We've lived in our sweet cottage for 15 years. Over the years we've painted and refreshed some of the spaces but one area has had the same wall color for about 12 years now is the living room and kitchen. Its a lovely yellow - a Colonial Williamsburg color called 'Palace Chambers Yellow.' I love it. I really do.
But I'm dreaming now of a change. It started when a friend of ours gave Tim a bunch of tongue and groove boards. We were going to use them in our stairway as bead board. The stairway is an unsightly space in our home and needs something!
I've been seeing projects where the walls have had planking done on them, and its got my creative wheels turning.
Have you seen Melissa's small kitchen make-over at The Inspired Room?
This room is amazing! I love so much about it. But the planked walls make such a huge impact, don't they?
Joanna Gaines really got this trend going on their show "Fixer Upper." Here are a few photos I found on Pinterest.
So, here is my kitchen (the only things that have changed up is the placement of items on the counters and above the cabinets)
The stairway is right behind this bank of cabinets, and that wall space is the biggest space where we will be planking. I'm not removing any cabinets at all, at this time, so the planks we should have enough free planks to do the project. If not Tim says they are available and inexpensive! Music to my home project loving heart!
The walls and planking are going to be painted white - not sure of the shade of white yet, but we will go with a high quality paint. This space is the main area of our home and gets plenty of traffic!
The living room, being open to the kitchen is going to be painted white too, and the hallway is going to be the same color! This will be a huge change for us, but I'm ready for it!
Now to reality. Tim's busy season for work is here, and that means weekends for projects. I think we can get it planked in a day, but the painting will take a few days. This project may not get accomplished for a while but I'll be sure to keep you up to date when there is any progress. I'm pretty excited about it!
I also want to share an inspiring blog post with you. This gal is a military wife and has made over a rental house with paint! Maggie Overby Studios.
Happy Monday, Friends!