So the kitchen paint job is done, and I really like it. It makes the kitchen feel really different, and I am happy to finally *like* my kitchen (especially after the orange chevron disaster of 2010). I have even been happily cleaning up everyone else's dishes and etc just to keep it looking shiny and clean and cheerful. Here a few pics, still a bit of work to do, including getting some art work up (*check out some updates on the kitchen artwork situation here and here!), and dealing with the icky microwave area (more on that in a bit).
I admit this area above the cabinets makes me happy. I added some string lights for ambient lighting, our vases of wine corks collected over the last year, some glass jars that used to be in my Dad's mother's kitchen before she passed away (and have lived in my parents' basement for the last 15 years) and a cool old flower sign I found at a thrift store. I have no idea if it ever existed at a flower shop, or was simply made for home display. Markings on the back, and crude way the hangers are attached makes me wonder if it was handmade.
My roommate Sam took charge of repainting the old 6 pane window, she chose a bold shade of green. I do like how it really pops off the wall now.
An upcoming project is going to be dealing with this little area:
*Check out my update to this area here.
Anyway, I like how the fun and whimsical mood of the kitchen thanks to the paint color and curtains now ties in with the playful items in the pantry.
Every time I walk down the hall now I peek in at my new bright, colorful kitchen.
Also, don't you love what a difference some bright fresh flowers can make on a slushy gross day? So cheerful! Hope you all are staying dry, Boston has some crazy weather going on right now- ice rain and snow storms and street flooding, oh my!