A Little Kitchen Redo

Today I'm squeezing my kitchen project into Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I always just love to visit the events that Susan hosts. Some projects are large and some are small but they are all inspiring to me.


So many of you have been very sweet to e-mail or comment and ask about the progress in my kitchen. It was several days of hard work and the walls are complete.

BJ asked if we were removing all of the wallpaper. Well, the answer is NO. I can not recommend this method unless you are extremely skilled. My Dad is!! Here's the method we used:

-Trimmed any paper that was loose.

-Textured the walls.

-Repaired about 3 bubbles that came up. Dad did this by using a razor blade to cut a hole in the bubbles. Then he flattened them out, floated them, let the places dry.

-Sanded and then cleaned the walls.

-Primed and painted two coats of paint.





Now, the whole time he was doing the hard part, I was having a heart attack about the color. You saw where I splotched several colors on the walls. Well, I was stricken by complete inability to make up my mind. I finally decided that I really still wanted a yellow kitchen - just not the blinding color that the wallpaper was. I asked my Dad to just go to the store and choose something (remember he's skilled). The end result is Sherwin Williams Buttery.



The wall texture is beautiful and the color is soft and cheery.

We did rehang my plate rack because it's my old friend that I can't live without.


Molly helped us out by holding the drop cloths in place. :)


The walls are bare right now. I want to make some window mistreatments and find a new picture to go on the one big wall. I'm considering this one that I found at art.com.


So that's my story!! If you are thinking the walls don't look very different or if you are new here...scroll down and look at that wallpaper...might need your sunglasses!

44 comments

Momovthree said...

What great progress! I went and scrolled to your previous posts and the new walls are certainly more calming. I think it is so special that your dad is helping with the project, it makes it that much more special. Thanks for sharing!
~Michelle

janet said...

aww nice to have your dad helping and molly looking after the drop cloth...lol love your new color, i be this room is going to be amazing when done
hugs
janet

bj said...

It is all looking just fabulous.
After the horrible time I have had with my one measly border, I was scared you were trying to take off the paper and I was feeling so so sorry for you! So glad you have a sweet daddy that knows what he is doing. I love the color!!
xo bj

Amber B. said...

That looks great! Can't wait to see more!!

southerninspiration said...

Now that's an "aaaahhhhhh..." moment! It looks great...and sweet Molly....we have a daschund too!

Suzanne

mbkatc230 said...

Such a nice change! I love the wall color you chose. So nice that your dad is helping out, looks like he really knows his stuff. And how nice of Molly to make sure the drop cloths are nice and warm on your feet. Kathy

imjacobsmom said...

Your Dad's an expert! That is a beautiful choice in paint color (I have the same color in my bedroom.) I've always loved yellow, too. It looks smart with your white woodwork. ~ Robyn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lucky you to have such a handy dad who will pitch in and be such a huge help. It looks wonderful, and I know you are enjoying it. I think that picture you selected is so pretty. laurie

Shelia said...

Oh, Stacey the walls look beautiful! I love that color and it looks lovely up against the white trim. What a nice Daddy you have!! Look at little Molly, all tuckered out!! Poor little thing!
bE a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Nancy said...

Stacey, I am so excited and can't wait to see it all finished! I know it will look fabulous because you have wonderful taste and style! Blessings, Nancy

Carol said...

It's so special that your dad helped you out with this project!
Hugs,
Carol

JudyBug said...

You are so blessed to have a dad so talented! He picked the perfect color didn't he? Molly is so cute...and so helpful. Those dropcloths could just fly off the floor without her!

Yep, Boo has stolen hubby's heart too.
JudyBug

Shelia said...

Hi again, Stacey! I'm just back to say how sweet it is of you to ask about my Mother. She's doing so much better and went to church for the first time in two months. She was treated like a celebrity. She loved it!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia :)

An Accomplished Woman said...

Your dad is so talented. You are lucky to have him. I love, love the color and can't wait to hear the whole kitchen. Your molding is beautiful.

You have been busy.

Cynthia

Bo said...

Morning Stacey...Your dad did a fantastic job...we had to do the same thing over some 45 year old wallpaper & it is a lot of work but looks marvelous now...your moldings are GORGEOUS! Looking forward to seeing the whole kitchen! ;-) Bo

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a gift to you, having a skilled dad to help you in this huge project. I do like that shade of yellow. It looks cozy and warm to me, and that is good! I like that picture that you might purchase, also. Keep us posted.

April said...

Stacey~
It looks great...I can hardly wait to see it all completely finished! Isn't it nice to have a dad who's such a handyman?

squawmama said...

Hey Stacy... Sounds like the kitchen is moving along nicely and how great to have your dad's expertise... I can't wait to see the finished project...

HUGS,
Donna

Nancy said...

Hi Stacy, Thank you so much for the idea...about the red party...I did give you credit...I hope you saw that ...It was an edit after I had already posted about the party...I went back and put your name and blog in the information.

Thank you so much for posting about in your side bar! Hope you have a wonderful day! Nancy

Oh, did you notice the plates in the wire basket...In the picture...just where did I get that idea! HMMMMM! ;)

Chandy said...

I'd love to "pretty up" my own walls someday! Those look great!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes (new to Met Monday)

Linda said...

Buttery is a beautiful color. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished. Linda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your walls look beautiful! The color is so pretty and I think that print would match perfectly! Molly looks so precious. Twyla

Rachael said...

It is really looking good! Your dad is such a help!

By the way...your molding and woodwork is gorgeous :-)

santamaker said...

That kitchen is looking great and the yellow is perfect! Loved the little helper holding down the dropcloths!

KBeau said...

I think the picture would add a great splash of color. Go for it!

Happy To Be said...

OMG this is looking so great and how lucky to have a Dad that is so talented..Now girl I just loved molly what a BIG help she is...thanks so much for sharing..Happy Met to you girl..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kim said...

I love that molding above the door...incredible. You're right that color is soft and cheery. Go dad! There is no way you could have done that job without Molly. We have a 14 yo dachshund named Olivia. She is the matriarch of the house.

Nancy said...

Thank you Miss Stacy for posting the button! You are entered twice. Blessings, Nancy

Deb said...

Stacey,

Love the buttery walls and so nice your daddy helps you.

Deb

xinex said...

How nice that you have your handy daddy to help you. Love your mouldings and the picture looks nice....Christine

Wendy said...

Hi Stacey, Thanks for coming by. I love what you are doing in your kitchen! I love, love the color...I have lots of soft yellow in my house...it's one of my favorite colors. You are so blessed to have such a talented daddy!
In answer to your question: king cake is like a giant cinnamon roll...kinda. It can be made with other fillings but we like cinnamon/sugar.
Sincerely, Wendy

Angie said...

I think the yellow is beautiful and I LOVE that print you are thinking of getting!

Tricia Anne said...

Your kitchen remodel is coming along beautifully! You are a lucky girl to have such a handy dad! :o) Plus the memories of working alongside him in your kitchen. :o) And Molly is such a great help! She is too cute! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Melissa Miller said...

~WOWEE!
That is looking so good!
I love all your crown molding too! :)

Belinda said...

Oh, goodness, your kitchen is looking fabulous! And your Dad did a GREAT job choosing that glorious yellow shade of paint...love it! And how cute that your adorable pup, Molly, is even being helpful! :-) Its a team effort to take on a project of this size, isn't it? :-)

Ms. Tee said...

The color is so pretty - your dad did a great job picking it out!

Shelia said...

Morning, Stacey! I'm sure you're enjoying your new kitchen. I want to paint mine from blood red to a soft buttery yellow like yours!
You're tiny name is entered!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are right. I never thought about using it for kids going to camp. Bet they would love that! I'll remember that when my grandchildren go to camp.

tardevil said...

Love all that trimwork. How sweet is that Molly? And your dad for doing all that work?! Looks good.

Darlene said...

I LOVE it....the walls look beautiful and LOVE the color!♥ Molly is just so cute "helping out" with those drop cloths!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love your choice, and think it was absolutely the right one to make. One word about Art.com.: I too love their site. But when I ordered framed prints from them for my youngest daughter and husband once, I did not realize they frame with acrylic instead of glass. You can get the glass if you ask for small prints. Maybe you're just ordering the print, in which case it won't make any difference!
Brenda

kari and kijsa said...

Love that color...what a great finished project on wallpapered walls! Your molding on your door frames is incredible!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Daphine said...

Looking GREAT! Your dad is so sweet to help you with this! WOW! Seriously, what a blessing?!?!

Mary said...

Send your Dad to my house when he's finished with yours! My kitchen walls need something done to them. I love your molding!! Did your Dad do them too?