Ugh. The first week of the new year went a little differently than expected. Between 3 doctors appointments last week and just not feeling good, the kitchen project gotten off to a slow start. It has started though, I know this for a fact because the house is a wreck and everything is in a state of clutter.
I decided to go ahead and paint the walls first. We are building up the height of the cabinetry and adding molding and Justin will work on that this weekend, so I started with the walls. The walls haven't been painted in five years, and if you've been with me for long, I am working my way away from the "gold" and getting cozy with a cooler color pallet. I started by painting the living room walls and now the kitchen is going Bedford Gray on the walls. The kitchen is small, so it didn't take me too long to get two coats up.
(Yesterday evening during wall prep, what a mess!)
Goodbye Gold, Hello
Even though the kitchen needs hardly any fabric, I went ahead ordered some fabric swatches from Tonic Living for potential valances and chair upholstery. I pulled a few things that I use in the kitchen, the Sweet William is a sophisticated floral, with a hint of vintage. I really am loving the green and teal with just a touch of brown.
The next fabric is Tempo and encompasses all my favorite colors, teal, green, orange, and even has some gray. I pulled more things that would look great. I ordered a great polka dot too, thinking of recovering chairs. So the final decision will be a hard one, I love both of them, the question will be if I want to stay tonal or really add some pop! Feel free to add in your two cents. :)
The next morning when the sun came streaming in, I was extremely pleased with the color and I am so happy to have the gold gone for good. With the walls going gray, the stainless appliances are just singing and the chandy looks great too. Will the hutch stay black? I don't know, we'll have to see.
After painting the walls, even the cabinets didn't look too bad. But they are still going to be painted. I am looking into getting some of the cabinet doors replace with glass fronts, but the budget is so tight, it might have to be down the road.
Upper cabinets are going to be Tailor's Chalk which is a nice cream, this virtual color chip doesn't quite look right. The lower cabinets are going black.
So this is the progress so far. I am trying to keep a steady pace but not over do it, I have another doctor's appointment on Thursday. Like I said, we will be adding height to the cabinets this weekend and I'll post some more progress pictures soon. Thanks for stopping by.