Snow days are slow days

Technically all Seneca really saw was a nice layer of ice, but it’s enough to put the entire county on pause for a day…which means work is really slow and I can post new pictures of the house!

I (finally) decided on a color for the kitchen walls. I’m down to three choices for the bottom cabinets, which will be a fun aqua/teal, and the top will be white. Ish. Off-white. Not quite cream.

It’s a work in process.

I went with the paint on the right. I was scared it was too light, but it actually looks OK on that wall. I've got more scrubbing and scraping to do before I paint the rest of the walls.

I went with the paint on the right. I was scared it was too light, but it actually looks OK on that wall. I’ve got more scrubbing and scraping to do before I paint the rest of the walls.

The hallway has been painted, thanks to leftover paint from Claire’s house. I mixed a few from its previous owners and came out with a generic hallway tan that was roughly the same color as the top. It was pretty painless, I just hate cutting in around all those dad gum doors.

The only part that sucked was it was suuuuuper hard to tell where I had already painted. Whoops.

The only part that sucked was it was suuuuuper hard to tell where I had already painted. Whoops.

Shout-out to Claire for the free paint! It needed a bit of stirring...

Shout-out to Claire for the free paint! It needed a bit of stirring…

Mid-mix. So pretty :)

Mid-mix. So pretty :)

Alas, it’s done, the toe molds have been removed and I’m hoping to paint the trim and lay the new floors this weekend. They’re the same ones from my room and will eventually be in the kitchen and bathroom as well.

Just as a reminder, this was the before...

Just as a reminder, this was the before…

Aaaand the after. Crazy different, right? Not. Oh well. At least it looks clean.

Aaaand the after. Crazy different, right?
Not. Oh well. At least it looks clean.

I’m so pumped to have covers on those light switches. Y’all don’t even know.

I haven’t taken any pictures of the living room, but I’ve gotten all the boxes out of there! Now it’s just a matter of decorating the bookshelves and the walls. Truth be told, after all the time I spent patching, repairing and painting that stupid paneling, I don’t want to risk messing it up…

While I’m contemplating kitchen things, the countertop paints are on my radar. I’m thinking the actual “countertop transformations” kit will be a bit much, but the $30 plain paint doesn’t seem awful. So we’ll see. If I decide soon, I may end up painting the kitchen and laying all the new floors at once. But for now, I’m iced in at the office :)

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