This past weekend we began a much-needed renovation of my grandmother's kitchen. About fifteen years ago, when sponge painting was all the rage we painted my grandmother's kitchen.
We also thought we were being ever so creative by adding a wallpaper border. In all honesty, it was a very pretty border (reminiscent of an English tea garden) but it definitely needed to go (by the time I took these pictures we'd already spent about three hours taking it down).
Out with the old! My one requirement for this remodel was that my grandmother have new, working ceiling fans. As you can see we had to do a bit of repair work around the old ceiling fan. After that was done, we set my cousin to the ever-so-fun job of cleaning the ceilings. About a gallon and a half of 409 later, the ceilings were freshly scrubbed and ready for primer.
Progress! First coat of paint on the walls and new ceiling fan fixtures going up.
Our activities director (a/k/a Papa). He made sure everybody was working hard!
The finished project. It's rather hard to tell, but the walls are a pale ice blue ("Cool Sheets"). It's a very refreshing and peaceful color.
Somewhere in the middle of all this madness my grandmother found the time to bake a mouth-watering, delicious pound cake. Yum!!!
And you know how one project always leads to another? Next up:
new kitchen floors, and
having the bar room painted! Just in case you're wondering, yes, that's a Christmas tree. No, don't ask.
Many thanks to Cheryl, Alex, George, and Mike Green for their help in making this project happen.