So we now have a parsonage to paint and do magic remodeling tricks on. Anyone care to offer suggestions for this east-facing kitchen? I think we'll be putting in some darkish wood-looking floor surface, something not shiny. What would that be? What's like laminate, but not shiny? And not expensive? Someone said we could paint the kitchen cupboards with chalk paint. I like that idea--there's very little prep work involved and the paint goes on easily, so they say, but I've never done it. Also need an idea for a light fixture replacement. And what about that part of the wall/ceiling above the cupboards? Do we paint that a different color? Do we paint the ceiling? What should I do with the window?
I'd love to pull out that bank of glass door cupboards and possibly the
counter and cabinets underneath, for more flow into the living area,
and replace them with a big island with storage and stools. This is just not my thing. I want a professional to come do it all, but
that's not going to happen, so I'm relying on you all. Make it pretty,
what about this living room? It faces east and south. What's a good
color in that sort of lighting? I'm thinking something neutral but
warmish, and NOT yellow-to-gold. There's enough of that in the church
building. Window coverings? Do we paint all the trim white (what a job)?
Or leave it? This area will have the dark flooring, too, and we will
need a way to break up the crazy visual length of the house. Area rug?
So there you have it. Please submit your ideas in the comments. Lots of them, please. If I use your idea, I'll take you to Caribou and buy you a coffee. :)