Thursday, May 7, 2009


So, we’re filling out the application and attempting to rent the townhome. Cross your fingers, folks. We just might be movin’ on up. And if we don’t… Well, that will be okay. Although, I have already done a room-by-room transformation of our potential home-to-be. Would you like a peek? I thought so.


Did I mention the kitchen was wallpapered? With harvest gold countertops and appliances? It’s a good thing I have vision (and a DIY gene). As I mentioned, I’ve been given permission to have my way with this little place, so here are my plans.

Remove all traces of wallpaper, then paint with:

Buxton Blue paint by Benjamin Moore

I know, blue might seem like an odd choice. But I’m thinking it will offset the yellow countertops. And, to tie the look together, curtains in this fabric:

Paddock Shawl-Mineral fabric by Waverly


That’s right. We’ll have our own little dining area instead of the combined living and dining space in our current residence. The dining room has a chair rail along the bottom half, which I’ll be painting white. The remainder of the wall, along with the living room, will be painted this subtle color:

Mercury Glass paint by Sherwin Williams (and Martha, of course)

If my wish came true, I’d replace the 70s light fixture with this little beauty (or a theme and variation thereof):

$40 at Ikea

Add this Etsy artwork (only $15!):

The artwork plus our wood dining table and antique chairs in all different colors should keep the overall look fresh and fun.

What do you think? I must say, I’m pretty pumped about the whole project. And, I love a good before-and-after, so you can bet if/when moving time finally comes, I’ll be posting with updates.

Stay tuned for a look into my plans for our living and bedrooms! Because you know I've got ideas for those too...


katie said...

Oh, I love it! I want a blue kitchen, too!

jenna said...

That is going to be oh so lovely!!! I wish you were here to help me with my redecorating!!! Good luck on this townhouse!! I hope you guys get it!!