I think by now you all know what my favorite color is. (Hint: it's red!) My kitchen walls have been red for 5 or 6 years now, a testament to how much I love the color, because most rooms in my house get a fresh coat of paint more often than that. I loved the red, it was cozy and homey and well, gee, it was red. Nuff said:>) But lately I have been craving a lighter brighter look and I decided it was time for something new.
You would think with only a week off between semesters I would be on a beach somewhere relaxing. Ha! no. Instead I painted the kitchen. It was going to be white, but youngest daughter staged an intervention. The girls think I have lost my mind with all this white. They still aren't over the dining room being white. So here is the before of the kitchen. Gee it looks kind of dismal doesn't it?
And here it is in it's new color. Salt glaze by Martha Stewart. Since I couldn't go with white I chose the palest blue I could find and I have to admit that as I put it on the walls I had major second thoughts. Color withdrawal don't you know. But once I started putting the room back together I loved it. It is so fresh and bright and I plan to throw a few cherry red accents in here because a room without red somewhere in it, well, that would be in someone elses house.
I like the color so much that I hate my grungy cabinets a teeny bit less. My goal is to paint them white this summer, I admit to a deep fear of how much work that will be. Will it turn into the project that ate my summer? Will I have the guts/time/gumption to actually do it? I'll let you know. Until then, I'm sitting at the counter staring at my new color and dreaming of more ways to primp this space.