Monday, April 6, 2009

Bedroom Progress

I had to take pictures of my daughter in the outfit she came down with yesterday. A white summer dress and suede winter boots. Oh and there are also capris under there too that you can't see. She didn't want to be cold of course! She certainly has her own sense of style and isn't afraid to mix and match!

We are making progress painting the bedroom. The whole room brightened up after my husband primed over the crazy blue paint and we gave the wood mouldings a coat of white. Although he isn't much happier with my color choice. He started edging my "pea soup" as he calls it and I think it's a fun, happy color and besides, it matches the bedding. We'll see what he says when it is all done.
I moved the island over to the window in the kitchen. I realize this is weird because it's an island and should be surrounded by nothingness. But I needed a place to pull up a chair and plug the laptop in without tripping over the cord. 1. I can gaze out the sunny kitchen window with my morning coffee. 2. I can blog and listen to my playlist while I make dinner. Does it get any better?

I've been thinking of painting the dishwasher green to match the cabinets. I bugs me how the silver sticks out like a sore thumb surrounded by green. Would that be weird?





I also took some black paint to the windows. I liked how it looked in the bathroom.....



So the kitchen windows received the same treatment.....



The kitchen has been coming along piece by piece. Still a few things I'd like in there....a new faucet, new doorknobs and most importantly ripping the floor out to see what kind of shape the wood is in underneath. There is a teeny tiny piece of vinyl coming up on a corner.....it would be soooo easy to just.....rip.......but I shall refrain for now. Only so many projects we can tackle at once!

I hope you all are having a wonderful day!

49 comments:

Closet Artist said...

I am a new reader to your beautiful blog and wanted to ask, can the front panel of your dishwasher be pulled out and changed? I have heard of doing this before. And if that is not possible, I think painting it the same color as your cabinets would look fabulous.
Thank you for allowing us to peak into your world.
Renee

Jenelle said...

You made a peninsula! hehehe

I think painting your dishwasher is a fabulous idea. It's your house. Do what makes you happy! Who cares if people think it's weird?

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My daughter used to come up with some of the dangest outfits you ever saw. I would buy her the cutest things and she would make the strangest outfit out of them. Anyway, your daughter is so cute she pulls it all off so well! Can't wait for you to see your package that's making it's way to your house!

beth said...

I love the black trim around the windows. It just "pops" out so nicely. I hope that you and your husband like the "pea soup" walls when you're done. But if you don't, you can always try something different, right? That's the beauty of paint. Have a great day! :)

DesignTies said...

The black window trim is genius!! It really adds a lot of interest and character.

Painting the dishwasher green isn't weird at all :-) And neither is moving the island to its new home under the window. It's your home, do what you love with it :-)

Thanks for following our blog :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

aprilfoolwed said...

I also love the black windows (and wish that we lived in the type of house where we could do something like that - it would just look silly in new construction!). And the island looks perfectly fine there - what is the good of having an island that can move if you don't move it once and a while???

Melissa Miller said...

You have the best ideas Michelle. :)
I can't wait to see the reveals.
The green paint is very pretty and warm.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

artis1111 said...

What is the name of the color? I like it. Kathy

Honey Bend Vintage said...

I love how you painted the window frames, great idea. Our door to the basement is in the kitchen and I painted it with chalk board paint. Don't you love it!~ I like the island there.
Bristol

Darlene said...

Well I have to tell you that your daughters outfit looks quite hip and cool. GREAT picture of her! Love the black window trim in your kitchen and I think the island looks great where you have moved it. EVERYthing looks wonderful!

Rue said...

Hi Michelle :)

I'll give it a day or two before you rip up that corner LOL Ask me how I know this ;)

I love the black on the kitchen windows!! Ingenious, seriously. I love that light too. I wonder... have you dealt with a plug that doesn't have a switch? We have one above the kitchen sink for an old plug-in clock and we want to use the electrical for a light, but I don't know if it still works (chicken here!) or how we'd turn it off. Just thought you might have come across this.

I love your daughter's outfit. I remember when Annie would put things together like that. Now it's a lovely combo of zebra stripes and orange converse LOL

I think her bedroom color will be darling... has your hubby not noticed the brilliance that is his wife?? ;)

rue

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I have been in love with black interior trim on windows forever, and seeing yours makes me love it even more! :) Your island space looks so lovely!!

Stacey said...

Your house is just coming right along! We enjoy watching your projects.

I get the feeling you weren't too sure about your daughter's outfit...I see people wear those combos all the time. I think it's cute!

Kasey said...

I love your chalkboard door.
devine.
xo

Susan S. said...

I like your island/peninsula....great idea! And I had a friend who painted her old fridge fire-engine red and it looked awesome. I think the green in going to look awesome in the old blue room. AND I LOVE the way the windows look with the black paint.

Robin said...

I am loving your new banner!

The black paint on the windows in the bathroom and kitchen is wonderful. It really pops.

june@craftyniche said...

Everything looks great so far! :) I know what you mean about ripping up the vinyl flooring. Ours looks pretty bad and I can't wait until we can replace it!

Dawn said...

Hey there! I love the way the black looks on the kitchen windows!

~Dawn

Sarah said...

Your house is really coming along. I can't wait to see how your master turns out. Tell Ron to shush it, I think the color is awesome.
I tried to call you today, call me when you get a chance, k? I'll be out tomorrow morning for acupuncture, but I'll be home after that. :)

LuLu said...

Your daughter is adorable! Painting the dishwasher would be fun! Be sure to show it if you do! and the black on your windows pop!! Just lovely!!! :)
LuLu

Tracy said...

Beautiful photo of your daughter! My youngest was always putting together kooky getups when she was very young, and she ended up with a pretty good sense of style.

I love your blog - you have wonderful taste.

Katy said...

Neat picture of your little girl.

I love what you did to the windows in the kitchen. Fun!

Katy said...

I just checked out the bathroom post below, it looks GREAT! Wow, you did an awesome job creating into something that you love.

janet said...

oh Michelle, i want to move right into your kitchen, ABSOLUTELY LOVE where you put the island, what a fabulous spot. I dont believe there is a right or wrong, its how we use our home. The window trim painted black is oh soooooooooooo stunning. I love your decor style and love your blog
hugs
janet

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Michelle, I wonder if the paint will stick to the DW. I love kitchens where the appliances are covered with paneling like the cabinetry and you need a road map to find the frig. :-) I'm all for hiding those things, too. Love all the details and thought you put into your room and renovations! Susan

sandra/tx said...

I love how the little changes make big differences. :-)

Lou Cinda said...

I so LOVE the black on the windows! It looks so good!! I have wanted to paint my french door in my kitchen black, on the inside. But after the TRAUMA I endured with the flippin black sidelights...I scared to death to do it!!! Thank you for following my blog~~I am adding you to mine!!

Have a great week!!

Lou Cinda :)

Lisa said...

I spy toile, and I LOVE it!!! Oh, I should go back and see what other beautiful things you've been doing, but that toile just called my name. :)

I've never painted an appliance, but they do make the cutest magnetic panels for the front of dishwashers. I think you can find them on eBay.

I LOVE your style. Just love it!

Traci said...

I love it!!! Hey, go to my blog and scroll on the right side for projects I want to do...look for the dishwasher makeover.....I think you might like it....and it is EASY!!! Just a thought...I think it will work!

Cynthia said...

Michelle,
I love all the changes your making everything looks great. I think that you can buy new fronts to dishwasher (not sure but it might be a solution) your little daughter is such a cutie. Cindy

janet said...

oh by the way i forgot to comment on your bedroom paint color, i think it will look just fine. Oh and your daughter is sooooooo adorable, i have 3 girls, now teens but i remember when they were this little and loved to dress themselves up.
hugs
janet

jen said...

Paint it!! I think you will love it! I painted my bathroom counter tops and never looked back with regret!!

Love the windows black!

Jen

Kristens Creations said...

I love your kitchen! And the black trim around the windows looks fab! I also like the pea soup for the bedroom, what a great color. Kristen

Sheryl said...

I'm loving the black trim!

carolinajewel said...

I love the black trim. Your daughter's outfit reminds me of my daughter at that age! :D Jewel

OWL MOMMA said...

well, you've got yourself one more fan now! I love the way you are slowly redoing everything, and your before and after shots are great. Your house definitely seems warm and cosy to me :)
Can't wait to see more! (while I store up ideas for when we finally get our own place)

LillySue said...

Who would guess that a little black paint around the windows would look so FABULOUS! It looks perfect with the curtians. The green paint is going to look wonderful also.....I can't wait to see it finished.
Blessings~LillySue

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a pretty sunny spot for blogging, I mean, cooking! :)
I like the black trim on your windows too.

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

This is my first time visiting your site and I love what you do! Your bathroom is absolutely beautiful! I find so much of the things I love in your rooms in the details. I will have to remember the inside of the windows idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Michelle, I just signed up to be a follower of your blog - I guess I thought I already was because I read it all the time : ) Linda

Tara said...

Love the black trim on the windows and can't wait to see the room all done! You have much more will power then me, I would have that corner ripped up by now! And your daughter too cute, love her outfit!

Rue said...

Hi Michelle :)

Nope, from Rich's mouth... it's a standard two prong outlet. We haven't even plugged anything into it yet for fear of being zapped LOL

You're not ripping up that floor are you???? ;)

rue

Madame Meg said...

Hello!
I just popped over here for Metamorphosis Monday (I'm a little slow...) for the first time. And may I just say, what wonderful things you're doing! I, too, am in the process of turning the new house into home, and you have such wonderful ideas! I hope you don't mind my following along with you!
Thanks-
Meg

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Michelle, I can remember my mom telling me the story where my brother had three pair of pants all inside each other on his bed., when she asked him about them he said this, "How would you like being made fun of because you're so skinny"? Little ones do have cute reasons for dressing in unique ways., girls however just love dressing up for no reason., I did too! ;) SHe's a doll baby. I love your windows painted black., totally looks great! Fresh and Crisp! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Michelle, I can remember my mom telling me the story where my brother had three pair of pants all inside each other on his bed., when she asked him about them he said this, "How would you like being made fun of because you're so skinny"? Little ones do have cute reasons for dressing in unique ways., girls however just love dressing up for no reason., I did too! ;) SHe's a doll baby. I love your windows painted black., totally looks great! Fresh and Crisp! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Christina said...

I am totally in love with the black window trim. Fantastic. Love the island by the window.

Kristin and Rob said...

I just recently started reading your blog. I am laughing as I look at your kitchen pics; I have the same cookie jar from Target, chalkboard paint on 2 doors in my kitchen, and a curtain under my little coffee bar area in my kitchen. :) What good taste you have! :) :)

I really like your pantry door, too. That looks really nice!

Michelle said...

I really like what you've done with your kitchen. I have an idea for your dishwasher -- purchase a piece of white vinyl (the same vinyl used for the vinyl lettering that you can put on your walls)and paint it the color of your cabinets. My brother-in-law did a diamond pattern out of this vinyl above my mom's kitchen cabinets and you can't even tell that it's not painted directly on the wall. That way if you ever change your mind you can just peel it off.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for the idea! That really would be a good one for me since I change things around constantly.