Kitchen Remodel – Phase Two, Day Four

Primer is On

Primer is On

Day Four of the final phase of our kitchen remodel and our painter has sanded the drywall patches and applied primer to the kitchen walls.  I have to tell you that I was a little freaked out when I saw the color of the primer.  It definitely had a yellowish tint to it and the wall color I had picked was a cool beige.  We’ll see what the wall color looks like when it’s applied.

Primed Kitchen Wall

Primed Kitchen Wall

I even brought out my paint chip and put it up next to the wall and there is a definite difference but the Commander assures me that the primer can vary, even if it was tinted with the same color formula as the wall paint because the primer base would be different.

More upheaval!

More upheaval!

In the meantime, everything that we’d moved into the dining room now has been moved into our living room because the painter is ready to start working on the dining room while the primer dries in the kitchen.

One side at a Time

One side at a Time

I knew I had painted our dining room twice but I couldn’t remember what color I’d painted it other than the blue that was revealed when the wallpaper started to come off.  Then I saw the bright daffodil yellow revealed in spots under the blue.  Ah, yes.  Now I remember!  That must have been when I was going through my Mary Engelbreit phase.

Goodbye, Cows!

Goodbye, Cows!

When the cow border started to come off, our painter called out to me, “Better come and say goodbye to your cows.”  I had to explain to him how the cow border reminded me of our family dairy farm in Minnesota and how I loved to sit at our dining table and gaze at the pasture while I ate.  Won’t be doing that anymore, I guess.  I have to confess that I have a twinge of nostalgia about that border going away but I know that tartan wallpaper and cow borders won’t appeal to a lot of prospective buyers.

Thus ends another day of painting.  The painter thinks he’ll be finishing up the kitchen tomorrow and well into working on the dining room.  We are making progress, slowly but surely.

 

 

 

 

 

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