|Two of our kitchen cabinets. These will eventually be stained.|
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A rustic, country theme was an easy choice anyway, and the natural greens and browns fit it well.
The walls in my kitchen are horizontal oak tongue & groove, of which we plan to keep as much possible. Some of it though, has to be taken down, such as the walls where we installed the new back door, and the new window. Rather than try to put the T&G back, (which is individual boards rather than panels), we're opting for something quicker and relatively inexpensive, drywall.
To me, drywall means a smooth surface, and a smooth surface means wallpaper! I know a lot of folks hate wallpapering, but I love it, as you learned if you read last year's bathroom remodel posts. While Dan was working on the window, I checked out several wallpaper sample books from Lowe's, and found the perfect wallpaper.
|Cabinet door & matching wallpaper.|
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The background color and stars coordinate with the "Fish Tales Told Here" sign, the vines of course fit the theme, the green in the leaves matches, and there are little dark red berries on both. Perfect! But pricey, [sigh]. In the past I've always found wallpaper at the thrift shops for around $2 a roll. This one is about $36 a single roll and of course it only comes in double rolls. A double roll cover 56 square feet and I estimate I need about 59 square feet! Gonna have to give this some serious thought. Unfortunately I've fallen in love with it and nothing else compares. Lowe's offers 30% off on this particular collection of special order wallpapers, but I'll have to look around the internet to see if I can find it cheaper. Either way, I'm gonna have to check my piggy bank!