Saturday, August 2, 2008

Out With The Old Again & In With The New


Now that I have finished the den, I'm thinking seriously about doing something to the kitchen. When I look out from the den into the kitchen it gives me a sense of leaving a calm area entering a business, looking at the wall paper. What do you think?

Now I'm not thinking of doing any remolding as it's not in the budget. I have to keep the counter tops and the black splash. I'm just wondering about a paint choice that would blend in nicely with what I have.

I would probably change out the accessories too.

The counter tops and back splash are all around. Here......

over there. I'm thinking possibly some creamy beige color.

Any suggestions, I just feel like ripping away at the wall paper, and starting new. I'm also considering the bamboo blinds. Do you think that would look to plain, creamy beige and bamboo blinds.

23 comments:

The Cozy Parsonage said...

Hello Friend!
Your house is sooo pretty no matter what you do!
Could you stop in and look at the preview of the movie Fireproof on my blog and help promote-I know you and your hubby will love this movie!!!!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I actually think the wallpaper is really pretty, but more suited for a bedroom. I think a creamy beige would brighten things up and look really lovely! Whatever you do, it's going to look great!

Kady

Monday through Sunday said...

I think that would look great! I am not a big wallpaper fan. I think because I have had to take it down so often at different times in my life. I think that if you get some colorful accessories..it will look awesome. I love the new shades that are out there. I look forward to seeing your genius! :)

Wendy said...

Yes a creamy beige would look great with the other colors you have on your walls in the den ans would really make your beautiful cupboards stand out!! Good luck I can't wait to see it all done!!! Take care!~Wendy

Donna said...

Hey Deb... I agree with the ladies... a nice beige would look nice.. just be careful with the "creamy"...unless you want to add little yellow ect... Whatever you choose, I a sure will be beautiful!

Hey my sofa gets delivered on Tues.. (I cant wait!!!)

Thank you so much for everything Deb!!! :) Im glad I met you..

Hugs,
Donna

Bella said...

You could do one of the colors from your Den, if you really wanted them to match.

Or if you like the color of my living room (it is very similar to your den...it is called Outback by Behr.

You could do an apple green maybe? Or a Robin Egg blue? Then you can do the cream in the eating area.

I know whatever you do will look good! Can't wait!!! :)

Bella

Kindra said...

You are sure in the makeover room mood! You just send yourself right over to my house. I have a Looooong to do list. :) I had the same idea of beige or pretty green for that room. I love those cabinets. Lucky girl! Hope you are having a great weekend!

KKJD1 said...

Deb, I think that the blinds and the beige color paint would look great. With your style you seem to make everything look great. Dont work to hard enjoy your weekend!
Blessings,Karen

At Home Redesigns said...

Really pretty kitchen to start with. Great cabinets and I love your table and chairs. A good way to achieve a calming effect is to combine the color of the prominent features in the room...the cabinets, counter, floor and choose that color. So, probably it will be a beige or tan.

Sounds like you're on the right track.
Good luck!

Connie said...

I truly don't know what you mean, deb chick! I love how you have it - cozy and warm. BUT if you're not happy with it then ain't nobody happy, honey. Go for it. I like the idea you came up with. Light cream beige with maybe wood blinds. You can get them online reaaaallllllllly cheap. I have the wood white ones and absolutely love them - privacy without darkness.
Smoochies,
Connie

Sweetie said...

I really enjoyed my first visit to your blog. You have a very nice kitchen. I love the cupboards. I agree that a creamy beige would be a nice color. You have wonderful taste and I'm looking forward to see your finished kitchen. I plan to get into the painting mode when school starts.

Sweetie said...

I really enjoyed my first visit to your blog. You have a very nice kitchen. I love the cupboards. I agree that a creamy beige would be a nice color. You have wonderful taste and I'm looking forward to seeing your finished kitchen. I plan to get into the painting mode when school starts.

Nanna said...

HI Deb,
Thanks for stopping by this morning, love your rooms & do I understand you to say you live in Birmingham LOL all of our children live in that area, 1 in Birmingham, 1 in Hueytowm, 1 in Bessermer I dare say you could very well be 30 min from me LOL
Helen

Picket said...

Hey Deb...your kitchen is beautiful and those cabinets are gorgeous//after seeing what you did with that den..girl you don't need to be asking anybody for advice! lol I just can't wait to see what you come up with...those cabinets will be the star of the kitchen no matter what!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I think the wallpaper is pretty! But you have looked at it a lot longer than I have...obviously! LOL! The cabinets are really pretty! I bet the bamboo blinds would look great with your cabinets! Whatever you do...it will be beautiful! You have that touch! :) hugs, Rhonda

Ruthie said...

Deb, You have such good taste that whatever you do will be wonderful.
The good thing about paint is that you can change it easier than wallpaper when you want a new look. You'll have a whole new house before long. What fun.
Hugs.

Deb said...

Then creamy beige it is ladies. The real work is going to be the taking down of the wall paper. I hope I can get it off clean so I won't have any patchwork to do. Thanks! for your help.I'll let you know when I start. Deb

PAT said...

Your cabinets are beautiful, Deb! I see you've decided on creamy beige and that was going to be my suggestion. The bamboo shades will be great, too.

Pat

Monday through Sunday said...

Taking wallpaper off! I have done it more than I can say! I bought all the fancy stuff at the store..and guess what save your money! Buy a thing to score the paper...a water bottle fill with normal tap water and a scraper. score..spray..let sit for about five minutes..scrape and peel. Easy as pie!

Sweetie said...

Thank you so much for directing me back to your blog. I read your post from Thursday. You have a wonderful faith and your words are a tribute to that faith. I am going to Donna's Story. Hearing about the faith of others that have gone through such an experience is comforting.

Don said...

You have anice and clean kitchen. LOL. Not that I wouldn't expect you to or anything like that but it doesn't even look like a kitchen, it's so clean and perfect.

I think the wallpaper should be removed and the paint should be more of an earth color. Creamy beige does appear to fit your kitchen and cabinets just right.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, I am excited to see your kitchen project. I agree getting the paper off is the hard part. It's pretty. But, I can see where you are ready for a change. I love my paint color. It's just a little darker than a creamy beige. It's Valspar's breadloaf. I have wood blinds that I love because I can adjust them to see outside through them. I do love bamboo shades, too! Please.. take pictures to walk us through the process. You know after I lost my dad I really threw myself into decorating our house. It really helped me through some tough days. xoxoxoTerrie

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Well you did such a nice job on your den that I know whatever you do will be just lovely. Sometimes we're just ready for a change.

I spent the weekend entirely changing my bedroom. No paint. No new furniture. Just rearranging and organizing. I feel like I have a new room and am so happy with it.

I think you should just go for it! The simple changes you mentioned sound like it will lend a very peacefulness to you room and that is always nice.

Smiles,
Lea