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October 19, 2014



Hi Karla! I love the way your painting turned out. I recently started reading your blog after your "Creating an Art Journal" tutorial was mentioned on Sandy's Quill Cottage blog. Needless to say, I bought the tutorial and am so glad I did. What a great job! It's just the ticket to what I've been looking for. Thanks so much. Happy Sunday. Sue

Janet Ghio

OMG-I can't even imagine tackling such a big project--I had to laugh at Oh shall I go to a movie or paint the kitchen? I'd coose the movie!! but your kitchen does look good!!

Karla Nathan

Well, it was a much bigger project than I had expected. If Id known the paint was so bad, I think Id have chosen a movie too!


This is just sooooooo beautiful, I love all the white on white! Lovely choice and I hope you end up enjoying it! I think high gloss cabinets sounds wonderful too! I saw you mentioned maybe switching to Valspar. Don't! I switched from Behr to Valspar last year for my dining room (because Lowe's was a closer stop for paint on that particular day) and it took four darn coats to cover over beige, four! Just craziness! Waste of money and time and very frustrating. I agree Behr is the best!

Karla Nathan

Thanks for the tip, Leslie!


Karla, no matter what the color, your home always looks so comfortable and inviting. Thank you for sharing!


Gorgeous! I had the same experience with the same paint. My son wanted to surprise his wife with a newly painted kitchen. She has already chosen a color but had not had time to paint it. While she was away and he and I attempted to paint the room and it was the worst paint ever. It was like painting with water, we had problems with it looking really streaky. We finally got fed up and went and had a color match done in a different brand that gave beautiful coverage. Like you, I will never use that kind again. Glad yours turned out ok in the end.

 Janice @ Curtains in My Tree

Your very ambitious I would say and of course it all looks great

Sheila Rumney

Love the new white on white redo. Your house is always looks inviting!


I love it Karla, we had the same inspiration apparently. I also went on a painting spree. I never ever tape....much better with a good brush. Thanks for sharing about the chalkboard paint...have been wondering about it for awhile! Love the beautiful change you did (but it was beautiful before too!)


Looks so pretty Karla. Thanks for sharing about the chalkboards. I've often thought about having some in my kitchen but think I'll pass now.

Karla Nathan

The chalk dust does land under neath and get stepped in and tracked around by the kids. Not my best idea!


Hi KArla -- learned some good things here. I'll pass on the info on the paint to a friend who was looking at that brand. Just bought a chalk board marker. Before I go whole hog, I'll try it on an edge. The salewoman upsaled me quite well -- I wanted the $2 chalk and ended up with the 7.95 marker!

But it looks lovely. Love your large, spacious room, all the bigger with the white!

Karla Nathan

I hope that the whole room is redone before our next gathering!

Carl Cantrell

Hey Karla, great job on white redo. You're such an inspiration. Keep it up and I look forward to reading your other posts. Wishing you all the best for 2015. Cheers!

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