Home decor

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Honey, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. user4092

    user4092 Chicken

    As my posts in this thread prove, I’m also awful at this BUT I think your inspiration photos are awesome! I’m also so glad you are having someone else do it, as that sounds like a nightmare to do yourself along with all the other moving and renovation projects.
     
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  2. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Let me do some digging. The last time I looked into white oil based enamel, it still was subject to yellowing over time and noticeable in roughly 10-15 years. But paint formulas may have changed.
     
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  3. I finished painting our kitchen cabinets about a month and a half ago (my lockdown project), and it has been one of the best things I've ever done to this house. We used a very pale grey. We wanted something really light as our kitchen gets so little sun. So far any marks just wipe off without any issue and the paint is holding up well, but obviously I can't speak to longterm. The one thing I will say is that it was quite a laborious job and unless you can dedicate a few solid days to it, it takes time. I had to do it a few doors at a time during naps etc because if E was around paint would end up everywhere. I'm really glad I've done it now though.
     
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  4. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    @Comet It hasn’t changed. Get a water based enamel and you should be fine. Sherwin Williams is my go to and they have some pretty durable water based enamels. If they tell you which type, I have zero problem calling our contractor rep with them and picking their brains.
     
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  5. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    It looks like in your inspiration pics they used a warm toned white on the cabinets and then cooler colored walls, which I think you could get away with
     
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  6. user63

    user63 Chicken

    This is finally arriving today! So excited. As a bonus to the long delivery window, D is fully potty trained :lol:

    Praaaaaaay that it fits through our narrow ass door. I measured and measured again (and again and again), but there's always "surprises."
     
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  7. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    So exciting!
     
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  8. user63

    user63 Chicken

    It fits!! Sooo much better! It has a big foot print for our living room but :shrug: our butts will be happy. And ALL of us can finally fit, comfortably.
     
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  9. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    We had painted cabinets in the old house. When I moved in it was clearly a DIY job and was terrible and they didn't do a good job. Before we moved I had them professionally repainted and it looked so much better.

    That said, it still looked painted, and I would reface vs paint if we were changing our kitchen (which is also earth tones, and I also prefer cooler tones, but it's so well done I'm not touching it). More expensive so maybe not an option right after moving but not nearly as expensive as new cabinets either!

    I'd def try painting a bathroom first in case you don't like the look before the kitchen since the kitchen is more visible every day.
     
  10. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Pupdate: We are going to live with them as they are for now. We went and looked at them again today and realized that the existing cabinets are not nice enough to justify the cost of painting. I put together a little savings plan and have convinced rooster to agree to new cabinets AND counters in about a year. :mrgreen:
     
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  11. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Excellent. Gives me time to get all excited to live vicariously through your reno without having to box up my own stuff.
     
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  12. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    YES
     
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  13. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    Oooooh, perfect. Now you can choose your own cool-tone colors!
     
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  14. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Exactly! I am so excited!
     
  15. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    @Comet can you spreadsheet my life?
     
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  16. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    It would be my pleasure. :mrgreen:
     
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  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

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  18. user63

    user63 Chicken

    I was actually looking at that first one initially! But we cant secure anything to that wall. I think it wasnt built to code. There's also a window that's right in the corner so anything too tall would cut off the window and look weird. There's seriously so many toys in there right now so I probably wont be able to get a picture until tomorrow. Kids dumped out a bunch of toys :roll:
     
  19. user63

    user63 Chicken

    The tall shelf is definitely going to be gone. I think even something low would block off the area too much, especially if the desk is next to the window (where the shorter shelf is, but getting rid of that too). It will be a single floating shelf or nothing over there, I think.
     
  20. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

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  21. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Debating on adding these floating shelves, as modeled by K...thoughts? Too much?
     
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  22. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I love that piece so much, @Erie .
     
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  23. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I don’t think the floating shelves should go that close. Let it shine!
     
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  24. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    This is what I’m leaning towards
     
  25. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I really like it. Especially against that wall color.
     
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