Monday, March 07, 2016

One Thing Leads to Another

I woke up and hit the floor running. Megan was up and almost ready for school. While she finished eating and getting her shoes on I threw in a load of laundry. I came home and took care of a few morning task. Then I grabbed my list and was gungho to get things things done.
I started in one corner and as I was taking things down to wash I noticed the long time pen mark on the wall. Several years ago (about 3 years to be exact) Megan left a pen on the table and Abraham (one of the little guys I use to babysit) found it and marked on the wall. The wall had been scrubbed and even a magic eraser was used. It faded, but it didn't take it all off. I know, stubborn stuff!

Anyway, that is were one things leads to another. Since I was going to the trouble of taking everything down I decided to go ahead and paint the kitchen. I really didn't want to spend any money on this project. I was chatting with my mom and she said she had almost a gallon of paint left over from a project. Off I went to pick it up. It wasn't exactly the color I was looking for so I got creative. I raided my painting cabinet and that is where the fun began.
I mixed a little of this and a little of that and came up with the perfect color.
Pictures don't show the color well. The kitchen was a mustard shade of yellow. (below color on the left) I wanted to lighten it up a bit so I mixed a color that reminds me of sunshine. I guess you could also describe it as a lemonade color, but I like sunshine the best. :)
I am going area by area. Cleaning, painting and then putting things back. I am moving things around and searching what I have to make things look fresh. I hadn't planned to spend any money on this, but I did end up purchasing a valance. Here is a sneak peek of the fabric.
The walls are completely painted! I am still working on sorting a few areas. The scope of this project will certainly slow down the spring cleaning. In the end the delay will be well worth it. Once I have it done I will be sure to give you a tour. In the mean time if you don't hear from me you know what I'll be up to!

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!


  1. Great color! We are remodeling our kitchen at the moment but one thing does lead to another. Makes you feel blessed to be able to create a happy place and to have a home.

  2. Good Morning Wendi! I like the new color you did. It's very cheery and bright. Isn't that how it always works? I am terrible at multi-tasking anymore, so I have to stay focused on one thing at a time or my house looks like a tornado went through it. Ha!

    I love the valance! It's all gonna look great when you are done.

    I hope you have a great week!
    Hugs, Amy

  3. Wendi I need your energy. How exciting ~ a new look for hardy nothing. I love a light bright house. This spring that is my goal to create that. I have painted my walls an med grey/tan it is okay. My oldest says it the color of drywall...she thinks I need to go lighter...I am so looking forward to your reveal on your kitchen.

  4. Wow! I would say that one thing lead to another! lol! Will you show a photo of the whole kitchen when it's all completed? Btw, your list looks exhausting!

  5. I love the yellow. It's my favorite in the kitchen. Can't wait to see what you get done.

  6. I am waiting on spring break to tackle a few larger projects. Painting would be fun!

  7. I love the valance!!! I can't wait to see it all put together!


Thank you for visiting. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. I hope you enjoyed your visit and will return again!