Monday, June 25, 2012
New Paint in the Kitchen
Last Wednesday was a long day. Big K was out of town for work. I had been busy shuttling the kids around and entertaining them at home. I was looking forward to relaxing in the evening. Instead, as I was making dinner, I decided it would be a good idea to pull out a can of paint and start painting the kitchen. I can multitask - cook dinner and paint at the same time - no problem! Don't ask why I thought this was a good idea because I'm not really sure. I was questioning my decision as 10:00 rolled around and I really wanted to be in bed with a book rather than in the kitchen with a paint brush.
I used Benjamin Moore Gray Owl to cover up the sandy brown that was throughout my house.
In this light the paint reads light blue, but it really is a light gray. It's much lighter than the dingy brown that was in there.
I'm thinking about changing the curtain above the sink to something a little more subdued or neutral. I've had this one for about a year. How often do you change your decor?
As you can see, I don't have a lot of decor in the kitchen. I like to keep the counters uncluttered...until they inevitably become overflowing with papers, magazines, etc. I used to have a bunch of stuff on top of the cabinets, but it started to look dusty and cluttered to me, so I took most of it down.
I like this Mexican pottery that my utensils are in. I got in on one of my first trips to Mexico with Andy.
Now, I'm obsessed with painting my cabinets white and/or gray. I'm a bit intimidated by the project though, especially since my cabinets are in good condition. I'm afraid I might ruin them.
I would also like to add a tile backsplash. One of these days all of my projects will be done! Then it will be time to start over.
Aren't these lilies pretty? I have a bunch of them blooming right now. I will have a little tutorial for you later this week on how I painted the vase too.