Redecorating my tiny kitchen

Hi,

How are you today?

Do you remember a post a couple of months ago asking your opinion on what colour should I get for our kitchen?

Well, after some discussion, some opinions and many samples, I ended up choosing a colour and doing the paint work, couldn’t wait anymore and since Christmas is coming it needed to be finished before having people over, besides I still had a few days to take off at work.

Mr Parker wanted it aubergine and I wanted yellow or lime green, please bear in mind that our kitchen is very, very small, every time I need to do a washing I need to move the bin and when I need to fully open the fridge I have to close the kitchen door. But on the bright side it takes less time to clean and also to paint.

It took me a full day and 4 coats of Cornish Ice-cream to get rid of that dark sage green but absolutely worth it.

I masked all the skirting boards, around the door and window frame, filled the holes with white filler and sanded them after dry so it’s levelled.

Tip: Sand your test colours before painting the kitchen or any wall, or you will end up noticing exactly where they were.

Started off by painting along the edges of the walls i.e. the skirting boards, frames, cabinets and after having that dry, painted the walls with the roll, let that one dry and come back for another coat, in this case 4 coats and a lot of climbing up the cabinets to bet to the wall above it.

Since this house is a rental you won’t believe the things I found on top of the kitchen cabinets, 3 yellow greasy PG tips tea bags, curtain rings and a keyboard.

Check out the before and after pics below.

Lots of love

Pearl

 

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