40 December 28, 2009

We’re Up To Something

I’ve (maybe) chosen a new paint color for the kitchen. We’re thinking of painting the walls next weekend. And the trim. *Insert audible gasp here.*

New Kitchen Colors

Remember, this is what the kitchen looks like now.

the kitchen

Also, Eleanor helped assemble some flat-packed Swedish furniture for my office. So handy, that little girl is!

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    December 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Your kitchen is beautiful already! Can’t wait to see what it looks like after you redo it all.

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    December 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    If that’s the before, I eagerly await the after!

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    December 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    What’s that green swatch? And are you keeping the curtains?

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    sarah b.
    December 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    oh, i’ve been a fan of that paint color for quite some time. can’t wait to see what it looks like for totally selfish reasons.

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    December 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I can’t wait to see how it looks with painted trim. We have stained trim as well and I can’t decide if I should paint it or not!

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    December 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    No gasps here. Unpainted trim is not sacred to me. Bring on the paint!

    Can’t wait to see.

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    December 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    full support for you painting the trim. painted trim is not a crime.

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    December 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I third a thumbs up for painted trim. I’ve never been a fan of dark wood trim so I can’t wait to see the newly painted kitchen.

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    Your Mother
    December 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    you may come and paint over here anytime you have the urge and no available walls to paint at your home, just sayin’.

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    December 28, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    looking forward to seeing the transformation

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    laura trevey
    December 28, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    A fresh coat of paint is always so exciting and new!!
    Love your turquoise door knob ~~

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    December 28, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Its about time Eleanor starts earning her keep! (: Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen!!

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    December 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I can’t wait to see what this looks like!

    BTW- I used your kitchen as inspiration for our remodel if you want to check it out: http://theyellowfrontdoor.blogspot.com/2009/11/kitchen-update-its-done.html

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    December 28, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I can’t wait to see! Way to go on painting the trim!

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    December 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve always loved those knobs. Can’t wait to see the re-do!

    Sometimes you need tiny hands to help work that allen key ;)

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    KOS! (Keep On S'myelin!)
    December 28, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Oooo, love the colour! Can’t wait to see the kitchen freshly painted!

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    December 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    We painted our kitchen in Swiss Coffee a few months ago (it was big bird yellow when we moved in) and we love it. Can’t wait to see the pix.

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    December 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    i’m completely intriqued!

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    Lesley @ TheDesignFile
    December 29, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I think that’s just beautiful. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

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    December 29, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Playing the grinch here…..paint fumes are highly toxic for grownups let alone little lungs. Be sure to keep the area really well ventilated (for several days) and keep little Eleanor away. Might be a good time to go to grandma’s. Paint can cause headaches and nausea, sometimes leading to asthma. Even the more environmentally friendly ones have issues. As the paint chip looks like it is Behr you really might want to check the first link. Just saying.


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    December 29, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Love the color choices and I bet it will look amazing. However, painting the trim makes me sad! I have half unpainted, half painted in my house and wish it was all unpainted. Either way can’t wait to see the reveal.

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    December 29, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Excited to see the changes! I have a question: what are your countertops made of? I’m about to switch mine out and am having trouble finding ones I like, but I like yours!

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    December 29, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I’m all for painting the trim- dark wood trim, lovely yes, but it can weigh a home down when it’s in every room.

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    December 29, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I’ve just decided to paint all the trim in my condo…I’m excited to see how yours turns out!

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    December 29, 2009 at 10:30 am

    aww!!! Eleanor will be as good as you are at fixing stuff!!!! too cute… Can’t wait to see the new looks of your kitchen!

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    December 29, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I’m sad you are painting the trim! One of the things I love about your house pics is all the gorgeous unpainted trim. I’m bored with all white trim in every furniture store catalog pic and apartmenttherapy.com post–your house is a nice contrast to all that, especially since the wood appears in good condition.

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    December 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Looking forward to seeing how it looks! I like the creamy yellow colour that you’ve got it now – it’s something that I want for my own place – but I think the colours you’ve chosen are really lovely as well!

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    Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists
    December 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Oh, this is gonna be good, I can feel it!

    Good job, Eleanor! Way to help out.

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    down pillow
    December 29, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Awww, Eleanor looks so cute!

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    December 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Love the colors! Can’t wait to see the after!


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    December 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Ooooooh, (I know, I know, I am actually squealing — sorry!) I cannot wait to see the trim painted! We painted all of our 30-year-old dark trim white as soon as we moved in and I have never regretted it. Never ever ever! It looks so crisp and clean now. I think painting dark wood white is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world.

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    Zoey Bond
    December 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Just finished painting every last bit of trim in our (over a century old with amazing wood detailing) home a bright, clean white and I couldn’t be happier. The only thing more classic than natural wood — a nice crisp white. You’re going to love it!

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    December 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Ohhh, love the kitchen cabinets and counter! I think it will be sooo lovely with painted trim. I’m a fan of light and bright, crisp and clean and have always found dark / natural wood trim depressing. lol..I know that probably made some people groan, but to each his own, right? Enjoy the “new” kitchen.

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    Emma N
    January 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I can’t wait to see what it looks like. We have similar woodwork in our entire house, and although it’s in really great shape and we don’t want to paint it in most of the house, I wonder if painting it in only the kitchen would freshen things up. Can’t wait to see what you do!

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    Amanda T
    January 2, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I can’t wait to see it! Is that green you are painting? My fave color! And it’ll look great in your vintagy kitchen. I’m not anti trim painting at all, so go for it!

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    January 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I love those green knobs, are they from Anthropologie?

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    January 9, 2010 at 10:47 am

    The trim in our house is swiss coffee too! It’s the perfect shade, not too stark white and not too off white. I’m a fan of painting wood trim too. It really makes a difference in brightening the space up!

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    January 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Ooooh… Painting the trim! I am shocked and saddened at your sudden deviance… Just kidding. I am shocked though.

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