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Anyone for a brown-on-brown kitchen with orange and olive green accents?
Didn’t think so.
The first step in this makeover (or should I say makeunder?) was to remove the crazy wallpaper. With the help of a wallpaper steamer, some elbow-grease and couple of kind friends, after a (very hot and steamy) day we had uncovered the bare walls.
Our first of many rooms to de-wallpaper – very satisfying!
This 80s delight called for a more serious approach though, needing not only tile paint but also laminate paint for the cabinets.
One of the things that attracted us to this home was the beautiful natural light. The kitchen, however, is in the centre of the house and is really dingy with the dark cabinetry and lack of light. The Man and I selected white for the splashback and cabinets to really brighten up the space.
I set about giving everything a thorough clean with Tile & Laminate Cleaner, followed by a coat of Tile & Laminate Primer. I like using a foam roller (and foam brush for the edges) to get a nice smooth finish free of brushstrokes.
Our cabinets were a cinch to paint but if yours have handles I would remove them first for a neater finish.
And here it is all primed and ready to go:
Already it looks so much bigger and brighter!
Stay tuned for part 2…