The kitchen nook was one of the features that sold us on our house, so customizing it was something I wanted to do right away. All-in-all, the process took about a month of weekend-only work, and to celebrate we threw a party with tasty Moroccan cuisine, cardamom infused drinks, and a best of Bollywood movie in the basement theater.
Process (from left):
- What I started with: white paint over many layers of wallpaper.
- Taking off the wallpaper. This took several hours of steaming, scraping and many buckets of vinegar and water to get all the glue off the plaster walls, yech.
- Painting. The gold paint was so much fun to work with—it had the perfect amount of shimmer, not too glittery and just dull enough to match the chandelier!
- Pillows. Making these was a blast, I painted them first, then sewed the seams, that way I didn’t have to worry about catching edges with paint.
- The curtains. These were flipped and folded so that they would billow out like genie-pants and I added little belly dancer bells to the top so they would jingle when you move them.