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Some facts about us: Together since May 2004, Matt & Kristin Married in May 2009. Between the two of us, we've lived in California, Hawaii, Guam, Japan and met here, in good ol' Virginia. We adopted two mini schnauzers, Hemingway & Mya aka The Pups. We bought our first home in May of 2011 and are ridiculously excited for all the DIY projects ahead of us.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Green with Envy

Envious for a new color pallette that is. 
The eat in kitchen nook colors were OK, but we wanted to spice it up a bit.  We loved the chair rail, so decided to still keep the double tones.

We started with the all around color of the kitchen and top of the nook.  We went with a soft blue (I'll get exact color names soon!)  As for the stripes, originally we were going to do white and tan stripes, but found extra paint leftover from the previous owners.  It was the grey from the master bath.  Blue + grey = Love.

 After Matt went over the green with two coats of the Behr paint, we let it dry over night before I added the white stripes.

What I used:  level, 2 different size envelopes, pencil and painters tape
 Instead of using measuring tape, I used two different size envelopes (junk mail) to measure the chunky grey stripes and thinner white striped area.  That's right, very sophisticated junk mail.  I'm a regular Picasso when it comes to painting.

 After drawing the striped lines in, I used painters tape to line the outside of the grey stripes so I could paint the white stripes in.
Then I painted a couple of coats of white paint and took the painters tape off before it dried all the way(always pull off at an angel, away from the new paint).


Ahhhhh... much better.

There you have it, my first time painting stripes!  PS the stripes were Matt's idea.  Genius! 


  1. I adore your blog! I'm so glad I have another one to read and your kitchen looks great!

  2. I love the colors of the kitchen & your painting! Beautiful! You two made painting look so easy .... lol!

  3. Great job! I see you have hidden talents too! :)

  4. Thank you ladies! And thanks again for taking the time to stop by. :o)

  5. OOO I absolutely Adore! =)


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