Since Monday’s post about How to Reach Corners Above Deep Cabinets When Painting, you know I painted our kitchen last week. It went fairly quickly. Two and a half days and done! (Ahem…except for those corners that waited one more day. And then I decided to get it done, no matter what, remember?)
HH and I always thought we needed more can lighting in the ceiling. But now we know all we needed was this paint. Daylight floods our kitchen now.
It may seem crazy to change my kitchen when the former green color is the 2017 color of the year. Here’s the old look.
I loved my green kitchen, but this north room needed light, and we were ready for a change. Until treatments are hung on the windows, you can see how bright and glare-y the room is.
Window treatments will tame it, and I’m working on that. (You know it! Grin.)
We’re enjoying the blue color that looks like a continuation of the sky outside.
The color is Valspar Ice Rink Blue.
The former kitchen chairs have gone to ID Diva’s new apartment (Amsterdam green chairs are going to a friend). MIL had four more of these chairs, so we’re all set with six.
Notice the buffet is gone (and the French Country Plate Shelf). The china cabinet has taken their place, along with two small chairs from the dining room. The kitchen table expands to seating for 8-10 with two extra leaves, so more seating will be handy.
I’m glad I thought to add light blue to the stained glass design.
I simplified things somewhat. The clock stays since I rely on it constantly!
I’ve never loved this pantry door, but it’s growing on me.
I still have things over the cabinets, but not quite as much as before re-painting.
I kept several roosters.
What would a farm kitchen be without roosters – and a vintage pump? By the way, I plan to keep the red. I love red with light blue!
Painter Artist Mom’s water color paintings are keepers, of course.
Down below, ID Diva’s early school project waits for a frame.
It’s a pen drawing (cropped) of this picture from Breakfast Room Table of Elegance set at my parents’ house early last year.
I’m sure you noticed this portrait of ID Diva has been moved. PAM painted her saying the blessing the way she always said it at that age.
God is great
For our food.
Thank you for the lettuce.
(Excuse me while I get a tissue.)
My advice for painting kitchens, for what it’s worth:
Kitchens are slow due to painting carefully around cabinet edges (taping recommended). Don’t let yourself think about all that’s ahead. You’ll get bogged down. Just keep at it. Turn on some music or listen to a book on tape. It will get done (unless you give up and stop moving forward). Forge ahead! It’s worth it!
Are you planning to paint your kitchen? Do we need to implement a cheer-leading group for you? (Let me find my pom-poms. Wink.)