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Monday, January 26, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday – Kitchen Walls



Today is the second week of Metamorphosis Monday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
When I moved into my house in 1992 I was so disappointed that the kitchen was wallpapered. The wallpaper was a light pink plaid with tiny blue flowers.
It did not suit my taste. It was also a huge problem with my use of blue and white in the kitchen. After a while, though, not wanting the job of stripping the wallpaper, I went ahead and put our my blue and white dishes, curtains, etc.
As it is, the only photos I can find of the pink wallpaper are these taken Christmas 2002 and 2003.


But finally in 2006, I hired a painter to do some work and then hired him to strip the wallpaper and paint the room. Apparently, the sheet rock had not been properly prepared and the stripping process gouged out the surface of the sheetrock. So then, I had to have the walls textured and then painted.

The paint I chose was Benjamin Moore ‘Stratton Blue’ which is a blue-green. I wanted to have a setting for my green leaf plates, my Christmas Tree china, as well as the blue and white.
These photos gives a closeup of the texture on the walls. It also shows how it makes a nice background for various colors.




Well, I must go back to putting away my Christmas décor. I’m still working on it.
For more transformations see the listing for Metamorphosis Monday, at Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

16 comments:

Susan said...

Very pretty! I like your new walls... and of course I love your blue/white dishes on display!

Happy To Be said...

Now girl you know I love the blue..and My grand daughter had the same thing at her house and what a mess we made trying to get off the wallpapershe had to hire someone also..many more $$$ that she didn't want to spend...thanks for sharing.hugs and smiles Goria

skoots1mom said...

in the picture with your soup tureen and table...i love how the reflection bounces up onto the wall forming another piece of art for you!!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

The new walls are great and really make those plates look so much better.

marty39 said...

I love the way your dishes stand out against your new wall color. So pretty. Wallpaper is such a pain to take off it really makes you think twice about putting any up. Your transformation is wonderful Congrats on a good job. Marty

paintergal said...

Very pretty! I've dealt with the wallpaper applied to drywall this past year also. It's not a fun job.

mbkatc230 said...

Very pretty color. Getting wallpaper off of drywall is a beast, we've had to remove a bunch of it in our house and it's no fun. Love your blue and white dishes. Kathy

Carlotta said...

That room is so charming. I love the blue plates you have displayed.
~Carlotta~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just love your blue and white dishes.

Ma'dame French said...

What a difference!! Love the blue so much better than that paper;) French

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Blue is just such a calming color, especially this shade of it. Your kitchen looks so pretty. laurie

devita said...

I love it! It's cool!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh I love the texture of the walls, perfect with all your beautiful blue.. Thanks for the visit to see the vignette, it is so appreciated. I hope you're having a super evening. hugs ~lynne~

~CC Catherine said...

Carrie, Thanks for stopping by today! I decided to come see where you live in blogland! Love this post! What a great makeover post for M.Monday! We have much in common, a love for tea, and a love for blue and white china. I have Blue Italian Spode china...yours is a fabulous pattern as well. I also love your green dishware... I'll be back to visit soon! ;) ~CC Catherine

The Muse said...

It looks fresh and crisp! The perfect backdrop!

noelle said...

Congratulations on winning the awesome decal. Have fun decorating with it as I'm sure you will. noelle