Kitchen revamp reveal: PARAPaints Plantain Chips PF52

It’s done! Our entire open concept kitchen/dining room is now a fabulously bright and cheery yellow, PARA Paints’ colour of the year Plantain Chips PF52 ! This project took a lot longer than I would ideally like…but that’s life! Instead of being home painting, I was either eating alligator for the first time in Atlanta or falling in love with watermelon mojitos in Mexico, so really I’m okay with how long it took.:)

The walls started out an icky sort of beige-y colour and the trim was not much better.  (See all the before photos here.)  When just the dining room was done it really highlighted how ugly the beige was that was on the walls, so I was grateful this past weekend to be able to finally cover it up.

To complete the project all the holes in the walls were filled (and there were many!), all the trim and one door was sanded down, everything got at least one coat of white primer, and then the walls got two coats of PARA Paints Plantain Chips PF52 and the trim and door got three coats of PARA Paints Jo Jo Whitewash PF17.

One of my favourite changes (which I really can’t believe how simple it was!) was painting the backsplash with the same white as the trim & door.  It brightens up the counter area quite a bit, which I love.

Huge thanks to PARA Paints for providing the paint for this project.  Next up the dining room chairs get their make-over: fresh paint & fabric!

Para Paints Heather In Heels Jo Jo Whitewash PF17 Plantain Chips PF52 yellow kitchen open concept

Para Paints Heather In Heels Jo Jo Whitewash PF17 Plantain Chips PF52 yellow kitchen open concept

Para Paints Heather In Heels Jo Jo Whitewash PF17 Plantain Chips PF52 yellow kitchen open concept

 

Para Paints Heather In Heels Jo Jo Whitewash PF17 Plantain Chips PF52 yellow kitchen open concept

 

Para Paints Heather In Heels Jo Jo Whitewash PF17 Plantain Chips PF52 yellow kitchen open concept

 

 

 

 

Update: I painted it…AGAIN:) See the re-re-vamp here.

21 Comments

  1. by luckyme on March 29, 2014  10:23 pm Reply

    Wow Heather!! That looks so beautiful. What a happy colour. I love it!!

    • by Heather on March 30, 2014  7:52 am Reply

      thanks so much Shelly! I am very pleased:) and agree, so happy!

  2. by Tracey Tabone on March 31, 2014  9:41 am Reply

    Looks gorgeous! I want your kitchen please!

    • by Heather on March 31, 2014  4:48 pm Reply

      :) Thanks Tracey! I'm quite pleased:) the paint really freshened the room AND brightened it up :) amazing what paint can do:)!

  3. by Tatiana Dokuchic on March 31, 2014  4:48 pm Reply

    Looks fantastic, Heather! I'm very partial to yellow so this is revamp is right up my alley. Love the skis on the wall as well, they make a great vignette.

    • by Heather on April 1, 2014  7:27 am Reply

      Thanks Tatiana! The skis are for sure one of my fave garage sale finds!:)

  4. by merry120 on March 31, 2014  7:50 pm Reply

    LOVE this color! I am in the midst of looking at new paint colours. Unfortunately the house has rounded corners so there really aren't great places to stop one color and start another. I would love to have a yellow kitchen but not sure I can handle the entire first floor being yellow. Your pics make me wonder though. It looks so great!

    • by Heather on April 1, 2014  7:28 am Reply

      good luck ! this space is the entire back half of the main floor of our house and I was a bit nervous about how much yellow there would be - and I LOVE it - it is so bright and sunny, you can't help but smile:)

  5. by Taylor on March 31, 2014  9:15 pm Reply

    I love after photos! I would normally shy away from such a bright yellow but it's perfect in your kitchen!

    • by Heather on April 1, 2014  7:28 am Reply

      Thanks Taylor!

  6. by Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project on April 1, 2014  7:25 pm Reply

    Wow Heather! The yellow really is a great choice for your kitchen. It makes the space look so much more bright & cheerful. I don't know if I'd be brave enough to do something so dramatic in our space, but you're totally rocking it!

    • by Heather on April 1, 2014  7:29 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Tash!:) I was a bit nervous, but once I got started the colour was so vibrant, sunny & just plain happy that I couldn't wait to finish! now that the whole room is done, I am very very pleased:)

  7. by Meredith on April 1, 2014  11:07 pm Reply

    Nice job Heather! This yellow works so well with your balance of white and wood. I love, love your ceilings and tell me, is that a window open?!? Another sign that spring is coming. :-) Congrats on your new kitchen!

    • by Heather on April 2, 2014  7:09 am Reply

      Thanks Meredith! I was glad to get rid of some of the wood - all the window trim was sanded down and painted and it makes such a difference! and yes, that was a window open...for a short period, but boy was it lovely! LOL:)

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