I know you doubted me. Don’t worry, I doubted myself. I didn’t think I could do it either.
You were almost right. It almost didn’t happen. Then, in a crazy slow motion kind of way, everything lined up. The kitchen paint job turned into a community-based project. I had help: kid help, babysitting help and friend help. It was a long day filled with giddiness at the change that was going on, disgust at the dirt that had been exposed (mixed in with a little shame), and fun. The atmosphere was charged, as if I had placed all my chips on the table, and the result? It is fabulous.
I edited the things as I brought them back. I put a few bulky items in the basement, and I thought carefully about what I needed to have available. The microwave? It is still outside. I keep thinking, “who needs it anyway?” The jury is still out on that one.
My to-do list is long and impressive. I need to replace the fan, and now I really want a new floor and cabinets and counters…. (excuse me while I go buy a lotto ticket.) I love the color. It is dramatic, fresh and clean. But the paint? Paint is cheap and the impact is powerful. My bet paid off and I could not be happier.
© copyright 2013 Mariam d’Eustachio at Simply Turquoise.
7 responses to “A Painting Frenzy”
Looks great! Ready for new cabinets or painted ones? Creamy pale yellow perhaps. Floor, hell yes, and wood countertops.
Shannon- I can’t wait! But I may have to get a few kids through college first. Unless my crowdsourcing idea takes off!
Blue kitchens rock!!! ; ) Looks great!
Magnifique, j’adore ça
Love it! I’ve always been afraid to go that dark (I want to do it in the back of my bookshelves) but I’ve been afraid! Also, I pretty much only use my microwave to boil water.
The back of bookshelves would be great! Go for it!
Vibrant color. Our kitchens should look so tidy! Thanks. Pat in Kansas