Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Latest Adventure ...


Sorry folks, no card creations today (maybe later) but I would like to share with you what I've been up to the past few days and the reason for me being MIA.













I have been wanting to repaint my kitchen for awhile now ... but with DH health issues there just wasn't time and then once he came home I was afraid the paint fumes might give him some trouble. Well, it's been 2 months since his transplant and since we have friends from Toledo coming to visit tomorrow (yikes, that's cutting it close), I decided Sunday morning I would "get 'r done"!!














We've only lived in this house 5 1/2 years and I painted the kitchen YELLOW a few years back and thought it was time again for some freshening up. This time I decided to be brave and paint it my favorite color "PURPLE" ... actually the colors are FEBRUARY FROST (down the hall & wall facing into the livingroom) and WEEPING WISTERIA (a shade darker for the remainder of the kitchen).















I don't have any of my decorative pictures rehung yet but this will at least give you an idea of what it looks like. My husband says I caught him "in a weak moment" when he agreed to let me use PURPLE on the walls. I caught him in a really weak moment back in Toledo when I painted the front door "Barney" Purple, LOL!! The house was grey Victorian styled and actually when we had to sell it and move here to Akron, it was the FRONT DOOR that was the selling feature for the lady buyer!!!
SO ... what do you think??? It's not completely finished (decorative wise) but I really like it!! Guess I'd better get my work started if I'm going to be ready for my guest arrival tomorrow. I only have the rest of the house to get cleaned ... get groceries ... mow the lawn ... well, you get the picture!! Thanks for stopping by!! I hope to have a couple cards for you later too! After all, today is Crafty Secrets & Midnight Madness Challenge day!!! Enjoy your day!!!

9 comments:

  1. Its lovely Darlene! I love color in a house! There isn't a single white wall in my home!

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  2. Oooh, that looks lovely Darlene! I'm envious of your big windows, too! (in a 400 year old cottage they tend to be itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny affairs!)

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  3. Beautiful, Dar!! Purple is one of my favorite colors, too!! The kitchen in my new house is a VERY pale pink. I really don't like it. They did a terrible job painting, and it's just too soft for a kitchen!

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  4. What a pretty shade of purple - you did a great job! My DH loves to paint so I being the very kind soul I am - let him! Glad you caught Mark in a weak moment LOL!! Enjoy your new kitchen and your company : ) BTW -love how your kitchen opens into your family room!

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  5. I love it! I am all about color too! I have a deep cranberry kitchen, midnight blue in the bathroom (with lots of white tile to break it up) and a pretty mustard yellow in the living room. No white walls in this house!

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  6. It's beautiful, Darlene! I think my husband would leave me if I painted anything purple or any shade close. He hates purple and I love it! Go figure! My walls are all ivory and I would love some color but find I can change accessories better than a wall color. I do want to paint my kitchen one of these days. I'm thinking of green but not sure what shade.

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  7. That is a lovely shade of purple Darlene. Looks like you have a lovely home Darlene. Hope you are enjoying your company. Take Care,
    Marisa

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  8. What a pretty shade of purple! It'll look great when you get all your decor back up. Hope you're having a nice visit with your friends!

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  9. I hereby award you with "Bravery" for using this beautiful color! And you know what my first thought was? It reminds me of your beautiful card colors - it suits you! Pat yourself on the back for me!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene