February 23, 2010
My friends, it took me a week, but I finished painting over my yellow kitchen ! You know how you just want something new after a few years of the same old look? That was the story of our kitchen. Hub and I just decided last fall that we’d grown tired of the butternut yellow on the island and walls. I debated whether or not to do it because I did like the previous color, but eventually we just decided to go ahead and make the change.
I was inspired to transform the space into a palette that would compliment the adjoining family and dining room, so we painted the walls, and I painted the island, a gray green color by Benjamin Moore called ‘Camouflage’. I also replaced the valance and changed up the accessories.
Welcome to our kitchen, refreshed. Come on in and have a look around !
I even hung a mirror. In a kitchen.
Just cause I think it’s purty.
As you know, I’m a complete Francophile. I like white. I like white ceramics. I like white spray paint. And I like gardens. When you combine a love for all French décor with a love of white, and spray paint, and gardens, you arrive at this !
. . . and this
. . . and this
Here’s a peek at our unadorned paneled refrigerator.
Panels or no panels, in our house you’ll find the refrigerator doors filled with these kinds of artistic creations. They make me smile whenever I go for a snack.
We do enjoy our secondary sink by the side door.
Kids + dirt. It comes in handy.
I find most of my ceramics at the Goodwill, like these canisters I found last year.
I primed and painted this island all by my lonesome.
Details to follow !
The cut glass on this chandy feels very old fashioned to me, in a really good way.
My favorite thing about my kitchen ?
The garden window.
It’s a magical little spot where I grow all sorts of things.
Right now, it’s this indoor herb garden.
Here’s a few more thrift store finds.
With a teenager + her friends + a hungry husband + two munchkins, it goes without saying that we go through fruit very fast, so I try to keep it around in pretty containers.
And just to keep it real, here’s a glimpse of what our kitchen looks like in real life.
My ordinary daily mess:
Every morning, I need good coffee. And butter. And bread.
I might need to brush his hair, but I confess I like my boy’s bed head. Even at noon.
He likes carrots, she likes lemonade. I like them. :-)
And I’d like to formally thank my hub for spending his Friday night doing this
with for me.
It’s sure nice to have a handy man around. :-) Especially when I can kick back for once and watch him work while I talk nonsense and drink Syrah. :-)
I spend a lot of time cleaning this kitchen, but I still love it so very much. It’s like they say, the kitchen is the heart of the home ! It certainly is the heart of our home and where we spend most of the hours in our day with friends and family.
I hope you like the new color ! We certainly do ! It’s very calming. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask and I’ll try to answer them in a follow up post. :-)