Once the kitchen wall (formerly behind the refrigerator) had been replaced I needed to decide what to do with the wall since I had no more wallpaper left to match the kitchen.
We wanted to turn this area into a coffee bar set-up since we seldom make a whole pot of coffee anymore, we use the espresso machine.
The first order of business was to get the wall and cabinets primed and painted.
After priming I gave the sides and undersides of the cabinets a couple of coats of white semigloss.
I used some old (at least 10 years old) paint from the living room which needed stirring but came together nicely.
Then I pulled out my tubes and cans of yellows and coral to brighten up the ochre shade.
Once the paint was mixed I used a few lighter versions to give a mottled effect something like (but not exactly like) the variations in the wallpaper.
The edge of the counter had been cut off when it was installed a few years ago because the edge was hidden by the refrigerator.
Well, Charlie gingerly pried off the laminate on the end and reglued it to the naked edge of the counter. Another reason for saving anything and everything “just in case”.
And now I need to decide if we should leave it like this or go one step further. What say ye?