What do you do when your main bathroom is completely torn apart (to the studs), and there are 5 million things to do to put it back together?
Make over your kitchen, of course.
The timing might not be perfect, but you can NOT ignore motivation. Sometimes I’ll buy paint for a room and it sits for months before I get motivated to use it. Not it this case. Buckets of motivation!
Here is the picture that inspired and motivated my makeover.
(I could NOT stop thinking about those blue cabinets!)
And here are the things being made-over…
Refrigerator and dishwasher treatment
Pretty typical stuff. My kitchen was not that bad, but it was kind of boring. Wood cabinets, wood floors, tan counter tops and back-splash. yawn.
We replaced the kitchen 6 years ago when we bought the house. I think I was so overwhelmed with everything that needed to be done (along with being pregnant!) that I picked the most neutral things I could find. And considering how the kitchen looked when we bought it, anything was an improvement!
This would be the perfect place for a picture of how the kitchen looked when we bought the house. But of course I can’t find those pictures. grrrr. It was a sight. Not a pretty one, for sure. Someday I’ll find them, and I will certainly share!
Instead, here is a (terrible) picture of what my kitchen looked like before I started the mini-makeover.
I started with painting the walls, of course. There was a gallon of paint sitting around that I bought a couple months ago, that I thought I had bought for the kitchen walls (I told you I let paint sit forever! Actually, I bought it because Sherwin Williams was having a 40% off sale. Can’t pass those up.) Turns out, that gallon was meant to be used for a hutch. I finally realized this after wondering all afternoon when I had become such a sloppy painter. I had drips everywhere. The paint is thick, and meant for doors and trim. Says so right on the can. That would have been a good thing to notice before I was 3/4 of the way done!
Oh well. It’s a great color – SW Westhighland White. At first, I was traumatized by the white walls. Our bedroom is painted a creamy white, but every other wall in the house has color. It looked so strange at first. Doubt was setting in…
But I kept looking at the walls from this angle (I painted the small hallway white also),
and I loooooved the way the color looked through the hallway and against the bathroom door. Eventually I started to love it in all parts of the kitchen.
Oh yeah – the bathroom door that I told you about here is finally finished! There was a whole lot of cranky (Kevin) about that door, but well worth it! I need to post about that one!
There are lots of beautiful white rooms across Pinterest and blog-land. I love it in pictures – so fresh and clean-looking. How about you? Would/have you ventured into white wall territory?
Next up for me – cabinet painting!