Wednesday, April 2, 2008

FINISHED KITCHEN - Almost!

I am most happy to report we are almost finished with the painting wallpapering project!!! What a long, drawn out deal this turned out to be!!!!

Here is the beginning after I had stripped off the old wallpaper.
Here is the new.


Another shot of the partially removed and old wallpaper.


The new.



The old wall with the wallpaper border.




The new.
The last remaining piece to complete this project is Mickey will be adding a quarter round wood strip all along the outer edges of the wallpaper. It will be painted the darker brown to match the bead board in the dining area. We are very happy with the results and very happy it is finished!!!
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Addendum: The first few commenter's were asking about the brick. Yes, it is wallpaper!!!!
It is a very heavy vinyl, which was not the easiest to put up, especially the edges and matching the brick but it truly looks like brick. You're tempted to touch it to be sure!!!! We are delighted with how it looks. We had to put up something and could not just paint the walls because the original owners of the house had run the laminated counter top clear up to the cupboards. When we bought the house we redid the kitchen and had a new counter top and sink installed and I did not want the counter top run clear up the wall so we wallpapered. You saw how it looked under there so to be covered up again with something.

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25 comments:

The Olson's said...

The kitchen looks great! Is that brickwork wallpaper? I thought it was real brick. From the pictures it looks so realistic!

It must feel great to have it accomplished!
~ Leanne O

Larissa said...

I love the brick!!! That is so cool! Good job!

Nadine said...

That looks really nice. I love the brick or is that wallpaper too?

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Looks great! Lots of hard work, huh?

I think we have the same frig :o)

Karen said...

It's all looking great ! How are things going with securing the 24/7 property for a house of prayer? It sounds so exciting!!

Pam said...

Well the bricks look real from my vantage point!I know you must feel like everything is so fresh and "Spring" ready! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Short Stop said...

WOW, Susan.

What a transformation. I can't believe how real that brick looks. Before I read down, I was gonna comment that I "loved your new backsplash". VERY cool!

annie said...

It looks great Susan.

weavermom said...

It looks fantastic!! Great job!!

Jungle Mom said...

WOW! pretty realistic looking brick. Thanks for all your lovely comments. I do get by to read here but do not always comment. You have so many faithful, loyal commenters!!!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I love it, Susan! It's funny how those "little" projects have a way of growing, huh? :o)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It looks great!

Maxine said...

How talented you guys are. You've done a beautiful job! Now you can come over and do mine!!!

Nancy said...

What a marvelous job, Its looks wonderful. Aren't you glad to have that done!!!

Momma Roar said...

Wow - it looks great!!

slk said...

I like the brick, too! It almost looks 3-D from the pictures. Amazing what they can do these days!

diana said...

it looks great. i really like the brick paper. you must be pleased with it. and even more pleased that you're just about done :]

MightyMom said...

looks lovely!

enjoy!

Dawn said...

It looks wonderful! We're going to have to do some major work around here as the retirement days come to pass.

Congratulations, Susan. You have won the elephant earrings!

Please e-mail me (link on my sidebar) with your address and I'll get them in the mail for you. I hope you enjoy them!

Daughter of the King said...

Susan,
It looks great. I would guess that you are just loving it, now that the mess and the work is done.
Happy for you.
Deby

Knit-Wit said...

It looks great, Susan. I love the brick wallpaper.

Jenileigh said...

I'm impressed!

jennifer said...

All that hard work and now it pays off!

Jennifer

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Wow, the bricks look real! Love it.

Our Peculiar Life said...

Looks very pretty!!