I have some trim work to do, but it’s mostly done. It was a lot of work. Warning, don’t remove drywall unless you are up for hours and hours of work.
Drywall and ceramic back splash removed. New vapour barrier and drywall and lots and lots and lots of mudd.
I knew that I definitely did not want ceramic again and mosaic tile was cost prohibitive. I decided on bead board wall paper.
I needed a change from the green walls and fell in love with Whalley Abbey by Debbie Travis. It was a good choice as bead board is very country and that’s not the look I wanted. The grey/green (it’s hard to tell it has green in it, but it does) helps to make the kitchen look more contemporary. It brought together the flooring and counter tops (yucky laminate, but I’m stuck with them for now). I put new casing around the window. My first time and it turned out pretty good. A friend installed new electrical outlets for me.
Here is a before of the fugly ceramic tile.
Since we have had so much fun with our chalkboard, I decided to do an entire wall, I love it. I’m waiting on it curing before I start drawing on it.
Still to do: install two new shelves above the bead board here
This is what I’m thinking of (sorry, I don’t remember the source of the photo)
I will trim out the pantry door and the door into the kitchen with new casing too.
As I said, it was a lot of work but I am loving the changes.
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