I have been working on the kitchen, because it seemed as good a place to start as any.
I went with a green palate for no reason other than I like green and it seemed to be a good color for a kitchen.
The walls are a dark green. Since the plaster on these walls is far from smooth I used a color wash of the color I used on the cabinets to give the walls an aged worn look that I have always liked.
All the trim is a semi-gloss black, which is something I plan on carrying through the rest of the house.
There is still a great deal to be done in this room:
The ceiling needs to be painted.
I am in the process of re-finishing the cabinets.
I plan on replacing the counter top, so that it goes from wall to wall and incorporates the stove.
I am working on a hanging pot rack for above the stove.
I need to find suitable outlet and switch covers.
After the counter is replaced I am going to put in a tile back-splash behind the sink and stove.
But, despite the room's not being finished it is finally starting to look and feel more like a room I can handle being in.
Included in these pictures are some shots of some of the accents that I have been gathering for the house as I begin decorating. Most of the items shown are things I have picked up from Halloween sections of various department stores, and odds and ends that I have found at thrift stores, yard sales, and various other little shops.
The "reaper" is something that I found at K-Mart and plan on having up year-round, though with seasonal changes, which I will get in to at another time.
The wreath is something I made myself with a frame, cheesy Halloween garlands, and old Barbies.