Saturday, September 11, 2010

Living up to it's name

Labor Day weekend lived up to its name this year at the Horton house!

About 2 weeks ago I painted my friend Cara's little girls room and it sparked my painting bug! So I "talked" Michael into it and we started with the kitchen. Something easy, not a lot of wall space. Well that lead to painting the kitchen, laundry room and pantry!

Cara and I had picked out a few shades of green that I though would look nice against our cabinets, which are a dark cherry. Michael and I agreed on a color "Weeping Willow" it was! So on Thursday we go to Lowes and purchase our paint and all the things you need when painting. Michael and his dad were going to paint the ceiling on friday while I was at school, so we could start bright and early Saturday morning with the wall color.

Well we get home and I can't wait! We painted a small portion of the wall next to the cabinets, so I could see what it looked like! I HATE IT!!!!!! I looks like a pea yellow!!

I wake up in the morning still hating the color and Michael is telling me to "live with it, because we can't take a $25 can of colored paint back!!" His sister comes over later that evening and some how Michael has changed his tune from 'living with it' to hating it! They go to Lowes and buy these little paint testers for $2.49 (genius! Why didn't we think of this before!!!) and they buy 3 colors and paint them on the wall, then it is up to me to decide the final color!

We picked the far right color! I absolutely love it!! It is exactly what I was expecting it to look like!!

My mom, Cara, Michael's dad, Michael and I knocked the kitchen, laundry room and pantry out all before 4:00!!

Michael and I were headed to the season opener in Stillwater so we needed to be done by 4:00 to be at the game by 6:00. I have to say that we could NOT have done it without everyone's help!!

It's so nice to walk into the kitchen and it feels homey (I know its not a word, but I'm making it work here!).

Next project...the guest bedroom!!!

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