After work yesterday we went to Home Depot and got some paint for the kitchen project and grabbed a Boston Pizza to take home to eat while watching our taped Coronation Street.
I`ve finished the ceiling and the woodwork is all done so now it`s time for the walls and the floor. I was going to wallpaper but decided to take Daisy`s advise http://www.catsinthekitchenflorainthegarden.blogspot.com//and go with paint. Better for me because this way if I get tired of the curtains and tablecloth I can just make new ones. But I went with cream rather than white because I already have so much white. Pulled some wallpaper off the wall and left the backing to get an idea of the look. I decided to take a sample of one of the colours of acrylic paint that I used to paint a pattern on a little tablecloth in the kitchen which was called antique white. In the store it`s called Savanna Cream. So Savannah Cream it is with White Linen on the cupboards etc. I`ve looked at hundreds of pictures with many white and cream combos and it does work.
Then......I`m going to paint the floor! I looked for info on the net if it was possible to paint on vinyl and it is. So the black and white tiles are going to become glossy white and glossy errrr ummmm... no way to explain this colour! It`s sort of a medium tannish with a pinky undertone called Cozy In. It will soften the look anyway. I still like the checkerboard floor but black is too harsh now. Hope it works! I`ll have to do 4 squares only every day or two and block it off. Impossible to do anymore at once due to the animals and us needing the kitchen. I`ll have before and after pictures eventually and hope that the after ones look better than the before!
Then I saw this cool bath mat that can be thrown in the washing machine. It`s really nice and big too. I`m a bath person, so I had to have it:)
Tonight we`re going to stay in and watch "Mrs. Henderson" with Judie Dench in it on DVD. I`ve been wanting to see this one for awhile. It looks good! Off to tackle wallpaper stripping and painting now....