It is a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, people! The kitchen has FINALLY been painted! FINALLY! I know, I can hardly believe it myself. Nearly six months after my kitchen project began!
Honestly, I was so excited to show you the kitchen progress that I snuck into the kitchen after dark to get most of these pictures. The doorways were all taped with plastic and paper, so we just slipped in REAL QUICK like. Tippy toe. Shhhhh. We kind of were supposed to stay out, but I couldn’t help myself! AHHHH!
It was a covert undercover mission with my iPhone in hand, trying to avoid stepping in or touching any paint that may not have been dry. It really was probably all dry by that point but still, I was being SUPER cautious. It would be SO AWKWARD to get my fingerprints embedded on my cabinets. I was being OH SO CAREFUL. And then….
No sooner did my daughter Courtney and I sneak in one side of the kitchen, but we heard a LOUD rustling and tearing of the plastic coming from the other doorway. I kid you not, Jack was TEARING and CLAWING his way through the taped up plastic, forcing his head through.
We tried to keep him out, as you can see in our ACTION SHOT photo, but he was determined to get a first hand peek of the new paint too. HA! We’d push his head out and he’d push his way back in through the plastic. We finally had to barricade the opening with chairs and tell him he would just have to wait. NO DOG PRINTS ALOUD.
It was SO disappointing for him!!
So keep in mind again these are after-dark late night iPhone photos so the quality is pretty bad.
And I should also mention that the cabinets are not actually black, as they might appear in the photos.
You can’t really see anything clearly because of all the plastic and paper and tape, but it is still fun to get a little sneaky peek of what’s going on! Right?
The kitchen all the way through the family room is being ENTIRELY PAINTED top to bottom. The paint looks AMAZING, like insanely beautiful in real life. It looks so wonderful that I’m pretty sure I’ll never ever paint trim myself again. I can show you more of the paint in a future update once all the paper and tape is gone!
Even though the painting project kind of delayed and interrupted my Christmas decorating plans for the past couple of weeks, I couldn’t be happier that this stage of the kitchen remodel FINALLY arrived! Special thanks to one of my readers (thanks Barbara!) for recommending some great local painters who could fit this project in right before Christmas!
Soon we can hang our stockings by the chimney with care, once again joining the rest of the world in decorating for Christmas! YAY! Nick of time!
Oh, and one last kitchen update for you today, I cannot.wait for these little jewels to finally BE ON my cabinets! EEEK! They are so pretty! I’ve had these waiting in a box for quite awhile. There was a great sale at Restoration Hardware before Thanksgiving so I picked up the bin pulls for the drawers (two sizes) and the cabinets will have a mix of the gold and mercury glass knobs (Anthropologie).
Very very excited to see how it will all come together as we start putting all the finishing touches on the rooms.
So there you go, the latest around my kitchen and family room! To read past updates, you can find the kitchen remodeling posts here.
Don’t forget to join us here at The Inspired Room for the Christmas Home Tour this weekend!
You can link up THIS SATURDAY! I can’t wait to see your homes and Christmas decor!
It’s just TWO WEEKS until Christmas? WHA?? TWO WEEKS? How did that happen?