May 24, 2010

Young Sprout

In honor of the CSI Project with the challenge "paint" I just wanted to do a quick shout-out to my kitchen which I LOVE.  Of all the rooms in our home, this one is the most "me". 
Do you remember the "before"?  The wallpaper was overwhelming and reminded me of those Magic Eye things (remember that craze?) .  The vertical blinds were mauve and seemed to encroach on the whole space. 
I found some amazing fabric from Amy Butler and built my kitchen around it.  (The curtain grommet tutorial is HERE.)  The paint color is "young sprout" and it is so fresh - a whole new space.  There is a spot opposite of the sliding door where we wanted a desk, but it was pretty narrow.  So we needed a narrow desk, plus it needed to be counter-height so I could store my spare table chairs under it.  We shopped for little bit but realized we needed a custom build.  My husband BUILT the whole desk unit (cabinet doors and all) - he's amazing.  I painted a lot of it to match our table and built-ins that are in the family room off of the kitchen, so I contributed a little, but he was the mastermind of that operation.
Wow!, right? Amazing what paint can do. Next project, new counters/tile backsplash, etc (did you notice they were teal?  I love teal and all, just not so much on my counters...)
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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

14 Fabulous Comments:

You and your husband make a great team! I'm totally jealous of your desk!

I really like the green and black together.

Your kitchen looks great! Isn't it just amazing what paint can do? I love it!

Your Kitchen looks great! Love the green and black, So much so that's what I've got in my bedroom.

Hello sweet Mandy - I'm a new follower of your blog via the CSI project! Love the makeover. Wow, that shade of green is perfect with black! And your hubby's desk turned out fabulous. Thank you for sharing!


That green is LOVELY! I'm obsessed with apple green lately. Love it contrasting with the black! (Your hubby did a great job too!)

I'm so amazed by the desk!! Looks great- you're curtains are amazing as well, can't wait to check out the tutorial.

Huge improvement on the color. Huge and very fresh! Jane F

That is amazing and I am a huge fan of the green!

So pretty! I love the black and the green together. And the drapes are so much cuter than the vertical blinds. Great job!


It looks great! I love the green and black combo. Your desk turned out beautiful.

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