it lovely?|
And Jim cleaned up the newly painted family room and I started to decorate my mantel for Halloween. I still can't get to my usual stuff because we haven't unpacked but I'm making do. I'll show you this week!