Hi Everyone! I haven't been on here in awhile because I have been painting, painting, painting. I had to put KILZ on the trim and wainscoting in the den. The wood was stained Black Walnut. It took 2-3 coats of KILZ. I then painted the trim and wainscoting with semi-gloss white. It took 3 coats of that. I then pick a bold color for the top of the wall above the wainscoting. I picked Veranda Blue. I love the way the white paint makes this color pop! Here is the room so far.
This is what the den looked like before my paint job. I think the change is so much better!!
The contractor came today and worked on the kitchen backsplash tile. I chose a white subway tile and behind the stove a herringbone pattern with the subway tile. Here is the backsplash without grout. It will be grouted tomorrow.
I love the way this has turned out. Once the wood flooring is put down the Refrigerator and Dishwasher can be installed. The gas stove might have to wait because I am waiting for the gas line to be brought in from the street and a meter set. It will be amazing though. The appliances are all stainless steel. The grout will be white.
My contractor also could make the windowsill extra deep so I can put mementors, small flower vases, etc. on there. (There is a piece of trim missing under the sill.) So happy about that!
Everything is moving along and I can move into the kitchen soon. I will still have to use a portable burner because the stove isn't ready yet, but it will be wonderful not to be cooking in the dining room! I have been doing this since the first week of May. I also now have water on the first floor!
Thanks for coming along with me on the remodel so far!
Have a wonderful evening!