Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kitchen Paint Makeover + DIY Dining Table Reveal

I had been wanting to repaint the kitchen+dining room for quite awhile now. Heck, it's the only room in the house that hasn't been repainted [multiple times might I add] since we moved here 5 years ago. Everyone teases me about my ever-changing tastes, but I consider it a hobby and such a fun one at that. Some people shop, others party, some scrapbook and well I--I decorate!

About a year ago I was reading Chelsea's blog and absolutely fell in love with this photo she posted!

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Then not too long ago Bryn posted it again. And upon seeing it again, I fell in love all over! As with all things I fall in love with I acted fast to repaint right away! I knew our little kitchen needed a paint makeover and Ralph Lauren Mercer was just the answer. Now as some of you bloggers probably know, Ralph Lauren paint is no longer carried at Home Depot, but they still had the fan deck and colormatched it-no problema!

I was able to tape [with Dave's help] and paint all by myself in about 4 hours. I forgot how much I hate cutting in!

It's safe to say I'm pretty much in love with the color and can't wait to make those floors reflect my style more accurately. They cheapie laminate sheet stands out like a sore thumb but I have big plans for its replacement someday!

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I also ordered this Amy Butler fabric online and followed John and Sherry's no-sew hem tutorial and I had both "curtains" up within the hour! I love the vintage feel to them [no surprise there] and well the pink and grey were pretty much icing on the cake.

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I know I was a major tease by only showing you a hint of the table last week, but here she is in all of her glory. To say I am pleased with it is the understatement of the year. It is the best thing ever! I have tons of pics and some info about the process if anyone is interested--post to come on that later. : )

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I've got more plans up my sleeve for this double room that I can't wait to share with all of you. One of them involves more building---Dan, are you listening? ; )

¡Hasta luego, chiquitas!

xoxo

56 comments:

Hello Lover... said...

Looks amazing! What a transformation - so glad you decided on the mercer!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

You have done an amazing job with you home.

Enjoying the blog. Im following.


Mr. Goodwill Hunting
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Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

The color is fantastic and it looks beautiful against your cabinets.

I love your fabric choice for the drapes and the table looks wonderful!

Yay you!

Tiffanie said...

gorgeous paint color! and that table = heavenly!

monique said...

looks totally fabulous! love the paint and love the table, you are so talented :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooooh i love that color! LOVE! and i don't think that is a strong enough word for how i feel about it. what is the name of the color by ralph lauren?

Rebecca said...

gorgeous! I love it!

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

Love, Love, Love it! I've had my eye on that kitchen for sometime as well. It looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see what else you've got planned.

~Rachel!

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

Love, Love, Love it! I've had my eye on that kitchen for sometime as well. It looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see what else you've got planned.

~Rachel!

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

I love the color and your table is amazing. You have replicated your inspiration to a "T" with the accessories and the ghost chairs. Nice!! Hey..I know you are from STL too and I must share this newly reopened restaurant in Kirkwood. APT.2. You are going to sooo love the decor and the food, yummy!Great special date place..FYI!! Enjoy your day! Maureen

Natalie said...

It looks fabulous! I love that paint color and those curtains.

Kerry @ First Time Fancy said...

That colour is so fantastic, and the table is incredible! Absolutely beautiful!

Chelsea said...

Joi, it looks awesome!!! Wow! I love it! Too funny that I read this post this morning because I am painting our kitchen today! It took me all but a year to pick a color for my own. I'm so glad that you got to use the Mercer color, because our kitchen is just too small to pull it off, so I ended up choosing a light grey. Hopefully it will turn out as wonderful as yours. And I too HATE cutting in... bleh! And I LOVE the kitchen table and can't wait you to post the process because I am maybe thinking it is a project that husband and I could do together. :) Congrats on the gorgeous kitchen!

Debra L. said...

Sure do love that rich color in those rooms; and the table is just delicious!!!

emily posts said...

Joi - the color looks AWE.SOME! Love love love with your white cabinets! I love quick reward projects - 4 hours?! Can't beat that!

Kristen said...

WOW its looks amazing!! Color and curtains...

Eli said...

Like always, you did a fantastic job. I love your style and it came out great. Congrats!!

other-option said...

Looks great! All your projects rock!
- Danielle

Mrs. Chic said...

The new wall color it so pretty love the contrast with yuor white cabinets :) Your diy table is perfect!

Nikki said...

It looks awesome! I've been thinking of ordering that Amy Butler fabric for my kitchen chairs. I didn't know there was pink it...I'll tell my husband the same thing ;)

Oonafey said...

Love the color! When you set your mind to something, you really follow through quickly, don't you? I wish I had that kind of drive...

andrea said...

Like everything else you post, it looks great!

Becky said...

Love the paint color! Your table looks so fantastic! I love it!

Aja said...

Love it! The room looks fantastic, great job!

Leslie G said...

WOW, Joi. I love the table, and the paint color is beautiful and so dramatic. The whole room = LOVE. =)

Sharstin said...

love love love Joi!! everything looks amazing~ you are a rockstar!

One Love said...

You always manage to blow me away! Another gorgeous room Joi! I am so in love with Mercer, the TABLE, the chairs and the curtains!!!!! WONDERFUL!

City Grace said...

it looks a.mazing! if i only i had the courage to go that dark in our kitchen, i would do it in a heartbeat. and, i love the dining table set-up!

Suzie said...

Joi, it's gorgeous. The creamy white cabinets really pop with the new color and I absolutely love the new furniture and accessories!

The pendant really glows with the darker paint color too! Fantastic!

D. Ramblings said...

wow wow wow!!! Love the paint, Love the curtains, Love the room!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the wall color. It's perfection in your kitchen. And, don't get me started on the dining table. I can't wait til you share the type of wood and stain (hint, hint) because I'm planning copying you completely. That's a compliment right? It's meant as one.

What are you doing with your lovely red curtains? Any desire to sell them to someone up in Illinois? (hint hint: me)

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

Beautiful!! I just love that color! And I love that I'm not the only person that can't stop decorating a room. Unfortunately you get it right way more often than I do!

I love the new curtains but the old curtains were my favoritest curtains ever, ever! I wonder if we can work out a deal, I'll pay you!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

holy awesomeness - i am loving that paint color and your dining table and chairs are pretty much spectacular. i do want to read about the process fo sho!

Sarah said...

Wow ~ it all looks incredible! The paint was a great choice!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love the color....and the curtains...and the table...well I guess you can saw I love it all. Amazing job!

ms. less is always more said...

Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! I am swooning over your ghost chairs.

Jen said...

You must post details on that table! Everything looks gorgeous!

Britt said...

This looks amazing! It is well decorated, but still seems so warm and lived in. I love that you took an idea that you liked, but really made it your own. Thanks for sharing.

ceej81 said...

i've been wanting to paint my cabinets white as well...maybe w/ some glazing. but i'm scared to death about the brush lines...how did you avoid brush lines?

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

It looks amazing!!! Good for you for just jumping into those projects!

Michael said...

Ok, amazing transformation! Once again, you've outdone yourself!!!!

My guess for your upcoming kitchen project: An island?!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Wow, I love it. It looks sooooo chic and modern without being too oppressive. Great job.

Lauren @ with two cats said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to get to our kitchen reno - I hope it looks half as good as yours :)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I love it!!! <3 <3 <3

Great job!

Freckles Chick said...

Can't type. Stunned w/ all this brilliant gorgeousness.

I.LOVE.IT.ALL. I could eat that new wall color, it's so scrumptious.

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Love your Blog!
Will be following :)

xoxo
Edyta

julie said...

I big puffy heart your kitchen!

Yreana said...

love, love, love....how many yards did you order for your curtains?

Katie said...

This looks great!

C @ Project Pretty said...

Joi, I love it!! Fabulous job, girl.

Jesse said...

Looks fabulous Joi! Love the color and the curtains.

Shannon said...

Holy crap. We made the same curtains. I actually have a post scheduled for tomorrow about said curtains. Insanity.


So um...obvs, they're gorgeous ;)

And the table? Dying. Want.

Bri said...

You are so creative! Please share the name of this paint color! =)

Angela said...

I can't wait to read more about the gorgeous table. I'm a fan of Knock-off wood and I love the interpretation of the design here.

Autumn said...

What an amazing job you and your father-in-law have done! Way to Go! I love knock off wood, though I've yet to jump into a project yet- but I think this table is perfect. I love that you modified it for no side rails or rails down the middle. I'm really looking forward to your detailed breakdown of how you did this. I'm hoping to talk my husband into attempting this with me for Mother's Day. :)

Thanks!
Autumn
http://www.tumtales.blogspot.com/

Kitchen Cabinets Toronto said...

I found your blog and i love it.these are really great designs and colors.

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